Full to the brim of Bundesliga goodness join James, Alex and Bernie for this week’s Talking Fussball as they breakdown Matchday 33, which boasted 35 goals and 5 away wins, and discuss the upcoming 'last day of the season' deciders. How are things shaping up in the race for Europa League and maybe more surprisingly Champions League qualification? Which of the relegation-threatened sides can survive the drop? Who will Kaiserslautern face in the play-off and what's that song stuck in Bernie's head!? All this and much more on Episode 58 of Talking Fussball!
May 13th, 2013
May 6th, 2013
TalkingFussball's original two-man show returns as James and Alex gather in the M94.5 studios in the heart of Bavaria to discuss all the angles on the action from Bundesliga Matchday 32, whilst musing over the odd transfer rumour here and there. What lessons did we really learn ahead of the Champions League final after Dortmund and Bayern's 1-1 draw? Who would you back in a fight: Jürgen Klopp or Matthias Sammer? Have Eintracht Frankfurt and SC Freiburg all but clinched thier place in Europe next season after strong home wins and how's the relegation battle shaping up with just two games left to play this season? All this and more on Episode 57 of Talking Fussball!
April 29th, 2013
Join the Talking Fussball crew as Jon takes the reigns whilst being joined by James and Bernie in the M94.5 studios as they gather in the heart of Munich to revel in the splendour of FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund's performances in the UEFA Champions League before breaking down to ups and downs of Matchday 31. Are we set for an all-German final at Europe's top table? Should Jupp Heynckes protect some of his stars? Can Schalke clinch fourth place and who are the favourites to survive the drop in the Bundesliga? All this and much more on Episode 56 of Talking Fussball!
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April 22nd, 2013
This week’s episode is jam-packed with a variety of German football goodness. Join the Talking Fussball gang as they speak exclusively to Brazilian international Diego about his season. Listen in as the pod trio – Alex, Jon and Sal – discuss the weekend’s action and take a close look at the relegation battle, including the possible scenarios shaping up for the play-off match. Sal gives us the lowdown from the pre-Champions League press conference and, following a lengthy absence, Alex brings us another Sprechen Sie Fussball word. All this and much more taxing talk on Episode 55 of Talking Fussball!
April 15th, 2013
It’s been a few days, but the Talking Fussball team are still shaking their heads in disbelief at what happened in Dortmund. Tune in and relive the emotions and the moment, as Alex and Jon are on hand in the M94.5 studios to convey their experiences. With the most historic of Champions League evenings suitably dealt with, the lads turn their attention towards the action from Bundesliga Matchday 29. Tom Starke got a rare start for Bayern and Jon was on hand to interview him after the match to ask him about THAT penalty save. Meanwhile, the race for Europe is heating up and so the Talking Fussball team take a look at the teams in the chase for the Europa League spots: Why is Frankfurt faltering? What the heck is up with HSV? And is the Mainz-mission running out of steam? Finally, we take a look at the relegation battle – as the lowly teams start to pick up points in a desparate attempt to survive. All this and much more on Episode 54 of Talking Fussball!
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April 8th, 2013
The Talking Fussball crew return to the M94.5 studios in the heart of Bavaria as James, Bernie and Sal gather to discuss all the action from Bundesliga Matchday 28 and Bayern's record-breaking feats in their 23rd title-winning season. What are the key factors that have led to the record titleholders incredible dominance and how much pressure is there on Pep Guardiola ahead of next season? What did we make of Dortmund's youthful front four? Is fourth place Schalke's to lose now? How are the European and relegation battles shaping up and what's to be expected from this week's UEFA Champions League encounters? All this and more on Episode 53 of Talking Fussball!
April 1st, 2013
Join Talking Fussball regulars James, Jon, Bernie and Sal as they convene in James' kitchen in the heart of Munich to breakdown Bundesliga Matchday 27 including interviews with FC Augsburg's Paul Verhaegh and American international Steven Cherundolo of Hannover 96. Does Germany's top flight really have a soft underbelly aside from FC Bayern and Dortmund? What did the crew make of Bayern's sensational 9-2 win on home soil against a hapless Hamburg? Who's the better choice, Mario Götze or Marco Reus and what are the main differences between the two? The sound quality might be lacking, but the analysis remains top notch on Episode 52 of Talking Fussball!
March 27th, 2013
The Talking Fussball crew return to the M94.5 studios two days late as James, Bernie and Alex breakdown how Germany fared in their 2014 World Cup qualifier double-header against Kazakhstan before looking ahead to the Matchday 27 fixtures. How much can we read into these two convincing wins against the side ranked 139th in the world? Is it a case of 'flase nein' or 'false ja' for Joachim Löw's plans for die Nationalmannschaft's trip to Brazil? How has Armin Veh's decision to extend his contract at Eintracht Frankfurt been received and which are the games to watch out for this weekend? All this and more on Episode 51 of Talking Fussball!
March 22nd, 2013
A 50th anniversary bonus episode as Talking Fussball brings you the full version of Bernie Reeves' interview with German football expert, journalist and author Raphael Honigstein as he get his impressions on the progress made by the Bundesliga this season. What were his most nostalgic moments as a German football fan? Who his worst ever interviewee? Why are things going so right for runaway league leaders FC Bayern Munich and so wrong for Borussia Dortmund? What are his thoughts on the chances of the remaining Bundesliga sides in the UEFA Champions League this season and where does that leave Germany's top flight compared to other big leagues in Europe? It goes with saying that Talking Fussball would like to say a huge thanks to Raphael Honigstein for making the time to talk to give us a such a splendid interview!
March 18th, 2013
Join the Talking Fussball crew James, Jon, Bernie and Alex as they gather in the M94.5 studios in the heart of Munich for a very special episode of Talking Fussball as the show celebrates reaching its half century, while Bernie interviews the one and only Raphael Honigstein. Revel in the nostalgia of the Bundesliga 50th season as they highlight the reasons they're so passionate about Germany's top flight and their fondest memories of Bundesliga action before answering this week's most-debated topics. How good are Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich's chances of reaching the UEFA Champions League semi-finals? Would Eintracht Frankfurt head coach Armin Veh be a good fit at Schalke? All this and much more in a bumper Episode 50 of Talking Fussball! P.S. A massive thank you to all our listeners from the Talking Fussball crew!