The Other BundesligaSep 25, 2023
European Hangovers and a Broken Home Run: The Matchday 8 Podcast
Tom Middler & Lee Wingate are back at The Long Hall to discuss a hangover for the Austrian teams after their midweek action in the UEFA Champions League & Europa League.
We pick through the results of matchday 8, including a shock win for Blau-Weiß Linz in Salzburg, and Austria Vienna getting no luck in their loss at Altach.
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A Titanic Clash at the Top, & Concerns in the Capital: The Matchday 7 Pod
Simon Clark & Tom Middler meet to look back on a vintage weekend of Austrian Bundesliga football! We discuss plenty of goals, high-scoring games and excitement including a crucial clash at the top, difficulties for the Vienna sides, and a first win for WSG Tirol.
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SK Sturm Graz: The 2023 UEFA Europa League Preview Podcast
The Other Bundesliga team take a look at Sturm Graz's chances in UEFA Europa League Group D, and we bring in brilliant special guests Aaron (@ProximaJornada1), Nima (@ItaFootPod) and Christopher Lash (@RightBankWarsaw) for the best possible preview of all the opponents.
FC Salzburg: The 2023 UEFA Champions League Preview Podcast
The Other Bundesliga team discuss the latest young Salzburg squad, before enlisting the help of superb special guests Aaron (@ProximaJornada1), Alvaro (@Alvaro_Romeo) and Nima (@ItaFootPod) to give the best possible previews of Salzburg's group stage opponents.
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LASK: The 2023 UEFA Europa League Preview Podcast
The Other Bundesliga team enlist the help of fantastic special guests Nina Kauzer (@AnfieldIndex), Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) and Scott Coyne (@BelgianPodcast) to take a detailed look at LASK and each of their opponents and give the best possible UEFA Europa League Group E previews and predictions.
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International Break Pod: Stockholm Success takes Austria to the Brink
Tom Middler, Lee Wingate and Simon Clark discuss Austria's win in Sweden which took Ralf Rangnick and the National Team to the brink of EURO 2024.
Hartberg's Heroine, No Euro in Vienna, and Worries at WSG: The Match Day 6 Pod
Lee Wingate and Tom Middler cover all things Austrian Football Bundesliga as we head into the international break.
Hartberg's president wins hearts by splashing the cash, Rapid fall bravely short once more, and WSG are in trouble at the bottom after Blau-Weiß cruise to a first Bundesliga win.
Match Day 5: An Austrian XI, and a Legend Leaves the League
Tom Middler and Lee Wingate are at The Long Hall in Vienna to chat all things Austrian Football Bundesliga after Match Day 5.
There's an all-Austrian XI for Rapid Vienna in European competition, Jakob Jantscher says farewell to Sturm as he heads for Hong Kong, and Altach are mixing it in the top half of the table!
Big Winners on Match Day 4 and Big Euro Ties in Store
Lee Wingate joins Tom Middler to talk about the latest round of the Austrian football Bundesliga season, in which some nice new records were set!
The Italian Football Podcast @ItaFootPod help us preview Fiorentina v Rapid, whilst Simon Clark dials in to look back on Austria Vienna 3-5 Legia Warsaw.
Week 3 Review: LASK lift off with Derby Win, Salzburg Solid but Sturm Slip Up
Join Tom Middler, Simon Clark and Anna Konovalova as The Other Bundesliga Podcast is back to look at Matchday 3 from the Austrian Football Bundesliga.
Simon reports from the derby in Linz, whilst Anna looks at TSV Hartberg and their top six chances. Plus all the rest of the Bundesliga news, Ruben Providence's boot, and a quick look at our European hopefuls.
Winners and Losers from Week 2, and a European Draw Review
Tom Middler is joined by special guest Anna Konovalova to talk about the Austrian Football Bundesliga action from Match Day 2.
The winners, the losers, and the hopes for the European group stages. We cover it all on this episode of The Other Bundesliga!
The Bundesliga is Back: Match Day 1 and a Cup Draw Cracker
Tom Middler and Simon Clark are back to talk about the Austrian Bundesliga and the dramatic ÖFB Cup draw on the Other Bundesliga Podcast!
01:00 - 32:00 A bumper Bundesliga section as Sturm and Salzburg start with wins, plus who else starred and who stumbled.
32:00 - 40:00 Austria Salzburg versus Red Bull Salzburg in Round 2, the cup draw for the ages!
The New Season Starter Pack: Cup, Qualifiers & the UEFA Coefficient
Tom Middler & Simon Clark are joined by special guest David Parkes (@dpnina10) as we talk all things Austrian Bundesliga football once more on The Other Bundesliga Podcast.
Part 1: 01:00 - 08:20
We summarise the action from the 1st round of the ÖFB Cup.
Part 2: 08:45 - 28:45
We answer your questions and round up the Austrian football news.
