Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 8 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James and Alex C. cast their analytical eyes over all things Matchday 8, while Ross Dunbar and Jon Harding break down all things FC Bayern vs. Dortmund from Munich.

What can the Bundesliga do to combat FC Bayern München’s dominance and is it really a bad thing for Germany’s top flight or can delight be taken in their splendid performances? Are Borussia Mönchengladbach and VfL Wolfsburg heading in different directions? Did 1. FC Köln execute a perfect gameplan against FC Schalke 04 and what has changed at Hertha Berlin that has led to their impressive upturn in form at the start of this season?

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

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 7 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to breakdown another blockbuster budnesliga weekend as James and Alex C. discuss and disect all things Matchday 7, while James also catches up with Jon to find out what life was like in the Signal Iduna Park on Sunday evening.

Just how much potential does this young FC Schalke 04 side have under Andre Breitenreiter? What has changed at Borussia Mönchengladbach and which players have really stepped to the fore to bring about a change in fortunes since Lucien Favre’s resignation? What has been going wrong at SV Werder Bremen in recent weeks and is it possible that the return of Marco Reus has caused problems for Borussia Dortmund?

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

Talking Fussball Extra – 2015/16 Match Day 6 Review + Match Day 7 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra returns with a double dose of Bundesliga – FEEL the bang-bang effect of the englischer Woche! Matt Hermann and Nik Wildhagen have settled down after the aftershock of Robert Lewandowski’s five-goal earthquake and are ready to talk it over, they cover Gladbach and Stuttgart’s first wins of the season, and they pump you up for a few matches to come on Match Day 7.

In honor or Nik’s new favorite punk rock earworm Heller ist Schneller, we’re also asking YOU to send us your offbeat Bundesliga-themed musical submissions, be they found or specially created just for this occasion. Hit us up on twitter under the hashtag #TFEBundesligaAnthem!

Talking Fussball Extra – Bayern fall in Barcelona / MD 32 Preview

Matt Hermann and Nik Wildhagen mull over FC Bayern München’s late collapse at the Nou Camp and bring in beINSports’ Phil Schoen for a look at what makes FC Barcelona such a devastating opponent. The boys then look ahead at Bundesliga Match Day 32, including the relegation six-pointer which pits Hamburg against Freiburg and the Champions League qualifiers’ duel that is Gladbach v. Leverkusen.

 

Talking Fussball Extra – Wednesday Madness and Match Day 29 Preview

Wednesday saw Bayern München lose the first leg of the Champions League quarter finals against Porto after three massive blunders by the Bavarians defence. Back in Germany HSV made headlines for appointing their fourth coach of the season and BVB coach Jürgen Klopp announced that he’d leave Dortmund at the end of the season.

Archie Rhind-Tutt and Nik Wildhagen take a closer look at all the story lines emerging on that crucial day for German football. The two of them talk about Jürgen Klopp’s legacy at Dortmund and HSV chances of avoiding the drop, before they dive into the mess Bayern got themselves into in the Champions League.

In part 2 we’re taking a closer look at all the upcoming action on match day 29.

And if that wasn’t enough, we are giving away 10 copies of Ronald Reng’s new book “Match days: The hidden story of the Bundesliga”. So sit back, pour yourself a cup/glass of coffee/tea/beer/beverage of your choice, and enjoy!

Talking Fussball – Matchday 28 Review + UCL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to bring you the latest from the Bundesliga as James and Alex look back on all the ups and downs from Matchday 28 before Archie catches up with European Football expert Andy Brassell to discuss FC Bayern München’s upcoming Champions League clash with FC Porto.

Will the Bundesliga relegation battle rage on until the final Matchday? Is there still hope for VfB Stuttgart after their win over Werder Bremen? Are Hamburger SV now destined for the drop under Peter Knäbel? How on earth did SC Paderborn 07 pull off an upset against FC Augsburg and what have Hannover 96 done to drop into the regelation mix?

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

Talking Fussball – Matchday 27 + DFB Cup

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to bring you the latest from the Bundesliga as James, Bernie and Jon look back on all the excitement from Germany’s biggest game ‘Der Klassiker’, the rest of the matchday 27 action and look ahead to the DFB Cup quarterfinals.

What were the reasons behind FC Bayern München’s tactical surprise against Borussia Dortmund? How long before Gladbach are taken seriously as a top-three contender? Has the toup four already cemented itself and will the relegation battle come down to the final day of the season?

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

Talking Fussball – Matchday 26 + Germany Squad

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with ato bring you the latest from the Bundesliga as James and Alex look back on all the twists and turns from Matchday 26 as well as briefly breaking down Joachim Löw squad selection for Germany’s upcoming encounters.

Did Borussia Mönchengladbach execute a perfect gameplan against league leaders FC Bayern München? How big of a loss will Arjen Robben be in the coming weeks? Have Hamburger SV made a rash decision in replacing Josef Zinnbauer with Peter Knäbel and how important were VfB Stuttgart’s and SC Freiburg’s victories this weekend?

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

Talking Fussball – Matchday 25 Review & UCL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James, Alex and Bernie put their heads together to mull over Bundesliga Matchday 25 and the upcoming UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd leg encounters.

Has Josip Drmic played his way ahead of Stefan Kießling in the Bayer 04 Leverkusen pecking order? Do VfB Stuttgart need to pull the plug on Huub Stevens to stand a chance of surviving this season? Is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the long-term solution for Borussia Dortmund in the lone striker role? Where would Borussia Mönchengladbach be without Patrick Herrmann and his goals? How good could Leroy Sane be in the future for FC Schalke 04 and how costly were Timon Wellenreuther’s mistakes against Hertha Berlin?

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

Talking Fussball – Matchday 14 Review + UEFA Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with your another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James, Bernie and Jon gather to casts their analytical eyes over all things Matchday 14, as well as tkaing a brief look at the upcoming UEFA Champions League fixtures.

Was Jürgen Klopp right to drop Roman Weidenfeller in favour of Mitchell Langerak? What’s to be made of FC Augsburg’s current league position? Are Thomas Schaaf’s enterprising Eintracht Frankfurt side a surprise package? Should Shinji Okazaki seek a move elsewhere with 1. FSV Mainz 05 faltering and is Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting the best foil for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar since Raul?

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