Gegenpressing: The Bundesliga Podcast

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In Episode 216, Manuel Veth and Stefan Bienkowski discuss the latest Bundesliga news. They talk about the coaching change at Hertha Berlin and whether Tayfun Korkut is the right man for the job. They then move on to RB Leipzig, where Jesse Marsch is under pressure to deliver until the winter. Finally, they preview what could be a wild Klassiker next weekend.

Nov 30

47 min 43 sec

In Episode 215, Manuel Veth and Stefan Bienkowski discuss the latest Bundesliga news. They chat about Augsburg’s win over Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund narrowing the gap to just one point. They then discuss Union Berlin’s derby win over Hertha, the Markus Anfang situation at Werder Bremen and how the dark cloud of COVID is hanging heavily over the Bundesliga at the moment.

Nov 23

54 min 6 sec

In Episode 214, Manuel Veth and Stefan Bienkowski discuss the latest Bundesliga news. They chat about Marsch turning things around at Leipzig, Dortmund’s latest problems and Nmecha filling a big void at the German national team. Finally, they wonder if Rangnick could fix Manchester United.

Nov 10

44 min 20 sec

In Episode 213, Manuel Veth and Stefan Bienkowski are back to talk about the latest Bundesliga news. They discuss Wolfsburg hiring new head coach Florian Kohfeldt and if he is the right man for the job. They also chat about Bayern’s defeat in the DFB Pokal and what the result means for German football overall and whether the DFL needs to bring in playoffs to decide the Bundesliga title.

Oct 31

41 min 7 sec

In Episode 212, Manuel Veth and Stefan Bienkowski discuss the latest Bundesliga news. They chat about Mark van Bommel being sacked by VfL Wolfsburg after a historic defeat to RB Salzburg and a disappointing result against Freiburg. They then discuss the Joshua Kimmich vaccination controversy and much more. 

Oct 24

47 min 24 sec

In Episode 211, Manuel Veth and Stefan Bienkowski break down Bundesliga matchday 8. They roundup the Saturday action and analyze the early winners of the Bundesliga coaching change carousel. They then ask what we can learn from Bayern Munich’s destruction of Bayer Leverkusen. Finally, they take a look at Karim Adeyemi’s situation and whether he will sign for Bayern or Dortmund.

Oct 17

55 min 49 sec

In Episode 210, Manuel Veth and Stefan Bienkowski catch up on the last two weeks of Bundesliga action. They chat about Bayern’s surprise defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, Dortmund without Haaland whether Marsch has turned things around at RB Leipzig. Finally, they take a closer look at Bayer Leverkusen as they wonder if the Werkself is a serious title contender.

Oct 5

38 min 3 sec

In Episode 209, Manuel Veth and Stefan Bienkowski break down matchday 5. After Bayern smash VfL Bochum 7-0 they once again wonder whether the Rekordmeister’s dominance is hurting the league. They also look at Dortmund, could Erling Haaland carry the team to a title? Finally, they break down Leipzig’s problems under new head coach Jesse Marsch.

Sep 21

35 min 7 sec

Manuel Veth and Stefan Bienkowski are joined by Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Simon Rolfes who reveals how Leverkusen use artificial intelligence to scout players, and how AWS Match Facts are enhancing the Bundesliga as a product. Manu and Stefan then discuss super Saturday and Leipzig’s difficult start under Jesse Marsch.

Sep 13

53 min 28 sec

Chris Williams and Manuel Veth are joined by German football journalist, broadcaster and all round expert Raphael Honigstein as Dortmund and Leverkusen get a deep dive. There's a look back at the Baden-Württemberg derby between Stuttgart and Freiburg, Bayern dismantle Hertha and how did title potentials Leipzig get on at Wolfsburg? Finally, the trio couldn’t ignore another German derby – Klopp vs Tuchel in England.

Aug 30

45 min 47 sec

On this week’s Gegenpressing Manuel Veth and Chris Williams are joined by football journalist Constantin Eckner to break down the tactical lessons learnt from Matchday Two - Can Leipzig challenge for the title & why did Dortmund lose to Frieburg? Plus where does Marcel Sabitzer end up come September and how do Julian Nagelsmann’s Bayern look early doors? 

Aug 23

50 min 36 sec

Matchday One is upon us - the guys are joined by Bundesliga International CEO Robert Klein to preview the new season, then Stefan and Manu break down the opening weekend; Bayern’s 1-1 draw in the original Klassiker, the Reus-Haaland show against Eintracht Frankfurt, and Leipzig lose under new American head coach Jesse Marsch - it all gets the Gegenpressing treatment. 