Part 3: 29:00 - 40:00
David Parkes joins us to look ahead at the season and explain the lie of the land for Austria in the UEFA coefficient.
Summer Summary 2: Directors, Dilemmas & World Cup Dollars
Tom Middler & Lee Wingate take another brief look at the Austrian Bundesliga football news from the last few days.
Christoph Freund leaves Red Bull Salzburg for FC Bayern, FIFA World Cup payments are in, Rasmus Höjlund could net Sturm Graz some pocket change, Ronivaldo makes history and much more!
Our Höjlund interview: https://www.bundesliga.at/de/redaktion/news/22-23/bl-journal-danish-dynamite/
Summer Summary 1: Scots, Signings and Sunshine
Lee & Tom take a brief look at what went on in the last week in Austria, focusing on Sturm's ins and outs, Scots taking over in Austria, WAC's wonky pre-season, a First Vienna coup and Blau-Weiß opening their new stadium to the public!
Signings, Seidls & Seiterl: Your Questions Answered!
Tom & Simon answer as many listener questions as we can including:
"The transfer policies of Sturm, LASK, Rapid and co."
"Make a case for Salzburg not winning the league"
"The most exciting transfer so far"
"The biggest free agent right now"
"The best Austrian beer."
All that and more is on this week's pod, but new kit reviews are coming on a future episode!
Top 10 Transfers and a Tale of Two Wackers
Lee & Tom look at the move which made Christoph Baumgartner Austria's priciest ever transfer, and wade through some of the other top 10 transfers.
[14:00] Part 2 sees us turn our attentions to the "relegation" of 10x national champs Wacker Innsbruck, the strategic partnership between Wacker (Admira, that is) and Celtic, plus our favourite current transfers from the Bundesliga.
Euro 2024 Qualifiers: Austria Satisfy with Sweden Sell-Out
Could Austria be on their way to Germany next summer? Tom & Simon watched both the away game against Belgium and the home tie vs Sweden, as Ralf Rangnick's team picked up a feel-good 4 points over the June international break.
We've got all the talking points from those two games, plus Simmeringer SC, Austria Vienna's UECL draw, and Everton players haunting Simon (again)!
Austria's "Big Five" are Back in Europe for 23/24!
Simon & Tom are at The Long Hall in Vienna to look back at the domestic European play-offs. All 5 European spots are taken, so we looked at how the teams might fare in their respective Euro trips at the start of next season. There's also talk of a bigger Bundesliga, transfer news and a look ahead to some crucial internationals around the corner.
00:30 Austria Vienna win in the play-offs, and how does UEFA Qualification look for the others?
23:50 LASK's new coach, transfer talk and a national team preview.
Blau Weiß Linz are Bundesliga! GAK Miss Chance in Frantic Finale
Wow! Lee & Tom are still recovering from an amazing weekend in the west, involving games in all three top tiers of Austrian football.
In Part 1 we look at the dramatic LigaZwa conclusion from our perspective in Dornbirn, plus our picturesque trip to RW Rankweil.
Part 2 sees us turn to the Bundesliga as the final round of games settled a few matters in both the top and bottom six. Enjoy!
The Writing's on the Wall for Relegated Ried, but will GAK be Going Up?
Lee & Tom meet to talk about Match Day 31 in the Austrian Bundesliga. With just one round to go, the Relegation spot is taken by Ried, but the European places are still up for grabs, as is the one promotion spot from a great battle in LigaZwa!
Rapid's comeback leaves them in position to finish fourth, LASK have some ticketing troubles, and the Bundesliga's Player of the Year has been chosen.
00:00 - The bottom of the Bundesliga, and the top of the 2. Liga!
20:00 - Two big comebacks in the Top 6, PotY and more.
The Title Race is Run, but was it a "Perfect 10" for Salzburg?
Salzburg are the Bundesliga Champions for the 10th time in succession!
00:00 - In Part 1 of the pod Tom & Lee look at how they stayed at the top, what next season is looking like, how anyone can stop them, and how big the celebrations really were for the Red Bulls!
21:15 - Part 2 Sees us talk about LASK's Euro return, the "top six conspiracy", and all the madness of the bottom half, plus the LigaZwa title dramas and more, enjoy!
And Then There Were 3: Austria Derby Delight as Salzburg take a Step Towards the Title
With just three rounds to go, Lee, Simon & Tom talk about another dominant Vienna Derby win for Austria, plus Sturm keep pace near the top, Salzburg overcome a crucial hurdle, and VAR gives us plenty more to talk about, too!
A Different Double? Cup Winners Sturm Stay Close to Salzburg
With just four rounds remaining, Lee & Tom head to the Long Hall to look back on an "explosive" Cup Final, as well as what it could mean for SK Sturm down the home stretch of the Bundesliga season. We talk about the relegation fight in the bottom six, too, plus answer some lovely listener questions, such as picking out our promising tips for next season's stars.
