Talking Fussball Extra – Atletico beat Bayern, who’ll buy Hummels / 1.FC Nürnberg focus / MD32 Preview

FC Bayern München’s road toward the UEFA Champions League Final (we hope) has hit another speed bump away from home. Atletico Madrid took them down 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon and now there’s all to do in Munich next week. FC Bayern’s long-term types, meanwhile, have been busy turning the head of Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels. He’s put in a formal transfer request with BVB to let them know he hopes to return to his boyhood club. Matt Hermann and Terry Duffelen join up to mull over both of those topics, as well as set up Match Day 32 in the Bundesliga.

In the middle, Matt is joined by Florian Zenger, 1.FC Nürnberg blogger extraordinaire at Clubfans United and Faszination Nordkurve. He brings us up to speed on what’s been going on at Der Club during its two-year hiatus form the top flight and how good its chances are of returning through the relegation playoff.

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 22 Review + UCL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns with fun-filled episode of Bundesliga analysis as James, Bent and Alex discuss all the debatable topics from Matchday 22!

What on earth was referee Felix Zwayer thinking in sending all the players down the tunnel in Leverkusen and did Bayer 04 have every right to feel aggrieved by the decision? Is Christian Pulisic the next big thing to come out of Borussia Dortmund? Hertha Berlin are still without a win in 2016 so can we still consider them top six contenders? What conclusions can be drawn from FC Schalke 04’s draw with VfB Stuttgart and are Hannover 96 the most hopeless side in recent Bundesliga history?

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

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 9 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as Alex and James break down all things Matchday 9 and take a look ahead to the UEFA Champions LEague midweek matches.

What was going on with Bundesliga referees around the grounds on Matchday 9 after one of the most controversial weekends in the history of Germany’s top flight? Will a first home win help ease the pressure on VfB Stuttgart and Alexander Zorniger? Was it a perfect return for Thomas Tuchel’s at 1. FSV Mainz 05? Has Max Kruse finally arrived in Wolfsburg and what can be said about Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Mahmoud Dahoud?

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

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 – 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 2014/15 – Matchday 11 Review + Nationalmannschaft Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to breakdown another weekend of breath taking Bundesliga action as James and Jon mull over the talking points to emerge from Matchday 11 before taking a look ahead to Germany’s upcoming fixtures with Gibraltar and Spain.

Just where did Pawel Olkowski’s sensational performance come from in Köln seven-goal thriller with Hoffenheim? Are FC Bayern München bad for the Bundesliga as a competitive league entity? What on earth went through Christoph Kramer’s head as he scored THAT own goal? Is Andre Breitenreiter the next Markus Weinzierl and did Augsburg’s win over Paderborn shed any light on his managerial capabilities?

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

Talking Fussball – FIFA World Cup Special – Final Preview – Germany v Argentina

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns to chew over Germany’s up-coming FIFA World Cup Final with Argentina. The biggest game on the planet that could be the crowing glory for Germany’s golden generation.

Host James Thorogood and guest Niklas Wildhagen go over what this game means in a historic and current context. The two teams have previously met in the 1986 and 1990 finals with one title a piece to each nation.

Will Germany become the first European team to win a World Cup in South America? Will it be Messi or Müller to be victorious. James and Nik give their views.

Enjoy the show!

Talking Fussball Extra – World Cup Special – Quarter Finals

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back to cast a critically eye over Germany’s progression to the FIFA World Cup semi-finals after a 1-0 win over France. Host Matt Hermann is joined by resident pundits Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen.

They discuss the tactical changes and how that effected the performance and debate if Joachim Löw should change his starting formation against up-coming opponents Brazil.

Also on the podcast, Uli Hesse (the sage of German football) gives his opinions on the tournament so far and what could happen should German bow out against the hosts.

All that and more on this edition of Talking Fussball Extra.

Talking Fussball – 2014 FIFA World Cup MD3

Germany have rounded out their Group G campaign in resounding fashion – and now so too have the boys at Talking Fussball. Matt Hermann and Niklas Wildhagen got together to recount how Germany got past the USMNT, as well as to mull over what steps they might want to take to trap the desert foxes of Algeria in round two.

Joining the pod this time out are two superb expert guests: John Godfrey (@ThisIsASN), founder and Editor in Chief of AmericanSoccerNow.com who’s been following the USMNT in Brazil, joined us by phone from the US camp in Sao Paulo to tell us what the 1-0 win for Germany was like in person; later, Maher Mezahi (@MezahiMaher), who writes on Algerian and North African football for ESPNFC and the Telegraph, let us know more about the desert foxes and what kind of threat they pose to Joachim Löw’s German national team.