Aug 15

53 min 48 sec

Manuel Veth and Stefan Bienkowski break down Germany’s Euro 2020 squad ahead of the competition's start on Friday evening. They discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Löw's defence, midfield and attack.

Jun 11

33 min 27 sec

Manuel Veth is joined by special guests Jonathan Johnson, Tom Kundert and Tomasz Mortimer to preview Euro 2020 Group F. They break down Germany’s opponents, look at the nation's strengths and weaknesses and also highlight key players to watch throughout the group stage.

Jun 8

1 hr 3 min

Bryce Dunn, Manuel Veth, and Stefan Bienkowski are back to discuss the Bundesliga relegation playoff, Oliver Glasner heading to Frankfurt and also, Mark van Bommel to Wolfsburg. The trio also preview Germany’s hopes ahead of Euro 2020's kickoff. 

Jun 3

47 min 10 sec

Bryce Dunn, Chris Williams, and Manuel Veth are back to chat about the final Matchday of the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga. They discuss Lewandowski getting his 41st goal, Werder’s relegation, Union Berlin in the UEFA Conference League, and all the madness from 2.Bundesliga.

May 24

45 min 42 sec

Episode 200 - Bryce Dunn and Manuel Veth are joined by the voice of the Bundesliga, Derek Rae. The trio look back at the DFB Pokal Final and could Borussia Dortmund following up their victory with an unlikely Champions League qualification? Also, Robert Lewandowski - the striker equals Gerd Müller’s seemingly eternal record.!

May 16

47 min 45 sec

Bryce Dunn and Manuel Veth are joined by Stefan Bienkowski. They discuss the never ending merry-go-round of Bundesliga head coaches, Bayern Munich’s historic 9th title, how Borussia Dortmund are back in the top four. Plus all the latest on the relegation battle, and could Raúl could become Eintracht Frankfurt’s next head coach?

May 9

56 min 4 sec

Manuel Veth is joined by Lars Sivertsen to chat about Matchday 31 in the Bundesliga. The duo discuss Erling Haaland’s future at BVB, Alexander Sørloth’s struggles at RB Leipzig (and the Bundesliga’s overall competitiveness). Plus after the Super League fallout, can Bayern and Dortmund’s financial models be an example for other European clubs to follow?

Apr 25

51 min 26 sec

Chris Williams and Manuel Veth drop a midweek special to bring you the fall-out from the Super League. They discuss 50+1 and the role it played in Bayern and Dortmund refusing to join the failed group, and whether a fan ownership model could be feasible in England. Finally, they recap some actual football -  Matchday 30 in the Bundesliga.

Apr 22

36 min 44 sec

Bryce Dunn, Chris Williams and Manuel Veth are joined by Marie Schulte-Bockum to discuss Matchday 29 in the Bundesliga. They break down Hansi Flick’s announcement that he wants to leave Bayern Munich, Friedhelm Funkel’s comments after the Rheinderby and Schalke’s final collapse plus what of the club’s future?

Apr 20

56 min 53 sec

Bryce Dunn and Manuel Veth are joined by Jasmine Baba to discuss Matchday 28 in the Bundesliga. They chat about Bayern and Dortmund in the Champions League, as well as Eintracht Frankfurt’s thriller against Wolfsburg. Plus, is Marco Rose the right man for BVB? Then it's the conflict between Flick and Salihamidzic before breaking news: Köln sacking Gisdol!

Apr 11

47 min 48 sec

Bryce Dunn and Manuel Veth are back to discuss Matchday 27 of the Bundesliga. They strip down the two German national team games, especially the disaster against North Macedonia. Then it's Borussia Dortmund’s loss against Eintracht Frankfurt which falls under the focus, and all the implications to the Black and Yellows of missing out on the Champions League. Finally, they talk about the title decider between Leipzig and Bayern plus a quick look at the Berlin derby.

Apr 4

38 min 25 sec

Bryce Dunn, Manuel Veth and Chris Williams are back to discuss Matchday 26 of the Bundesliga. Oh my Bayern Munich! Was that their best performance of the season against Stuttgart? There's a look at the Champions League race between Borussia Dortmund and Frankfurt. And finally, an update on the Ralf Rangnick soap opera at Schalke.

