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Bats and Balls Podcast

Each week Pies, The Producer, Mendy & Big Zacko discuss sports from Australia and around the world. Focussed on NRL and AFL in winter, cricket and NFL in summer. We also talk about motor racing, horse racing, basketball, baseball and anything else that comes up from week to week. Join our tipping, fantasy and supercoach comps to interact with the team.
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Dec 19, 2015

Christmas in Australia means hot weather, barbecues and backyard cricket. And we discuss at least one of those topics this week.
Also the one sided test series between Australia and West Indies and how the Caribbean nations can fix their problems.
Plus Brendan puts Josh on the spot with some very early 2016 predictions.
And Josh has seen the new Star Wars movie. No spoilers, so no worries there.
All that and a whole lot more on Bats and Balls Podcast Episode 38.
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Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
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Dec 2, 2015

We discuss the first day/night test between Australia and New Zealand. And why batsmen these days are sadly lacking.
Then we check in with the NRL after two key announcements. The TV deal and the release of the NRL Draw.
Plus plenty of other sports.
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Josh - @PiesJosh
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Nov 17, 2015

We wish Brendan a happy birthday and do another show.
Australia and New Zealand have played two tests, with the day night test in Adelaide to come.
We solve more NRL problems, including the number of teams and when games should be on television.
Plus more sports including NFL and NBA.
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Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com
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Nov 1, 2015

Big Zacko pops in to tip us into a few winners. We go through every horse in the Melbourne Cup and rate their chances in the race that stops a nation.
Then we talk about the San Francisco 49ers dropping of Jarryd Hayne and what it means to be waived in the NFL.
Plus a bit of cricket talk, Matador Cup and the upcoming Australia vs New Zealand test series.
All that and more on Bats and Balls.
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Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Zac - @BigZacko
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Oct 21, 2015

Bats and Balls goes Back To The Future on October 21 2015.

Brendan recaps his weekend in Bathurst for the V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000.

Josh previews the 2015-16 NBA Basketball Season. And Craig weighs in with his tips.

We discuss NSW dominance in the Domestic One Day Competition, the Matador Cup.

And we tip the winner of the Cox Plate.

All that and more on Bats and Balls Podcast.
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Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Craig - @CraigBobbyWhite
Colbee - @colbee6ref
Zac - @BigZacko
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Oct 8, 2015

We wrap up the two big games from the weekend.
Hawthorn's dominance over West Coast in the AFL Grand Final.
The North Queensland Cowboys incredible come from behind victory over the Brisbane Broncos.
The English Masters of Rugby League tour of Australia wraps up.
Big Zacko has his own segment looking at racing the NFL and eveything else.
And we catch up on a few of our other favourite sports.
All that and more on Bats and Balls.
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Brendan - @brendansmith05
Josh - @PiesJosh
Colbee - @colbee6ref
Zac - @BigZacko
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Oct 1, 2015

It's amateur hour as we have a full studio with Colbee, Craig and Zac joining Josh and Brendan in the studio.
We preview the NRL and AFL Grand Finals.
Colbee previews the British Masters of Rugby League tour.
And Zac explains the nuances of the NFL before giving us a few red hot tips on the horses this weekend.
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Josh - @PiesJosh
Colbee - @colbee6ref
Craig - @CraigBobbyWhite
Zac - @BigZacko
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Sep 24, 2015

Brendan has been located and he's got a few stories to share from the USA.
The NRL and AFL are preparing for Preliminary Finals before the big Grand Finals.
The Rugby World Cup kicked off.
Jason Day is World Number 1.
And much more in the world of sport.
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Sep 18, 2015

Brendan is still MIA so Zac joins Josh to discuss the NRL and AFL Finals.

The NFL season kicked off and we recount the big games.

We discuss the Australian cricket touring squad headed to Bangladesh for the 2 test series.

Josh catches up on the MLB season and the run to the playoffs.

And the English Premier League is 5 games into the season.

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Brendan - @brendansmith05

Josh - @PiesJosh

Zac - @BigZacko

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Sep 8, 2015

We've brought in the NFL experts this week. First time guest Steve Turner and returning friend of the show Zac Zuydam.

We go through all the NFL divisions AFC & NFC. And discuss Jarryd Hayne and other potential NRL players who could make the switch.

