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.
Mainz have taken a really long time to finally make it to the Bundesliga, but have quickly become a model small club, thanks in large part to Christian Heidel. The sporting director is leaving the club for Schalke after twenty years in charge, having discovered major coaching talents Jürgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel. It is now up to Martin Schmidt to continue that managerial legacy, and if last season is any indication, the former mechanic is more than capable. Surprise might not even do justice to their sixth place finish in the Bundesliga last year, as the 05ers ended the year in the top half for the fourth time in seven years. Can they keep it up? If you want to know the answer and more, click on the play button!
Thanks and stay tuned for more Ten Minute Bundesliga Previews to be posted later as the Bundesliga gets underway in just a few hours!