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Bats and Balls Podcast

A podcast featuring Josh, Brendan, Zac The Apprentice, and friends talking about sport from Australia and around the globe.
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Sep 20, 2017

An abnormal Wednesday morning recording this week. So The Producer and Pies discuss the NRL and AFL Semi Finals and predict the winners of the Prelim Finals. Then Big Zacko joins us on the phone for the NFL wrap. Plus Formula 1 and the Sandown 500 V8 Supercars.
0:00:00 - NRL
0:18:00 - AFL
0:31:00 - NFL
1:10:00 - Motorsport
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
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Sep 12, 2017

It's episode 121 and Pies is back at the helm of the ship. Big Zacko and The Producer are in the studio and we've got a huge show. We try to avoid all the controversy from the NRL Finals, but Brendan can't help himself. Plus we recap the AFL Finals which got off to a slow start but finished with a belter in Adelaide.
Plus we go through the first week of NFL Football, tip all of next weeks games and talk a little Fantasy Football.
Then right at the end, THAT photo of Malcolm Turnbull at the footy.
0:00:00 - NRL
0:38:00 - AFL
0:57:00 - NFL
1:55:00 - Football World Cup Qualifying
2:04:00 - Fake Political Outrage
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
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Sep 5, 2017

Big Zacko was out shopping for black shorts and socks, so Pies is back in the driver's seat for the first time in 2 months. Colbee calls in to talk about the upcoming Masters of Rugby League module at Newcastle. We get Swainy on to talk about the Shute Shield Grand Final and the heartbreaking loss for the Wallabies. Plus we preview the footy finals in NRL and AFL. All while Pies watches Australia v Thailand.
0:00:00 - Masters
0:12:00 - Rugby
0:42:00 - NRL
1:12:00 - AFL
1:23:00 - Football
1:28:00 - Formula 1
1:33:00 - Supercoach
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Colbee - @colbee6ref
Swainy - @swainy7
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
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Sep 5, 2017

We've given the NFL Preview Show stand alone status this year. No more sifting through the rest of our gibber to get to the real football analysis.
Steve is crook this year, so it's left to Big Zacko to carry most of the workload with Pies coming in on 3rd down to help out. Brendan does his best as a change of pace type back.
0:00:00 - NFC East
0:20:00 - NFC North
0:36:00 - NFC South
0:43:00 - NFC West
1:00:00 - AFC East
1:15:00 - AFC North
1:22:00 - AFC South
1:28:00 - AFC West
1:37:00 - Stat Attack & Predictions
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Steve - @kenbewdymate
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
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Aug 30, 2017

Pies is hiding his face after weighing in with a stiffy, so it's just Brendan and Zacko again this week. Alternate facts are that Pies was out with flu like symptoms.
The boys cover all the games of NRL and AFL and the Finals repercussions.
Australia were chasing down Bangladesh in the 1st test. Plus the latest news from the NFL and the Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix recap.
And the AFL Supercoach GF has been played, and the NRL Supercoach GF is set for next week.
0:00:00 - NRL
0:40:00 - AFL
1:00:00 - Test Cricket
1:04:00 - NFL
1:17:00 - Formula 1
1:22:00 - Supercoach
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
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Aug 23, 2017

We miss the start by 7 lengths, but Big Zacko doesn't panic and has us humming along just right in the final furlong for a famous victory. Or something like that.
Two weeks out from the NRL Finals and there's still a couple of spots up for grabs. And all appears sewn up in the AFL, but is it?!
Swainy goes above and beyond by taking some time out between the main course and dessert to discuss everything going on in the world of Rugby including the Western Force, Shute Shield Final and the Bledisloe Cup.
Plus there's discussion about the great mare Winx, Hartnell avoiding her and winning, in bizarre circumstances, Nick Kyrgios seems to have his head on right again, plus Big Zacko goes through some of the news from the NFL and we're almost over Supercoach.
0:00:00 - NRL
0:44:00 - Rugby
1:01:00 - AFL
1:23:00 - Horse Racing
1:28:00 - NFL
1:39:00 - Supercoach
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
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Aug 18, 2017

