German Bundesliga Podcast: Matchday 31 Review + Champions League Preview

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 [...]

By |April 22nd, 2014|Bundesliga, Football, Soccer, Sports in Germany|Comments Off on German Bundesliga Podcast: Matchday 31 Review + Champions League Preview

German Bundesliga Podcast: Matchday 22 + UCL Preview

Talking Fussball Podcast 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? [...]

By |February 25th, 2014|Bundesliga, Football, Soccer|Comments Off on German Bundesliga Podcast: Matchday 22 + UCL Preview

Football coaches madness, part 2

If you read last week, you’ll remember me dedicating the entire text to the absolute lunacy that has swept through the Bundesliga in the last few weeks, with boards of directors running around like headless chickens and firing coaches left, right and centre. Well, the bad news is that these chickens are still headless. Bayern [...]

By |March 21st, 2011|Bundesliga, Football, Soccer, Sports in Germany|2 Comments

Directionless directors: a chronic Bundesliga problem

It’s been a dramatic few days, and as I write, a whole locker-room full of coaches is facing the sack, jockeying to try and find other teams or biting their nails about their first ever trip to the dole office. In fact, the kind of frenetic behind-the-scenes wrangling that’s been going on in the last [...]

By |March 14th, 2011|Bundesliga, Football, General, Soccer, Sports in Germany|Comments Off on Directionless directors: a chronic Bundesliga problem

It’s a young man’s game; both in Dortmund, and in goal

Right, let’s get this out of the way straight away: my team, Eintracht Frankfurt, lost this weekend, going down 0:2 to VfB Stuttgart. It was their fourth defeat at home in a row and has helped them to an astonishing new record in terms of losing: it’s the seventh game they’ve played without scoring a [...]

By |February 28th, 2011|Bundesliga, Football, Soccer, Sports in Germany|Comments Off on It’s a young man’s game; both in Dortmund, and in goal

Whether international or Bundesliga games, the numbers matter

Last week, Germany and Italy lined up against each other for a friendly, but the atmosphere was everything but. The reason is that, apart from Brazil, there is no one country against whom Germany has a worse record than Italy: over the last 30 games, they have only booked seven wins against the Italians, whilst [...]

By |February 14th, 2011|Bundesliga, Football, Soccer, Sports in Germany|Comments Off on Whether international or Bundesliga games, the numbers matter

Bavaria’s finest Dutchmen against the Italian team without Italians

This Saturday, 22nd May, Bayern Munich will be playing in the Champions League final against Inter Milan. Yes, you read right: on a Saturday! It’s unusual, what with Wednesday tending to be the day for European football – but the marketing whizzes from UEFA will no doubt have noticed that Saturday is far better for [...]

By |May 20th, 2010|Bundesliga, General, Sports in Germany|Comments Off on Bavaria’s finest Dutchmen against the Italian team without Italians