There have been some changes at Bayer Leverkusen and there have been some changes in the Neverkusen Crew. Desperate times call for desperate measures, as the gang examine Roger Schmidt’s dismissal and the new era of Tayfun Korkut. Long story short, it hasn’t started well. No matter, Frieda (yes, she lives!), Tom and Eric plow through the SVW match and consider some of the imminent summer departures. It must be said, it was fun recording this pod, but the days ahead don’t look very bright for Bayer Leverkusen fans.
We’ve been as inconsistent in our podcasts as Bayer Leverkusen has been in their matches, but on the heels of a two-match winning streak the Neverkusen Crew is back with a brand-new episode of the pod just in time for the Champions League match against Atletico Madrid. Patrick, Tom, and Eric welcome back special guest Andreas (@andreasodendahl) to discuss the current situation and mood at Bayer, which we will describe as cautiously optimistic. We talk Havertz, Chicha, Bender, and others as we try to psych ourselves up for what is going to be a daunting task in the CL. Open a beer, sit back, and enjoy our noise!
It’s been a long time since we rapped at ya, Bayer fans. You can’t blame us, though…the past month has been an absolute shit-show without any victories since the beginning of November. Getting rid of Roger Rabbit isn’t the answer, but the Neverkusen Crew doesn’t have a clue when it comes to improving the team. Nevertheless, we call it as we see it, get into the details, and admire 17-year old boys. Join us!
What a matchday! After the disappointing mid-week result against Monaco in the Champions League, Bayer Leverkusen have announced their domestic intentions (by way of 21 fouls) with a convincing 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund. Good friend Stefan Buczko joins Patrick and Eric after losing a bet involving, of all things(!), FC Scheiss…err, Schalke. It’s always a pleasure having him on, especially on days when Stefan can’t gloat :-). We go into detail about Saturday’s match, and basically ignore what happened against Monaco on Tuesday – the less said the better. Drink this one in, it’s a lot of fun!
Here we go! Have a listen before the CL match starts! Aliya and Eric talk FSV Mainz and Champions League. So much goodness…the leader of Russia’s biggest Bayer04 fan club weighs in, and we explore it all! This is the best thing you can listen to prior to the Monaco match. Which we will win 2-0!
Danger! Danger! Danger! It’s another episode of the Neverkusen podcast and the crew sits down this week with special guest and massive Leverkusen fan Luca in part one to discuss the AMAZEBALLS weekend match against HSV (hahahaha), and in part two we talk to Finland football expert Kyle about that hattrick hero who has captured our hearts, Joel “Danger” Pohjanpalo. With four goals in 30 minutes, it shouldn’t be too long before those bastards at Bayern are sniffing around him…dicks.
It’s the end of the international break! Praise Jeebus! Time to get back to the only team that matters, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. In episode 123, Eric is joined by Bayer fan Andreas Odendahl in Germany, and the two discuss the transfer saga of the past couple of weeks. What once looked like a team deeper than a Chicago-style pizza is now, well…not quite as deep, I guess. Naturally, that has led to some questions, such as why get rid of so many center-backs, who can also play in the defensive midfield? What’s our relationship to FSV Mainz? How good is Hakan? Can we #trustinboldt? Eric and Andreas tackle these questions (and more!) in a transfer-themed episode you’re guaranteed to love!*
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The 2016/2017 Bundesliga season is upon us, ladies and gents, and Bayer Leverkusen are eyeing another top-4 finish. One of the teams standing in their way is Borussia Moenchengladbach, who have adopted a very similar approach to Bayer during the offseason and added depth to their team at almost every position. Having tuned up with a resounding victory in the CL qualification playoff, BMG caught Bayer unlucky on Saturday and took the three points. The Neverkusen Crew talk to Manuel Breuer from the Vollraute Abroad podcast about the match, the Champions League, the DFB Pokal, and beer. THANK GOD BAYER FUSSBALL IS BACK!
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.