No Pies no worries it seems. After Brendan almost got decapitated at work, he's risen from his death bed to record with Big Zacko behind Pies' back. This should be good....
0:00:00 - NRL
1:05:00 - Masters of Rugby League
1:19:00 - Rugby
1:24:00 - AFL
1:46:00 - Supercoach
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
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Aug 8, 2017

Big Zacko is still in control and seems to be getting the hang of it.
This week is a bit of a mixed bag with plenty of random sports talk this week. No Swainy this week, but we still battle our way through some Rugby talk. Plus EPL, Tennis and we preview the next module of Masters of Rugby League at Dragon Dreammasters.
Plus the regular NRL, AFL and Supercoach talk.
0:00:00 - Random Talk & IAAF World Championships
0:25:00 - NRL
1:15:00 - Rugby
1:24:00 - EPL
1:28:00 - Tennis
1:35:00 - Masters of Rugby League
1:45:00 - AFL
2:06:00 - Supercoach
Brought to you by markeagleston.com.au
Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
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Aug 1, 2017

Quick show tonight but that just means our rant to minute ratio is up. Pies rants about the Daily Telegraph, Big Zacko rants about the footy in general and Brendan has more ref rants.
We cover the latest round of AFL and put in our tips for the coming round.
And Supercoach is hotting up with AFL finals starting and the last week of the NRL season.
0:00:00 - Daily Telegaph, NRL
0:47:00 - AFL
1:15:00 - Other Sport
1:19:00 - Supercoach
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
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Jul 26, 2017

Seeing as Pies and Brendan haven't been past 112 before, Big Zacko takes over and runs the show as part of his Second Year Project.
Robbo joins us in the studio and Seamus is on the phone to recap the Bats and Balls Cup Masters game. Pies rates the Waratahs food offerings in the latest segment of Masters Chef.
Robbo and Zac recap the Tour de France.
Plus all the results and tips from the NRL and AFL.
And among all the injuries and suspensions, we have to get ready for the Supercoach finals with very few trades left.
0:00:00 - Bats and Balls Cup
0:28:00 - Tour de France
0:47:00 - NRL
1:39:00 - AFL
2:00:00 - Other Sport
2:09:00 - Supercoach
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Colbee - @colbee6ref
Robbo - @rb05eh
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
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Jul 20, 2017

It's the show before the big Bats and Balls Masters of Rugby League Cup and Brendan drops a bombshell. We get Colbee and Seamus on the line to preview the Masters module.
Plus Swainy catches us up with everything going on in the world of Rugby.
Plus all your NRL, AFL and Tour de France news.
And Brendan and Pies had huge weekends in Supercoach.
0:00:00 - NRL
0:33:00 - Rugby
1:01:00 - Masters of Rugby League
1:35:00 - AFL
2:22:00 - Supercoach
3:04:00 - Tour de France
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Colbee - @colbee6ref
Swainy - @Swainy7
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
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Jul 12, 2017

It's episode 111 and we're podcasting on one leg. Pies is on location deep inside the Blues camp.
Brendan and Big Zacko are alone in the studio discussing everything going on in the world of sport. There's plenty on the NRL and AFL including more ladder debate and finals predictions.
Plus Big Zacko recaps another crazy week in the Tour de France.
And Brendan once again lets us know just how good he is at Supercoach.
0:00:00 - NRL
0:52:00 - AFL
1:22:00 - Tour de France
1:34:00 - Supercoach
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
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Jul 5, 2017

It's Swainy and Rugby from the top of the show!
Followed by NRL talk and Big Zacko has done Pies' homework from a few weeks ago.
Plus Tour de France, AFL, and Supercoach talk.
0:00:00 - Rugby
0:26:00 - NRL
1:46:00 - Tour de France
1:56:00 - AFL
2:16:00 - Supercoach
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Swainy - @Swainy7
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
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Jun 27, 2017

