Bundesliga 2017-18 Season Review – Favre signs at BVB, Leipzig’s Rangnick considers hiring himself

Time to look back at the Bundesliga year that was in our 2017-18 Saisonrückblick! Matt and Abel fire up the pod machine to figure out who deserves to be young player of the year, minister of defense, most disappointing player, coach of the year and much more.

Before they dig in to the past, they bring you up to date on the big news of the week that was: Swiss artiste Lucien Favre’s return to the Federal League, Lukas Hradecky’s move to Bayer Leverkusen, and Lewis Holtby and HSV renewing their vows. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

Quick update – Wolfsburg beat the drop after Eintracht top Bayern in Pokal final

Have you missed us? We’ve missed you, so Matt is here with a flash update after Wolfsburg wrapped up the Bundesliga season by topping Holstein Kiel in the relegation playoff. Tune in to find out when we’ll be recording a season-in-review, as well as what we have planned for the World Cup!

Bundesliga MD34 – Hamburg have left the building, BVB hang on to UCL football by a thread after Hoffenheim loss

It looks like we might have made it – yes, it looks like we’ve made it to the end. For most of us here at Talking Fussball central that doesn’t mean much – we’ll be back soon enough with more content. For Hamburger Sportverein, it really is the end. The great clock-watch is over.

Matt’s away, so Abel is joined by Ronan Murphy of Goal.com for a throrough-going run through the last match day of the season, including a look at Dortmund, Hoffeheim and Leverkusen’s three-way tug-of-war over the Champions League, Stuttgart’s stonking of the champs in Munich, and much much more. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

TF Fantasy MD34 tips – Who to play on the final day

Just one last match day for the 2017-18 Bundesliga season, meaning whatever points you pick up this week will be the last you collect – time to make them count. By the same token, quite a few teams have European qualification or top flight survival on the line and will be giving every last drop of effort on Match Day 34.

JT and Flo fight back the wistful tears that start to well up around this time each year to give you all the best insight on who to put in (and who to leave out of) your line-up. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

Bundesliga MD33 – Schalke seal ‘Vice-Champions’ status, Relegation fight goes down to wire

Mainz did themselves a solid on Match Day 33, busting loose for a 2-1 win at the Westfalenstadion over BVB. That meant not only that the zero-fivers are safe but also that Schalke are guaranteed to finish above Dortmund for the first time in nine years.

Matt and Abel talk all that over, as well as the fates of the remaining relegation candidates (HSV, Wolfsburg, Freiburg) and the unholy muddle that is the European qualification situation. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

Bundesliga MD 29 – Bayern snatch a sixth straight title, Hamburg shock Schalke

This past weekend, the most surprising thing happened: Hamburger Sportverein took down the (recently) mighty FC Schalke 04. As if to tip the scales back into balance, the least surprising thing happened as well as FC Bayern München claimed the Bundesliga title for the sixth year in a row.

Matt and Abel are back to break Match Day 29 down, including Dortmund’s warm-up act for the big Revierderby next week, Hoffenheim’s missed opportunity in Frankfurt, and which relegation-threatened teams should be most apprehensive as they head into the final five. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

TF Fantasy MD29 preview – Relegation rumbles and squad rotation headaches

Florian Reinecke, the Fantasy God, flies solo this week as JT tries his hand at some next-level sports betting in Las Vegas. He’s got advice for all your MD29 needs, including which players will respond to the pressures of the fight against the drop, and which players will make it on the pitch in the first place (for Bayern, who are concentrating on the Champions League). Enjoy!

TF Fantasy MD28 lowdown – BVB’s rough schedule, late season bargains

The international break is history and the Bundesliga is back – so too is TF Fantasy.

Listen in as JT and Flo tell you what they’ve learned from the recent past and how to apply it to your immediate future on MD28. Does Dortmund’s coming tricky stretch (Bayern, Stuttgart, Schalke, Leverkusen) mean you should lay off black-and-yellow reinforcement to your team? Which teams were most hurt by injury in the most recent set of friendlies? Is Christian Pulisic set to be a Banker or a Bandwagon Denied in the coming weeks? Find out on TF Fantasy! Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

Bundesliga MD 26 – Titz the cure for what ails Hamburg after Bayern battering, Michy saves BVB’s bacon again

It’s basically a done deal – Hamburg are going down. This week’s two-part reset-button smash on either side of a 6-0 hiding at the hands of Bayern proves the club knows it too. Listen in as Matt and Abel go deep on the team the elegantly named Christian Titz is taking over as interim coach. (The two could just as easily have talked about Cologne’s sense of impending doom – unfortunately, they hadn’t yet lost to Bremen when the pod recorded.)

Also plenty of talk on Dortmund’s Dusel in winning against Eintracht, the doldrums of the foals, Franck Ribery’s renaissance weekend, and much much more. Produced by Aidan Rantoul.

TF Fantasy MD 24 preview – JT seeks to bounce back from a terrible horrible no good very bad match day, Flo (as usual) sitting pretty

James is looking for whatever edge he can find after a weekend to forget in BL Fantasy – in part down to circumstances beyond his control. Flo managed to cash in on Mainz(!) players last week and if you listen in to this one, he has some other wild cards up his sleeve to help you prepare for MD 24. Produced to Aidan Rantoul. Enjoy!