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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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Meet the YG World Cup Bloggers!

Photo copyright dpa

Photo copyright dpa

Young Germany called and they came: Our team of World Cup Bloggers for 2014 is set.  And check out the players!  It is going to be a fun Cup with YG bloggers offering perspective from all over the world.

We had planned to put together a team of eleven, but with so many great applicants, we expanded that number to thirteen.  In May we will introduce each of them to you in more detail, but for now, here is an overview of the folks you will see talking soccer and World Cup here this June.

The YG World Cup Blogging Team

Kristie Foran.  A California girl learning German.

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German Bundesliga Podcast: Matchday 18 Reactions + Transfer Talk

Talking Fussball Podcast

Talking Fussball Podcast

Talking Fussball is back in 2014 and boy does it feel good! The second half of the 2013/14 Bundesliga season has begun and with James hosting in yet another new location, Jon, Bernie and Alex were on hand to complete the awesome foursome in breaking down a truly unpredictable Matchday 18.

Was the winter break long enough for Borussia Dortmund? Surely Hannover 96 on the road against VfL Wolfsburg can only end one way? Is Gertjan Verbeek due a sponsorship deal with Gillette? Is their less plus and more minus to HSV’s current state of affairs? Did SC Freiburg throw Bayer 04 Leverkusen off course and have Eintracht Frankfurt finally appeased their home fans?

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Talking Fussball Episode 2 – DFB Pokal Review and Season Predictions

Talking Fussball Podcast

Talking Fussball Podcast

Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show returns as Alex, Sal and Jon join James in the M94.5 studios to help decipher the conclusions that can be drawn from the DFB Pokal 1st Round before answering the most ominous question currently surrounding Germany’s top flight.

Was Werder Bremen’s defeat a sign of what’s to come from Robin Dutt’s side?  Are Borussia Dortmund still a work in progress despite a 3-0 win on the weekend? Are VfL Wolfsburg ready to make an assault on Europe and how crucial is a strong start to the season for Hamburger SV?

Elsewhere the Munich crew highlight what the Bundesliga has to offer outside of the top 2 before offering their predictions on a number of subjects ahead of the eagerly-anticipated 2013/14 campaign.

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Wordless Wednesday: Football Frenzy

The European Football Championship is underway, and football-themed items are showing up everywhere in Germany.  The seats on the buses are decorated, and at the bakery you can find ball-shaped rolls.  Germany loves football.  Check it out.

Photo (cc) flickr user rae

Photo (cc) flickr user liquidx

This picture was actually taken in South Africa, but it’s a soccer lovin’ attitude you see all over Germany as well! Photo (cc) flickr user Blyzz

Want to share your photographs of football love in Germany with Young Germany’s Wordless Wednesday crowd?  Email your photos to nicolette.stewart AT fs-medien.de.  Hope to hear from you soon.

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Top Six Tips for German Soccer Viewing: What I Learned in Dortmund

Soccer is taken more seriously than politics in Germany. Be prepared for anything.

It happened. I feel just a bit more German now. I definitely feel different. Yes, I went to my first true German outdoor soccer viewing party. On Saturday night two of Germany’s best teams, Borussia Dormund and Bayern Munich, played for Germany’s national cup and well….Dortmund pretty much kicked Bayern’s butt (5-2). And it’s not every day that Bayern has their butt kicked. As anyone who has lived in Germany or is German knows, soccer is a religion here and wow….Germans REALLY take their soccer seriously. So, when my friend Katrin invited me out for a viewing of the game in Dortmund on Saturday I was more than excited to join the viewing and see what it was all about. The game was actually held in Berlin but that didn’t matter…Dortmund was alive with soccer vibes, especially since they just came off a huge win, taking the title of Budesliga Champions (that’s a big deal here in Germany!) So, here’s what I learned about watching big games on the big screen with crazy German soccer fans.

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YG World Cup Blog: Being a small part of the big event

Valentina Mercolli "playing" a little footbal as a FIFA Women's World Cup Volunteer: Photo: courtesy of V. Mercolli

Valentina Mercolli "playing" a little footbal as a FIFA Women's World Cup Volunteer: Photo: courtesy of V. Mercolli

One of the most frequent questions people ask me is, “Why did you apply to become a volunteer for the FIFA WWC 2011?” The customary answer for each of us is simple, “Because football is my passion”. From this then, we’re all in agreement with several more phrases that could also be added: “Because I love being part of a team and meeting a lot of new people” and “Because I would like to live an unforgettable experience”.

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