Masters coach and cycling enthusiast Robbo joins Big Zacko to preview the Tour de France.
Colbee calls in to cover the latest Masters of Rugby League module at Toukley and Katoomba.
Brendan watched most of the footy and recaps the crazy Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Pies went camping and brings nothing to the table this week.
0:00:00 - Masters of Rugby League
0:23:00 - NRL
1:27:00 - AFL
2:02:00 - AFL
2:03:00 - Formula 1
2:18:00 - Tour de France Preview
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Colbee - @colbee6ref
Robbo - @rb05eh
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
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Jun 21, 2017

Published author and historian Erik Nielsen raises the braininess of the pod this week. The lack of Big Zacko means Swainy goes uninterrupted discussing the troubles at the ARU and we devise a ploy to get him to the Rugby World Cup in 2019. Erik enlightens us to the Australian Society for Sports History Conference and the 19th annual Tom Brock Lecture featuring Raelene Castle.
Plus all your NRL, AFL and Supercoach news.
0:00:00 - NRL
0:44:00 - Rugby
1:13:00 - Masters
1:17:00 - AFL
2:18:00 - Sport History and Tom Brock Leacture
2:23:00 - Supercoach
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
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Jun 14, 2017

Big Zacko is back to his best as we bring in NRL expert Craig to pump up his Panthers and the transition of Matt Moylan from fullback to five eighth and captain.
We get Swainy on the line to discuss the Wallabies win over Fiji, the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand and Swainy's debut Super Rugby call #SwainyRWC2019.
Plus Big Zacko and Pies recap the NRL Masters event at St Marys over the weekend.
0:00:00 - NRL
1:01:00 - Rugby
1:24:00 - AFL
1:45:00 - Masters and Football
2:03:00 - Supercoach
Big Zacko Moment 1:43:00
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Craig - @craigbobbywhite
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
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Jun 7, 2017

We had grand plans for a few special guests, but instead, thanks to the Big Wet, we've got Big Zacko.
Pretty quick show this week. Just the NRL, AFL and Supercoach with a quick preview of the St Marys NRL Masters day on Saturday.
0:00:00 - NRL
0:46:00 - AFL
1:13:00 - NRL Masters
1:25:00 - Supercoach
Brought to you by markeagleston.com.au
Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

May 30, 2017

Pies and Big Zacko are backing up after backing up at the Cabramatta Masters of Rugby League Module. Colbee gets on the phone to wrap it up. Plus we recap the NRL and AFL rounds, give our tips for Origin 1 and the upcoming round of footy and talk a little Formula 1, Cycling and NBA Finals. Plus we're in the chaos that is Supercoach bye rounds.
0:00:00 - NRL
0:46:00 - AFL
1:10:00 - Masters of Rugby League
1:46:30 - The Man Shake
1:52:00 - NBA Finals
2:01:30 - Monaco F1
2:04:40 - Giro d'Italia
2:10:30 - Supercoach
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Colbee - @colbee6ref
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
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May 23, 2017

Swainy and Colbee on the phone to talk Rugby and Masters respectively. Plus Pies isn't working tomorrow and decides to tie one on at the podcast. Things don't get too out of hand, most of the best stuff happened in the ad breaks and the producer didn't record them.
0:00:00 - NRL
1:08:00 - Masters of Rugby League
1:30:00 - Rugby
1:53:00 - AFL
2:24:00 - Supercoach
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Swainy - @swainy7
Colbee - @colbee6ref
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
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May 17, 2017

Brendan and Josh are left alone again and are now contemplating The Apprentice's position in the team. Spoilers, he's not sacked.
Brendan has plenty to say on the NRL plus we recap the latest AFL round and give our tips for next weekend. Plus F1 and Supercoach.
0:00:00 - NRL
1:15:00 - AFL
1:51:00 - Formula 1
2:03:00 - Supercoach
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

