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.
Bayer Leverkusen, a club founded in 1904 by the workers of the pharma company Bayer, became one of the Bundesliga’s contenders in recent years. They are building on the tremendous success they had last season on the pitch (third in the league) and off it (Chicharito Hernandez). Die Werkself boosted their already deep squad with some major additions this summer, and many, including Hertha manager Pál Dárdai think they can give Bayern and Dortmund a run for their money in the Bundesliga this season. Are those expectations realistic for a team that nearly imploded last season? Will that Roger Schmidt second-half of the season magic carry over to 16\17? You can find the answers to those burning questions in the episode below!
Thanks and stay tuned for more Ten Minute Bundesliga Previews to be posted in the next couple of days as the Bundesliga gets underway this week!