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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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The ÖFB Cup Quarter-Final Roundup

February 6th, 2023


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 …

Kick-Off for 2023: Transfers, Friendlies and Cup QFs!

February 1st, 2023


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 …

New Year, New Transfers in the Bundesliga?

January 4th, 2023


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 …

Winter is With Us: The Bundesliga's Big Break

November 17th, 2022


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 …

Reflections on Relegation: National Team Talk, plus a European & Domestic Roundup

October 5th, 2022


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 …

Qualifiers Complete: A Top Transfer for Rasmus Højlund, and a look at the European Group Stages

August 31st, 2022


Tom & Lee look back on some chaotic European qualifying matches, and preview the group stages following the draw for the UEFA Champions League, …

Three Rounds Down: Early Season Impressions from Austria

August 9th, 2022


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 …

Sun, Sea and Summer Signings: It's the Season Opening Podcast!

July 19th, 2022


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 …

Way out West: A Final Day Special from Vorarlberg

May 23rd, 2022


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 …

The Bundesliga Since the Split

April 16th, 2022


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 …

Is Qatar Calling? Cardiff Comes First! The Wales vs Austria Preview

March 23rd, 2022


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 …

Euro Pod: Salzburg Concede Seven to exit the Champions League in... erm... Style

March 8th, 2022


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' …

The Other Bundesliga with Stuart Freeman

March 2nd, 2022


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 …

European Round Up: Match Day 6 Madness as Austria get Three Teams Through

December 10th, 2021


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 Round Up: Back in at the Business End

November 22nd, 2021


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 …

Bundesliga Break November 2021 - Wolfsberg's Winning Run, Rapid on the Ropes

November 10th, 2021


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 …

European Round Up: Halfway Through! How's it looking after Matchday 3?

October 27th, 2021


The European group stages are halfway through already, but how are the Austrian teams looking in their respective tables with three games still to …

Ten Rounds Down - The (Mostly) Bunched-Up Bundesliga

October 7th, 2021


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 …

European Round Up 2021: Match Day 2 Previews

September 28th, 2021


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 …

Four Weeks In - A European & Domestic Round-up

August 17th, 2021


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 …

AUSTRIA GO THROUGH! EURO 2020 - Group C Review

June 23rd, 2021


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 …

The EURO 2020 Group C Preview

June 10th, 2021


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 …

The 20/21 End of Season Episode

May 31st, 2021


The Other Bundesliga team make a triumphant return to The Long Hall in Vienna to look back over the surreal season that was 2020/2021 in the Austrian Bundesliga. Who can relax for the summer knowing they're looking good …

ÖFB Cup Final - Mentality Monsters Salzburg Snatch more Silverware

May 6th, 2021


Simon and Tom talk all-things cup final in Klagenfurt, as LASK attempted to stop Salzburg winning an eighth Austrian Cup trophy since 2012. We break down the game and discuss the outlook for both teams going forward …

Alarm Bells at Austria Wien as League Licence is Rejected

April 13th, 2021


Tom, Lee and Simon hit record to discuss the latest developments from the Violet half of Vienna. We also round up Bundesliga action and look back on …

Scotland vs Austria - Post Game Analysis

March 26th, 2021


Gordon from The Tartan Scarf joins us for a bonus episode chat! The opening game in World Cup Qualifying was more interesting than expected, and concluded with handshakes all round and a 2-2 draw. We look back over a …

Heartbreak for Hartberg, Elation in Innsbruck: Proper "Final Day" Drama

March 23rd, 2021


The team reconvene to look back on some delicious "final day" drama, and a top of the table clash that lived up to its billing in the Bundesliga. We also took a look ahead to the upcoming international fixtures, with …

Cup Semi-Finals, European Failures and the Bundesliga Form Book

March 8th, 2021


Tom, Simon and Lee discuss the action on and off the field as two dramatic cup finals are concluded, Europa League runs are over, and the Bundesliga battle for the top six spots heats up in a big way! There's also news …

European Round Up: Europa League Round of 32 - Feb 2021

February 19th, 2021


Lee looks on in horror as Salzburg stumble through their return to the UEFA Europa League at home to Villarreal CF, and special guest Chris Cowlin …

LigaZwa - The FCPS Show / Other Bundesliga Crossover

February 1st, 2021


Tom Middler spoke to two experts on Austria's 2nd division (2. Liga) in an interview originally recorded for FCPS, the Fan Owned Club in Austria's third tier. As the interview was a wide-ranging chat covering a league …

The Other Bundesliga - An Interview with the Ambassador!

