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Gegenpressing: The Bundesliga Podcast brings you a special focus on Germany’s Bundesliga. Our FIFA and UEFA accredited journalists bring you exclusive content from our specialty areas. Subscribe today!

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Gegenpressing: The Bundesliga Podcast brings you a special focus on Germany’s Bundesliga. Our FIFA and UEFA accredited journalists bring you exclusive content from our specialty areas. Subscribe today!

    DFB Pokal Final preview: Kaiserslautern take on Bayer Leverkusen

    DFB Pokal Final preview: Kaiserslautern take on Bayer Leverkusen

    The Gegenpressing Podcast previews the German Cup final between Kaiserslautern and Bayer Leverkusen. The hosts discuss the historical significance of Kaiserslautern and their underdog status, as well as Leverkusen's recent fatigue and loss in the Europa League final. They explore the potential impact of winning the cup on both teams, with Leverkusen aiming for the double and Kaiserslautern seeking to resurrect their club. The hosts also highlight the importance of the German Cup in German football and the excitement of having two teams that aren’t Bayern Munich in the final.

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction

    03:04 Kaiserslautern's Historical Significance

    09:02 Leverkusen's Fatigue and Loss in the Europa League Final

    13:31 The Importance of Winning the German Cup

    25:08 The Excitement of Two Novelty Teams in the Final

    35:48 Final Thoughts and Conclusion

    • 37 min
    Picking the 2023/24 Bundesliga player of the year

    Picking the 2023/24 Bundesliga player of the year

    On today’s bonus show Manu and Stefan tally up the Gegenpressing votes from our paid subscribers to decide the 2023/24 Bundesliga player of the season. Before diving in to the top 10, the duo take a look at a number of honourable mentions for players that performed admirably but didn’t quite make the cut. Enjoy the show and let us know what you think of the final ranking in the comments below.

    • 12 min
    Reacting to Bayer Leverkusen's 3-0 Europa League final defeat to Atalanta

    Reacting to Bayer Leverkusen's 3-0 Europa League final defeat to Atalanta

    Bayer Leverkusen suffered a comprehensive 3-0 defeat against Atalanta in the Europa League final. The loss ended Leverkusen's 51-game unbeaten streak and highlighted some tactical and selection mistakes made by coach Xabi Alonso. Leverkusen played with a lineup that didn't reflect their strengths and failed to dominate the game as they usually do. The team lacked presence in the final third and struggled to create chances. Atalanta, on the other hand, played brilliantly and capitalized on Leverkusen's weaknesses. This defeat serves as a learning experience for Leverkusen and Alonso as they look to bounce back in the German Cup final.

    • 4 min
    Relegation madness on the final matchday of the Bundesliga season!

    Relegation madness on the final matchday of the Bundesliga season!

    The last main show of the Bundesliga season covers various topics, including the impressive performances of Stuttgart and Heidenheim, the coaching situation at Bayern Munich, and the thrilling relegation battle. The hosts reflect on the season and discuss the final matchday, highlighting the intense games and dramatic moments. They also touch on the struggles of certain clubs and the need for reflection and improvement in the upcoming season. In this conversation, Manu and Stefan discuss the recent matches and outcomes of FC Köln, VfL Bochum, and Union Berlin in the Bundesliga. They analyze the performance and future prospects of each team, highlighting the challenges they face. The conversation also touches on the impact of club size and membership structure on team success. They conclude by previewing upcoming matches and discussing the voting for the Player of the Year.





    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction and Season Reflection

    02:10 Passing of the Bundesliga “Farmer’s league” Torch to the Premier League

    04:23 Impressive Performances of Stuttgart and Heidenheim

    08:29 Uncertainty in the Coaching Situation at Bayern Munich

    09:26 Upcoming Matches and Heidenheim's European Qualification

    14:33 Thrilling Relegation Battle

    25:48 Challenges and Disappointments for FC Köln, VfL Bochum, and Union Berlin

    29:02 Relegation Playoffs: Determining the Fate of Bundesliga Teams

    38:41 The Impact of Club Size and Membership Structure on Team Success

    52:06 Voting for the Player of the Year: Subscribers Participate in Selection Process

    • 53 min
    Bundesliga Matchday 34: Preview and predictions

    Bundesliga Matchday 34: Preview and predictions

    In the final preview show of the 2023-2024 Bundesliga season, Manuel and Stefan reflect on the season and discuss the upcoming matches. They highlight the importance of the Stuttgart vs. Gladbach match, as Stuttgart can still finish second and potentially host the DFL Super Cup. They also discuss Marco Reus' goodbye game for Dortmund and predict a for result for their clash with Darmstadt. Leverkusen will be hoping to win against Augsburg and celebrate their first trophy of the season. The relegation battle is intense, with Bochum, Union Berlin, Mainz, and Köln fighting to secure their positions.

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction and Appreciation

    02:15 Previewing the Matches

    12:26 The Coaching Situation at Bayern Munich

    15:23 Relegation Battles at the Bottom of the Table

    • 28 min
    Holstein Kiel and St. Pauli promoted, relegation drama in the Bundesliga and coaching search continues in Munich

    Holstein Kiel and St. Pauli promoted, relegation drama in the Bundesliga and coaching search continues in Munich

    In this episode of the Gegenpressing Podcast, Manuel Veth and Matt Ford are joined by Seb Stafford-Bloor from The Athletic. The trio discuss the dramatic events that has given Köln a lifeline ahead of matchday 34. Will the Billy Goats have enough to catch Union Berlin? How did the capital club maneuver its way into a position that could now lead to relegation just one season removed from qualifying for the Champions League? The guys then move on to discuss the latest developments in the Bayern Munich coaching search. With Hansi Flick now the latest candidate unlikely to join Bayern, could the club be forced to stick with Thomas Tuchel? Finally, the trio take a deep dive into newly promoted sides St. Pauli and Holstein Kiel. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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To be perfectly honest with you its a very good podcast!!

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Great Podcast

My favourite Bundesliga Podcast, great content and analysis. Now I deserve a shout out lol!

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Smart and fun

Feels like sitting in a pub listen to two friends banter about football, but unlike your friends in the pub, this show has lots of smart commentary. Very entertaining and one of my favourite podcasts!

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