IT’S been a tough weekend in footy and this week’s SuperFooty podcast takes a look back at the round that was.
Anthony Hudson, Sam Edmund and Mick Warner says the AFL community handled the death of Adelaide coach Phil Walsh as well as could be expected.
The main talking points on the field were upset losses to Essendon and North Melbourne - and the fashion in which they went down.
Bombers coach James Hird is feeling the heat after his side’s 110-point loss to the Saints.
“I can’t see him lasting more than a few more weeks,” Mick Warner says.
“There are people within that club that want him out.”
It was a miserable afternoon for everyone at Essendon, including the skipper.
“Jobe Watson just looks like he’s had the life and colour stripped out of him completely,” Sam Edmund says.
“I don’t know if he actually wants to play at the moment, or play for James.”
Meanwhile, St Kilda’s youngsters are on the rise with the panel agreeing the club is “miles ahead of what we thought.”
“Maybe next season they could play finals, who knows?”
North Melbourne was touched up by the Suns, and the podcast was shocked at the form of last year’s preliminary finalists.
“You don’t get belted. You don’t get belted by Gold Coast!” Sammy said.
Huddo ran the rule over the club’s recent first and second-round picks and pondered where they were.
“That is a frighening list,” Sam said.
“That’s a list of draft crimes, a lot of them. Gee whiz, how many busts are in there?”
The boys get animated in Is It Just Me, Or ... with Mick having some strong words for code-hopper Karmichael Hunt, Sammy firing a broadside at runners - saying we don’t need them - and Huddo fed up with the holding-the-ball rule.
Plus the Western Bulldogs, the Tigers, one journalist may be suffering from a case of ‘Fyfe fever’ and a heap more in this week’s SuperFooty podcast.