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.

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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.

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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.

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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'.

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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.

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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.

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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.