Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 28 Review + UCL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James and Stefan dissect and discuss all things Matchday 28 whilst handing in their predictions for the UEFA Champions LEague quarter final first legs.

Are Borussia Mönchengladbach proving that they are the third best team in Germany’s top flight? Was this weekend’s 5-0 loss the start of the end for Hertha Berlin’s hopes of clinching a top-four finish? Have Andre Breitenreiter and Dieter Hecking achieved all they can achieve with FC Schalke 04 and VfL Wolfsburg respectively and how many missed opportunites can the relegation-threatened sides afford in the business end of the campaign?

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

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 26 Review + UCL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James, Alex and Jon analyse and assess all things Matchday 26 and look ahead to FC Bayern München’s UEFA Champions League clash with Juventus.

Was Hertha Berlin’s win over FC Schalke 04 a signal of intent when it comes to their ability to finish in the top four? Where does Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Lars Stindl rank amongst the best signings of the season? How big a role does FC Augsburg’s experience of beating the drop play in the relegation scrap and are 1. FSV Mainz 05 in the best position to finish in the top six this season?

Plus Alex gives his first-hand experience of what is was like to be in the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK on a tragic afternoon.

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

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 25 Review + UCL Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns with another episode brimming with goodness from Germany’s top flight as James, Alex and Bent break down all the permutations from Matchday 25!

Was the 0-0 draw between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern München further proof that the Bundesliga is the most entertaining league in the world? With a five-point lead at the top of the table can FC Bayern still be caught? Have Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s players not understood Roger Schmidt philosophy? Are VfL Wofsburg’s big players ready to step up at the most crucial stage of the season and how have Max Meyer and Leroy Sane’s performances matched-up for FC Schalke 04 in the current campaign?

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

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 23 Review + Matchday 24 Preview

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James and Alex analyse and assess all things Matchday 23.

Is 1. FSV Mainz 05’s Yunus Malli a candidate for MVP of the current campaign? How much pressure is Roger Schmidt under to deliver a top-four finish with Bayer 04 Leverkusen? Were FC Bayern there for the taking this weekend against VfL Wolfsburg and how do we rate Kingsley Coman amongst the other top Under-21 player in the Bundesliga?

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

We apologise for the technical issues in today’s show we thought putting out something was better than nothing.

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 Extra – Gent v Wolfsburg, MD22 Preview

Just in time to mull over the Bundesliga’s lone UEFA Champions League encounter (but too early, unfortunately, to take in all those Europa League ties), Talking Fussball Extra returns for another breezy hour of football discussion.

This week Matt Hermann and Nik Wildhagen are joined by Kirsten Schlewitz, veteran writer and editor at a string of online outlets and now one of the founders behind the exciting estrogen-fueled venture known as Unusual Efforts. It’s a football site and publication that’s entirely run by women, it’s coming soon, and you should pay attention – it’s almost certain to turn up new ideas and perspectives. (And I suspect you’ve read enough soccer writing by dudes for two lifetimes, no?)

We take in Wolfsburg’s emphatic-then-stuttering away win, Kevin Prince Boateng’s tell-all memoir, and all the coming action on Bundesliga Match Day 22.

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 21 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns with another episode brimming with goodness from Germany’s top flight as James, Ross and Stefan break down all the permutations from Matchday 21!

Have Borussia Mönchengladbach become complacent since the turn of the year? Is VfB Stuttgart’s frontline worthy of being in Europe next season? Can 1. FSV Mainz 05 fly under the radar to clinch a spot in the top six? What is to be made of #GelbeKarteGate with SV Darmstadt 98 set to be without 5 first-team regulars against FC Bayern München next week and did VfL Wolfsburg’s win over FC ingolstadt 04 do any more than paper over their cracks?

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

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 20 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James and Jon analyse and assess all things Matchday 20.

Did Bayer 04 Leverkusen do enough to take all three points against FC Bayern München? Was Pep Guardiola right to leave Thomas Müller on the bench to move Douglas Costa into a more central position? How much of a difference does Mahmoud Dahoud make in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s midfield? How is the relegation battle paning out after some big results? Has Andre Breitenreiter alleviated some of the pressure on himself and how much pressure is his counterpart Dieter Hecking now under?

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

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 19 Review

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James, Bent and Ross dissect and discuss all things Matchday 19 as well as getting Ross’ first-hand tale of what went down in Stuttgart.

Are there any words to describe Felix Wiedwald’s abysmal showing between the sticks for SV Werder Bremen against Hertha Berlin? Are Hamburger SV in danger of being dragged in the relegation mire? What on earth happened in controversy central in the game between Borussia Dortmund and FC Ingolstadt 04? How big of an impact has Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez had at Bayer 04 Leverkusen beyond just the goals he scores and will he stay beyond the summer?

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