The Other Bundesliga

The Other Bundesliga

By The Other Bundesliga
Three sports journalists in Austria keep you up to date with what's going on in the white-hot world of Austrian football, and a little bit beyond...
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How Could the Bundesliga be Concluded for 2019/20?
The team get together (remotely) to talk about the ending of the season in Austria. Does the cancellation of the league in Belgium bring Austria (and other leagues) one step closer to the same fate? And what would the potential repercussions be for Austrian football if it did end early? Listen to our thoughts here...
19:04
April 5, 2020
That Lockdown Episode with our Top 10 Moments!
The team record remotely from their lives in lockdown, and once they've sorted out what might happen with the Austrian league in the coming months, Tom, Simon and Lee look back over some of their favourite Austrian football events since the start of the pod. Enjoy!
48:56
March 21, 2020
Bundesliga Match Day 22 was fun - but when's the next one?
Coronavirus has had a huge impact on world sport, and Austria has of course taken some extreme measures, but what will become of the rest of this season? The team (and special guest Richard Turkowitsch) came up with some ideas for what might happen. Whilst we wait for the next match day, we also enjoyed looking back over the last round of Bundesliga fixtures... the last ones for how long?
34:09
March 14, 2020
Andy Mitten on United's Austrian Experience...
Got no fans? It's behind closed doors tonight in Linz, but what have the fans been getting up to, and were they brave enough to travel in the first place? Editor of the long-running "United We Stand" fanzine Andy Mitten talks to The Other Bundesliga ahead of the game. http://www.uwsonline.com/
05:30
March 12, 2020
Europa League Special: LASK vs Man Utd Preview!
It's taking place behind closed doors in Linz due to Coronavirus measures, but what's the prognosis for LASK as they take on English heavyweights Manchester United? With no fans, it promises to be an odd occasion on Thursday evening, but The Other Bundesliga team take you through the ins and outs of a massive tie for the Austrian league-leaders.
22:24
March 11, 2020
Late Goals in Europe & LASK Extend Bundesliga Lead!
Recorded live at First Vienna's Hohe Warte stadium, we look over the Bundesliga games as LASK move further clear at the top of the table. Are Jesse Marsch's Salzburg in crisis? Meanwhile in the Europa league Salzburg have only a sliver of hope left vs Eintracht, and LASK vs AZ is poised nicely for Thursday in Linz!
26:28
February 25, 2020
The Bundesliga is BACK, and LASK Lead!
LASK knock Salzburg off their perch (for now) with a thrilling 3-2 away win as the two teams prepare to head into their Europa League clashes this week.  Elsewhere in the league, the top 6 might just be sewn up! Who had a nightmare? Which keeper surely got fouled? And how about all those free-kicks? Join Tom, Simon and Lee as they round up all the league and cup action!
52:23
February 18, 2020
The Best of the Winter Break - February 2020
The Other Bundesliga team talk through the biggest transfers of the long winter break. Who did some decent deals, and who has failed to strengthen their squad for 2020? We look at the games coming up this winter, and whether there's an end in sight to the dominance of Red Bull Salzburg...
32:51
February 2, 2020
The Matthias Sindelar Story (Part 2) - An Other Bundesliga Special
The closing chapters of Sindelar's amazing story. A look back at some incredible moments in Austrian football history; from the 1934 World Cup, to the annexation of Austria and ultimately, Sindelar's tragic final day.  The second part of a special Other Bundesliga double-episode on the Austria and FAK legend Matthias Sindelar, told with the help of his biographer Camilo Francka.
31:57
January 30, 2020
European Roundup: Match Day 6
The team pick through the Europa League Last 32 draw, and assess the final day of Champions League and Europa League group stage action for the Austrian sides. European Champions Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson tell us what they thought of FC Salzburg.
38:45
December 17, 2019
European Roundup: Match Day 5
Salzburg gear up for one of their biggest ever European nights against reigning UCL champs Liverpool, and LASK secure a stunning knockout berth in the Europa League to boot! Wolfsberger AC are down and out, but how long until they're back on the European stage? We look ahead to Match Day 6, and what possible draws might await the Austrian teams after Christmas!
35:26
December 9, 2019
Domestic Duties: A Bumper Bundesliga Round-Up!
The team look back at the last few domestic game weeks to spot the trends, the troubles and the triumphs of the Bundesliga's 12 teams. 
57:57
December 7, 2019
National Team Talk: Austria Book their Ticket to EURO 2020!
Tom and Simon celebrate Austria reaching their 3rd EUROs, and their second in succession! We look back on the qualifying campaign, and ahead to the prospect of going into the tournament with feet firmly on the ground. Team member Julian Baumgartlinger tells us what qualifying means to Austrian football.
25:34
November 23, 2019
European Roundup: Match Day 4
Haaland is at it again, but for how long? All the Austrian action in Europe, including a famous win in Linz, Salzburg surviving with a draw, and Wolfsberger left to rue another late lapse.
