Sunday, September 27, 2015

The SuperFooty Podcast - Preliminary Finals 2015

HAWTHORN is lining up for a historic three-peat and this week the boys discuss the biggest game on the AFL calendar.
West Coast has stunned many in 2015 with their surge to the decider and Sam Edmund acknowledges many had underestimated Adam Simpson’s men heading into the season. And the coach himself — coaching against the team where he previously served as an assistant — is one of the best stories of the week.
Mick Warner admires the Hawks but would like to see a changing of the guard at the top of the AFL tree, while all the panel agree the Hawks might have a tough time finalising their 22, as Jack Gunston, Ryan Schoenmakers, Billy Hartung and Will Langford are sure to have the selection panel scratching their heads.
“This could be a four, five, six-hour job (at selection). This could be huge.”
With all losers at preliminary final weekend, there’s much reflection and the boys take a look at North Melbourne and Fremantle.
With the Dockers, much can be put down to personnel but Mick also took aim elsewhere.
“There’s another reason they didn’t win and that was the umpiring.”
The boys loved Ross Lyon’s post-match press conference but Huddo also raised a question about the coach. “Does Ross Lyon have to change his style at all?”
On North, Mick stands by his call that they don’t have enough A Graders but was impressed by their fight to make the second-last week of the season.
But how close are the Kangas to the ultimate success?
Plus we discuss Patrick Dangerfield (will he get to the Cats?), Mick says Essendon’s coaching process is a “farce” and also tells us who is “a lock” for the Crows coaching job.
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Sunday, September 20, 2015

The SuperFooty Podcast - Semi Finals (2015)

NORTH Melbourne is through to the preliminary finals but they're struggling to win fans on this week's SuperFooty Podcast.

The Kangas and Hawks won their way through in semi-final week and won in contrasting styles. The boys on the podcast are big believers in Hawthorn, but not yet convinced on the Kangas.

"I don't think they were overly impressive in winning ... good on them for doing it, I don't mean to be negative towards them, but I don't think they were super." host Anthony Hudson said.

"I thought unimpressive, actually," Jon Anderson said.

Sydney ran out of manpower as September wore on, but their on-field display took on sidenote as Adam Goodes' retirement was the main talking point from their finals exit at the weekend.

And the boys agreed it was a shame it seemed the champ felt the "need to bow out with no fanfare".

Hawthorn's "savage" return to form may have surprised some who thought they wmight have been vulnerable against the Crows, but Huddo says a former member of the brown and gold army had convinced him a Hawks storm was coming by the time the first bounce arrived on Friday night.

And Sammy tells of the roasting each player had received from Clarko following the qualifying final loss to West Coast.

For Adelaide, they were simply blown off the park and must now lick their wounds and look to building for 2016 - and might have to do so without Patrick Dangerfield.

The coaching appointment will also be made in coming weeks - "it seems more and more conventional wisdom now that John Worsfold is going to choose Essendon" - and Ando has his tip should the Crows overlook interim boss Scott Camporeale.

The panel agree whoever takes over the Crows takes over a "good list" but it will be a different list minus Dangerfield.

Ando broke the story on Saturday that the star Crow is poised to choose Geelong.

But how does it happen? A bit of water has got to go under the bridge just yet, but the boys discuss how the Cats might land their man.

Plus Ando on the "brutally honest" Paul Chapman, Huddo on Monopoly (yes, you read that right!) and who should go hard for Harley Bennell.


Monday, September 14, 2015

SuperFooty podcast - Week 1 finals

RICHMOND'S finals failure, the winners out west, who can make a finals charge and all the latest trade whispers - the boys cover it all after a big opening week of the AFL finals.

But the Tigers were the big talking point after a third elimination finals loss in as many years.

"What does this mean for Richmond and what do they do contractually with this man (Damien Hardwick), who, boy he was the picture of frustration after the game?" Sam Edmund asks the podcast panel.

Anthony Hudson says it will be a testing summer at Punt Road, where stability has been a hallmark in recent seasons.

"Do they extend his contract or go into the year knowing that it's going to be one of those years where the media will (speculate all year)?"

The Western Bulldogs were another weekend loser but lost no admirers after coming from well down the ladder in 2014.

But responding to a question off twitter, the boys wonder just how much the Bulldogs will improve next season - or might they risk being a similar story to Port Adelaide in 2015?

There was plenty of love for the winners, with Jarrad Waite's North Melbourne "never having a better chance" to beat Sydney this week", while Adelaide is also exciting the lads.

"As a neutral, it's hard not to love Tex (Walker), isn't it? We scoffed when he was (made) captain."

The two WA sides are through to preliminary finals but the boys still aren't completely convinced on one of them. Can you guess which one?

Huddo couldn't believe how bad the Hawks were against the Eagles, and Sanmmy expects them to be angry this week. But can they go all the way from here?

Plus the boys discuss all the latest trade whispers, from Adam Treloar to Jake Carlisle.

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

The SuperFooty Podcast - Finals Week 1

Expect fireworks. That's the message ahead of Richmond's huge elimination final against North Melbourne - which neither team can afford to lose. Anthony Hudson, Sam Edmund and Jon Anderson preview the first week of finals and discuss why Ross Lyon is an angry man - and why Steve Johnson isn't happy, either. Trade talk is also on the agenda along with the AFL's choice of Grand Final entertainment and the boys give a rating to every team that missed the eight - were they encouraging, disappointing or diabolical? All that and more in a huge finals edition of the SuperFooty Podcast.