Rapid or Sturm: Who Will Win the ÖFB Cup in 2023?
Tom, Lee & Simon meet remotely to look ahead to the showpiece finale which will decide the Austrian Cup winner for 2023. Will it be SK Sturm or SK Rapid who lift the coveted trophy in Klagenfurt? Plus a look at the league form and standings in the top and bottom halves of the table.
The Spring Restart: National Team, Bundesliga, Listener Questions & Lower Leagues!
Why did some U7s go viral? What happened to the Golden Boot leader? Which of us had beer-related drama?
Austria kicked off their EURO 2024 Qualifiers in Linz, the Bundesliga has restarted after the great divide, and the lower leagues have been cooking up some drama as well. Join Lee & Tom as they chat at The Long Hall to discuss all of that, plus a shock transfer and a whole bunch of lovely listener questions!
Part 1: Austria National Team - 02:15
Part 2: Bundesliga News - 23:30
Part 3: Listener Questions & Lower Leagues - 52:45
Breaking Point: One Last Round Before the Bundesliga Splits
Lee & Tom get together at The Long Hall to look at LASK's new stadium, Salzburg's double-edged season, and the impending split with one round to go! We give you our predictions for the Top 6, the Vienna Derby, the relegation battle, and even incorporate the Norwegian Black Metal scene... somehow.
04:45 - LASK, Salzburg and the teams at the top.
24:10 - The top six battle, the relegation race, and all your questions!
Salty Mourinho and Four More to the Split: The Round Up after Match Day 18
Salzburg returned to Europe with a 1st leg win over AS Roma, and Jose Mourinho was not happy with our lovely league! With two more Bundesliga rounds complete, the top six battle is looking as clear as mud in Austria. Join Tom, Lee & Simon from The Long Hall as we talk about European and domestic football, with a peek ahead to the cup semi-finals for good measure.
The ÖFB Cup Quarter-Final Roundup
Lee, Simon and Tom are back sooner than usual after a series of dramatic cup ties saw 2023 open up with a shock! Salzburg will not be winning the ÖFB Cup this season, so who will be taking their crown? We look at how the last four came through their games to reach the Cup Semis and stay in with a chance of silverware.
Kick-Off for 2023: Transfers, Friendlies and Cup QFs!
Welcome back, Austrian football! The team are back at The Long Hall in Vienna to have a few beers and talk about the transfers that have taken place in Austria this winter. We look back on some weird and wonderful friendlies, and get geared up for a nice looking line-up in the Cup Quarter-Finals!
New Year, New Transfers in the Bundesliga?
Tom, Simon & Lee are back at The Long Hall for the first time in 2023, reflecting on the winter World Cup, Emi Martinez's shithousery, Bundesliga transfer news including the GK merry-go-round in Salzburg, and a look back at how our pre-season predictions have held up. Wish us luck!
Winter is With Us: The Bundesliga's Big Break
Tom, Lee & Simon are reunited at The Long Hall to talk all things Bundesliga as we look back at how the 12 teams have fared in 2022. Who was desperate for a long winter break and which teams didn't want to end their decent run? We discuss all that plus listener questions, tenuous Austrian World Cup links, Liga Zwa, and everything in between!
Reflections on Relegation: National Team Talk, plus a European & Domestic Roundup
Tom, Lee & Simon get together again at The Long Hall in Vienna to catch up on all things in Austria as the Bundesliga reached Match Day 10, and the international break is over ahead of the World Cup. We look at the men's and women's international teams, Austria's European club sides, and review what's been going on in the Bundesliga over the past month. Enjoy!
Qualifiers Complete: A Top Transfer for Rasmus Højlund, and a look at the European Group Stages
Tom & Lee look back on some chaotic European qualifying matches, and preview the group stages following the draw for the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League. We decide which away trips we want to make, and we look at the lie of the land in the Bundesliga as a picture starts to form following match day 6, and Sturm secure a huge sum for their young striker!
Three Rounds Down: Early Season Impressions from Austria
Tom & Simon talk through the Women's EURO, the UCL, UEL & UECL Qualifiers, tantalising transfers and the first three rounds of the Bundesliga. We answer your questions from Twitter and talk about which players are performing above expectation, who's getting the goals and who's missing the most chances as the season starts to hit its stride in Austria!
Sun, Sea and Summer Signings: It's the Season Opening Podcast!
Tom, Simon and Lee gather at Vienna's lovely Long Hall to get back up to speed with the Austrian football action over the summer. From the Women's EURO to the transfer market, via the first round of the cup and much more, join us as we embark on another season of Other Bundesliga goodness!
