Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to highlight another action-packed weekend of Bundesliga action as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon and Alex to break down a Matchday 24 that was just as fancy and entertaining as the 2014 Oscars.
Did FC Bayern München’s thrashing of FC Schalke 04 underline the gulf in class between the league leaders and the chasing pack? What are the implications of VfL Wolfsburg suffering a 6-2 drubbing at the hands of 1899 Hoffenheim? Is Armin Veh’s impending departure positive or negative from an Eintracht Frankfurt perspective? Has Joachim Löw waited to long to introduce the likes of Matthias Ginter, Andre Hahn, Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Shkodran Mustafi to the national team and which Bundesliga all-star XI could beat the almighty FC Bayern?
You know, I realize that I don’t write that much about being an expat. You don’t see envious travel pictures from me weekly. I don’t write that often about all of the great things here in Germany or complain too much (except for this time). If I had to give a reason as to why, I could sum it up in just a few words: being an expat is hard.
Finding food from back home: A vegetarian in Germany reports
I never noticed as I never liked them, but apparently Germany never had a big selection of energy bars. Until now. A vegetarian in Germany reports on where you can get them.
It is apparently impossible to talk about wurst without making bad puns.
“I admit, I was sceptical about the sauce. I’m not a huge curry and sausages fan, especially from what I could see, in a less-than-discreet drowning sauce. To the absolute horror of the waiter, I asked for the sauce on the side. Nonetheless, he oliged me, bringing over a small dish of sausages and potatoes, and a large jug of sauce. I poured a little in the corner. A slice of sausage. A dip in sauce….and then… TASTE EXPLOSION!” Read the rest of the blog here.
The Germans succeed every time in capturing, in one word, each and every airy-fairy emotion I’ve ever experienced and been unable to describe in less than three full sentences.
This time it’s Schwellenangst, meaning a fear of crossing thresholds, if we were to take it at face value. On a deeper level, Schwellenangst is a fear of crossing a line, a border, or a threshold; entering into a new phase in life.
This isn’t the first time I’ve felt this way, and it certainly won’t be the last but coming home from Erasmus, going back to “normal” university, entering final year, and trying to make decisions for the rest of my life has been a lot to deal with.
Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga show returns as the ‘Awesome Foursome’ are reunited to record Germany’s premier football podcast! Pod host James Thorogood is joined on the mics by Jon, Bernie (and bronzed) Alex in the comfort of Handcock’s hollow.
Did Hamburger SV have a ‘Slomkaover’ that saw off Borussia Dortmund? Were 1. FC Nürnberg were involved in the game of the season against Eintracht Braunschweig? How pivotal will Leverkusen and Schalke’s dropped points prove in the race for European qualification? What’s going on with FC Augsburg and will FC Bayern München’s Philipp Lahm ever be a right-back again?!
We also talk mid-table results, relegation scraps and just how fantastic the Bundesliga really is!