There was plenty of last-minute match-day madness in the Bundesliga’s season finale this year. Tune in and find out all about the excitement and controversy surrounding Hoffenheim’s unlikely away win in Dortmund. We’ve got analysis on the final push for the European qualification spots and we get misty-eyed in the pod studio as we reflect upon Jupp Heynckes’ last match in the Bundesliga. Bernie and Jon get feisty, as the pod explodes in the most unlikely of arguments: Who is the worst keeper in the Bundesliga?! That and much more, on this week’s episode of Talking Fussball!
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May 20th, 2013 · Comments
April 15th, 2013 · Comments
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 1st, 2013 · Comments
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 22nd, 2013 · Comments
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 · Comments
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!
March 4th, 2013 · Comments
The Talking Fussball crew return to the M94.5 studios as James, Bernie, Jon and Alex gather in the heart of Munich to discuss all the goings on from the DFB Pokal, Bundesliga Matchday 24 before looking ahead to an exciting week in Europe for Borussia Dortmund including exclusive interviews with head coach Jürgen Klopp and centre-back Neven Subotic. What are the implications of FC Bayern finally banishing their Dortmund demons? How much of a hand has Jens Keller really had in changing Schalke's fortunes and how are things shaping up in the race for European qualification? All this and a whole lot more on Episode 48 of Talking Fussball!
February 25th, 2013 · Comments
The Talking Fussball crew return to the M94.5 studios as James, Bernie and Jon are joined by FourFourTwo and The New York Times writer Stefan Bienkowski to discuss the upcoming DFB Pokal Quarter Final showdown between FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, all the action from Matchday 23 in the Bundesliga as well as the implications of recent European results. Can the Bundesliga's mid-table teams truly compete in Europe? Which match-ups and duos will decide whether the league leaders or the cup holders reach the DFB Pokal semi-finals? Where did Hannover's incredible performance this weekend come from? All this and a whole lot more on Episode 47 of Talking Fussball!
February 18th, 2013 · Comments
Join Talking Fussball regulars James, Bernie and Alex as they gather in the M94.5 studios in the heart of Munich to give you an 'on the ground' perspective of all the action from the UEFA Champions League and Bundesliga Matchday 22. Are Dortmund in the driver's seat of their Round of 16 tie with Shakhtar Donetsk? Where will FC Bayern's first leg encounter with Arsenal be won and lost? Would Jupp Heynckes fit in at Schalke? Does Robert Lewandowski moving to Bavaria make sense and who will Dortmund replace the Pole with? All this and much more in Episode 46 of Talking Fussball!
February 11th, 2013 · Comments
The Talking Fussball crew reconvene in the M94.5 studios in the heart of Bavaria as James, Jon and Alex gather to dissect all the action and debatable decisions as well as this week's upcoming European fixtures involving German clubs, while Sal catches up with Mainz's Bo Svensson and Augsburg's American debutant Michael Parkhurst. Are Dortmund really capable of competing with Bayern when the record titleholders are at the top of their game? Has the clock hanging over Jens Keller's head entered time warp mode after his side's catastrophic defeat in Munich? Were Stuttgart right to extend Bruno Labbadia's contract and what should be made of the police clashes that took place in Frankfurt this weekend? All this and more on Episode 45 of Talking Fussball!
January 21st, 2013 · Comments
The Bundesliga is back and with it the Talking Fussball crew return to their weekly routine as James, Jon, Alex and Sal gather in the M94.5 studios in the heart of Bavaria to usher in the return of Germany's top flight. The crew chip in their two cents on Pep Guardiola's decision to join FC Bayern Munich, how it will effect the record titleholders and what it means for German football. Elsewhere they take a look at all the goings on from Matchday 18. Was the nine-goal thriller in the opening match of the Rückrunde a defensive travesty? Can we expect more of the same from Borussia Dortmund after their drubbing of Bremen and a debate rages as to whether Bastian Schweinsteiger is a world class player? All this and more on Episode 42 of Talking Fussball!