Talking Fussball Extra – Matchday 5 & Interview with Simon Rolfes

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is rammed to bursting this week with German football goodness. Not only has it been the ‘English Week’ in the Bundesliga, with rare midweek action taking place, but TFE has a special guest on the pod – Bayer Leverkusen captain Simon Rolfes. Check out his extended interview in part two of the show.

The task of wading through the results of Matchday 5 falls to host Matt Hermann with the help of panellists, Nik Wildhagen (Senior Editor – Bundesliga Fanatic) and Archie Rhind-Tutt (Bundesliga Reporter – BT Sport). It was quite some set of games, with FC Bayern taking top spot in the league and elsewhere there were last minute equalisers for the likes of Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund.

Team Pod also takes on Team Listeners in predicting the scores of Matchday 6 in the Bundesliga. This week, panellist Nik faces off against listener, Alex Chaffer.

Talking Fussball Episode 13 – Matchday 9 Reactions + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns as James, Jon and Bernie gather in the M94.5 studios to break down an eventful/controversial weekend in the Bundesliga before previewing the upcoming UEFA Champions League ties.

Who was to blame for Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s ‘Phantom Tor’ against 1899 Hoffenheim? Where’s the precedent for a replay to take place? What changes have VfB Stuttgart and Hamburger SV implemented since their respective change in management? Why did Mario Götze make such a big difference in the second half against 1. FSV Mainz 05? Can Borussia Dortmund keep Mesut Özil quiet while coping with a lengthy injury list? Are FC Schalke 04 set to face their toughest test yet in the form of Chelsea FC and who have the pundits chosen in their ‘Non-household-name XI’?

Jon also catches up with 1. FSV Mainz 05 head coach Thomas Tuchel and midfielder Niki Zimling to get their thoughts on their sides’ 4-1 loss to FC Bayern München on Saturday. Plus could Tuchel be set to take charge of a Premier League side in the future?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 13!