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Bundesliga Diaries

English, Sports, 1 season, 63 episodes, 1 day, 4 hours, 11 minutes
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A summary of the weekend's Bundesliga fixtures and an in-depth look into one or more current topics.
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: April ’24

We are back with our April episode to discuss Bayer Leverkusen's title triumph, the battle at the drop, as well as the exploits of German teams in European competition!
4/26/20240
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: March ’24

Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: March ’24
3/25/20240
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: February ’24

The Bundesliga Diaries are back for February to discuss the title race between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich, the relegation battle, and the failed DFL Investor vote.
2/29/20240
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: January ’24

The Bundesliga Diaries are back with their first episode of the new year, and it's a big one! As well as all the usual football chat, the team take a look at the DFL investor vote and its aftermath, as well as the unfortunate passings of Franz Beckenbauer and Kay Bernstein and their impact on the game.
1/25/20240
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: November ’23

The team is back in the studio to discuss all of the latest Bundesliga action, including Urs Fischer's and Bo Svensson's respective dismissals from Union Berlin and Mainz, as well as the intriguing title race between Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen.
11/23/20230
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: October ’23

The team are back to take you through all of the latest Bundesliga action! Amongst the topics of conversation are Stuttgart's flying start, Union's struggles, and Max Eberl's surprise Leipzig exit.
10/20/20230
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: September ’23

The boys are back with their first monthly review of the 23/24 campaign. Leverkusen's electric start, Dortmund's struggles, Hansi Flick's Germany departure and the summer transfer window are just some of the topics debated in the studio.
9/14/20230
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Bundesliga Diaries Season Preview 23/24 Pt. II

After discussing last term's bottom half in the previous episode, the boys take a look at the division's big-hitters, and also reveal their predictions ahead of the new campaign.
8/18/20230
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Bundesliga Diaries Season Preview 23/24 Pt. I

In this first part of our two-episode preview, the boys take a look at the bottom half of last season's Bundesliga, as well as the two newly-promoted sides, Darmstadt and Heidenheim.
8/16/20230
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Bundesliga Diaries Quiz #6: The 2022/23 Season

Following the end of the 2022/23 season, Liam returns to quiz the boys on their knowledge of the previous campaign!
7/15/20230
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The Bundesliga Diaries End-Of-Season Awards 2022/23

Following the end of the 2022/23 campaign, the Bundesliga Diaries give out their end-of-season awards, which includes the podcast's Team of the Season!
6/24/20230
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: June ’23

In this final monthly review of the 2022/23 campaign, the Diaries take a look back at the last few weeks of the season, including the title race, the battle for Europe and the DFB Pokal final.
6/9/20230
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: May ’23

With just two matchdays remaining, the boys return to the studio to take a look at the state of the play. Everything is still up for grabs, meaning it promises to be an exhilarating end to the campaign!
5/18/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 30 seconds
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: April ’23

With Jon away on parental duties, Richard and Mirko and joined by Spodcast Freiburg's Alex to discuss the Schwarzwald outfit, the drama at Bayern, the DFL's search for an investor and plenty more.
4/21/20230
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: March ’23

In this March episode, the team take a look at strong runs for Schalke and Borussia Dortmund, as well as difficult times for Hoffenheim and Borussia Mönchengladbach.
3/16/20230
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: February ’23

The Bundesliga Diaries are back for their first episode of 2023! The team discuss all of the latest action at the top and the bottom - we may even have a title race on our hands!
2/9/20230
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: November ’22

The Bundesliga Diaries are back with their final review of 2022! We discuss all of the latest action, as well as the German reaction and opposition to the impending World Cup.
11/19/20220
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Bundesliga Diaries: German fans causing chaos in Europe

The Bundesliga Diaries are back with their second episode of the month to discuss the latest worrying incidents involving German fans on their European travels, including Union Berlin, Eintracht Frankfurt and Köln supporters.
10/21/20220
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: October ’22

The boys are back with their October episode to discuss all of the latest action, including Der Klassiker, the Rhein derby, managerial changes at Bayer Leverkusen and Stuttgart, and Hertha's off-the-pitch troubles.
10/12/20220
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Bundesliga Diaries: Transfer Round-up

Bundesliga Diaries: Transfer Round-up
9/14/202226 minutes, 33 seconds
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: September ’22

