Talking Fussball Isolation Edition - Just where are we headed here?
With the Bundesliga season on ice, How much trouble is German football (and other kinds of football) in? And what can be done about it? Nik Wildhagen runs the show this week, recruiting his old TF Extra pals Matt and Terry on to talk about the big four of FC Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen reaching out to help smaller clubs, some ominous recent words of Gianni Infantino, innovative fund drives in the lower divisions, and more.
Talking Fussball Pandemic Pause Special - Fumbling around in a world without football
Welcome to the new normal - a world without football for the foreseeable future...plus a looming life-and-death threat hanging over us all. What's not to like? Matt gets on the line with Nik Wildhagen to talk these strange times over in a fairly strange episode. They talk a lot about the implications of the Bundesliga's sudden break...and somehow get sidetracked before the end. Hope you enjoy, and be well!
Talking Fussball MD25 review - One last weekend of thrills before they shut the fans out
Strange times. One week after we zoom in on the DFB's battle with the Bundesliga's most hardcore fans, we learn the league might have to do without all of their fans for a while. Yes, COVID-19 will come up in this podcast - but so will a Dortmund win guest Marie Schulte-Bockum calls meisterlich , a couple of great goals from USMNT stars, and the idea that German football (and other footballs, for that matter) needs to get a lot more feminine.
TF Fantasy - Freestylin' into the weekend with JT and Flo
The last thing they wanted was to miss another episode, so our the busy guys in our fantastic duo decided to jump the gun, record a podcast earlier than usual and do it just about off the dome. JT and Flo have recommendations on potential Cologne player picks for Friday night, how wary you need to be of RB Leipzig's squad rotation ahead of a big date in Europe, and much more....
Talking Fussball MD24 wrap - Off the pitch SPECIAL on Germany's ultras uniting to fight for their right to insult (...and more)
Two teams of highly-paid pros participate in a joint kick-about for the final 15 minutes of Hoffenheim vs Bayern. Several other games disrupted after officials deem chants and banners from ultra fan groups to have crossed the line. Is this all really just about Hoffenheim owner Dietmar Hopp? On a weekend where results were overshadowed by events off the pitch, Matt speaks with , who makes it his business to report on fan culture and sports politics for DW. Wide-ranging discussion ensues. FT also happens to be a massive 1. FC Köln fan, so there's a lot of effzeh talk, as well as a run through title race and relegation battle implications.