34:35
November 12, 2019
European Roundup: Match Day 3
The unthinkable happened! Salzburg finally slipped to a home defeat in the Champions League. The Other Bundesliga team look at their chances of progression, and assess how LASK and Wolfsberger are getting on at the halfway stage in their Europa League groups, to boot! Includes a post-match interview with Salzburg superstar Erling Haaland.
43:44
October 28, 2019
Domestic Duties: A Bundesliga and Cup round-up!
The league has had a few months to get warmed up, and the cup got spicy early on as well, so Tom & Lee thought it was high time to have a look at how each of the 12 Bundesliga clubs have fared in the opening part of the Austrian season. Featuring an interview with Red Bull Salzburg captain Andreas Ulmer. 
57:10
October 18, 2019
National Team Talk: October's EURO 2020 Qualifiers
Why aren't the public enjoying Austria's tilt towards EURO 2020? Tom and Lee enlist the help of Football Radar's Anna Konovalova to round up the Group G qualification action of Austria vs Israel, & Slovenia vs Austria.
20:55
October 16, 2019
European Roundup: Match Day 2
Tom, Simon and Lee look back on an action packed week for Austrian sides in Europe! Only the 1 point gained, but a whole lot of pride. We also ask: What's behind the recent rise in Austrian football? Featuring: Liverpool vs Salzburg, Wolfsberger vs Roma & Sporting vs LASK.
39:59
October 7, 2019
European Roundup: Match Day 1
The team dissect match day 1 of the Champions League and Europa League group stages over breakfast! Featuring our thoughts on stunning wins for all 3 Austrian sides, Salzburg, LASK and Wolfsberger.
24:32
September 26, 2019
Euro Preview Pod: Wolfsberger AC
The team preview Wolfsberger AC's group draw. The Carinthians will face Borussia Monchengladbach, AS Roma and Istanbul Basaksehir in their maiden European campaign. Featuring guest appearances from Manuel Veth and Rich Hall.
15:36
September 19, 2019
Euro Preview Pod 2: LASK
The team look at LASK's Europa League opposition, with Rosenborg, Sporting and PSV Eindhoven the group stage challengers! Many thanks to our guests for insight from around the continent - Steve Wyss (Rosenborg), Tom Kundert (Sporting) and Yannick Eling (PSV).
22:50
September 17, 2019
Euro Preview Pod 1: FC Salzburg
Live from a sports bar on the Ringstrasse in Vienna - Tom, Lee and Simon preview FC Salzburg's UEFA Champions League group as part of a three-episode series focusing on the Austrian clubs in European competition.
20:24
September 15, 2019
An American in Salzburg: The Jesse Marsch Interview
The Other Bundesliga had a day out in Salzburg to catch up with the champions' new coach, and find out what it means to be the first U.S. coach in Champions League history...
27:12
August 26, 2019
European Review: LASK lose in play-off first leg
The team look back over the finer points of LASK's 1-0 loss to Club Brugge in the Champions League play-off first leg, and cast an excited eye forward to the European group stage draws! Recorded at Salzburg's Red Bull Arena.
17:48
August 22, 2019
Champions League Challengers! LASK's Memorable Moment in Linz
After a famous European victory over FC Basel, we interview James Holland and Peter Michorl as LASK prepare to face Brugge for a Champions League spot. In the Bundesliga, we round up lots of match day 3 action, with interviews and guests, and look forward to the cup and league match day 4.
45:57
August 14, 2019
LASK in the Lead! A European and Austrian Action Roundup...
The team reflect on LASK's stunning first leg win, and look ahead to the third match day of the Bundesliga while casting an eye over what happened on match day 2! Craig King aka FootballSwissEN also gives us a Swiss take on the European tie.
33:00
August 9, 2019
Bundesliga's Back! Match Day 1 Review
The team get back together to discuss Rapid vs Salzburg and the rest of the opening weekend's fixtures! A look at the European club qualifiers and round 1 of the cup too. Featuring interviews with Andre Ramalho, Gerhard Struber and Michael Liendl.
52:18
August 1, 2019
The Matthias Sindelar Story (Part 1) - An Other Bundesliga Special
Why was he nicknamed the Paper Man? Was he actually the Messi of the 1930s? And was he really murdered by the Nazis? Here’s part 1 of our look into the life and death of Austria Vienna and Austria legend Matthias Sindelar, told with the help of his biographer Camilo Francka.
22:48
July 29, 2019
Bye Bye Bundesliga: Farewell to the 2018/2019 Season
The crew report on how Austria's 12 top flight teams are looking come the end of a long season, there are some in and outs as well. A special guest joins us to talk about the Austrian national team's latest outing, too. It's the regular season finale of The Other Bundesliga!
25:38
June 12, 2019