January 27th, 2021


His Excellency Martin Weiss, the Austrian Ambassador to the United States of America joins us all the way from Washington, DC as a very special guest for this episode of The Other Bundesliga Podcast. We talk about his …

The Other Bundesliga is Back for 2021!

January 22nd, 2021


Tom, Lee and Simon are (remotely) reunited thanks to the magic of the internet to talk winter friendlies, all the transfers and discuss any other …

European Round Up 2020: Match Day 6

December 13th, 2020


Aaand breathe! Weekly group stage matches in the Champions League and Europa League are over for 2020, and with big play offs on match day 6 for Salzburg, Rapid and WAC, we had lots to look forward to! 

On this episode …

Bundesliga Review - LASK are the New Leaders in Early December

December 7th, 2020


With 10 games played, LASK take over at the top. We round up how the last few weeks have gone for all 12 Bundesliga sides; Who's playing the starring …

European Round Up 2020: Match Day 5

December 4th, 2020


The group stages are nearly at an end, and three Austrian teams are still in contention! We review the match day 5 action from the UEFA Europa League …

National Team Talk: The Last of the UEFA Nations League (for 2020...)

November 20th, 2020


Tom, Lee and Simon are joined by special guest Lars Sivertsen to discuss the bizarre circumstances of Austria vs Norway on the final night of international action. We pore over Austria's last 3 games and discuss the …

European Round Up 2020: Match Day 3

November 7th, 2020


We drafted in special guest Manuel Veth to talk about the breathtaking 2-6 between Salzburg and Bayern in the Champions League, as well as covering wins for Rapid and LASK in the Europa League, and a tough task for WAC …

European Round Up 2020: Match Day 2

November 3rd, 2020


Tom, Lee and Simon track Austria's four European competitors on their way through match day 2 of their respective competitions. Plus, Salzburg look for any glimmers of hope they can find before facing Bayern in the …

European Round Up 2020: Match Day 1

October 25th, 2020


With a remarkable four Austrian teams in group stage action, Tom, Lee and Simon looked at all the games from the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, as Salzburg, Rapid, LASK and WAC were gunning for Euro glory in …

LASK - UEFA Europa League Group J Preview Podcast

October 20th, 2020


WIth LASK fighting their way impressively back to the Europa League groups, we got on the phones around Europe to take a detailed look at each and every one of the Upper Austrians' opponents for the coming matches. It's …

FC Salzburg - UEFA Champions League Group A Preview Podcast

October 18th, 2020


On their return to the Champions League group stages FC Salzburg were drawn against some European heavyweights, so what did we do? We brought in some European heavyweights ourselves, with Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro …

Rapid Vienna - The UEFA Europa League Group B Preview Podcast

October 16th, 2020


The Other Bundesliga team take an in-depth look at how SK Rapid are shaping up ahead of their return to European competition! With a brilliant draw …

Wolfsberger AC - The UEFA Europa League Group K Preview Podcast

October 15th, 2020


Tom, Lee and Simon take a good look at how Wolfsberger AC are stacking up ahead of a second season in European action! With CSKA, Dinamo and …

Bundesliga Review - Which Teams Hit The Ground Running in the 20/21 Season?

October 8th, 2020


Tom, Lee and Simon get together at Vienna's Long Hall Pub to review the opening month of the Bundesliga season! We look at all 12 teams and how they've got started, as well as getting excited for upcoming international, …

European Roundup - Reviews and Previews from the Europa League & the Champions League

September 21st, 2020


The Other Bundesliga team called Israeli football expert Raphael Gellar to talk about Salzburg's season-defining clash with Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Champions League Play-Off round, and there's also a look back at how …

20/21 Bundesliga Season Preview - Austrian Action Returns!

