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 Extra Episode 25 – DFB Pokal, Hamburg in Crisis and Matchday 21 Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is back with Matt Hermann at the helm for a packed episode. He is joined by TFE stalwarts, Terry Duffelen (200percent.net) and Niklas Wildhagen (Bundesliga Fanatic), to get down and dirty with the goings on in the Bundesliga and German football.

The hot topic of the week is the ongoing crisis at Hamburg. To bring the situation up-to-date and to get the opinions of a man on the ground, Kicker’s HSV reporter – Sebastian Wolff – is on the show.

Hamburg were one of the clubs involved in the DFB Pokal Quarter Finals in midweek. The panel wrap up the results and give out all the details for the draw for the next round.

If all that wasn’t enough, the TFE crew preview the up-coming action for Bundesliga Matchday 21.

 

 

 

Talking Fussball Episode 24 – Matchday 19 Reactions

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 19 that was littered with highlights and controversy.

Were FC Schalke 04 lucky to take all three points against VfL Wolfsburg? How will Diego’s departure affect the Wolves? Did Eintracht Braunschweig deserve to take a point in their game with Borussia Dortmund? Was the right decision made in the weekend’s most controversial tale which took place in the German capital? What’s been the secret to Gertjan Verbeek and Tayfun Korkut’s success?

Plus Bernie catches up with Eintracht Frankfurt’s Constant Djakpa to get his thoughts on the encounter at the Allianz Arena, all this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 24!

Talking Fussball Episode 23 – Matchday 18 Reactions + Transfer Talk

Talking Fussball is back in 2014 and boy does it feel good! The second half of the 2013/14 Bundesliga season has begun and with James hosting in yet another new location, Jon, Bernie and Alex were on hand to complete the awesome foursome in breaking down a truly unpredictable Matchday 18.

Was the winter break long enough for Borussia Dortmund? Surely Hannover 96 on the road against VfL Wolfsburg can only end one way? Is Gertjan Verbeek due a sponsorship deal with Gillette? Is their less plus and more minus to HSV’s current state of affairs? Did SC Freiburg throw Bayer 04 Leverkusen off course and have Eintracht Frankfurt finally appeased their home fans?

Join us. Go on. The Bundesliga’s been away far too long, we know that, but both the league and Talking Fussball are back now. So sit back and enjoy episode 23 of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball Extra Episode 22 – The wait is almost over!

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show returns after it’s own winter break. Host Matt Hermann and regular pundits, Terry Duffelen (200percent.net) and Niklas Wildhagen (bundesligafanatic.com), have been preparing in sunny climes to bring you most important information from the winter break.

They also take a look at the way that Hamburg could be about to change their ownership model. What have been the problems and what could this move mean for the Bundesliga Dinosaur?

Plus a preview of Matchday 18 in the Bundesliga. Football is almost back!

Rejoice with Talking Fussball Extra.

Talking Fussball Episode 22 – Matchday 17 Reactions + Hinrunde Flashback

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back for the last time in 2013 with another dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in his kitchen by Sal and Jon the final Matchday of the Hinrunde before refelcting on the highs and lows of both 2013 and the first half of the season.

Was Hertha Berlin’s 2-1 win in Dortmund a reward for their astonishing work ethic? What implications does the 2-2 on Sunday have on Borussia Mönchengladbach and VfL Wolfsburg’s European ambitions? Has Dieter Hecking proven the perfect fit for the Wolves? Could Shinji Okazaki be considered one of the signings of the season so far? How doom and gloom is life for 1. FC Nürnberg and what does the Bundesliga have to offer if the title race is dead and buried?

Plus find out who made the Talking Fussball crew chose in their Hinrunde XI and as the Team of the Hinrunde!

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 22!

Talking Fussball Episode 14 – Matchday 10 Reactions + FC Bayern Focus

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns as James hands over the hosting reigns to Sal in the M94.5 studios as they highlight all the major talking points from Bundesliga Matchday 10.

Who was the key to Borussia Dortmund’s stunning win over Ruhr rivals FC Schalke 04 in the Revierderby? Did VfL Wolfsburg need an embarassing defeat to kick-start their push for a European place? Is fourth place Borussia Mönchengladbach’s to lose despite their inconsistency? Have Hertha Berlin given other sides a glimpse of hope with their performance at the Allianz Arena and were the DFB right or wrong to decide against replaying the encounter between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and 1899 Hoffenheim?

James also catches up with ESPN FC blogger Susie Schaaf to discuss all things FC Bayern München after an eventful week for the record titleholders. Susie’s work can be found on her exemplary blog as well as on the Rekordmeister podcast!

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 14!

Talking Fussball Episode 11 – Matchday 8 Reactions

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is not to be missed as it returns to the M94.5 Studio with the fantastic four in place to decipher all of action from Matchday 8 in Germany’s top flight.

With lyrical host James Thorogood orchestrating the lederhosen-famous Bernie Reeves, the wise (yet beardless) Alex Handcock and the hair-obsessed Jonathan Harding, episode 11 of Talking Fussball is your perfect accompaniment for your mid-week Bundesliga blues.

On the evening Nürnberg’s head coach Michael Wiesinger got sacked, the TF team dissect the true value of a Pierre-Michel Lasogga hat-trick, whether Bayern were distracted by an Oktoberfest finale, and just how great it was to see Eintracht Braunschweig win a game in the Bundesliga.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 11!

Talking Fussball Episode 8 – Matchday 5 Reactions + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show are back to business as James, Jon and Bernie gather in the M94.5 studios to breakdown all the action from Matchday 5 in the Bundesliga before providing a brief preview of the upcoming UEFA Champions League ties.

Have Borussia Dortmund‘s new signings taken Jürgen Klopp’s side to greater heights? Did Wolfsburg prove they’re not ready to make a challenge for the European places this season? Would Manchester United be foolish to underestimate this Bayer Leverkusen side based on their form at present? Is Vaclav Kadlec the missing piece in Eintracht Frankfurt‘s puzzle and was Matthias Sammer justified in his criticism of FC Bayern München‘s performance against Hannover 96?

Jon also catches up with Hannover 96 players Didier Ya Konan and Marcelo to get their thoughts on the 2-0 defeat in Munich.

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 8!

Disclaimer: This episode of Talking Fussball was recorded before Thorsten Fink was sacked by Hamburg!

Talking Fussball Episode 4 – Matchday 2 Reactions

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns to the M94.5 studios as James, Alex and Sal take a look back at all the action from Matchday 2 of the Bundesliga, which provided plenty of curveballs and its fair share of unexpected star performers.

Are Thorsten Fink’s tactical changes taking it a step too far for Hamburg? What was the key the 1899 Hoffenheim exposing the Red Shorts frailty beyond Roberto Firmino’s spell-binding display? How big of an impact will the signing of Luiz Gustavo have on Wolfsburg’s current campaign? What’s behind Schalke’s inability to put in a good performance despite good investment over the summer? Have Dortmund handled the Lewandowski saga in the correct manner and were FC Bayern Munich slightly fortunate to walk away with all three points against Eintracht Frankfurt?

All this and more on the Talking Fussball Episode 4!