Talking Fussball - The Bundesliga Show

Talking Fussball - The Bundesliga Show


Twice weekly German football Bundesliga podcast.


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!

Talking Fussball Extra – Atletico beat Bayern, who’ll buy Hummels / 1.FC Nürnberg focus / MD32 Preview  

FC Bayern München's road toward the UEFA Champions League Final (we hope) has hit another speed bump away from home. Atletico Madrid took them down 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon and now there's all to do in Munich next week. FC Bayern's long-term types, meanwhile, have been busy turning the head of Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels. He's put in a formal transfer request with BVB to let them know he hopes to return to his boyhood club. Matt Hermann and Terry Duffelen join up to mull over both of those topics, as well as set up Match Day 32 in the Bundesliga. In the middle, Matt is joined by Florian Zenger, 1.FC Nürnberg blogger extraordinaire at Clubfans United and Faszination Nordkurve. He brings us up to speed on what's been going on at Der Club during its two-year hiatus form the top flight and how good its chances are of returning through the relegation playoff.

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 31 Review + UCL Preview  

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James, Archie and Stefan breakdown all things Matchday 31 whilst handing in their predictions for the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg between Atletico Club de Madrid and FC Bayern München. What are the fine margins that differentiate the criticism being levelled at Andre Breitenreiter and Roger Schmidt? Can Borussia Mönchengladbach seize upon mistakes made by the teams above them to clinch a top-four finish or will the fixture list play against them? Will Hertha Berlin pick up anymore points in the current campaign or will they drop into the UEFA Europa League qualification spots and how big of a blow was 1. FSV Mainz 05's loss to relegation-threatened Eintracht Frankfurt in their bid for UEFA Champions League football? All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball Extra: DFB Pokal semi final review and match day 31 preview  

Talking Fussball Extra is back! This time Matt Hermann is joined by Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen to talk about the DFB Pokal semi finals and match day 31 in the Bundesliga. Borussia Dortmund's convincing 3-0 at the Olympiastadion and the controversial refereeing decisions at the Allianz Arena in Munich are among the topics Matt Hermann, Terry Duffelen and Niklas Wildhagen dive into in our first segment of the show. There have been loads of interesting stories emerging over the last few days. Mid-show the boys are giving you a run down of the most interesting stories from the last seven days. For the last 30 minutes of the pod Matt, Terry and Nik give you their take on the upcoming matches in the Bundesliga.

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 30 Review + DFB Cup Preview  

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James and Ross analyse and assess all things Matchday 30 and look ahead to the DFB Cup semi-finals. How key is Claudio Pizarro in SV Werder Bremen’s bid to retain Bundesliga status this season? What has Julian Nagelsmann arrival at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim done for the club's momentum? Is the belief that SV Darmstadt 98 and Sandro Wagner could stay up growing with every passing week? Who is more likely to survive of FC Augsburg and VfB Stuttgart and who do the panel believe will finish in the bottom three? All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball!

Talking Fussball Extra – Bayern in UCL final four, MD30 Preview  

Bayern Munich are in the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League for the sixth time in the last seven seasons after taking care of Benfica. Wolfsburg are not, having blown their first-leg lead in short order and falling to Real Madrid. Matt Hermann and Nik Wildhagen are here to talk all that over, as well as to clue you in on a few of the choicer tidbits of Bundesliga news. Later on, the boys discuss what's to come on Bundesliga match day 30, where a long slate of games featuring European hopefuls against relegation candidates is on offer.

Talking Fussball – 2015/16 Matchday 29 Review + UCL Preview + UEL Preview  

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show returns as James and Jon breakdown all things Matchday 29 whilst handing in their predictions for the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League quarter final second legs. Was the Revierderby performance against Borussia Dortmund more of what we needed to see from FC Schalke 04 this season? What does the panel believe is behind Marco Reus' dip in form in the current campaign? How costly will SV Werder Bremen's form against the bottom six prove in their relegation plight? Do TSG 1899 Hoffenheim have the best chance of survival based on current form and do we finally have faith in SV Darmstadt 98 beating the drop? All this and more on the latest episode of Talking Fussball!

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