September 6th, 2020


Tom, Simon and Lee are reunited at The Long Hall in Vienna to have a few beers and discuss what's been going on in European qualifying, cup ties and look ahead at the beginning of the new Bundesliga season! We take some …

Christian Ziege's New Challenge: The Fan-Owned FC Pinzgau Project

August 6th, 2020


When American owners took over a third division Austrian club, they had our attention. When they announced their unique fan-ownership model and plans to open the club up to an international audience, our interest was …

Off-Season Roundup - Promotion, Relegation and Transfer Talk

August 5th, 2020


With pure drama and controversy, the 2nd Division came to and end and gave us another team to take their place in the Other Bundesliga. At the same …

The Red Bull Special - Part 2: Salzburg and Beyond, with Karan Tejwani

July 20th, 2020


We're joined by Karan Tejwani, author of the Red Bull football book "Wings of Change" to discuss Salzburg's special 19/20 season, and where they sit …

The Red Bull Special - Part 1: A Seventh Title for Salzburg

July 17th, 2020


Tom, Lee and Simon journey back through Jesse Marsch's record-breaking first season in charge of Salzburg. From summer departures to summer …

Match Day 32: Europe (and relegation) - The Final Countdown

July 8th, 2020


The last round of matches would decide the fates of four Bundesliga teams, but who would be in the league no longer, and who would be in the Europa …

Match Day 31 - The Heavens Opened, but Which Teams were Saved This Week?

July 4th, 2020


Two teams secured themselves against the drop, setting up a thrilling final day showdown at the bottom. Up at the other end, Simon was in attendance for a washed out Wednesday of games played in the middle of huge …

Match Day 30 - Salzburg in Seventh Heaven as Rapid Turnaround the Race for Europe

June 30th, 2020


Salzburg finally seal the deal and close out the title, but elsewhere in the league the European battles and the relegation scrap only heated up with …

Match Day 29 - A Magnificent Seven for Salzburg, and Six-Pointers Galore

June 27th, 2020


News on the regulations for the start of next season, plus LASK's appeal update and a few transfers doing the rounds in recent days. Lee is on hand …

Match Day 28 - Agent Hartberg Take Out Another Title Rival as Relegation Battle Hots Up

June 22nd, 2020


Hartberg go wild away from home once again, but Salzburg can't get over the line (yet). Austria record 3 on the bounce for the first time in ages, and the battle at the bottom is looking peachy!

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Match Day 27 - Rapid Gain Ground as LASK Finally Win

June 18th, 2020


Tom, Simon and Lee look at the match action from the Bundesliga, as we reach the half way mark in the championship and qualification rounds. Who dropped two vital points in the relegation battle, and how are those Euro …

Match Day 26 - Rapid get the Rub of the Green and Home Woes in the Bottom Half

June 15th, 2020


The usual pod suspects have 6 more Bundesliga games to look at, as well as some suggestions on the hottest talents in the league, and who should have …

Match Day 25 - Sturm in a Teacup, or just "Football Culture"?

June 13th, 2020


The team look back over the Match Day 25 action from the top and bottom six, including some more stunning goals and an expletive laden outburst with consequences. 
Who's on form in the Austrian Bundesliga? Or is it all …

Match Day 24 - Salzburg Streets Ahead - Admira Adrift?

June 7th, 2020


The team send back live reports from around the grounds at Rapid vs Sturm and Admira vs Mattersburg, as well as casting an eye over the remaining …

The League Lockdown is Lifted, but How About that Title Race?

June 5th, 2020


A Wolfsberg wonder-goal lit up the league, but could Salzburg start as they meant to go on? LASK faced their big comeback against Hartberg. and down …

Salzburg Dominate Socially-Distanced Cup Final as LASK Saga Rolls On...

