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.


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.