Mar 21

48 min 48 sec

Bryce Dunn, Chris Williams and Manu Veth are back to discuss Matchday 25 in the Bundesliga. There's an in-depth analysis of the Ralf Rangnick situation at Schalke. Marco Rose and Gladbach’s legal quagmire. Bayern and Leipzig's weekend, Joachim Löw quits PLUS breaking news regarding an American investment at Augsburg.

Mar 15

49 min 55 sec

Bryce Dunn, Chris Williams and Manuel Veth are back to discuss Matchday 24 in the Bundesliga. Chris and Manu analyze the Klassiker and RB Leipzig’s continued title challenge. While Bryce and Manu tear down Leverkusen’s victory at Gladbach, the coaching change at Arminia Bielefeld and Jürgen Klinsmann’s perspective on Hertha Berlin.

Mar 8

52 min 1 sec

Bryce Dunn and Manuel Veth are once again joined by Bundesliga expert Stefan Bienkowski. They chat about Schalke’s purge, Leipzig’s comeback win, Musiala’s decision to represent Germany and whether Müller will be recalled. Plus what of  Peter Bosz's future at Leverkusen?

Mar 1

47 min 49 sec

Bryce Dunn and Manuel Veth are once again joined by Bundesliga expert Stefan Bienkowski. The three discuss what has now become the tightest title race among Europe’s top four leagues. They chat about Frankfurt and Wolfsburg’s Champions League ambitions and whether Sancho and Haaland’s Revierderby reactions are a signal for their respective futures. 

Feb 22

42 min 57 sec

Bryce Dunn, Chris Williams, and Manuel Veth are back! Dayot Upamecano joins newly crowned World Club Champions Bayern Munich, what does this mean for the rest of the league? Plus, it’s official - Marco Rose WILL be the next Dortmund head coach but will they be a top-four side when he arrives? And of course, it’s Champions League week, but Leipzig won’t play at home.

Feb 15

40 min 40 sec

Bryce Dunn and Manuel Veth are joined by Kara Head to discuss all the latest Bundesliga news from Matchday 20. They chat about the recently closed transfer window, Bayer Leverkusen’s business and the club’s season in general. Plus, what happened to Bayern’s Qatar travel plans and Marco Rose's Gladbach future? Season 4 - Episode 188

Feb 8

27 min 43 sec

Bryce Dunn and Manuel Veth are joined by Stefan Bienkowski to discuss Matchday 19 of the Bundesliga. They discuss Hertha’s Deadline Day dealings, what will Khedira add? Stefan gives his insight on Leverjusen signing Frimpong Frimpong from Celtic and the guys chat Musiala’s national team future and Wamangituka's wonder goal.

Feb 1

48 min 57 sec

Bryce Dunn, Chris Williams and Manuel Veth are back to discuss Matchday 18 of the Bundesliga. They chat about coaching and managerial changes at Hertha Berlin - can the capital club turn things around? Gladbach defeat Dortmund - will Rose actually move to BVB? Also Bayern batter Schalke.  

Jan 25

34 min 36 sec

Bryce Dunn and Manuel Veth are joined by Fox Sports commentator Keith Costigan as they shine a light on the US Men’s National Team players currently plying their trade in the league, and Stuttgart boss Pellegrino Matarazzoof course!. The guys also look at Dortmund and Leipzig's dropped points, plus Bayern’s shock Pokal exit to Kiel.

Jan 18

37 min 13 sec

Chris Williams, Bryce Dunn and Manuel Veth are back to discuss Bayern Munich’s defeat at Gladbach and the Bavarian's winter transfer policy; will Omar Richards be joining them? They also chat about Schalke's landmark victory (thanks to USMNT striker Matthew Hoppe) as well as Dortmund's energy powered win at Leipzig - but is Julian Brandt off to Arsenal?

Jan 10

41 min 19 sec

Chris Williams and Manuel Veth are back to chat about the return of the Bundesliga. They discuss the 'New York derby' between VfB Stuttgart and RB Leipzig, Eintracht Frankfurt wanting to sign Joshua Zirkzee, and Peter Bosz's comments about Bayern’s dominance. Also, Jadon Sancho returns to scoring form and what about David Alaba’s future? Episode 183

Jan 3

39 min 51 sec

Bryce Dunn, Chris Williams and Manuel Veth are back for a quick winterpause update. They chat about coaching changes at Mainz and Schalke, Thomas Tuchel being fired at PSG and Julian Draxler’s future. Finally, they discuss the winners and losers as the year ends. Episode 182.

