Talking Fussball – DFB Pokal + Relegation Play-off Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to bring you the latest from the Bundesliga as James, Bernie and Alex look back on all the ups and downs from the DFB Pokal Final and the Relegation Play-off between Hamburger SV and Karlsruher SC.

Does Wolfsburg’s performance suggest they can sustain a challenge to FC Bayern’s title chase next season? How do Borussia Dortmund recover from this season under Thomas Tuchel? Where will Jürgen Klopp be heading after his sabbatical? How on earth did Hamburg manage to survive for yet another season and why is there a two-legged play-off in the Bundesliga?

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

Talking Fussball – Matchday 34 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James and Bernie put their heads together to mull over all the permutations from Matchday 34.

How did the closest ever relegation battle in Bundesliga history pan out? Who will SC Paderborn 07 and SC Freiburg lose in the summer? What on earth is going on with FC Schalke 04 and where do VfL Wolfsburg need to strengthen to be ready for UEFA Champions League football?

Plus Archie caught up with Fabian Kirchhoffer from Torfabrik.com to talk about all things Borussia Mönchengladbach in an exclusive interview!

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

Talking Fussball Extra – Matchday 34 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show returns as James and Bernie breakdown the match-ups on Matchday 34 of the 2014/15 Bundesliga campaign.

How wil the fiercest relegation battle in Bundesliga history pan out? Are we going to lose one of the Tradtionsvereins in Germany’s top flight? How important a role will momentum play coming into the final day of the season and can Borussa Dortmund bow out on a high note in Jürgen Klopp’s final game in charge of the club?

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

Talking Fussball – Matchday 33 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns with another episode brimming with Bundesliga goodness as James and Alex C. mulled over all the permutations from Matchday 33!

Will we lose one of the Bundesliga’s Tradtiionsvereins come the conclusion of the current campaign? Are VfB Stuttgart a bunch of monkies? Did FC Bayern München take their eyes off the prize or did SC Freburg just want it more? What do the crew make of Lars Stindl’s heroics for Hannover 96 in the relegation battle and how devastating was it that it was Uwe Hünemeier who scored the own goal that could see SC Paderborn 07 relegated?

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

Talking Fussball Extra – Bayern bow out / MD33 Preview

After what happened last week at the Camp Nou, it didn’t come as a shock: FC Bayern München were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League, winning in Munich 3-2 but losing 5-3 on aggregate. Matt Hermann, Archie Rhind-Tutt and Niklas Wildhagen discuss the Bavarians’ present disappointment and future challenges, the unusual goings on at Schalke 04, the striker transfer merry-go-round, as well as peek in on the battle for promotion in the 2. Bundesliga. The 33rd match day of the 1. Bundesliga gets the TFE treatment too, complete with another edition of our Tippspiel.

Talking Fussball – Matchday 32 Review + UCL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns with another jam-packed episode full of Bundesliga goodness as James, Alex C. and Alex H. put their heads together to mull over all the goings on from Matchday 32 and provide the shortest ever UEFA Champions League preview – quality over quantity guaranteed!

With just four points spearating bottom of the table VfB Stuttgart and Hertha Berlin in 13th place, how are things shaping up in the tightest relegation battle in Bundesiga history? Was Roman Bürki fouled as Hamburger SV grabbed a dramatic late equaliser through Gojko Kacar? How will Max Kruse fit in at his new club VL Wolfsburg next season? Has Pep Guardiola taken FC Bayern München forward or backwards since taking over and what on earth is going at FC Schalke 04?

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

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 – Matchday 31 Review + UCL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James and Alex put their collective heads together to mull over managerial changes, Bundesliga Matchday 31 and FC Bayern München’s upcoming UEFA Champions League semi-final 1st leg against FC Barcelona.

Were FC Schalke 04 lucky to escape with three points from their clash with VfB Stuttgart? Which side benefitted more from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund sharing the spoils on Matchday 31? Are SV Werder Bremen worthy of a place in the UEFA Europa Leagze based on their resurgence? Can FC Augsburg hold onto a top six spot and have VfL Wolfsburg become complacent or tired towards the end of the current campaign?

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

Talking Fussball Extra – DFB Pokal semifinals wrap / Bundesliga MD31 preview

Bayern’s treble dream is in tatters after BVB’s Jürgen Klopp finally won a showdown with Pep Guardiola in the German Cup semifinal. Dortmund will face Wolfsburg in the DFB Pokal Finale in Berlin after the Wolves tore down Arminia Bielefeld’s Cinderella story in the other semi.

ESPNFC Bayern Munich writer Mark Lovell weighs in on the Bavarians’ loss,  and Matt Hermann, Archie Rhind-Tutt and Niklas Wildhagen discuss all that cup-cup-cuppery as well as preview the preantepenultimate match day of the 2014-15 Bundesliga season.

Talking Fussball – Matchday 30 Review + DFB Cup Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to bring you the latest from the Bundesliga as James, Alex and Alex look back on all the twists and turns from Matchday 30 as well as taking a look ahead to the DFB Cup semi-finals.

Who were the big winners and losers in the relegation battle? Does Freiburg’s experience in skirmish for survival count double? Does Lasogga’s brace make up for his poor form all season? Can Augsburg afford any further slip ups this season? What does the future hold for Hannover 96 under Michael Frontzeck and FC Schalke 04 under Roberto Di Matteo?

Furthermore we announce the winners of the competition to win one of ten copies of Ronald Reng’s new book “Match days: The hidden story of the Bundesliga”.