The 2016/2017 season is almost upon us and the Neverkusen Crew is back with beer, balls, and Bayer. In part one, the Crew dissect this exciting and formidable team that Jonas Boldt and Rudi Voeller have put together, focusing on specific players and predicting what an ideal Bayer lineup would look like (spoiler: there is no ideal lineup…they’re all excellent). In part two, football friend and OFC die-hard, Markus Horn from Blog Rot & Weiss, joins us to discuss how the season has started for the team. It’s been too long since we’ve had a Kickers Offenbach update, so grab a beer, kick back, and let your thoughts turn yet again to football.
Deutscher Trizemeister, deutscher Trizemeister, deutscher Trizemeister, SVB!!! The boys from Bayer 04 Leverkusen finish the season in 3rd place, which has to be considered a huge success considering some of the low points we went through this season. Patrick, Tom, and Eric sit down for a quick recap of the FCI match and talk about their players of the season and what we can hope for (expect!) next year. It’s been a helluva season…up and down…ultimately rewarding. To the team that drives us crazy and with whom we can’t live without…we love you, Bayer 04 Leverkusen!!
Oleeee, oleeee, oleee, oleee…der SVB! Six wins in a row, a tight grip on third place, and our destiny in our own hands. That is Bayer 04 Leverkusen right now. Patrick, Tom, and Eric (miss you, Frieda!) get together after way too much time apart to discuss the match against Schalke with an eye to the last three matches. The feeling right now is euphoria, so enjoy it while it lasts, Bayer fans!
The Neverkusen Crew are back to lake a rather painful look back at the last couple of weeks. Tom and Eric are joined by old friend Kevin Scheuren, who definitely uses the opportunity to get some stuff that’s been building up off his chest. This time it’s Rudi and Roger who are on the receiving end of the Wutrede, and it’s not a bad look for them. We also say our goodbyes to long-time stadium announcer, Klaus Schenkmann, who is calling it a day at the end of the season. He will be greatly missed as the voice of the team, and we wish him all the best going forward in everything he does! S V B !
We have got a massive show on our hands this week, boys and girls. In part one, Eric and Patrick look at Bayer Leverkusen’s surprisingly decent Bundesliga Rueckrunde record, which sees the club in the lofty heights of third place! Who’d have thunk it? There’s a couple of news items and a look ahead at the Europa League match on Thursday. Part two is a podcasters delight, as Niklas Wildhagen from the Bundesliga Fanatic and Talking Fussball Extra, joins the boys from Radio Free Weser podcast, Patrick and Björn, to talk DFB Pokal. Relive the nightmare with Eric as the Bremen fans tip back beers and whiskey on their way to the semi-final. Ugh.
The Bundesliga has been back for two weeks now, and Bayer Leverkusen have moved up to that coveted fourth position in the table…Champions League, here we come!* On episode 116, Patrick, Frieda, and Eric come together to discuss the most recent match against Hannover96, the cult of Chicharito (good or bad?), and the departure of our Italian Stallion, Giulio Donati. All from the bathroom of a hostel in Australia…and in only 30 minutes!
*not a guarantee
It’s the end of the 2015/2016 Hinrunde, and Bayer Leverkusen fans wouldn’t be blamed if they’re greeting the winter break with a sigh of relief. It hasn’t been the easiest of first halfs, but Bayer can consider themselves fortunate to be within sniffing distance of the Champions League spots. This week, the Crew is joined by Unterhaching fan and referee, Stefan, who helps us discuss the Pokal match between Bayer and the Bavarians. In the second half, fan of the Mexican National Team, Raul, joins us to talk all things Chicharito and the effect he has had on Bayer Leverkusen. It’s a wonderful way to round out 2015, so grab a cold one and drink this in! Oh, and Merry Christmas!
WTF?!?! That really was a ridiculous result, and one that should have left nothing but a smile on Bayer faces. But, what about Kies? The 5-0 victory and the emotional scenes at the end of the match are wonderfully relayed by our two guests, Manuel and Alia, who are such good people! You’ll learn something about Borussia before you’re done, and you’ll get a close up to the Kies affair as well. A loooooong pod, but it’s just time for one. So proud of you, Bayer!
It’s been so loooong…and we have so much to complain about! All eyez on Bayer…the loss against Hertha Berlin was just the latest in a string of disappointments, and we have to ask the question at this point…you got this, Roger? Because we ain’t too sure that you do. Our old friend @Maria_Berlin joins us for what seems like the first time with a Berlin victory, and what can you say other than it was deserved! In the second half we talk about the ridiculousness of this team with Philip, aka @germanbsfan. It’s been too long, friends, and it’s too bad we’re back under these conditions!
If you need heart medicine you’ve come to the right place, because we have all the Bayer news to cure what ails you! Apparently, Roma was just a warm-up for one of the most exciting Leverkusen matches in recent history, although all of us could probably spare ourselves that kind of tension on a weekly basis. Tom, Patrick, and Eric dig into the match against VfB Stuttgart and sing the praises of these new cardiac kids. Oooo, ist das schoen!