Talking Fussball - The Bundesliga Show

Talking Fussball - The Bundesliga Show

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Twice weekly German football Bundesliga podcast.

Episodes

Talking Fussball – 3 out of 4 Ain’t Bad: Bundesliga Champions League Review  

The opening phase of the Champions League is done. Dortmund won their group, Bayer and Bayern came second; only poor Gladbach couldn’t manage to move on – and they had the misfortune of being in the ‘Guardiola group’. Matt and Nik are joined by Abel Meszaros this week to talk all things Königsklasse, as well … Continue reading "Talking Fussball – 3 out of 4 Ain’t Bad: Bundesliga Champions League Review"

Talking Fussball – Hertha, Eintracht rise as it’s BVB’s turn to stumble  

‘Full to bursting’ is how you could describe this one. MD12 left us wanting to dig in to 3rd- and 4th-placed Hertha BSC and Eintracht Frankfurt’s continued strong seasons, especially after the latter knocked off mighty BVB on the weekend. We also discuss the slumping Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Mönchengladbach, hoping to diagnose what’s keeping them … Continue reading "Talking Fussball – Hertha, Eintracht rise as it’s BVB’s turn to stumble"

Talking Fussball – Leipzig go top after Bayern botch Klassiker – Uli Hesse book contest  

It’s come to this everybody. RB Leipzig are now certifiably the best team in the division: undefeated in 11 games, they’ve gone top after winning in Leverkusen. Bayern did their part, of course – they lost in Dortmund in ‘Der Klassiker‘ but there’s a silver lining for the lederhosen crowd: FCB are the subject of

A wee teaser…of Uli Hesse (Bayern book giveaway next week)  

So ahead of the big game some folks like to Der Klassiker, Matt called up Uli Hesse, who you may know as the author of the essential book Tor! The Story of German Football or as a columnist at ESPNFC. In addition to being a pretty much delightful guy, Uli has an interesting relationship to this fixture. He's a Dortmund native (and BVB fan) who has recently written a new book on the other team called Bayern: Creating a Global Superclub. Here's a little taste of the full interview to come in the next episode of Talking Fussball...as well as fair warning that we'll be giving away no fewer than SIX copies of the book in a contest we'll announce next week. Don't miss out!

Talking Fussball – ¡TITLE RACE ALERT! as the Hoff hold Bayern and the Bulls gore Mainz (MD10 review)  

We encourage Bundesliga fans beleaguered by the "one-team-league" critique to wave the current table in the naysayers' faces after match day 10. Bayern met their match when Hoffenheim visited the Allianz Arena, while raging RB Leipzig's headlong charge to the top landed the latest matador (one dressed in a goof-ball karneval outfit) in the ICU. Matt Hermann corrals Nik Wildhagen into a conversation over what this all means: what teams have a chance to press Bayern all season, which teams are not quite there, which teams are as good as gone...and much much more. Producer Aidan is there to get it all down in crystal clear audio. Enjoy!

Talking Fussball – Bayern with a Red Bull chaser, Halloween comes early in frightful Revierderby (MD9 review)  

The ninth day of matches in the Bundesliga brought FC Bayern München another 3-1 win over FC Augsburg. Not to be outdone, title rivals(!) RB Leipzig, 1. FC Köln, and the Hoff reeled off wins of their own to keep things tight at the top. Just a touch down the table, Borussia Dortmund are still searching for their first league win since September after rivals FC Schalke 04 ground their way to a 0-0 draw at the Westfalenstdion. Matt Hermann and Jack Grimse (Paste Soccer, Bundesliga Fanatic, SB Nation) take all that in, as well as mull over Jogi Löw's extended contract and offer advice in Wolfsburg's continuing search for a new coach. Have a listen - I'm fairly certain we've minted an official new pod hipster favorite in Kerem Demirbay!

Talking Fussball – Dark horses on the gallop: Growlin’ Ro-grr Schmidt among the trampled (MD8 Review)  

Match day eight in the Bundesliga brought more wins for most of the 'surprise' top teams in this young season of change. RB Leipzig, Hertha BSC and Hoffenheim all kept pace with FC Bayern München by collecting three points. The odd man out was 1.FC Köln, and you get the feeling they'd have found a way to win if they hadn't been playing Hertha themselves. Among the teams to suffer defeat at the hands of one of that group was Leverkusen, whose coach Roger Schmidt was a bit too aggro in his dispute over a foul call with opposite number Julian Nagelsmann for the DFB's taste. Schmidt is now set to miss two games with a touchline ban. Matt and Terry discuss Schmidt's ban, preview the upcoming DFB Pokal second round, and wrap up the storylines from MD8. Hope you enjoy it!

Talking Fussball – Hit the Road Hecking and the Missed PK Blues (Match Day 7 review)  

Quite a match day seven behind us in the Bundesliga - one marked by failures from the penalty spot and another coaching casualty. Who will take the reins in the motor city? What's troubling FC Bayern München? Which of the four 'surprise' teams in the top six is most prepared to push on into Europe? (Not sure you'll like the answer to that last one.) Matt Hermann and Abel Meszaros break it all down in what they hope is a highly digestible form. Many thanks this week to Aidan, who gave the episode a lovely sound.

Talking Fussball – 2016/17 Match Day 6  

Matt Hermann and Niklas Wildhagen are back to take a closer look at match day 6 in the Bundesliga. The two of them discuss the latest news and all the match day 6 action that catches their fancy. Any truth to those rumours surrounding Ralf Rangnick taking over the English national team? What to make of Schalke's big win against Gladbach? Where is 1. FC Köln going from here after a fabulous 1-1 draw away from home against Bayern? Find out on an all new Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball – 2016/17 MD 5 Review – Werder Bremen  

It really is a Talking Fussbal Extra! James caught up with Nik Wildhagen to discuss SV Werder Bremen's first win of the season, the players that have impressed and how Bremen can move forward with Alexander Nouri in charge.

