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!
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.
This year the soccer World Cup will be held in Brazil, where we, the humble editors of Young Germany, will not be able to watch it unfold. We are looking for writers from all over the world to blog about how they celebrate Germany’s favorite sport whether by attending a public viewing, kicking around the ball, or live and in person. In Brazil? India? China? Germany? Spain? Where ever you are, we want to hear your voice and share your thoughts with Young Germany blog readers during this summer’s World Cup.
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.
Today Sarah of workingberlinmum talks about life without a cell phone and watching soccer with her son. You can find her here every Thursday.
Berlin and fashion
“…The Berlin Experts we talked with Arne Eberle, founder and director of fashion agency Arne Eberle Press+Sales and editor-in-chief of Œ Magazine. For many years Arne Eberle has been supporting talented German designers, believing in their creativity and presenting the most outstanding collections not only at Berlin Fashion Week, but also at international trade shows and events. Among the highlights of his accomplishments is definitely the Collect Showroom for contemporary fashion, the ultimate platform to promote the quality, skills and creativity of local designers.” Read more about Eberle here.
Soccer saint not so saintly
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.
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.