Way out West: A Final Day Special from Vorarlberg
Lee, Simon & Tom took a long overdue trip to Austria's westernmost state: Vorarlberg! We stopped off at a sold-out Altach for their dramatic relegation finale, and stuck around for Austria Lustenau as they took the final step towards the Bundesliga!
We couldn't resist a hop across the borders to both Liechtenstein and Switzerland, where we saw some lower league action in a stunning setting, and had a pint in 3 countries in 1 day. Top stuff! Enjoy the episode, and we'll be back soon with an end of season look-back!
The Bundesliga Since the Split
From the lovely Long Hall in Vienna, Tom & Lee look back at the Austrian national team's final few games under Franco Foda, as well as looking ahead to the Women's team's outing at EURO 2022 in England!
We answer your questions about the Bundesliga, and ask who's had a good time and who has struggled since the league split after match day 22.
Is Qatar Calling? Cardiff Comes First! The Wales vs Austria Preview
The team look ahead to the huge World Cup Qualifying Play-Off between Wales & Austria in Cardiff.
Is this the end of the road for Franco Foda or will he cement his legacy in charge of The National Team?
Lee looks at the Hoffenheim connection that makes Austria tick (sometimes) and Sioned Dafydd is on hand to give us the perspective from Cardiff!
Euro Pod: Salzburg Concede Seven to exit the Champions League in... erm... Style
Simon Clark was on hand to witness FC Salzburg's 7-1 (8-2) drubbing at the hands of a clinical FC Bayern side. He and Tom Middler nonetheless do their best to find some positives from the Austrian champions' groundbreaking UEFA Champions League campaign!
The Other Bundesliga with Stuart Freeman
Special interview episode: Tom Middler catches up with the man from the Morning Show, Radio FM4's Stuart Freeman. We talk about Stuart's career on the airwaves and how he's followed football throughout the years, coming into contact with many teams and players along the way.
European Round Up: Match Day 6 Madness as Austria get Three Teams Through
Group Stages? Completed them mate! It's an historical week for The "Other" Bundesliga as FC Salzburg go through to the UEFA Champions League knockouts for the first time ever. LASK and SK Rapid join them in securing European football for the new year, and Sturm even pop up with a creditable point in their final match of the Europa League. Tom, Simon & Lee can sit back and enjoy being football fans for a change, for the winter break at least!
European Round Up: Back in at the Business End
Tom, Lee & Simon head to The Long Hall in Vienna to drink some fine beer and discuss the Austrian teams in European group stage action. We appraise the games which yielded 4 points from match day 4, and pick out the key moments that may lie ahead in the quest for each of the teams to reach the knockout stages.
Bundesliga Break November 2021 - Wolfsberg's Winning Run, Rapid on the Ropes
WAC are flying high following a run of victories that few saw coming, whereas several big sides are still languishing in the bottom six after matchday 14. Rapid have said goodbye to Head Coach Didi Kühbauer, but was it the right time for the capital club to move on?
Tom, Simon and Lee meet at The Long Hall Pub & Kitchen in Vienna to talk all-things Austrian Bundesliga!
European Round Up: Halfway Through! How's it looking after Matchday 3?
The European group stages are halfway through already, but how are the Austrian teams looking in their respective tables with three games still to play, and what made Matchday 3 so successful for most of our sides?
We look back on the last set of fixtures, as well as evaluating the challenges ahead for Salzburg, Rapid, Sturm and LASK.
Ten Rounds Down - The (Mostly) Bunched-Up Bundesliga
Tom, Simon & Lee look through the Bundesliga table after ten rounds. Salzburg streak away at the top, but how are they even better than before? What's left Sturm in a league of their own? Can we make a case for 10 teams all getting into the top 6? We can, and we do a whole lot more too!
European Round Up 2021: Match Day 2 Previews
Tom Middler & Lee Wingate look back over the Austrian teams' games form match day 1 of the various European competitions, before calling in expert help in the form of French football writer Jeremy Smith and West Ham correspondent for Football.London, Tom Clark, as we preview all the upcoming fixtures on match day 2 of the group stages.
Four Weeks In - A European & Domestic Round-up
Tom, Simon & Lee meet at Vienna's finest establishment "The Long Hall Pub & Kitchen" to chat all things Austrian Bundesliga. How have the teams fared in the early Euro qualifiers, and who got off to a flyer in the Bundesliga? Find it all here on the pod!
AUSTRIA GO THROUGH! EURO 2020 - Group C Review
Tom, Simon and Lee look back at a group stage of highs and lows, and ultimately two wins to take Austria through. We look forward to a massive tie against an imperious Italy at Wembley on Saturday... can they do the unthinkable?
The EURO 2020 Group C Preview
The EURO 2020 Group C Preview - With the help of special guests from North Macedonia, the Netherlands and Ukraine; The Other Bundesliga squad gather to talk about the Austrian national team, and what they can do to finally bring some tournament success home this summer.