Sunday, June 28, 2015

The SuperFooty Podcast - Round 13

THE stink at the Gold Coast Suns leads the agenda and causes some heated debate in the Round 13 edition of footy’s best podcast.

As former star Karmichael Hunt sings like a canary on alleged cocaine use at the club, Huddo, Sammy and Mick discuss whether a franchise can ever be successful in Temptation City, with Mick suggesting the footy public will be in for a shock if and when the names of the players involved are revealed.

Sam Mitchell injecting some controversy into the Hawks v Bombers match also comes under scrutiny. Was it just a storm in a teacup, and was the under-pressure James Hird’s reaction justified?

There’s also the roaring Tigers, Buddy’s disappearance, Freo’s missing pieces and the fantastic Doggies, as well as Ivan’s soccer skills, the perils of household chores and is it just Huddo on the double.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

The SuperFooty Podcast - Round 12

WEST Coast answers the call (but the boys still want to see more), the Cats are crying out for Dangerfield, Carlton’s big day and why the Blues should throw everything at Clarko.
They are among the topics on this week’s SuperFooty podcast.
After Melbourne’s impressive win at Geelong, the boys laud the Demons but dissect wha’s gone wrong for the Cats and come to one conclusion ... they need Patrick Dangerfield.
But are they the only suitors for the Crows star? Mick thinks one of the AFL’s powerhouses may also be into the free agent.
Angus Brayshaw inspired the Demons at Simonds Stadium, and the race for the AFL’s Rising Star award is heating up.
Patrick Cripps is among the men vying for Rising Star honours after lifting the Blues to victory over the Power at the weekend. Not surprisingly, Sammy was up and about after seeing his boys register their first win on home soil for the year.
John Barker has reinvigorated the Blues but can they maintain the rage under the caretaker?
Meanwhile, the boys question Port and whether Ken Hinkley’s side are now gone for 2015. Does the coach have to change his game plan?
West Coast continues its magnificent form but the boys aren’t 100 per cent sold on whether they are contenders in 2015.
“I just really want to see them play ... Hawthorn, Fremantle, Sydney, any of those sides to see how this, what we hear is a revolutionary press and zoning system, actually holds up against really good sides.”
The Tigers lost the day but had a win with Alex Rance re-signing, although one man was a little skeptical of the way the Tiger’s contract deal played out.
“Did Alex Rance play us all for suckers?”
The Adelaide-Hawthorn clash was discussed and that raised a bigger debate: what do fans think of Thursday night footy?
The Hawks disposed of the Crows pretty easily but they’re doing it differently in 2015. Clarko
“He’s a genius, Clarkson, so why doesn’t Carlton say ‘Here’s $10 million dollars, (a) five-year deal’ and make him an offer he can’t refuse?”
Plus there’s more from the forgetful Huddo in his weekly Plane Tales segment, and every match discussed.


Sunday, June 14, 2015

The SuperFooty Podcast - Round 11

WHICH team had more to be pleased with coming away from the St Kilda-Melbourne clash? As both sides slugged out a beauty on Sunday, the SuperFooty panel ran the rule over the Round 11 clash.
Melbourne coach Paul Roos once discussed the worst 47 seconds in football, but the boys think Sunday’s final 41 seconds at Etihad Stadium was almost as bad.
How did the Dees blow it? The boys discuss, with Mick believing the ‘cheats never prosper’ theory may have something to do with it.
As Collingwood cemented its place in the top four we analyse the upside to the Pies, but also say proceed with caution ahead of their telling month ahead.
Essendon is in trouble after another big loss. The crew thinks the club wouldn’t mind their time over on a few decisions in our weekly Be Kind, Rewind segment, while cracks are starting to appear at the club as coach James Hird tries to retain support from loyal fans.
“There’s a stench coming out of Essendon, and it almost reminds me of that smell out of Carlton eight weeks ago.”
North Melbourne have been a bit of Jekyll and Hyde this year, but someone simply isn’t a fan of the Kangas.
“They conned us last year ... absolute con job. They’re not top-four material, they’re miles off that.”
Meanwhile, the boys don’t agree on the game’s no.1 player. Who would you choose first if every AFL star was lined up in the schoolyard? Mick is a little left of centre with his selection.
Plus a wrap of all the on-field action, the third-man up rule discussed, Huddo says today’s footy is simply getting too hard for the average fan to understand and a heap more.


Monday, June 8, 2015

The SuperFooty Podcast - Round 10

CHRIS Judd's retirement was the talking point in this week's SuperFooty podcast.

Huddo is joined by Jon Anderson and Jon Ralph as we reflect on the career of the dual Brownlow medallist.

Ando shares a story of watching a schoolboy Judd tearing it up for Caulfield Grammar while Jon Ralph, who was at Tuesday morning's press conference, believes there may be greater things in store for the former West Coast and Carlton legend now he's hung up his boots.

Also, the boys take a look at the Blues post-Juddy - the lack of leadership and the question of whether Carlton has bottomed out.