Plus the NRL and AFL Finals are upon us. We'll make our selections for this week as well as for the Grand Finals.

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Brendan - @brendansmith05

Josh - @PiesJosh

Steve - @kenbewdymate

Zac - @BigZacko

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Sep 4, 2015

Brendan is in the USA so Zac fills in this week.

We get a LIVE cross from SF as Brendan gives us his account of the 49ers Chargers game at Levi's Stadium. Apparently Jarryd Hayne went well again and is a good chance to make the 53 man roster.

Staying in the US and we cover Jason Day's remarkable form. And the US Open Tennis.

Euro 2016 qualifiers are well under way and there's some surprises at the top of the tables.

Plus all your NRL and AFL news and tips. 

And the Bats and Balls Cup Supercoach Grand Final.

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Brendan - @brendansmith05

Josh - @PiesJosh

Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com

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Aug 29, 2015

Colbee gets sidetracked and spends most of the show with us to discuss Jarryd Hayne and the San Francisco 49ers. With Father's Day coming up will Brendan buy his old man a Hayne Plane number 38 jersey?

We try and find a new home for Robbie Farah. Will the Parramatta Eels pick him up?

Colbee gives us the preview to the British Masters of Rugby League tour.

The Little League World Series has reached the Championship Rounds.

Josh took two children to the GWS Giants vs Sydney Swans AFL game and saw bugger all.

And the NRL Supercoach is into the Preliminary Finals.

All that and more coming up on Bats and Balls.

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Josh - @PiesJosh

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Aug 19, 2015

Thorpey returns to talk about Jason Day's triumph in the US PGA Golf Tournament.

Jarryd Hayne made a successful debut in a 49ers uniform in week 1 of the NFL pre-season.

Australia won the Netball World Championship.

We dissect where the Australian cricket team goes to from here.

All your NRL and AFL views and tips.

And we have some fun with the Bats and Balls Cup Supercoach competition.

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Twitter - @batsandballspod

Brendan - @brendansmith05

Josh - @PiesJosh

Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com

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Aug 15, 2015

Josh is out once more and Colbee sticks around to fill in for the full episode.

We talk NRL and AFL.

Nick Kyrgios delivered one of the more public sledges in recent memory this week.

Colbee talks some more Masters of Rugby League.

Head muppet DWS makes an appearance for NRL Supercoach talk in one of the best calls we've ever received.

And the English Premier League has kicked off.

All that and more on Bats and Balls Podcast.

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Brendan - @brendansmith05

Josh - @PiesJosh

Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com

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Aug 6, 2015

We preview the English Premier League.

Colbee reviews the recent Masters of Rugby League module at Cabramatta.

We discuss more of the Adam Goodes saga.

And hope the Aussies can turn it all around in the Ashes.

Plus all the NRL and AFL news and tips.

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Brendan - @brendansmith05

Josh - @PiesJosh

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Jul 29, 2015

Josh and Brendan get deep as we discuss the AFL racism saga.

We try and solve the NRL salary cap dramas.

Colbee stops by the preview the upcoming Masters of Rugby League module.

Taylor Swift and Cherno Samba get a mention.

As does PGA tour winner Jason Day.

And we give a quick preview of the Third Ashes Test from Edgbaston.

Plus you get your Supercoach fill and all our NRL and AFL tips.

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Twitter - @batsandballspod

Brendan - @brendansmith05

Josh - @PiesJosh

Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com

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Jul 24, 2015

Colbee displays the benefits of unlimited interchange coming off the sub bench again for the dropped Josh.

This week the boys talk NRL and AFL.

They cover off on the Rugby Championships, Davis Cup, British Open Golf and Tour de France.

As well as catching up on the Supercoach NRL and Masters of Rugby League.

And Brendan takes Colbee to task for his dangerous go kart driving.

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Twitter - @batsandballspod

Brendan - @brendansmith05

Josh - @PiesJosh

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Jul 15, 2015

Colbee gives us the Masters of Rugby League wrap from the latest module.

Eagle returns with another thorough preview of the British Open Golf.

We try and wield the axe on the Australian cricket team once more.

And apparently Josh looks a lot like George Rose.

