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224 - Sports Lockdown, NRL, AFL, Soccer, Covid-19, The Future

Bats and Balls Podcast

Release Date: 03/28/2020

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Bats and Balls Podcast

We've got guests coming out the proverbial this week. Pies and The Producer discuss the latest round of NRL. Then we welcome first time guests to the show Sher and Lil. They are Canadian Rugby League fans, season ticket holders at the Toronto Wolfpack and are spreading the word of Rugby League around North America. Our old mate Swainy is back! Rugby is back! And we couldn't be happier. Super Rugby AU kicks off this weekend with a QLD Reds vs NSW Waratahs blockbuster. Catch all of the action plus Super Rugby Aotearoa on Foxsports. Pies made it to Giants Stadium for the GWS vs Collingwood game....

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Pies and The Producer were getting a bit too cocky so we invited Lobby from League by the Fireplace under the false pretence that he could pour cold water on the Eels start to the 2020 season. But 14 point losses don't come much better than that Roosters game. And the Raiders couldn't beat Manly with their 2 best players injured. Anything could happen this week. In other news, the Roosters are clearly the benchmark. Penrith continue their good form. And Mary has flummed his way onto a winning* formula. In Supercoach the Lone Rangers keep winning, and Producers keep failing to produce. Can 16th...

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Pies is off sick so The Producer is joined in studio by the Supercoach himself Colbee. It looks like the Colbinators used an entire jar of vaseline on their knees this week as they pulverised Producers in Supercoach. The boys catch up on all the latest NRL and AFL news. And Colbee has some information on the Eastern Creek Speedway track, a new Motorcross track near Luddenham and inside info on Camaros replacing Holden in the Supercars. 0:00:00 - NRL & Tipping 0:58:20 - Supercoach 1:09:00 - AFL & Tipping 1:18:00 - Motorsport & Other Sports Part of the No Phony Podcast Network...

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The Producer and Pies in studio with Erik on the phone are back for another episode of Bats and Balls. In the NRL the Roosters put the cleaners through the Broncos, the Knights and Panthers franked the form of their draw and the Eels may or may not have gotten away with one over Manly. Refereeing gets a small once over, but on the whole they've been pretty good after two rounds back from the enforced layoff. BS is up to 7th overall in ESPN FootyTips. Can the juggernaut roll on? Can anyone catch the Lone Rangers in Supercoach? First coach sacked, DWS Fleshpuppets or Mary? The AFL balls up from...

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Pies, Erik and The Producer are back to recap the return of the NRL. The Eels and Sea Eagles look good and have very few injuries. The Raiders look like premiership favourites after a third straight win in Melbourne. And the Red V goes from bad to worse with a shutout against the Warriors. Pies Supercoach team The Lone Rangers is flying topping the league this week with 1212 points. While in the Tipping Comp, you might as well give up now as Brendan has tipped 22.5 of the 24 games to be equal first in the entire ESPN Footy Tips app! Can The Producer hang on for the next 17 rounds? Plus we...

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Pies is back in studio for the first time in months. Erik is still on the line via mobile telephone. The NRL is back and the rest of the sporting world are looking on in wonder at the magnificent leader of men Peter V'Landys and what he has accomplished in such a short time. Alternatively, Australia is doing so well, anyone would have had Rugby League back by now. Pies is locked in on Parramatta premiership glory, meanwhile The Producer is a little more reserved in his enthusiasm. Plus we answer all of your questions regarding coronavirus / Covid-19 return, the immortal Terry Lamb and home...

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The Producer chose 1983 and it was a huge year for Australian sport. Locally and abroad. It all came to a head in September when in the space of three days newly appointed Prime Minister Bob Hawke attended the VFL Grand Final at the MCG, NSWRL Grand Final at the SCG and the America's Cup in Fremantle. Parramatta were way too good in the NSWRL Grand Final despite the marketing from Tooheys in 1984. In the VFL Grand Final Hawthorn hammered Essendon despite North Melbourne being the 1983 Minor Premiers. And then in the America's Cup, Australia II came back from tactical errors, nerves, mechanical...

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We brought out the big guns this week. It was Pies' choice to remember the year 2000. Before we get into the year in review we kick off by taking a look at the current state of play. The NRL title was taken out by the Broncos. Lote Tuqiri and Wendell Sailor were the wingers and Luke Phillips played a blinder in a losing GF side. Essendon were one of the best sides to ever play AFL. They won 21 of 22 during the home and away season and romped through the Finals to win the flag. But the Sydney Olympics were the big story of 2000. We remember Cathy Freeman, Ian Thorpe, the 4 x 100m Freestyle...

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It was Erik's choice this week and not surprisingly he chose 2005. In the NRL Parramatta won the minor premiership, but Wests Tigers won the title and Benji Marshall became the most replayed player in NRL history. In the AFL Sydney Swans beat West Coast in the first of two epic Grand Finals. But it took some Nick Davis magic two weeks earlier for the Swans to even make the big one. England regained The Ashes and consigned Australia to 15 years of searching for the all-rounder to match Freddie Flintoff. Shane Warne took 40 wickets to keep Australia close. And headlining the other sports. Tiger...

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Erik, The Producer and Pies are back with a slightly different show this week. We tackle the NRL from a current perspective of getting the games back on. And then we come up with some solutions to problems that exist or otherwise. COVID-19 has Australia and the various states in virtual lockdown. Since Coronavirus first hit our shores, there's been no sport played around the country. We examine Peter V'Landys' timeframe of a 28 May return and Pies has a solution that can get the footy back on by then. The second half of this show will be a bit more timeless than the first half. We tackle the...

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The coronavirus has shut down all major sports. Pies and The Producer are in isolation. But thanks to the wonders of the NBN, we're still pumping out shows.

We recap the first two weeks of the NRL. Celebrate the Eels being on top for at least the next two months and probably longer.

The AFL only managed to play one round in front of no fans before shutting down. Richmond and the Giants looked good. Port Adelaide lead on percentage going into hibernation.

We touch on the A-League, EPL and the NBL decision to award the title to Perth Wildcats.

And then we look ahead to the future. Covid-19 won't stop us bringing out shows. So we're going into history mode and reviewing years through a sporting lense. Stay tuned to our social media for updates. And if you have a favourite year you'd like reviewed, hit us up.

0:00:00 - NRL
1:02:00 - AFL
1:33:00 - Soccer
1:36:00 - Supercoach
1:49:00 - Other Sport
2:09:00 - The Future is The Past

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