May 31st, 2020


Austria Lustenau ensured a safe distance from the season's first trophy with a drubbing in the final, and Jesse Marsch gets his hands on his first European silverware as a head coach. 

LASK have their punishment dished …

The Other Bundesliga Comeback is off to a Scandalous Start...

May 18th, 2020


A video of LASK breaking Covid-19 rules in training has overshadowed the news that the Bundesliga will be back in a few weeks.

Tom, Simon and Lee are …

Lockdown Lookback on: Austria at the France '98 World Cup

May 8th, 2020


The team cast a lockdown lookback upon Austria's run to the France '98 World Cup, as well as their tough draw in the group stages. Relive the goals, the classic shirts and the haircuts of the late 1990's with our …

The Other Bundesliga Calls... Samuel Tetteh

May 4th, 2020


Tom calls up LASK and Ghana forward Samuel Tetteh to chat about life on and off the football pitch, as we wait to see what will happen with the remainder of the Austrian Bundesliga season.  

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The Other Bundesliga Calls... Stefan Schwab

April 30th, 2020


Whilst we wait to see what happens with the rest of the 2019/2020 football season in Austria, we spoke to some of the players!

In this episode Lee talks to SK Rapid captain Stefan Schwab about his home life, his finest …

How Could the Bundesliga be Concluded for 2019/20?

April 5th, 2020


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 …

That Lockdown Episode with our Top 10 Moments!

March 21st, 2020


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 …

Bundesliga Match Day 22 was fun - but when's the next one?

March 14th, 2020


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 …

Andy Mitten on United's Austrian Experience...

March 12th, 2020


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 …

Europa League Special: LASK vs Man Utd Preview!

March 11th, 2020


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 …

Late Goals in Europe & LASK Extend Bundesliga Lead!

February 25th, 2020


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 …

The Bundesliga is BACK, and LASK Lead!

February 18th, 2020


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 …

The Best of the Winter Break - February 2020

February 2nd, 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 …

The Matthias Sindelar Story (Part 2) - An Other Bundesliga Special

January 30th, 2020


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 …

European Roundup: Match Day 6

December 17th, 2019


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 …

European Roundup: Match Day 5

December 9th, 2019


Salzburg gear up for one of their biggest ever European nights against reigning UCL champs Liverpool, and LASK secure a stunning knockout berth in …

Domestic Duties: A Bumper Bundesliga Round-Up!

December 7th, 2019


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. 

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National Team Talk: Austria Book their Ticket to EURO 2020!

November 23rd, 2019


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. …

European Roundup: Match Day 4

November 12th, 2019


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 …

European Roundup: Match Day 3

October 28th, 2019


The unthinkable happened! Salzburg finally slipped to a home defeat in the Champions League. The Other Bundesliga team look at their chances of …

Domestic Duties: A Bundesliga and Cup round-up!

October 18th, 2019


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 …

National Team Talk: October's EURO 2020 Qualifiers

October 16th, 2019


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 …

European Roundup: Match Day 2

October 7th, 2019


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: …

European Roundup: Match Day 1

September 26th, 2019


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 …

Euro Preview Pod: Wolfsberger AC

September 19th, 2019


The team preview Wolfsberger AC's group draw. The Carinthians will face Borussia Monchengladbach, AS Roma and Istanbul Basaksehir in their maiden …

Euro Preview Pod 2: LASK

September 17th, 2019


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 …

Euro Preview Pod 1: FC Salzburg

September 15th, 2019


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.


An American in Salzburg: The Jesse Marsch Interview

August 26th, 2019


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...


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European Review: LASK lose in play-off first leg

August 22nd, 2019


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 …

Champions League Challengers! LASK's Memorable Moment in Linz

August 14th, 2019


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 …

LASK in the Lead! A European and Austrian Action Roundup...

August 9th, 2019


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 …

Bundesliga's Back! Match Day 1 Review

August 1st, 2019


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 …

The Matthias Sindelar Story (Part 1) - An Other Bundesliga Special

July 29th, 2019


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 …

Bye Bye Bundesliga: Farewell to the 2018/2019 Season

June 12th, 2019


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.

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