The Bundesliga Diaries are back with their first monthly review of the campaign! The boys in the studio discuss all of the latest action, as well as the draws for the German clubs in European competition.
9/8/20220
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Bundesliga Diaries Season Preview 22/23 Pt. II

In the second part of the Bundesliga Diaries pre-season preview, the boys discuss last season's top nine and also take you through their predictions!
8/4/20220
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Bundesliga Diaries Season Preview 22/23 Pt. I

The Bundesliga Diaries are back ahead of the new season for the first part of their preview! We discuss newly-promoted sides Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen as well as the teams who finished in the bottom half of last term's table.
8/1/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 41 seconds
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Bundesliga Diaries Quiz #5: The 2021/22 Season

Liam returns for the final episode of the season, the Bundesliga Diaries Quiz! The boys fight it out over six rounds to see who knows better than the rest.
6/11/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Bundesliga Diaries End-Of-Season Awards

With everything now wrapped up, the Bundesliga Diaries give out their end-of-season awards, including the Best XI, Manager of the Season, Moment of the Season and Game of the Season.
6/3/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 35 seconds
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Special: Frankfurt’s magical night in Seville

In this special episode, Mirko talks us through his Europa League final experience in Seville, as we also discuss the match that led to Eintracht Frankfurt's first European trophy in 42 years.
5/27/202228 minutes, 25 seconds
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: May ’22

The team in the studio discusses all of the latest Bundesliga action, including the fight for Europe, the relegation battle and the numerous managerial changes.
5/27/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: April ’22

The latest Bundesliga Diaries episode is now available! The boys discuss all of the latest action, including the battle for Europe, the fight for survival, the DFB Pokal and much more.
4/28/20220
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Shorts #08: Thomas Dooley – From Homburg to the Philippines via the USA

The Bundesliga Diaries Shorts are back, and this time we managed to speak to former U.S.A international Thomas Dooley. Thomas spent the majority of his career in Germany and the Bundesliga, and we discussed his time in the game and what he has been up to since.
3/31/20220
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: March ’22

The Bundesliga Diaries are back with their March briefing! The boys discuss all of the latest action, such as the impressive form of Köln and Freiburg, as well as Hertha Berlin's appointment of Felix Magath. Also, we take a look at the recent DFB elections.
3/25/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 56 seconds
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: February ’22

The Diaries are back to discuss the latest developments in the Bundesliga, including shocking defeats for Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, as well as what has been happening off the pitch.
2/28/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 57 seconds
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: January ’21

The Diaries are back for the first episode of 2022 to discuss the title race, the battle for European football and the fight to beat the drop.
1/28/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 19 seconds
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: December ’21

The boys are back for their December episode to discuss the Bundesliga's latest big matches, managerial sackings, and the COVID-19 situation in German football.
12/8/20210
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Shorts #07: Christian Arbeit – German Football: A Club Perspective

In this latest Bundesliga Diaries Shorts episode, we talk to Christian Arbeit, Union Berlin's head of communications, about how a Bundesliga club works behind the scenes.
11/25/202148 minutes, 20 seconds
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: November ’21

The boys are back for another episode! This month we discuss managers and the battle for Europe, as well as the future of the 50+1 rule in German football.
11/12/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 52 seconds
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Shorts #06: Jacob Sweetman – Berlin and its Footballing History

In this latest Bundesliga Diaries Shorts episode, we spoke to Jacob Sweetman about Berlin's vibrant football scene, with many intriguing stories told along the way.
10/29/20210
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: October ’21

The Bundesliga Diaries are back for another monthly round-up! Joined by former podcast member Jorge Satorre, the boys take a look at the title race and relegation battle so far before answering your questions.
10/15/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 50 seconds
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Shorts #05: Uli Hesse – A life in Football Journalism

In this latest Bundesliga Diaries Shorts episode, we talk to renowned German journalist Uli Hesse about, amongst other things, his career, the importance of fanzines, and his expectations for Borussia Dortmund this campaign.
9/28/20210
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Bundesliga Diaries Briefing: September ’21

In this first monthly episode of the 2021/22 Bundesliga campaign, the boys discuss the opening three matchdays of the term as well as the return of fans to stadiums across Germany.
9/8/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 9 seconds
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Bundesliga Season 21/22 Preview Part #2

