Talking Fussball Episode 32: Matchday 28

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to delve headfirst into the weekend’s Bundesliga action! As Jon, Bernie and Alex break down Matchday 24, and wade through the topsy-turvy regulation battle, they wonder: who has got what it takes to survive? And what exactly was happening in Freiburg this weekend? Next, the pod gang turns its attention towards the battle for the European spots. Can Schalke 04 actually nick 2nd spot off their bitter rivals Dortmund? And could Mainz or Gladbach grab the Champions League qualification spot? Finally, it’s tears all round as Jon takes a look back at his favorite moments on the podcast and bids his chums goodbye, the night before he is set to leave Munich. All this and much more, on this week’s episode of Talking Fussball.

Talking Fussball Episode 31: Matchday 26 Reaction + Revierderby Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the heart of Munich by Bernie, Jon and Alex to breakdown a Matchday 25 packed to the brim with talking points before looking ahead to Matchday 27 and the Revierderby.

Is fourth place there for the taking considering Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s current battle with poor form? What can Borussia Mönchengladbach realistically achieve with just two points separating them from UEFA Champions League qualification? Did VfL Wolfsburg get ahead of themselves in their pursuit of European football? Were Jos Luhukay and Gertjan Verbeek harsh with their post-match comments and what implications will Tuesday’s Revierderby have on the battle for second place between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 31!

Talking Fussball Episode 30: Matchday 25 Reaction + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to highlight another goal-ridden weekend of Bundesliga action as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon, Bernie and Alex to break down Matchday 25.

Is there anything left to say about this FC Bayern München side? Can Borussia Mönchengladbach push on for European qualification after beating their namesakes from Dortmund? Could 1. FSV Mainz 05 sneak under the radar to secure themselves European football next season? Did FC Augsburg prove they’re not ready to compete at the top of the table and what were the implications of ‘Relegation Super Sunday’?

Elsewhere Bernie caught up with FC Schalke 04 duo Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Kevin-Prince Boateng to get their thoughts on the Royal Blues’ away win in Augsburg.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 30!

Talking Fussball Episode 29: Matchday 24 Reaction + Champions League Chat

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon and Bernie to break down a Matchday 24 which didn’t disappoint and preview a crunch week in the UEFA Champions League for the Bundesliga sides.

How are things shaping up in the relegation battle with just nine points separating Hannover 96 in 12th and Eintracht Braunschweig in 18th? Were VfB Stuttgart right to sack Thomas Schneider and can Huub Stevens come in and rescue them from the drop? Have FC Bayern München rediscovered the ruthless quality to their game within Pep Guardiola’s new system and philosophy?`Have Borussia Mönchengladbach got the raw end of the deal in signing Yann Sommer and who did the Talking Fussball listeners vote for in the Bundesliga XI to beat Bayern?

All this and more on Talking Fussball Episode 29!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 28 – Germany v Chile Review, Stuttgart + Matchday 24 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is talking international football this week. Host Matt Hermann and Editor of the Bundesliga Fanatic, Niklas Wildhagen, run the rule on Germany’s performance in their friendly against Chile.

That game took place in Stuttgart where the locals have been getting restless about their own team. Stuttgart coach Thomas Schneider has been under pressure after poor results. Kicker writer George Moissidis gives his view on the the state of affairs at Stuttgart.

Finally, Eurosport commentator Angus Torode joins the pod to preview Matchday 24.

Talking Fussball Episode 28: Matchday 23 Reaction + DFB Chat

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to highlight another action-packed weekend of Bundesliga action as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon and Alex to break down a Matchday 24 that was just as fancy and entertaining as the 2014 Oscars.

Did FC Bayern München’s thrashing of FC Schalke 04 underline the gulf in class between the league leaders and the chasing pack? What are the implications of VfL Wolfsburg suffering a 6-2 drubbing at the hands of 1899 Hoffenheim? Is Armin Veh’s impending departure positive or negative from an Eintracht Frankfurt perspective? Has Joachim Löw waited to long to introduce the likes of Matthias Ginter, Andre Hahn, Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Shkodran Mustafi to the national team and which Bundesliga all-star XI could beat the almighty FC Bayern?

Elsewhere Sal catches up with FC Augsburg duo Alexander Manninger and Ragnar Klavan, as well as getting Mame Diouf’s thoughts on Hannover 96’s 1-1 draw at the SGL Arena.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 28!

Talking Fussball Episode 26 – Matchday 21 Reactions + UCL R16 Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon and Bernie to break down a turbulent Matchday 21 that boasted goals, upsets and a fifth managerial casualty of the season.

Wherein lie Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s issues with form at the start of the Rückrunde? Was James right to highlight Ludovic Obraniak as a potential leader for a struggling Werder Bremen side? Was VfL Wolfsburg’s win over Hertha Berlin the type of victory that will secure them a top six spot? Who’s the better head coach Ottmar Hitzfeld or Jürgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel or Markus Weinzierl and can Mirko Slomka prove Hamburger SV’s saving grace after taking over from Bert van Marwijk?

Plus Bernie talks to Josip Drmic and Per Nilsson after 1. FC Nürnberg put an end to FC Augsburg’s eight-game unbeaten streak, while Sal caught up with SC Freiburg head coach Christian Streich following his side’s 4-0 defeat to league leaders FC Bayern München.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 26!

Talking Fussball Episode 25 – Matchday 20 Reactions + DFB Pokal QF Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to break down another scintillating weekend of Bundesliga action as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon and Bernie to break down a Matchday 20 that boasted dazzling and disastrous performances in equal measure.

Are we witnessing the downfall of three of the Bundesliga’s most storied Traditionsvereine? What on earth is going on with Hamburger SV? Does Robin Dutt need to be shown the door to save SV Werder Bremen? Have the wheels come off for Thomas Schneider and VfB Stuttgart? Has Henrikh Mkhitaryan finally announced himself on the Bundesliga stage in the way that was expected of him and what has been the main reason behind FC Schalke 04 rediscovering the form post-winter?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 25!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 23 – Transfers, Thiago’s ‘Traumtor’ + Matchday 19 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is packed to the rafter with the latest from Europe’s most exciting league. You host Matt Hermann has the Bundesliga Fanatic’s Niklas Wildhagen and BT Sport’s Archie Rhind-Tutt alongside him this week.

On the agenda: Bayern Munich’s comeback against Stuttgart in midweek, that included a dream strike from FCB’s Thiago Alcantara.

The transfer window has almost past and the panel wrap up some of the moves to happen a day before the end of the period. There has been some moves in and out of Stuttgart, including exits for Christian Molinaro and William Kvist. Jermaine Jones is heading to Besiktas and Gladbach’s Luuk de Jong is off on loan to Newcastle United.

Matt and the crew also take a look at the Bundesliga’s annual report, before getting stuck into the Matchday 19 preview.

 

Talking Fussball Episode 15 – Matchday 11 Reactions + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns as James is back in the hosting hot seat alongside Bernie in the M94.5 studios to break down a streak-busting Matchday 11 before providing a mini-preview of the upcoming UEFA Champions League encounters involving Bundesliga sides.

Were Borussia Dortmund at their very best during their 6-1 thumping of VfB Stuttgart? Was Sami Hyypiä naive in rotating his Bayer 04 Leverkusen side so heavily and underestimating Eintracht Braunschweig? What are the changes that Pep Guardiola could be talking about following FC Bayer München’s hard-fought victory over 1899 Hoffenheim? After winning away from home for the first time in six months is fourth place Borussia Mönchengladbach’s to lose and is there a dark horse capable of breaking into the top six?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 15!