Sunday, May 17, 2015

The SuperFooty Podcast - Round 7

PORT Adelaide's woes, the candidates should Mick get the tap on the shoulder, GWS a monty for a flag and why Kyle Langford should never have gone back with the flight of the ball.

It was another big weekend in footy and the boys covered it all in the Round 7 edition of The SuperFooty Podcast.

Herald Sun expert Jon Anderson joins the crew and Ando says there's no room for sentimentality Ken Hinkley and his club should have been more ruthless with Kane Cornes, declaring the Power should have said "seeya later" when the veteran announced he was quitting for the fire brigade.

Port Adelaide is stinking it up at the moment and the boys ponder the unthinkable: Could Vossy have anything to do with the Power's shaky form?

Carlton is again in the firing line and with most in the footy world believing and Mick Malthouse is a sitting duck, the boys look at who may be the best man to coach the Blues post-Mick should the Blues board not renew the veteran's contract.

Should the Blues attempt to lure a big fish or go hard on development? Listen to the names being bandied around.

GWS conquered the Blues and the Giants looked ominous. So much so that one leading coach recently stated GWS, on a mission for its first AFL premiership, "cannot stuff this up".

Essendon suffered a "sledgehammer blow" last week with WADA appealing the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal's verdict, and whatever the world body finds Mick Warner fears for coach James Hird's future.

"I get the feeling Essendon can't move forward with him as the coach because this is just not going away."

Plus the boys give their tips on this week's grand final replay, the boys wonder whether the game's massive injury toll is too much, 'Leppa' on Brion the Lion and does North Melbourne have any stars?


Sunday, May 10, 2015

The SuperFooty Podcast - Round 6

“IT’S hard to drive past a car accident and not look at it, isn’t it?”

And with that, the Round 6 SuperFooty podcast had to start with Carlton.

Yes, the Blues and Tigers were predictable topics on this week’s podcast agenda as both struggle to make an impact in season 2015.

But while the traditional “powers” of the VFL/AFL competition struggle, others are making their move up ladder.

“I love a list build, I reckon list builds are the sexiest thing in football,” one podcast member says.

The Saints’ memorable comeback win is discussed as they clawed their way back over the Western Bulldogs, while interstate sides are beginning to make their move, occupying five of the top six positions on the table.

But one stands out above the rest.

“It’s their year,” the boys say of Fremantle. Hear how Ross Lyon’s men are controlling games like no other teams, and what Cameron Ling told Mick about the Purple Haze.

The Bombers, on the other hand, aren’t moving the ball with any fluidity, prompting our panel to suggest one big name will be traded at the end of the season. But which one?

And Huddo tells us how ‘Bomber’ Thompson handles sitting in the commentary box watching his former side.

Plus the resurgent Cats, two young Giants on the verge of re-signing and a heap more from Round 6.


Sunday, May 3, 2015

The SuperFooty Podcast - Round 5

ARE the Western Bulldogs now legitimate finals contenders? We take a look at what one member of the SuperFooty podcast team called the game of the year.

Did the Kangas show enough fight when two of their stars came in for some heavy treatment? And what prompted two Hawks stars to go the biff?

We look at Mick Malthouse's night from hell in his milestone game and the boys say why the big wigs at the Blues need to make a call on the coach now.

"(Carlton president) LoGiudice is all over the shop. He needs to make a call now, otherwise you're wasting another year," one podcast member said.

Collingwood ruined Carlton's special night, but the Pies are dreaming of special things themselves. Mick Warner says Collingwood is laughing after the Dayne Beams trade, with Jack Crisp proving a key player under Nathan Buckley.

Essendon has Huddo worried despite taking the points against St Kilda, while Sammy Edmund saw two teams at the weekend that he thinks are going nowhere in 2015.

Mick reckons list development is as crucial as coaching, and wonders why a couple of clubs just haven't been able to get it right.

Plus the boys discuss Eddie Betts, "crazy" Liam Picken, Chris Pelchen, Brownlow hope Dan Hennebery and all the other games from a big Round 5.


Sunday, April 26, 2015

The SuperFooty podcast - Round 4

WERE Clarko’s actions justified? The boys tackle the weekend’s major talking point fresh off the top in this week’s SuperFooty podcast.

A blockbuster Anzac Day of fixtures may have spared Richmond coach Damien Hardwick from the blowtorch, but it didn’t stop our panel from giving him and the Tigers the once over after their disappointing loss to Melbourne. Is ‘Dimma’ safe for 2015?

It might be the most even AFL year in memory but the boys think the top four may be starting to sort itself from the rest.

Freo got the choccies against Sydney but there was some big upside for John Longmire — mainly in the shape of one much-maligned forward who may have found his niche in a new role.

There were plenty of upsets again in Round 4. Melbourne (on the back of Jesse Hogan), the Western Bulldogs and Collingwood — who are still “lousy” kicks according to one of the boys — all scored upset wins. But which team was the biggest highlight?

Plus Stevie J in the red vest, the Giants’ finals charge and which rules are most irking the boys four rounds into the year?

All that and more in this week’s podcast.


Sunday, April 19, 2015

The SuperFooty Podcast - Round 3

ON the day ASADA announced it would not appeal the AFL’s Anti-Doping Tribunal decision over the Essendon supplements scandal, the SuperFooty podcast panel examines the latest developments.

Herald Sun journalist Mick Warner believes there may be more to play out in the saga.

“So it’s not over?” host Anthony Hudson asked.

“No way,” Mick said.

The boys take a look at the staggering injury toll from the opening rounds and ask: “Are we asking too much of the players?”

“They are going to ask for their 15 per cent payrise and they bloody well deserve it,” one panel member declares.

Of course, there’s plenty of discussion about the weekend’s Round 3 matches.

Port Adelaide beat North but Sammy is worried. Are they his Freo of 2015? Is he ready to write them off?

Carlton continues to be a massive talking point, and the boys debate the coach’s fate and whether Mick is the problem with the struggling Blues.

Geelong was gutsy but Sammy’s certainly not convinced on the Cats after one win.

“They have fallen, probably quicker and harder, than I thought they were going to this year,” he said of Chris Scott’s team.

However the Lions could be the biggest worry in the competition, with the boys all expressing concern for Justin Leppitsch’s men who are winless after three rounds.

But there’s no concern for the unbeaten Sydney Swans or Fremantle, with the panel looking ahead to this week’s blockbuster at Subiaco.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Round 2 - The SuperFooty Podcast

JUST how far can Essendon go in 2015? The Bombers’ shock win over Hawthorn had the boys discussing James Hird’s men at the top of this week’s SuperFooty agenda.
And while some teams are on the up, others appear to be on the slide. Is this the end of the Cats? Huddo fears so, and Mick and Sammy think so too.
And while Sam was happy to talk about other sides, he wasn’t so keen to talk his beloved Blues. What’s going on at Visy Park? And is Mick the man for a rebuild?
There’s also concerns for Port, which slipped to 0-2 at the hands of the mighty Swans.
But while there was movement among the top teams, some sides at the lower end also made their moves.
Exciting wins from St Kilda, the Bulldogs and Adelaide (are they the real deal?) also gave the boys plenty to talk about.
Every side was discussed in the Round 2 SuperFooty podcast.


Monday, April 6, 2015

Round 1 - The SuperFooty Podcast

The footy has finally begun and Huddo, Mick and Ando take on all the biggest topics after an action-packed opening round of the 2015 season.