Category Archives: Soccer

German Bundesliga Podcast: Matchday 31 Review + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball Podcast

Talking Fussball Podcast

Talking Fussball – The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness after an Easter weekend that brought treats for some clubs but left a sour taste indeed for others.

Crowd favourite Sal is in the host’s chair this week, joined by panel regular Bernie and panel rookie Matthew making his Talking Fussball debut, as we break down Matchday 31 in the Bundesliga, before looking ahead to Bayern’s clash with Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final.

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German Bundesliga Podcast: Matchday 30 Review + DFB Pokal Preview

Talking Fussball Podcast

Talking Fussball Podcast

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the heart of Munich by his bundesliga.com colleague Bernie to breakdown a Matchday 30 packed to the brim with talking points before looking ahead to the DFB Pokal semi-finals.

Has the defeat to Borussia Dortmund proven that FC Bayern München’s invincibility was just a scary Bundesliga story? Do FC Schalke 04 still have a chance of clinching second place? Can Bayer 04 Leverkusen hold onto fourth place now that Sascha Lewandowski’s in charge? Is Kevin De Bruyne finally showing the type of form expected of him following his move to VfL Wolfsburg? Are Borussia Mönchengladbach gearing up for a long spell in European competition next season and how is the relegation battle going to pan out?

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German Bundesliga Podcast: Matchday 29

Talking Fussball Podcast

Talking Fussball Podcast

It’s another jam-packed episode of Bundesliga goodness courtesy of the Talking Fussball Munich crew, in which they kick of the show by discussing the surprise Bayern defeat to Augsburg and express their opinions on the much-asked question of the weekend: ‘Was Pep arrogant in fielding the side he did?’. Next, the pod trio get their teeth stuck into the relegation battle once again, as they shake their collective heads in disbelief at the excitement of it all. Can Braunschweig survive following their 3-0 win against Hannover 96? Did we really witness Heiko Westermann score a wonder-goal? And have Stuttgart got what it takes to stay in the league following their own win against Freiburg at the weekend? We’ve got our top 3 players, a new Sprechen Sie Fussball word and the obligatory Champions League preview talk, as Bayern and Dortmund prepare to do battle in Europe’s premier competition. All this and much more on this week’s all new Talking Fussball Episode!

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German Bundesliga Podcast: Matchday 28

Talking Fussball Podcast

Talking Fussball Podcast

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to delve headfirst into the weekend’s Bundesliga action! As Jon, Bernie and Alex break down Matchday 24, and wade through the topsy-turvy regulation battle, they wonder: who has got what it takes to survive? And what exactly was happening in Freiburg this weekend? Next, the pod gang turns its attention towards the battle for the European spots. Can Schalke 04 actually nick 2nd spot off their bitter rivals Dortmund? And could Mainz or Gladbach grab the Champions League qualification spot? Finally, it’s tears all round as Jon takes a look back at his favorite moments on the podcast and bids his chums goodbye, the night before he is set to leave Munich.

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FIFA World Cup 2014: The Cup Has a Song

by Danya Gutierrez Gonzalez

Ricky Martin while filming his video of VIDA in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Photo copyright dpa

Ricky Martin while filming his video of VIDA in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo copyright dpa

Danya is one of the team of World Cup bloggers you will find on Young Germany this summer talking about the biggest soccer event of the year.  Today she has some thoughts about this year’s World Cup song.

I know that the world cup is a little far ahead yet, but the other day I was watching TV, and I remembered a TV spot with Ricky Martin that was on the air a few months ago.  I don’t know if all of you were aware that Ricky was announcing Supersong–a contest to pick the official song for the World Cup.

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German Bundesliga Podcast: Matchday 26 Reaction + Revierderby Preview

Talking Fussball Podcast

Talking Fussball Podcast

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back with another weekly dose of Bundesliga goodness as James is joined in the heart of Munich by Bernie, Jon and Alex to breakdown a Matchday 25 packed to the brim with talking points before looking ahead to Matchday 27 and the Revierderby.

Is fourth place there for the taking considering Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s current battle with poor form? What can Borussia Mönchengladbach realistically achieve with just two points separating them from UEFA Champions League qualification? Did VfL Wolfsburg get ahead of themselves in their pursuit of European football? Were Jos Luhukay and Gertjan Verbeek harsh with their post-match comments and what implications will Tuesday’s Revierderby have on the battle for second place between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04?

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German Bundesliga Podcast: Matchday 25 Reaction + Champions League Preview

Talking Fussball Podcast

Talking Fussball Podcast

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to highlight another goal-ridden weekend of Bundesliga action as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon, Bernie and Alex to break down Matchday 25.

Is there anything left to say about this FC Bayern München side? Can Borussia Mönchengladbach push on for European qualification after beating their namesakes from Dortmund? Could 1. FSV Mainz 05 sneak under the radar to secure themselves European football next season? Did FC Augsburg prove they’re not ready to compete at the top of the table and what were the implications of ‘Relegation Super Sunday’?

Elsewhere Bernie caught up with FC Schalke 04 duo Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Kevin-Prince Boateng to get their thoughts on the Royal Blues’ away win in Augsburg.

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