May 10, 2017

Glebe Dirty Reds Vice President Mark Paixao joins us to recap the Glebe relaunch and preview the return to Rugby League of the Dirty Reds jersey at Leichhardt. We review the round of upsets in the AFL and in Rep Round. The A-League Grand Final was a cracker. Brendan tells us how good he is at Supercoach and Pies likes a long shot at Eurovision.
0:00:00 - Glebe Dirty Reds
0:20:00 - AFL
0:51:00 - V8 Supercars & Cricket
1:01:00 - Rep Round & NRL Round 10
1:34:00 - Supercoach
1:52:00 - A-League GF
1:58:00 - Eurovision
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Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Glebe - @glebedirtyreds
Concord Wolves - @CBGwolves
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
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May 3, 2017

Robbo has joined us again plus we have Colbee on the line to discuss the last module of Masters of Rugby League at Quakers Hill. Including the first ever Masters Chef 8/10.
Shock horror! Brendan has something nice to say about the NRL referees.
We sprint through the AFL segment this week, but there's still enough time to hear from Swansational.
Plus Big Zacko gives us the big news from the NFL Draft and all the latest from Supercoach.
0:00:00 - NRL
1:15:00 - Rugby
1:38:00 - Masters of Rugby League
2:09:00 - AFL
2:20:00 - NFL Draft
2:35:00 - Supercoach
Brought to you by markeagleston.com.au
Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Colbee - @colbee6ref
Robbo - @rb05eh
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
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Apr 25, 2017

Somehow we cracked the century! Celebrate episode 100 with Brendan, Josh, Colbee, Hunter and Big Zacko via satellite.
We catch up on all the latest NRL talk. Colbee previews the Masters of Rugby League module this weekend at Quakers Hill and Merrylands. Big Zacko has been researching the NFL Draft and some potential picks. We recap the AFL round. And Brendan gives us the V8 Supercars and EFL Championship wrap.
0:00:00 - The Century
0:06:15 - NRL
1:27:10 - Masters of Rugby League
1:44:30 - BIg Zacko NFL Draft
2:10:30 - AFL
2:27:50 - V8 Supercars
2:32:50 - EFL Championship
Brought to you by markeagleston.com.au
Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Colbee - @colbee6ref
Hunter - @aaronhunt91
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
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Apr 18, 2017

The band's back together as we discuss Round 7 of NRL, Round 4 of AFL, the NBA Playoffs have tipped off, Russell Westbrook vs James Harden MVP race, Brighton & Hove Albion promoted to the English Premier League, Big Zacko touches on the NFL Draft, we get stuck into some Batman LEGO and Star Wars Episode VIII talk and finish off with Supercoach.
0:00:00 - NRL
0:57:00 - AFL
1:34:00 - NBA Playoffs
1:50:00 - BHAFC to the EPL
2:15:00 - NFL Draft
2:21:00 - Star Wars
2:30:00 - Supercoach
Brought to you by markeagleston.com.au
Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
http://batsandballspodcast.com/

Apr 12, 2017

We're joined by Darren Flynn from the first club in Rugby League, the Glebe Dirty Reds to discuss their return to the fold.
Swainy returns to discuss the latest developments in Super Rugby as well as Shute Shield and World Sevens.
Big Zacko is on location with scoops the size of a McDonalds soft serve,
Plus a bunch of other sport including Davis Cup, V8 Supercars and the abandoned Sydney Cup.
0:00:00 - Glebe Dirty Reds
0:22:00 - AFL
0:41:00 - Rugby with Swainy
1:27:00 - NRL
2:04:00 - Other Sport
2:21:00 - Supercoach
Brought to you by markeagleston.com.au
Twitter - @batsandballspod
Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
Glebe - @glebedirtyreds
Swainy - @swainy7
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
facebook.com/batsandballspodcast
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