After discussing the bottom half from last term, the boys now move on to the top nine. Not only that, they also bring you their pre-season predictions - who will be closest to the mark?
8/13/20210
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Bundesliga Season 21/22 Preview Part #1

With a new season just around the corner, the first part of our two-episode Bundesliga preview is available! We discuss last term's bottom half as well as the two new promoted sides, Bochum and Greuther Fürth.
8/10/20210
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Bundesliga Diaries Quiz #4: The 2020/21 Season

The final episode of the season is now available! To see off the campaign, we end with the fourth Bundesliga Diaries Quiz, as ever hosted by Liam. But who won? Listen to find out!
6/9/202153 minutes, 5 seconds
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“The Bundesliga Diaries Awards“ Season 20/21

With the Bundesliga campaign now over, the boys in the studio give out their end-of-season awards! As ever, there was plenty of discussion as they decided on their best XI of the term.
6/2/20210
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MD34 – Despair for Bremen as Union clinch European football

The Bundesliga season is now over!!! On the final day of the campaign, Bielefeld secure survival with a 2-0 win over Stuttgart, Bremen fall out of the top flight by losing 4-2 to Mönchengladbach, while Union Berlin earn a spot in the Europa Conference League with a 2-1 win over Leipzig.
5/26/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 5 seconds
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MD33 – Dortmund & Wolfsburg get Champions League as Schalke shock Frankfurt

There is just one Bundesliga matchday left this season! Dortmund and Wolfsburg secure Champions League qualification with a 3-1 win over Mainz and a 2-2 draw with Leipzig respectively, while Frankfurt's chances evaporate following their 4-3 defeat to Schalke. Hertha survive thanks to a 0-0 draw with Köln, as do Augsburg with a 2-0 victory against Bremen.
5/19/20210
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MD32 – Nine in a row for Bayern and Dortmund take back a Champions League spot

Bayern are champions once more! They celebrate their status as champions with a 6-0 win over Gladbach after Dortmund defeat Leipzig 3-2. Frankfurt only manage a 1-1 draw with Mainz, while Wolfsburg breeze past Union 3-0.
5/11/20210
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MD31 – Bayern’s title celebrations on hold and Dortmund’s run continues

Bayern are made to wait for their ninth Bundesliga title in a row as they lose 2-1 to Mainz, Dortmund pick up their consecutive win with a 2-0 victory over Wolfsburg, and Köln keep their hopes of survival alive with a 3-2 win over Augsburg.
4/27/20210
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MD30 – Bayern one win away from the title as Schalke bid farewell

The Englische Woche provided plenty of talking points in the Bundesliga! Bayern are one win away from the title as they beat Leverkusen 2-0, Schalke's relegation is confirmed as they lose 1-0 to Bielefeld, and Köln shock Leipzig with a 2-1 victory.
4/23/20210
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MD29 – Gladbach put Frankfurt to the sword as Funkel’s Köln flail

The Bundesliga saw plenty of captivating action during matchday 29! Gladbach put Frankfurt to the sword, Bayern beat Wolfsburg 3-2, Funkel's return to Köln started poorly with a 3-0 defeat to Leverkusen and Union narrowly edge past Frankfurt.
4/20/202158 minutes, 22 seconds
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MD28 – Frankfurt win 7 goal thriller and Mainz grab a last minute winner

The Bundesliga provided plenty of action this past matchday! Frankfurt beat Wolfsburg 4-3 to consolidate their top-four spot, Bayern draw 1-1 with Union Berlin, Mainz defeat Köln 3-2 and Leipzig hammer Werder Bremen 4-1.
4/13/20210
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MD25 – Bayern edge closer to the title as the Mainz comeback train rolls on

It is now six defeats in a row for Marco Rose at Mönchengladbach after they were beaten 3-1 by Augsburg! Elsewhere, Dortmund beat Hertha 2-0, Bayern defeat Bremen 3-1 and Mainz pick up a big three points against Freiburg with a 1-0 victory.
3/16/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 40 seconds
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MD24 – Bayern triumph in the “Klassiker“ whilst the gloom at Gladbach continues

