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Bundesliga fanatic podcast episode 94: Match Day 34 reviewed

May 19th, 2013

Aleix Gwilliam and Niklas Wildhagen take a look at the ins and outs of match day 34.

Segment 1: What on earth was going on in Dortmund? Should Schmelzer's goal been given? What are the reasons for Fortuna's dreadful form in the Rückrunde? And equally, who deserves the credit for Augsburg's massive turnaround?

Segment 2: Is finishing fifth a blessing in disguise for Freiburg? We put Eintracht's season and achievements into a historical context and we give you a whole lot more Bundesliga goodness in this segment!

Bundesliga fanatic podcast episode 93: Schizo cats and Match Day 33 reviewed

May 11th, 2013

Cris Nyari and Niklas Wildhagen are back with an all new episode of the fanatic pod taking on the ins and outs of Match Day 33.

Segment 1: We once again marvel in Bayern's glorious season! We are still not too sure about what we are thinking about Stuttgart this season. And, we are reviewing the most important results of the match day.

Segment 2: Who can still reach the Champions League and/or the Europa League? Who is most likely to go down? Find out during the last 15 minutes of the show.

Bundesliga fanatic podcast episode 92: Keller vs. Effenberg and Match Day 32

May 7th, 2013

Aleix Gwilliam and Niklas Wildhagen take on match day 32.

Should Schalke stick to Jens Keller next season as well? What to make of that BVB vs. Bayern match up on Saturday? Who is going down, and who is staying in the league? All that, and a whole lot more on this episode of the Bundesliga fanatic podcast.

Bundesliga fanatic podcast episode 91 – Champions League Special

May 3rd, 2013

Niklas Wildhagen is joined by European football journalist Andy Brassell to discuss the impact of this week's Champions League semi-finals.

The two of them discuss how Borussia Dortmund have managed to turn around there fortunes in the Champions Leauge. Could the German business model be something other leagues could copy? How has the perception of German football changed over the yeras? And, there is some cooking advice in there as well!

Bundesliga fanatic podcast episode 90: Analyzing Werder’s season

May 1st, 2013

Aleix Gwilliam and Niklas Wildhagen are talking about the ins and outs of Match Day 31 in the Bundesliga. Tobias Singer from the Gruen Weiss Podcast makes his debut on our show talking about Werder Bremen's season and the green and whites problem.

Segment 1: We are taking a closer look on the race for fourth spot.

Segment 2: Tobias Singer joins Niklas Wildhagen, talking about Werder's season so far. The two of them analyze Werder's season, taking a closer look at the club's structures, trying to find out where Werder have gone wrong in the recent past.

Segment 3: We are having a closer look at the battle against relegation. What has Markus Gisdol changed since he has arrived at Hoffenheim? Could Augsburg possibly get manage to grab the 15th place of the Bundesliga? And, are Fortuna Düsseldorf doomed?

Bundesliga Fanatic Podcast Episode 88

April 22nd, 2013

This very special episode of the Bundesliga fanatic podcast was recorded in the Zeitgeist in London and features Niklas Wildhagen and Terry Duffelen.

Segment 1: Terry and Niklas go over the matches of match day 30.

Segment 2: Aleix Gwilliam talks to Catalan journalist Toni Padilla about the upcoming Bayern vs. Barca tie.

Segment 3: Back at the Zeitgeist Terry and Niklas talk about the implications of Uli Hoeness's tax evasion.

Bundesliga fanatic podcast episode 87: Pukki worship and DFB Pokal preview

April 15th, 2013

Aleix Gwilliam and Niklas Wildhagen are back to discuss match day 29 and to preview the upcoming fixtures in the DFB Pokal.

Segment 1: Were Leverkusen right to continue playing after Marica had gone to the ground? What to make of Hamburg's surprise 2-1 away win against Mainz? Ever heard of pleasant side effects? Well, Hoffenheim coach Markus Gisdol, we'll tell you what they are! All that, and a whole lote more in this segment of our podcast!

Segment 2: Bayern are taking on Wolfsburg, whilst Freiburg are travelling to Stuttgart to compete in the semi finals of the cup. We'll give you the DL on both DFB Pokal matches.

Bundesliga fanatic podcast episode 86: Waxing lyrically about Bayern and Bundesliga poetry

April 7th, 2013

Cris Nyari is finally back from his prolonged hiatus in an Iranian cave, joining Aleix Gwilliam and Niklas Wildhagen to talk about Match Day 28, Bayern’s championship winning side and the upcoming Champions League ties.

Segment 1: How have Bayern managed to wrap up the Bundesliga championship so quickly? What makes them a special team? How bad can poetry get? Are Nürnberg contenders for Europe? All this and a whole lot more!

Segment 2: How are the two German sides going to fare in their mid week matches? How is Antonio Conte going to approach this match? What does Manuel Pellegrini’s absence mean? Find out in this part of our show!

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Bundesliga fanatic podcast episode 85: Barbecue time

April 1st, 2013

Segment 1: What to make of Bayern's historic win over Hamburg? What went wrong for HSV? Is the planned barbecue really the best way to calm minds down? Was Georg Niedemeier's sending off justified? Can we read anything into Eintracht's win over Greuther? All that, and a whole lot more!

Segment 2: What kind of opposition are Dortmund and Bayern facing in mid-week? Find out in this segment!

Bundesliga Fanatic Podcast Episode 84

March 18th, 2013

Niklas Wildhagen and Aleix Gwilliam take on match day 26.

Is Nuri Sahin back for good? Which team is most likely to grab that elusive fourth spot?  And what to make of Mario Gomez and his current form? Should he displace Mario Mandzukic at Bayern going into the tail end of the season?   Should Fortuna Düsseldorf be worried about their form with the relegation battle coming to a boil? All that, and a whole lot more!