Talking Fussball – 2016/17 Matchday 5 Review  

Matchday 5 in the Bundesliga was comeback central! The weekend results had widespread implications for several clubs as we not only saw standout performances and historically poor starts to the season, but also the second managerial casualty of 2016/17. Accordingly James and Bent sat down to discuss and dissect all this Bundesliga. From FC Schalke 04 being in crisis mode to Hamburger SV's chances of actually getting it right this time with Markus Gisdol. All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball – Taking stock in the englische Woche (MD3 and 4)  

With the Bundesliga season 11.76% over, we at Talking Fussball thought it high time to take stock in what's been going on. The teams have made it through the first two parts of their gruelling three-game English-style week and a few things are clear: Hamburg, Werder and Schalke stink at the moment, while Cologne, Frankfurt, and Hertha are flying high. Nik Wildhagen talks through these truths with Kirsten Schlewitz of Unusual Efforts, and goes through the particulars of a few of the flood of games along the way too. He even gets in a few choice Morrissey-isms along the way, and if you don't get a kick out of that maybe you just have bad taste in music. It's not strange - we just want to live our lives this way...

Talking Fussball – MD2 Review and Syria’s number one Werder Bremen fan  

Talking Fussball is really pretty pleased with the result it got this week while wrapping up Bundesliga match day 2. Matt Hermann brought podcast all-star Terry Duffelen back into the line-up and handed a debut to New Jersey's Abel Meszaros. The man known as @BundesPL on Twitter played a blinder, even as he had to come off during the second half water break. Nik Wildhagen then made a huge impact in a cameo appearance interviewing the man behind Werder Bremen's fan club in war-struck Syria, Akel Alkubeh (@Akel_SVW). Enjoy, and see you next week!  

Talking Fussball – Bundesliga MD1 Review  

The Bundesliga got under way and Talking Fussball just had to react - by recording a podcast. Matt Hermann, Nik Wildhagen and Alex Chaffer take in all the goalmouth action (Bobby Wood! Julian Schieber!) plus chew the fat over the deals getting done in the waning days of the transfer window (Oliver Burke! Serge Gnabry!). We also introduce the first of our candidates for Talking Fussball's pet team, a lower league side so cutie-wutie-patootie that Nik just had to scratch behind its ears and dig in to its history for a few minutes. Get in there.

Talking Fussball – Bundesliga 2016-17 Season Preview  

Talking Fussball is back after a long and restful Summer away - Matt Hermann mans the controls with Alex Chaffer and Nik Wildhagen close at hand. The boys hurtle straight into the matter at hand: discussing all the German football news that's fit to pod, including a full Bundesliga season preview, a look at match day one, and our crack prognostications on who will be doing the Bierdusche, who will claim the European places, and who will going down to the 2. Bundesliga. We even have a brief guest spot from the Millernton FC St. Pauli podcast for you. 71 minutes of Bundesliga heaven, we like to think. Enjoy listening - we enjoyed making it!

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 34/Season Review  

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James, Jon and Bent breakdown all things Matchday 34, as well as the bigger picture of the entire campaign. The guys also share their opinions on a host of end-of-season awards. What have we made of the early summer transfer activity? Did SV Werder Bremen deserve to stay in the Bundesliga? What was Guido Winkmann thinking for BAyer 04 Leverkusen's second goal against FC Ingolstadt 04? Should SV Darmstadt 98 sell Sandro Wagner and who was the Player of the Season? Alternatively you can watch the episode on YouTube by clicking HERE! All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball Extra – Match Day 34 preview, RB Leipzig’s rise and season awards  

The Bundesliga season is coming to an end and millions of Fussball fans are wondering what they should do in the time between then and the start of EURO 2016. Talk to their partners/girlfriends/boyfriends/families? Probably a bad idea, but it's a good idea to listen to our latest offering on Talking Fussball Extra. In part 1 of the show, Matt Hermann and Nik Wildhagen go over the most important news items of the current week. DW journalist (and RB Leipzig fan) Kate Brady joins Matt to discuss RBL's rise to the Bundesliga and its implications. In the second part of the show the boys go over the most important matches of the last match day and offer their team of the season and hand out awards for player of the season, coach of the season etc. This one's long and strong.

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 33 Review  

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James and Ross breakdown all things Matchday 33! Did Borussia Mönchengladbach deserve to qualify for the UEFA Champions League this season? How do Bayer 04 Leverkusen ensure they take another step forward in their development next season? How are thing shaping up for Eintracht Frankfurt and SV Werder Bremen ahead of their final day relegation six-pointer? Will VfB Stuttgart benefit from spending a year in the 2. Bundesliga? Who were the big winners in the relegation battle and what qualities ultimately made the difference in them survivng the season? All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball Extra: Bayern v Atleti Review and Matchday 33 Preview  

Join Niklas Wildhagen and Terry Duffelen as they ponder Bayern Munich's UEFA Champions League exit and preview the penultimate match day in the Bundesliga.

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 32 Review  

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James, Jon and Bent analyse and assess all things Matchday 32! Is their win over SV Darmstadt 98 a turning point in the relegation battle for Eintracht Frankfurt? Where the hell did SV Werder Bremen's 6-2 drubbing of VfB Stuttgart come from? Are Jürgen Kramny's men capable of bouncing back with a favourable run-in? Has too much damage been done or can Hertha Berlin still turn things around in the race for Europe? Can Borussia Mönchengladbach hold onto 4th place and who would the Bundesliga equivalent of Leicester City be next season? All this and more on the latest offering from Talking Fussball!

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