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Brendan - @brendansmith05

Josh - @PiesJosh

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Jul 8, 2015

It's a full house in the BS Studios with Colbee previewing the upcoming Masters of Rugby League module.

Eagle has returned to help us preview the Ashes Test Series in England.

We have a robust discussion regarding the 60 Minutes interview with Alex McKinnon and the treatment of Cameron Smith.

Josh fills us in on all things Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest from Coney Island in the USA.

Plus we've got all your NRL and AFL updates and tips.

Twitter - @batsandballspod

Brendan - @brendansmith05

Josh - @PiesJosh

Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com

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Jul 2, 2015

Zac drops back in to give a big Tour de France cycling preview. How it works, who'll wear the yellow jersey, polka dot jersey and green jersey?

We catch up on all the NRL news.

And Brendan gives a few NRL Supercoach tips on how to be as good as him.

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Josh - @PiesJosh

Zac - @BigZacko

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Jun 30, 2015

It's a series of return appearances, 

Brendan returns from a one week hiatus. 

Renowned historian and author Erik Nielsen returns to talk more AFL and Australian cricket. 

And Josh's Stat Attack returns to explain why Shane Watson needs to be moved on.

Buy Erik's book: Sport and the British World, 1900-1930: Amateurism and National Identity in Australasia and Beyond (Britain and the World)

http://www.amazon.com.au/Sport-British-World-1900-1930-Australasia-ebook/dp/B00LER21BE

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Jun 25, 2015

Brendan had better things to do, so Josh flew solo for this episode.

He muses about all things NBA Draft, Wimbledon, US Open Golf, the Parramatta Eels shenanigans and a little Supercoach.

Brendan calls in via satellite to give his tips, if you're hanging on his every word when it comes to predicting the future.

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Josh - @PiesJosh

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Jun 19, 2015

What a massive week of sports.

We preview the US Open Golf to be played on a British style links course. Josh gives a few tips and talking points.

We recap the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers.

The NHL Stanley Cup Finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning.

Josh recaps a great documentary about June 17th 1994 where everything happened including OJ's White Bronco.

Colbee stops in to tell a few war stories from the Masters of Rugby League module at Windale as well as telling a few tall tales from Brendan's time as a ref.

We wrap up State of Origin 2 and the magnificent victory for NSW at the MCG.

There's F1 and V8 Supercars on this weekend.

We catch up with the world of Twitter as well as Brendan stitching up Josh through the League by the Fireplace podcast.

Plus we spend far too long talking about Supercoach.

All that and more on Bats and Balls Podcast.

Twitter - @batsandballspod

Brendan - @brendansmith05

Josh - @PiesJosh

Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com

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Jun 12, 2015

Brendan and Josh are joined by the Low Talker JT for another episode. Colbee pops in to preview the Masters of Rugby League module in Newcastle. And the coach of the DWS Fleshpuppets joins us via satellite.

We recap all the weekends footy results and tip you the winners for the coming week.

Plenty going on around the globe including Matthew Delly Dellavedova and King LeBron James leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 2-1 lead over the Golden State Warriors. American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown. Barcelona beat Juventus in the Champions League.

The Aussies disposed of West Indies in the first test. And we look ahead to the Ashes in England later in the year.

Plus we spend far too long talking about Supercoach.

All that and more on Bats and Balls Podcast.

Twitter - @batsandballspod

Brendan - @brendansmith05

Josh - @PiesJosh

Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com

facebook.com/batsandballspodcast

http://batsandballspodcast.libsyn.com/

Jun 3, 2015

After a big weekend on and off the fields we're back to wrap up all the action from Origin, NRL & AFL. Even if Josh barely watched a game.

We pick the Aussie cricket side for the 1st test in the West Indies. And give live updates of the New Zealand victory in the 2nd test in England.

We try to come up with an answer to the FIFA Corruption proceedings. And how does Sepp Blatter still have a job? Yeah, poor timing eh?

Brendan floats an idea to fix the NRL schedule and give State of Origin stand alone weekends.

Josh tests Brendan's ability in the Spelling Bee.

And we've got your Supercoach needs covered.

All that and more on Bats and Balls Podcast.

Twitter - @batsandballspod

Brendan - @brendansmith05

Josh - PiesJosh

Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com

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