It’s the season finale and we’re only three weeks late! Tom, Eric, and Patrick welcome Leverkusen fan, Phillip (@Philister86), who finds himself in the humid city of Singapore, and get down to the business of sharing some beers, swapping season highlights, and discussing transfers that have probably already gone through since we mentioned them. Slightly out of date and always out of touch, the Neverkusen Crew want to say thank you to all the listeners and SVB fans, who have cheered on the true force on the Rhein this season. Here’s to an even better 2013/2014!!
50+1…an exceptional rule, and the exception to the rule. The Neverkusen Podcast celebrates its momentous anniversary by turning much of the pod over to all of you who support the best Rhein team in Germany. Patrick, Eric, and Tom break down the victory against Hannover, and then sit back with their beers to hear what some of the greatest football fans in the world have to say about the Werkself. Join Klaus, Jannis, Christian, Marco, Shah Rukh, Dieter, Felix, Fanny, Kyra, Sebastian and Chris for a look back at some of the great moments of the season and some of the hopes for the future. Thank you to all of our listener(s) for putting up with our antics for the past couple of seasons…we owe you a beer. Seriously, we thank you from the bottoms of our hearts. Oh, and you are going to hate that M83 song if you listen to this whole pod. And there is a hidden track for all of you kids of the 80s….looking at you, Chris. SVB!
Three men, one pod. Welcome to episode 50 of the Neverkusen Podcast, in which we get to celebrate our direct Champion’s League qualification, baby!! With a 2-0 victory in Hannover, the Werkself have booked their tickets to Europe next season, and we want a rematch, Barcelona! Tom, Eric, and Patrick break down the weekend match, drink some beer, and try to figure out how they’ll get Sidney Sam’s massive ego on the plane for away matches next season. In part two, the boys discuss some of the LeverNEWSen of the past week, including transfer rumors, whispers that Sasha Lewandowski might stick around, and the very real fact that Tom might be standing on the side of a highway in Block A5 next year. Deutscher Trizemeister!
Has anyone ever spoken about Bayer Leverkusen for over an hour and a half before?? Well, we just did! On episode 49 of the Neverkusen podcast, Eric and Tom welcome Bayer Leverkusen fan, John Crowley, who is spreading the word about the team from his base in Luxembourg. It’s great to finally have the man who was supplying Tom with beer in December on the show. In the second part of the show (LeverNEWSen) we talk about the rather dull news week enjoyed by the team, and we consider Cathy Klappert’s most recent blog post, which asks an important question about how to build a football team. Finally, Niklas Wildhagen, Bremen fan, Bundesliga Fanatic editor, and all around great guy to drink beer with, joins Eric to discuss aspects of the most recent match between SVB and SVW. Niklas also considers the futures of both teams moving forward. This pod is as full as a bottle of Bayer aspirin…take a few (with beer) and call us in the morning!
Champion’s League…wir kommen! On the 48th episode of the Neverkusen podcast the Neverkusen Crew rehash the Rodney King-style beatdown (tasteless!) that Bayer Leverkusen gave TSG Hoffenheim. We can’t praise Stefan Kiessling (LEGEND) enough, and we look at how Andre Schuerrle might have increased his euro value after scoring a brace. In our LeverNEWSen section we look at the TelDaFax lawsuit that could cause some problems for Bayer Leverkusen over the summer, and we look ahead to the match against a Werder Bremen side in crisis. Keep your eye on Kevin de Bruyne, kids! And stay clean…
Welcome to episode 47 of the Neverkusen Podcast. The Neverkusen Crew are back as a trio, and you know that all good things come in threes. Patrick, Tom, and Eric use the magic of beer to get over the disappointing draw against Schalke over the weekend and fawn over a newly-rejuvenated Simon Rolfes (don’t let it go to your head, buddy!). In part two we talk about Andre Schuerrle’s all-but-done transfer to Chelsea, the technological marvel that will be the BayArena next year, and we answer questions from some awesome listeners (@ausbilders, @fannyheather, and @Schnix25). Cheers for the participation…enjoy the pod!
Welcome to episode 46 of the Neverkusen Podcast. The Neverkusen Crew is back with your weekly dose of Bayer, beer, and banter, and we’re happy to be joined by a very esteemed guest in the Neverkusen studios (located in a secret lair, 6 miles underground). Rheinische Post journalist and a man who keeps Bayer Leverkusen fans informed like very few others, we’re pleased to be joined by Stefan Kluettermann in Duesseldorf. Stefan takes some time out of his busy day to kick back with an Altbier and shoot the breeze with boys. Patrick, Tom, and Eric are so pumped that he’s on the pod, we made him answer over 60 minutes of questions. So this is probably the last time that he’ll agree to come on. Catch him while you can! And be sure to follow Stefan on Twitter (@Kluettermann)!
It’s episode 45 of the Neverkusen podcast, and the boys are back filled with more piss and vinegar than a contingent of Duesseldorf and C***gne fans standing on a bridge. Even after a 4-1 victory that flattered Bayer Leverkusen somewhat, three points is three points in their quest to secure a Champion’s League spot. In part one, the Neverkusen Crew (minus one) look back on the match, and discuss Tom’s (and the team’s) return to the the old stomping grounds. After that, we look at some news from the past couple of weeks, including the latest on the Hyypia/Lewandowski saga, the possible addition of new players in the summer, and Leverkusen’s first trophy in a loooong time. Meanwhile, Patrick hears singing voices in his head, Tom avoids the flares and fireworks in the stadium, and Eric does his best to limit himself to one beer before work. Enjoy the pod!
Fan, historian, and referee…the Neverkusen Crew is happy to welcome Alex Feuerherdt (@Lizaswelt) to the pod. He might be a Bayern Munich fan, but he’s the same man who wrote the Bayer Leverkusen history, and as a former football referee, someone whose Collinas Erben podcast breaks down the official decisions of every match day. It’s an honor to talk with a man who saw Bayer Leverkusen’s greatest match (the UEFA Cup victory in 1988) and hugged Erich Ribbeck while he cried (#not). In the meantime, Tom drinks gas station beer, Patrick chops stix, and Alex tries to raise the intellectual bar, with little success….because we’re idiots.
After a demoralizing defeat to FSV Mainz, the Neverkusen Crew take a much needed vacation by traveling to India on holiday. Well, only one of us traveled there, but the other three are living vicariously through her. Frieda briefly joins Tom, Patrick and Eric from Mumbai with her impressions of the the country, before the three lads return to the football to talk about the loss. In part two, we look at a busy week of Bayer news including Ballack’s testimonial (he’s not dead, Eric), the U19 team’s possible CL participation, and some team contracts. The pod is just long enough to drink three beers to. Enjoy!