"Cripps will be captain of Carlton, I'll make a prediction now, within two years," one podcast member says.

In the second segment we take a look around the AFL.

Richmond's win on Friday night had plenty of talking points - from the "niggly" Tigers to the Freo losing a man Ando believes may be their "most important" player.

And we ask Huddo about how hard it can be to commentate certain teams and players.

"It's very hard not to talk about Nat Fyfe when you're calling," Huddo admits.

Another panel member had his say on the Freo-Richmond callers.

"I just think Basil lost his way on Friday night."

The Pies are fourth on the table but are they a false top-four team - having beaten the bottom four teams on the table?

Plus Ralphy expands on the 'Boring Bombers' and more on this week's SuperFooty podcast.


Sunday, May 31, 2015

The SuperFooty Podcast - Round 9

THERE'S breaking news in the SuperFooty Podcast, and off the top the boys discuss the latest on Brad Scott's absence and North Melbourne's on-field woes.

The Adam Goodes 'war cry' has divided many in the footy public, and the boys have their own take.

Sammy, who was at Redfern when the Flying Boomerangs unveiled the war dance, thought the Sydney champ's celebration was "misdirected".

The Essendon-Richmond 'Dreamtime at the 'G' clash turned heads, but Mick says he thinks James Hird's decision to coach from the boundary line - without a headset - is just plain weird.

"I know for a fact people at Essendon think he should come back upstairs next week," Mick says.

The boys say the "House of Pain" is back in the west, and fans should prepare for a September of finals at Subiaco.

But what about West Coast? Legitimate premiership fancy or riding the wave of a cosy draw?

Plus, Sammy asks if any visiting side will win the free kick count at Subiaco, and gives some interesting stats from the Eagles home matches this year.

Plus Mick on talk of a compo pick for the Blues, Huddo slams the third-man up rule and the Nat Fyfe-Patrick Dangerfield clash.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The SuperFooty Podcast - Carlton's life after Mick

TRADE talk, the Blues board, what next for Mick and the men most likely to replace the veteran coach. Ralphy, Ando and Mick Warner discuss it all in a special SuperFooty podcast

Ando drops a bomb early in our podcast, revealing the Blues had plans in place to sack Mick Malthouse before the weekend before changing their tune.

The podcast team discuss the Blues board and ask: do fans have the power to force a change at the top level?

“One of the things that Carlton supporters think is that these billionaires on their board fund the club and therefore they don’t need to sign up and that couldn’t be further from the truth,” Mick says.

“I’m not sure any of these guys really put in a lot of kanga ... they sacked (Brett) Ratten, and got Mick, and now they’ve sacked Mick.”

Trade and list talk takes up a good share of discussion, with list manager Stephen Silvagni entrusted with the task of rebuilding the list of the bottom-of-the-ladder Blues.

What value does Chris Yarran hold? Meanwhile, Ando thinks Lachie Henderson is a good chance to land at Geelong this summer, and the boys rate his value. How does he compare to a player like Rhys Stanley, whom the Cats traded in last year for pick 21?

“They can’t afford to get a free agent this year ... when Malthouse got to the club, he was stunned at how close their salary cap was to 100 per cent because there was no room to move,” Ando says.

Interim coach John Barker is given little hope of landing the top job permanently according to the boys, who give their probables for the full-time role.

And Ralphy has some advice for Carlton, given their recent with appointing coaches.

“You know what the Blues have to do? George Costanza. Everything that they have as a natural instinct, they should do the opposite.”

Plus our boys on what to expect from Mick in the future, the coaching great’s legacy and how many games the Blues will win in 2015.

It’s a podcast not to miss!


Monday, May 25, 2015

The SuperFooty Podcast - Round 8

MICK'S Blues, North Melbourne's woes, how Hodgey has cost the Hawks and Adam Goodes copping the boos - there was plenty covered in this week's SuperFooty podcast.

The boys believe Blues coach Mick Malthouse is a "sacrificial lamb" in the ongoing drama at Ikon Park, and have their say on whether they think the veteran coach will see out the week.

There were big wins for Melbourne and Richmond, and the boys gave both sides plenty of credit.

Port Adelaide continues to stumble, and the boys ask: Can the Power make the eight?

The Swans and Freo flexed their muscles to show they're genuine top-four contenders, leaving the boys to wonder how many spots are up for grabs in the race for a coveted double chance.

Scott Pendlebury celebrated his 200th in style as the Pies trounced Gold Coast, and one of our podcast members got it way wrong on the magpies skipper.

"I'm going to admit that I didn't rate Pendlebury that much when he started as a player, I thought he was a bit of a cat, but he has turned out to be an absolute champion ... but I was completely wrong." Can you pick which member of the podcast team said it?

Plus, who's the best of the emerging batch of key forwards? Mo Daniher? Jezza? Jesse Hogan or someone else?

Has the AFL's attempt to level the playing field via the fixture gone too far?

Plus we look at Cam Guthrie and wonder if his post-match gesture will start an AFL trend, and Huddo introduces us to his new weekly segment, Plane Tales.