Dec 2020

37 min 14 sec

Bryce Dunn, Chris Williams and Manuel Veth are back to chat about the final Bundesliga matchday of 2020. They discuss whether Schalke are the next Kaiserslautern, Jadon Sancho’s struggles at BVB, Bayer Leverkusen’s imperfections and the world’s best player - OFFICIALLY!

Dec 2020

38 min 9 sec

Ep 180: Chris Williams and Manuel Veth are joined by James Thorogood to discuss Borussia Dortmund’s crisis and potential candidates to replace Lucien Favre, and Constantin Eckner joins Manu to chat about RB Leipzig and their (almost official) new signing, Dominik Szoboszlai. 

Dec 2020

41 min 31 sec

In Episode 179 Bryce Dunn, Chris Williams and Manuel Veth are back to chat about Bundesliga matchday 10. They discuss the Berlin Derby, Borussia Dortmund continuing to be flat and whether Bayern vs RB Leipzig is the new Klassiker.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

35 min 32 sec

In Episode 178 Bryce Dunn and Manuel Veth are joined by Lee Wingate from the Other Bundesliga Podcast to discuss Bundesliga matchday 9. They chat about Schalke and whether they can break a record set in the 1965/66 season. Lee and Manu break down Bayern’s UCL run and BVB’s loss to Köln.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

31 min 55 sec

In Episode 177 Bryce Dunn, Chris Williams, and Manuel Veth are back to discuss Bundesliga matchday 8. They chat about Löw’s future, Bayern Munich’s fatigue being a factor against Werder, and the Haaland show against Hertha Berlin.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

31 min 29 sec

In Episode 176 Bryce Dunn, Chris Williams, and Manuel Veth are back to discuss Bundesliga matchday 7. They break down the Klassiker between BVB and Bayern, discuss the Sunday Topspiel between Bayer Leverkusen and Gladbach and they chat about the results of German clubs in Europe.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

58 min

In Episode 175 Chris Williams and Manuel Veth are joined by Lee Wingate from the Other Bundesliga Podcast to discuss Bayern Munich's Champions League clash against Red Bull Salzburg. They discuss RB Leipzig's result against Manchester United and they once again discuss Lucien Favre's future at Borussia Dortmund.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

46 min 5 sec

In Episode 174 Bryce Dunn, Chris Williams and Manuel Veth are back to discuss matchday 5 of the Bundesliga and recap key Europa League and Champions League performances. They ask whether Bayern Munich are the best team in Europe and chat about the goalkeeper debate at Borussia Dortmund.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

52 min 12 sec

In Episode 173 Bryce Dunn and Manuel Veth are back to preview the six Bundesliga teams that will be in action in the Champions League and Europa League this week. They also chat about the difficult situation at Schalke and Milot Rashica’s future.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

1 hr 5 min

In Episode 172 Bryce Dunn, Chris Williams and Manuel Veth are back to chat about matchday 3 of the Bundesliga. They discuss the biggest deals already gone through ahead of the window shutting on Monday, Bayern’s 4-3 victory over Hertha and “the American dream” Reyna at BVB.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

43 min 29 sec

In Episode 171 Bryce Dunn and Manuel Veth are joined by Bundesliga match commentator James Thorogood to discuss matchday 2. They chat about Achim Beierlorzer being fired by Mainz and Schalke finally going their separate ways with David Wagner. They also chat about Dortmund and Bayern losing *plus* the Sergiño Dest transfer saga.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2020

1 hr 3 min

In Episode 170 Hal Stewart, Chris Williams, and Manuel Veth are back to chat about the start of the Bundesliga season. They chat about Bayern Munich smashing Schalke 8-0, young star Jamal Musiala, and the club going after Sergiño Dest. They also talk about Borussia Dortmund, they 3-0 win over Gladbach and Jadon Sancho.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2020

51 min 55 sec

Manuel Veth, Andrew Flint, and Tim Bogdachev are back to chat about Russian football. They discuss Aleksey Miranchuk joining Atalanta, Guus Til heading to SC Freiburg, and all the other major transfers. They also chat about Russia ahead of the Nations League and Spartak heading back to the top of the table.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2020

58 min 55 sec

In Episode 169 Bryce Dunn, Chris Williams, and Manuel Veth are back to chat about Bayern Munich’s treble winning season. They discuss the Champions League final against PSG, RB Leipzig’s run and the Bundesliga’s overall grade in European football this season.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 2020

49 min 25 sec