For the new Bundesliga season, BundesPremierLeague is rolling out a new feature: a podcast called Ten minute Bundesliga previews that you can find on Soundcloud as well.
The basic idea and the reason for the podcast is to give a quick summary of each team before the new Bundesliga season starts in late August. If you missed the transfer window, tuned out soccer for the summer, and\or were too busy watching the Olympics or the Euros to keep up with your club’s events, this is your chance to catch up. While the episodes and the previews are aiming to introduce the Bundesliga to a larger English-speaking audience, there will be more than enough content for die-hard fans to get a couple of nuggets for the upcoming season. I mean don’t you wanna impress your friends before the Bundesliga kicks off?
The format is as follows: we will start by briefly discussing the club’s background and history, moving on to last season’s performance. That is followed by some offseason transfers and finally we give a preview of next year, ending with a season prediction, with a number indicative of their predicted finish in the 16\17 season.
This particular episode discusses Eintracht Frankfurt, one of the Bundesliga’s sleeping giants. Die Adler, or the Eagles as they are known are one of the founding members, and finished in the top half of the Bundesliga most of the time until the last twenty years. Recently, they have struggled against relegation, going down five times in 15 years, and despite Alex Meier’s heroic efforts, Eintracht once again barely escaped the drop last season. What can they do with a healthy Meier and a full season under the Kovac brothers? Listen and find out!
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Thanks and stay tuned for more Ten Minute Bundesliga Previews to be posted in the next couple of days as the Bundesliga gets underway in less than a week.