Sunday, May 1, 2016

Round 6 review

GROUNDHOG Day for the Tigers, a day to forget for Hawthorn and who are the legitimate challengers for the 2016 premiership?
It’s becoming a predictable story for Richmond and the boys dissect the tale for Damien Hardwick’s men — and where to from here. To trade or rebound? If it’s the former, what price would a Brett Deledio yield at the trade table?
The Hawks took a big hit at the weekend and Sammy Edmund got his nerd on with some super stats on why Clarko’s mob are finding their premiership defence that much tougher.
“Every single stat you care to mention, they’re struggling in,” he says.
The team that beat them, GWS, deserves plenty of credit. Mick Warner prefers to call them ‘Frankenstein’.
“The AFL’s created this monster and for the next 10 years we’re just going to have to sit back and watch it win premierships ... Eddie (McGuire) will do a head gasket when this hits full speed, which is not far off it because Leon Cameron has got his hands on a Ferrari.”
The Giants are one of a number of sides capable of going all the way in 2016 according to Sammy. He lists a few, including the Cats who he’s big on.
North Melbourne is also impressing. Many of the names are familiar, but the boys discuss one man who most AFL fans have never heard of.
Plus there’s the usual segments. Sammy says forget Game of Thrones, Ross Lyon TV is must-see entertainment each week, while Huddo could see the Demons’ drop-off coming.
It’s a big SuperFooty podcast.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

The SuperFooty Podcast - Round 5 review

RICHMOND is under the pump and we have a yellow and black panel in this week's SuperFooty podcast, with Tiger fans Jon Ralph and Mick Warner joining host Anthony Hudson to give their insight into what's up at Punt Road.

And what is the way forward.

"Even if Richmond could make it to the finals they're just wasting their time because they're not going to go deep ... They're in a massive hole, list-wise," one panel member says.

But there might be good things further ahead for Damien Hardwick.

"Richmond have got a lot of money to pay some players next year ... I think they'll get a big fish at the end of the year."

The boys liked what they saw from Collingwood on Anzac Day, but where does this leave Travis Cloke?

"Travis now is like that bush footballer ... he just doesn't go at the pill, but being dropped back might be the best thing for him," one panel member says. Could he be traded at year's end? What price would a club pay? The boys discuss.

Those at the top of the table kept on doing their thing, and Mick says he now believes in North Melbourne.

We shouldn't be surprised by the Sydney Swans' continued success, but Adelaide was "robbed" against the Hawks.

Plus there's the usual segments, Be Kind Rewind, and Is It Just Me, Or ... where someone comes up with "the meanest, most miserable thing" Ralphy has ever heard.

Don't miss a Tiger-filled SuperFooty podcast.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Round 4 review

MICK Warner is back in the chair after a couple of Tiger losses and his fellow panellists are shocked.

He's joined by Sammy Edmund and Huddo as the boys discuss another big weekend of AFL footy.

Huddo is back and off the plane, and he tells the boys he was just one row behind a certain Australian sporting legend on his way back from Adelaide on Sunday. Could it be?

Meanwhile, the eight is starting to take shape which prompts some discussion ... "The eight won't change now, will it?"

Losses to Port Adelaide, Collingwood and Richmond has some high-profile coaches under the pump. Which coach would you least like to be - Ken Hinkley, Damien Hardwick or Nathan Buckley?

Mick thinks there's some angst at the Pies that might be causing disharmony - and affecting on-field results.

"I just think not all is well at Collingwood."

Most sides have adopted a new game plan in 2016, but which have missed the bus?

The pressure will be on leading into Anzac Day, and Sammy thinks the plucky Bombers will give a good fight.

"It's the equivalent of a free-hit for John Worsfold. He's got nothing to lose, and Buckley's got everything to lose."

The Steven May bump on Stef Martin had the boys fired up, with talk of a send-off rule on the agenda. The boys also predicted what penalty the AFL's MRP would hand May. How did they fare?

Plus will the Dogs suffer from 'The Etihad Effect', who's gone from battler to absolute jet and Mick declares his premiership fave.

