Our latest podcast is recorded in the aftermath of the dramatic Champions League final as we discuss the fallout from Bayern's heartbreaking loss to Chelsea. We are joined by tactics guru Tobias Escher from the German tactics blog spielverlagerung.de to discuss just what went wrong for Bayern in yet another European Cup final loss. Was there more to their loss or was it simply a case of bad luck and poor finishing? Is there a trend towards reactive tactics in European football and how will the loss impact Bayern's transfer policies this summer?
Entries from May 2012
May 21st, 2012 · Comments
May 18th, 2012 · Comments
On this special edition of the Bundesliga Podcast, we preview the big Champions League final between Bayern München and Chelsea. Bayern have the chance to become just the third side to win the European Cup on home soil. Niklas welcomes famed tactical writer Michael Cox from Zonal Marking to discuss the ins and outs of the biggest game of the season. What can Bayern expect from Chelsea and Di Matteo tactically speaking and will their counter attacking style benefit or hurt Bayern? Also, how will the suspensions to both sides affect the game? All this and more on our mini Champions League final preview.
May 7th, 2012 · Comments
The Bundesliga Fanatic Podcast turns 50 and to mark the ocassion we have Eurosport commentator Angus Torode and the Bundesliga Shows' Terry Duffelen. In our first segment we look back on Dortmund's historic season, all the records they have broken and what has set them apart from all the rest. We also discuss Leverkusen's future and whether Sami Hyypia should or will stay on, and talk about their striker Stefan Kiessling and whether or not he deserves the same praise and consideration as Wolfsburg's Patrick Helmes with the upcoming European Championship. We then glance at what the future will hold for both Bremen and Gladbach who will both enter crucial rebuilding periods next season.
Our second segment focuses on the heated relegation battle which came to a close with a bang during hte weekend. Can Hertha get by Fortuna Düsseldorf in the relegation/promotion playoff and stay up and can Köln ever escape the constant drama and turmoil both on and off the pitch? We finish by discussing the departure of Augsburg coach Jos Luhukay and how that could affect the team.