Talking Fussball 2014/15 – TF on the road – Spain v Germany

This week, Talking Fussball Extra ventured to Zeitgeist in London to firstly watch Germany’s ever so slightly drab win over Spain before then previewing the upcoming round of fixtures in the Bundesliga – that being Matchday 12.

Of course, it was so much more than that with chat including Tim Wiese references, a spot of Bundesliga trivia and washing powder along with some Nordderby discussion as Hamburg prepare to take on Werder Bremen on Sunday.

So join host Archie Rhind-Tutt along with Matt Hermann, Jonathan Harding and Terry Duffelen for Talking Fussball Extra’s special night out.

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Talking Fussball Extra 2014/15 – Germany versus Gibraltar

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show is all about international football this week and specifically the mighty against the minnows clash of Germany versus Gibraltar.

Host Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen take a look back at what was a disappointing match for Germany despite the resounding 4-0 win. The team came under fire from coach Joachim Löw, but was it justified? Terry and Nik give their views on the match.

They also look forward to Germany’s up-coming match with Spain. Will this be a friendly to savour between the European and World Champions, or one to forget?

Talking Fussball Extra – Di Matteo joins Schalke & Poland v Germany

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show returns for the international week. Despite the lack of Bundesliga action this week, Archie Rhind-Tut and Niklas Wildhagen delve into the appointment of Roberto Di Matteo to Schalke. Will he be the one to revive the Royal Blues?

On the pitch this coming weekend, Germany are on their travels to take on Poland. The pod’s special gues this week is Ryan Hubbard, a freelance journalist on Polish football. He give the low-down on the the World Champions next opponents in UEFA Euro 2016 qualification.

All that and so much more. Enjoy the show.

Talking Fussball Extra – Argentina thrash the World Champions + Scotland Preview

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show takes a slight detour from league matters in order deal with all things Die Mannschaft. Host Matt Hermann is joined by BT Sport’s Archie Rhind-Tutt and the Bundesliga Fanatic’s Niklas Wildhagen, to look back at Germany’s disappointing 4-2 defeat to fellow World Cup finalists Argentina. To talk about the match from an Argentinian perspective, the Buenos Aires Herald’s Dan Edwards, joins the pod to discuss the action.

Not one but two internationals are taking place, and with that, Talking Fussball turns to Derek Rae (BT Sport and ESPN Commentator) for the view from the Scotland camp ahead of Germany’s match with them in Dortmund on Sunday.

All that, plus the views of the panel on the best and the worst transfers of the window from Bundesliga clubs.

Talking Fussball – FIFA World Cup Final Review – Weltmeister Edition

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back to celebrate Germany’s FIFA World Cup win! Host James Thorogood is joined by Alex Handcock and Archie Rhind-Tutt to heap praise on the world champions.

The Talking Fussball crew bring together all the emotion and all the analysis of this incredible achievement for Jogi’s boys. Who was Talking Fussball’s man of the match and man of the tournament, tune in to find out.

Let your teutonic side run riot and join in the celebrations of Germany’s fourth star.

Talking Fussball – FIFA World Cup Special – Final Preview – Germany v Argentina

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns to chew over Germany’s up-coming FIFA World Cup Final with Argentina. The biggest game on the planet that could be the crowing glory for Germany’s golden generation.

Host James Thorogood and guest Niklas Wildhagen go over what this game means in a historic and current context. The two teams have previously met in the 1986 and 1990 finals with one title a piece to each nation.

Will Germany become the first European team to win a World Cup in South America? Will it be Messi or Müller to be victorious. James and Nik give their views.

Enjoy the show!

Talking Fussball Extra – FIFA World Cup 2014 – Semi-Final Review

Talking Fussball Extra – The Bundesliga Show looks back at an unbelievable night of football in Belo Horizonte. Brazil 1 – 7 Germany – a result never seen before in a World Cup Semi-Final. A game that rocked the planet! Host Matt Hermann is joined by Alex Handcock and Archie Rhind-Tutt to review this special match for Die Nationalelf.

How was it possible that Germany took down the record champions in their own back-yard? All the answers, plus more than a little tip of the hat to the World Cup’s all-time top scorer – Miroslav Klose.

Before the final, Talking Fussball will be back to preview the biggest night in Germany football since the Italia 90 Final in Rome.

Talking Fussball Extra – World Cup Special – Quarter Finals

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 – 2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16

So…Germany was not exactly souverän in their round of 16 match against Algeria, but the 2-1 win still counts, and it sets up a quarterfinal meeting with France that has already set our mouths to watering. (Next course – snails!) In that spirit, Matt Hermann, Alex Handcock, and Jonathan Harding convened – and had a dynamite discussion. They dissected Joachim Löw’s persistence with a few unusual tactical ideas, got to the bottom of Per Mertesacker’s rage at the press after the Algeria match and even invited France 24’s Dan Levy (@DanLevy1) by to fill us in on the bleu side of the equation. As you’ll hear, there were a few technical issues in post-production, mostly relating to Jon’s audio. We did what we could, but his parts are kinda jacked, we have to admit. As he told us…he was trying to go “extra sultry.”

Talking Fussball – 2014 FIFA World Cup MD3

Germany have rounded out their Group G campaign in resounding fashion – and now so too have the boys at Talking Fussball. Matt Hermann and Niklas Wildhagen got together to recount how Germany got past the USMNT, as well as to mull over what steps they might want to take to trap the desert foxes of Algeria in round two.

Joining the pod this time out are two superb expert guests: John Godfrey (@ThisIsASN), founder and Editor in Chief of AmericanSoccerNow.com who’s been following the USMNT in Brazil, joined us by phone from the US camp in Sao Paulo to tell us what the 1-0 win for Germany was like in person; later, Maher Mezahi (@MezahiMaher), who writes on Algerian and North African football for ESPNFC and the Telegraph, let us know more about the desert foxes and what kind of threat they pose to Joachim Löw’s German national team.