The boys are up and about in this week's SuperFooty Podcast.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

The SuperFooty Podcast - Round 3 review

HEARTBREAK, upsets, more highscoring footy and a couple of sides feeling the heat .. it's all covered in the Round 3 SuperFooty Podcast.

Back home after covering a shoot-out in Hobart, Huddo is all over the Kangas and Demons.

Max Gawn says he wants to be the best ruckman in the game and Ando says after his display against last year's All-Australian Todd Goldstein, they're "not silly words".

Bob Murphy's knee injury is a hot topic and the boys analyse just how his injury will effect the Western Bulldogs for the remainder of 2016. Can they still challenge?

Young Hawk James Sicily was the hero for his side, and Sam Edmund gives us the insight as to why he had the belief to stand up in the moment and deliver.

Richmond fell away against the super-impressive Crows, while their neighbour across the road - Collingwood - is also under the pump after falling to St Kilda. And the boys have a message to Bucks: "Let Pendles hurt teams" and send him back to the midfield!

Plus there's talk on how we're struggling to get a grip on the Sydney teams, underrating the Suns, Freo on the brink of being out of the finals race and why West Coast might be coming back to the pack.

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

The SuperFooty Podcast - Round 2

MIGHTY fighting Hawks, worries for Port, North going to another level and the Swans now a legitimate threat. The boys discuss what they learned from an intriguing Round 2 of AFL footy?
Jon Anderson joins Sam Edmund and host Anthony Hudson and says John Longmire's Sydney is now a genuine chance in 2016, such has been its impressive start to the home and away season. But do the boys agree?
A couple of teams have major headaches, with Ross Lyon's Fremantle and Ken Hinkley's Port Adelaide at the top of that list.
Melbourne, with Jesse Hogan 'sooking', took the Bombers too easily at the weekend and were caught short, but how good were the Bombers?
GWS showed just how much talent they have when they Mummified the Cats in Canberra, and Richmond, well, "what else can you do but laugh?" asked one panel member.
Every match is discussed, while Ando also has Sammy bemused when he poses the question: "who is the firmest player in the competition?"


Monday, March 28, 2016

Round 1 review - March 29

MICK Warner is surrounded by a couple of happy Cats in this week's SuperFooty Podcast, with Anthony Hudson and Jon Anderson liking what they saw from Patrick Dangerfield.

But 'Danger' wasn't the only new player in blue-and-white hoops to bring smiles to the Geelong fans' faces.

Our experts don't think the Hawks don't have much to worry about but although are the three-time reigning premiers approaching their 'injury threshold'?

The boys were excited by what they saw in the opening round of the season, but it was a horror show for the weekend's "two massive losers" - Collingwood and Freo.

"It was a trainwreck and it's hard to see how they can get it back online anytime soon," Mick says of the Pies.

But Ando isn't jumping off the wagon just yet.

"I'm prepared to completely disregard it." But key forward Travis Cloke isn't spared.

"Travis Cloke was insipid the other night ... he didn't present. Travis, where were you?"

Luke Beveridge's men thrilled and the boys agreed everyone "would love the Western Bulldogs win the premiership this year". Well, if their own team doesn't that is.

Meanwhile, there's no sign of a fadeout in Sydney - especially with a Fyfe-like star wearing the red and white.

The boys have their pick on the no.1 forward in the competition, and speaking of forwards, where does one man think Melbourne young gun Jesse Hogan play out his career?

"Right now, where would he be leaning? I reckon Western Australia."

Every game discussed, the AFL boss gets a clip and all the talk of a "hijacked" Round 1 in this week's SuperFooty podcast.

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Season opener

The boys are back for 2016 and they're joined by a very special guest.
Yes, Robbo joins the usual team - host Anthony Hudson and Herald Sun footy journos Sam Edmund and Mick Warner - to explain his Top 50.
And the chief football writer admits "if I had my time again ...". Who would Robbo like to include? And who did he wrestle with most, and over which positions? Robbo spills the beans on the process he went through to select the best of the best.
The panel give their thoughts on the NAB Challenge, and those at AFL House probably won't be impressed.
Plus there's the usual crystal ball-ing ahead of the season and the lads give their Round 1 tips. That should provide plenty of amusement next week!
It promises to be another big year, so don't miss the SuperFooty podcast.