Thursday, October 16, 2014

The SuperFooty Podcast - Trade wrap

Trade period is done and dusted and it's a different-looking SuperFooty podcast team as a result.

We've traded out a couple from our usual line-up and while Fox Footy's Anthony Hudson remains a constant, we've brought in Mark Robinson and new blood (and trade specialists) Jay Clark and Sam Landsberger to discuss all the moves from what was a hectic trade period.

While the boys agree on who was the big winner over the past two weeks, there was mixed views on the mega deal involving the Western Bulldogs and GWS over Tom Boyd. Was it a "masterstroke" or simply a big risk?

All the major trades are analysed - is Adam Cooney the right man for Essendon? Has North Melbourne made a mistake by letting Levi Greenwood slip through its grasp? And Rhys Stanley for pick 21 ... hear what the guys think of that one.

The Saints have held onto pick 1 and Robbo reveals why they may have. The coach has a special connection to the likely no.1 pick.

Plus there's plenty of other footy news. The boys run through the candidates at the vacant jobs at the Suns and Bulldogs, and Robbo tells us why the Essendon players want Hirdy over 'Bomber'.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

The SuperFooty Podcast - Grand Final

The premiership is done and dusted, and in this week's SuperFooty Podcast the boys discuss the Hawks' stunning performance against the Sydney Swans on Saturday.

While the Hawks were breathtaking, do the Swans have bigger issues or was their disappointing effort in the decider simply an aberration?

Huddo was on the voting panel for the Norm Smith Medal, but he's not in a rush to do it again. Why? And the boys ask: What was up with Nathan Buckley's votes?

The guys look ahead to the 2015 season and wonder if anyone can stop the brown and gold juggernaut.

The 'silly season' is about to kick off and there's plenty of trade talk. Huddo thinks a Swan might head north, Jarrad Waite has left the Blues while Dayne Beams is poised to be the big story of the exchange period. But what is he worth?

The Tigers may be sniffing around a Kanga and the Bombers may be up to their old trade tricks by circling a star Saint.

Finally Mick gives us the latest news on Essendon and the supplements saga, and the boys sign off by giving their highlights of the 2014 season.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

The SuperFooty Podcast - Preliminary finals

The Hawks and Swans are through to the decider and in this week's SuperFooty Podcast the boys preview every angle of the game's biggest clash.

Jon Anderson joins the panel to dissect the Hawks' selection issues leading into Saturday, and there's mixed views on what role Cyril Rioli should play against the Swans. Of course that's now the only selection issue facing Alastair Clarkson.

The boys give their tips - and Norm Smith medal fancies - in what Ando says could be one of the great showdowns of forward firepower in grand final history.

We also take a look at the Swans' shrewd recruiting (it's not all about COLA), and the best stories leading into what should be a fitting finale to the 2014 season.

But it's not all Hawthorn and the Swans. The lads discuss how Port Adelaide and North Melbourne can take the next step in 2015.

And after the tumultuous week in footy, there's plenty of talk on the coaching manouevres at Adelaide - and potentially the Gold Coast.

Plus the fallout of Essendon's court loss has the boys wondering: Can James Hird - or Mark Thompson for that matter - coach at senior level next season?

It's a big show, so enjoy the Grand Final edition of The SuperFooty Podcast.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

The SuperFooty Podcast - Finals week 2

It's preliminary final week and the boys are excited after a thrilling round of semi-final matches.

Fremantle and Geelong are out in straight sets, and while Huddo might be disappointed the boys take a look at the Cats' list and discuss where to now for Chris Scott's men.

Ross Lyon came armed with some stats after his side's loss to Port ... but do the boys think Freo can challenge again in 2015? And there was some breaking news on a potential Docker target during the podcast.

Boomer was hit with a one-match ban by the MRP, and the boys were staggered by a couple of things from the incident and penalty. Whatever happened to 'the September Clause'?

There was plenty of trade talk, with Mick Warner saying Friday's upcoming court verdict could be a pivotal day for Essendon. But why?

Plus the Hawks' selection posers ahead of their clash with Port's young guns, the boys' Brownlow selections and we reveal who Robbo may be taking to football's night of nights.

All that and more in this week's SuperFooty podcast.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The SuperFooty Podcast - Finals week 1

THE premiership dream may be over for Richmond and Essendon but the boys haven't forgotten them in this week's SuperFooty podcast.

With Sam Edmund still collecting his luggage at the airport after his Adelaide adventure, Jon Anderson steps into the breach and casts his educated eye over Essendon - and Bomber.

While Ando likes what he sees in the red and black, does he think Mark Thompson will be there to see through the job he started?

The Swans and Hawks advanced to the preliminary final and the boys wondered aloud whether everyone is just playing for second place.

North and Port Adelaide were super impressive at the weekend, earning high praise from the panel. But who has the better chance when they face Geelong and Fremantle this weekend?

There was also plenty of trade talk, with Paddy Ryder, Mitch Clark, Dayne Beams and James Frawley discussed.

And which panel member thinks Heretier Lumumba might just be "too difficult" for an AFL club environment?

All that and more in this week's SuperFooty podcast.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

The SuperFooty Podcast - Round 23

It's finals time and in this week's SuperFooty Podcast, the boys take a look at every match-up in the first week of September.

There's analysis of every game and tips, while the boys discuss where the Hawthorn-Geelong stoush sits in the VFL/AFL's great rivalries.

Travis Boak's comments from earlier in the season have added spice to an already intriguing elimination final with the Tigers - and the boys can't wait.

Essendon and North Melbourne meet in the other elimination final, but are the two teams the great mysteries of the competition? Who knows what either team may dish up this weekend? The boys try to explore.

But don't worry - it's not all finals on the menu. If your team isn't playing this September the boys discuss every team that missed the eight, dissecting what went right and wrong and where they see your club heading in 2015.

ANZ Stadium cops some stick from the lads ahead of the Sydney-Freo clash, the boys ask which coach might most feel the heat next season while Mick gives Warnie a whack.

All that and more in this week's SuperFooty Podcast...


Sunday, August 24, 2014

The SuperFooty Podcast - Round 22

Could the Swans rest Buddy against Richmond? That’s among the scenarios the boys toss up as they discuss the team most likely to sneak into the eight in the Round 22 SuperFooty Podcast.

Huddo, Sammy and Mick run their eyes over all the weekend's action, with one top-four team "shot" in their quest for the flag - at least in Mick's eyes.

Sammy gives you - as well as his builders - the inside word on the ongoing Mick Malthouse v Mark 'Stevo' Stevens stoush, which continues to split footy fans.

The Hawks took the points in their top-four clash against Geelong on Saturday night, and the boys discuss the fallout from the battle between the two great rivals.

Mick rates Jimmy Bartel's 'dive' against Lindsay Thomas''s from earlier in the year. Plus the boys have some mail on Cyril's injury.

After declaring earlier this season that Freo couldn't win the flag, Sammy admits the Dockers are starting to make him

A couple of former Cats, now at Adelaide, may be feeling the heat after the Crows' costly loss, while the conversation gets lively in our weekly segment Is It Just Me Or ...