Bundesliga MD3 – Bayern IN CRISIS after falling to the Hoff, Cologne smelling sour

Where else could we start this week? Bayern LOSE a game and it’s only MD3! Hoffenheim were a bit too crafty for the defending champs on Saturday night, Robert Lewandowski spoke candidly to Spiegel about his concerns for the club’s future, and all hell breaks loose.

Matt and Abel are all over that hell from minute one, moving on to Bibiana Steinhaus’ historic Sunday in Berlin, Cologne’s continued funk, and Domenico Tedesco’s thus-far-winning gamble on youth auf Schalke. Rounded out by a glance at the European engagements to come. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

Talking Fussball – Hoffenheim and Nagelsmann edge towards history, relegation battle takes another twist

In a season rife with inconsistency, two surprise packages have taken the Bundesliga by storm with their dynamic attacking football and, while Leipzig have already clinched a top-four finish, Hoffenheim aren’t likely to be too far behind them!

With just five games left in the 2016/17 campaign there is still plenty to be decided in Germany’s top flight. On Matchday 29 all the teams vying for European qualification had a weekend to forget, while the sides battling the drop – with the exception of Ingolstadt and Hamburg – all picked up potentially pivotal points in their respective bids for survival.

But which teams have the best chances of reaching their targets at either end of the table? James, Bent and Alex muse over that question and much more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball! Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

Talking Fussball – 2016/17 Matchday 5 Review

Matchday 5 in the Bundesliga was comeback central! The weekend results had widespread implications for several clubs as we not only saw standout performances and historically poor starts to the season, but also the second managerial casualty of 2016/17.

Accordingly James and Bent sat down to discuss and dissect all this Bundesliga. From FC Schalke 04 being in crisis mode to Hamburger SV’s chances of actually getting it right this time with Markus Gisdol.

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 34/Season Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James, Jon and Bent breakdown all things Matchday 34, as well as the bigger picture of the entire campaign. The guys also share their opinions on a host of end-of-season awards.

What have we made of the early summer transfer activity? Did SV Werder Bremen deserve to stay in the Bundesliga? What was Guido Winkmann thinking for BAyer 04 Leverkusen’s second goal against FC Ingolstadt 04? Should SV Darmstadt 98 sell Sandro Wagner and who was the Player of the Season?

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All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 33 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James and Ross breakdown all things Matchday 33!

Did Borussia Mönchengladbach deserve to qualify for the UEFA Champions League this season? How do Bayer 04 Leverkusen ensure they take another step forward in their development next season? How are thing shaping up for Eintracht Frankfurt and SV Werder Bremen ahead of their final day relegation six-pointer? Will VfB Stuttgart benefit from spending a year in the 2. Bundesliga? Who were the big winners in the relegation battle and what qualities ultimately made the difference in them survivng the season?

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 30 Review + DFB Cup Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James and Ross analyse and assess all things Matchday 30 and look ahead to the DFB Cup semi-finals.

How key is Claudio Pizarro in SV Werder Bremen’s bid to retain Bundesliga status this season? What has Julian Nagelsmann arrival at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim done for the club’s momentum? Is the belief that SV Darmstadt 98 and Sandro Wagner could stay up growing with every passing week? Who is more likely to survive of FC Augsburg and VfB Stuttgart and who do the panel believe will finish in the bottom three?

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball Extra – Bayern’s glorious win + MD 27 previewed

Welcome to another jam-packed edition of Talking Fussball Extra. Matt Hermann is joined by Terry Duffelen and Nik Wildhagen to discuss all the latest from the world of German football.

In part 1 Sal Mitha stops by to give us the DL on the atmosphere inside the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night, the lads discuss the bigger storylines emerging from Bayern’s match against Juve, and then they dive into all the latest news from the Bundesliga.

Mid-show Nik Wildhagen is joined by Ansgar Löcke, a Hannover 96 blogger and podcaster. The two of them discuss the Reds dismal season and try to figure out why things have gone so badly for the 96’ers.

In the final part of the show Matt, Terry and Nik take a look ahead of what is to come on match day 27.

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 21 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns with another episode brimming with goodness from Germany’s top flight as James, Ross and Stefan break down all the permutations from Matchday 21!

Have Borussia Mönchengladbach become complacent since the turn of the year? Is VfB Stuttgart’s frontline worthy of being in Europe next season? Can 1. FSV Mainz 05 fly under the radar to clinch a spot in the top six? What is to be made of #GelbeKarteGate with SV Darmstadt 98 set to be without 5 first-team regulars against FC Bayern München next week and did VfL Wolfsburg’s win over FC ingolstadt 04 do any more than paper over their cracks?

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 20 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James and Jon analyse and assess all things Matchday 20.

Did Bayer 04 Leverkusen do enough to take all three points against FC Bayern München? Was Pep Guardiola right to leave Thomas Müller on the bench to move Douglas Costa into a more central position? How much of a difference does Mahmoud Dahoud make in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s midfield? How is the relegation battle paning out after some big results? Has Andre Breitenreiter alleviated some of the pressure on himself and how much pressure is his counterpart Dieter Hecking now under?

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 19 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James, Bent and Ross dissect and discuss all things Matchday 19 as well as getting Ross’ first-hand tale of what went down in Stuttgart.

Are there any words to describe Felix Wiedwald’s abysmal showing between the sticks for SV Werder Bremen against Hertha Berlin? Are Hamburger SV in danger of being dragged in the relegation mire? What on earth happened in controversy central in the game between Borussia Dortmund and FC Ingolstadt 04? How big of an impact has Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez had at Bayer 04 Leverkusen beyond just the goals he scores and will he stay beyond the summer?

All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball!