Our new episode isn’t here yet, but here’a a nugget to tide you over – our own Nik Wildhagen and Uli Hesse (ESPNFC, 11Freunde) digging into a fun corner of Bundesliga history!
The chat is a teaser for an ace new series Nik is starting over on our Patreon page in which he turns the spotlight on some of the most fascinating corners of the Federal League’s more than half a century of history. This one’s about MSV Duisburg and their giant-killing exploits in the 1970s. This is just a short snippet – for more, we invite you to become a subscriber. For a little as $3 a month, you can get all kinds of access!
It’s come to this everybody. RB Leipzig are now certifiably the best team in the division: undefeated in 11 games, they’ve gone top after winning in Leverkusen. Bayern did their part, of course – they lost in Dortmund in ‘Der Klassiker‘ but there’s a silver lining for the lederhosen crowd: FCB are the subject of a new book from the irresistible Uli Hesse. It’s called Bayern: Creating a Global Superclub and it’s out now through Yellow Jersey Press. We have six copies to give away, and you can enter to win one below. Listen in for Matt Hermann‘s full interview with Hesse, and for plenty of MD11 chat with Nik Wildhagen, who isn’t taking all this Red Bull success lying down, no sir. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.
So ahead of the big game some folks like to Der Klassiker, Matt called up Uli Hesse, who you may know as the author of the essential book Tor! The Story of German Football or as a columnist at ESPNFC. In addition to being a pretty much delightful guy, Uli has an interesting relationship to this fixture. He’s a Dortmund native (and BVB fan) who has recently written a new book on the other team called Bayern: Creating a Global Superclub. Here’s a little taste of the full interview to come in the next episode of Talking Fussball…as well as fair warning that we’ll be giving away no fewer than SIX copies of the book in a contest we’ll announce next week. Don’t miss out!
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 Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back, with host Matt Hermann, Terry Duffelen and Nilkas Wildhagen to sort the wheat from the chaff of Germany’s friendly at Wembley against England. There is reaction from Schalke’s Julian Draxler and Hamburg’s Marcel Jansen at the result, and the German national team is also one of the topics covered in this week’s in-depth interview.
Esteemed author Uli Hesse joins the pod to bring his views on Germany’s recent friendlies, Joachim Löw, as well as the up-coming show down between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.
That Dortmund versus Bayern clash is also the focus of the podcast’s preview of Matchday 13.
All that and more, on this week’s Talking Fussball Extra.