Bayern stage a fantastic comeback to beat Borussia Dortmund 4-2 in Der Klassiker! Elsewhere in the Bundesliga, Leverkusen edge past Mönchengladbach 1-0, Hoffenheim stun Wolfsburg 2-1 and Leipzig breeze past Freiburg 3-0.
3/9/202159 minutes, 10 seconds
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MD23 – Chaos reigns at Schalke as Bayern and Dortmund win ahead of the “Klassiker“

The chaos continues at Schalke as Christian Gross, Jochen Schneider and a number of other staff members depart the club after their 5-1 defeat to Stuttgart! Bayern and Dortmund win prior to Der Klassiker, while Frankfurt lose for the first time in 12 games, against Bremen.
3/2/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 41 seconds
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MD22 – Frankfurt stun Bayern as Mainz keep survival hopes alive

The gap at the top of the Bundesliga is now down to just two points! Bayern lose 2-1 to Frankfurt, and Leipzig take advantage with a 3-0 win over Hertha Berlin. Mainz shock Gladbach 2-1 and Wolfsburg ease past Augsburg 3-0.
2/23/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 41 seconds
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MD21 – Mainz profit from Leverkusen collapse, Dortmund continue to struggle

Matchday 21 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga campaign will be remembered for its draws - there were seven in total! Mainz come back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Leverkusen, will Dortmund against Hoffenheim ends with the same scoreline. Elsewhere, Frankfurt beat Koln 2-0 and Wolfsburg versus Gladbach ends goalless.
2/16/20211 hour, 40 seconds
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Shorts #04: Derek Rae – The English Voice of the Bundesliga

For our next Bundesliga Diaries Shorts episode, we spoke to ESPN commentator Derek Rae about all things German football.
2/12/20210
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MD20 – Köln edge the Rheinderby as Dortmund continue to struggle

Köln pick up a huge win in one of the Bundesliga's biggest match-ups, the Rheinderby versus Borussia Monchengladbach! Dortmund fall again, this time to Freiburg, while Frankfurt and Wolfsburg defeat Hoffenheim and Augsburg respectively.
2/9/202157 minutes, 27 seconds
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MD19 – Champions League race twists again as Frankfurt and Wolfsburg move into the top 4

The Champions League race is hotting up in the Bundesliga! Frankfurt come from behind to beat Hertha 3-1 and Wolfsburg defeat Freiburg 3-0. Koln prevail 3-1 over Bielefeld, and Bayern hammer Hoffenheim 4-1.
2/2/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 17 seconds
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MD18 – Gladbach march on as the Champions League race hots up

Bayern open their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to seven points with a 4-0 win at Schalke! Mainz stun Leipzig 3-2, Gladbach beat Dortmund 4-2, and Bruno Labbadia and Michael Preetz lose their jobs at Hertha after a 4-1 loss to Werder Bremen.
1/26/20210
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MD17 – Bayern end the Hinrunde on top and it’s absolute despair for Schalke

Bayern finally grab a clean sheet in the Bundesliga as they beat Augsburg 1-0! Schalke are heartbroken as Koln score late on to win 2-1, Leipzig edge past Union 1-0, and Leverkusen get back on track with a 2-1 defeat of Dortmund.
1/22/20210
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MD16 – Bayern take advantage as Leipzig, Leverkusen and Dortmund all drop points

Bayern move four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga thanks a 2-1 victory over Freiburg. Dortmund and Leipzig can only draw, while Union and Frankfurt beat Leverkusen and Schalke respectively.
1/19/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 51 seconds
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MD15 – The wait is over for Schalke while Gladbach stun Bayern

Finally, Schalke have won in the Bundesliga! They end a 359-day wait for victory with a 4-0 hammering of Hoffenheim. Bayern lose 3-2 to Monchengladbach, Dortmund defeat Leipzig 3-1 and Freiburg smash Koln 5-0.
1/12/20210
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MD14 – New Year, same old Schalke, while Bayern dig themselves out of a hole

A new year for the Bundesliga, but the same old Schalke! Die Königsblauen lose 3-0 to Hertha in Christian Gross' first game as manager to take their winless top-flight streak to 30. Bayern come from behind to beat Mainz 5-2, Dortmund prevail 2-0 over Wolfsburg, and Union beat Bremen by the same scoreline.
1/6/20210