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.