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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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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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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.

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Brendan - @brendansmith05

Josh - @PiesJosh

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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

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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.

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Josh - PiesJosh

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May 26, 2015

Back on deck for another episode of Bats and Balls as Brendan wants the NRL to apply a fairer Salary Cap. How can Parramatta Eels be over the cap trotting out the teams they have?

Colbee gives us the latest Masters of Rugby League wrap.

Bats and Balls is now on Twitter. Give us a follow!

We recap the latest scores from the AFL and NRL and give our tips for the upcoming round.

The Supercoach season hots up this weekend with the biggest matchup of the year Hawks15 vs Lone Rangers.

And if you haven't watched the State of Origin yet, we'll predict the outcome of game 1.

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May 21, 2015

Josh is in quarantine for a week so Colbee joins Brendan in the studio while Josh is via satellite.

We go through all the results in the NRL and AFL. Discuss the State of Origin teams named over the weekend.

Colbee and Brendan talk a little motor sport including the return to MotoGP of Valentino Rossi.

Brendan goes on another ref rant, but this one with some constructive feedback for the refs to take on board.

Josh touches on the NBA Draft Lottery.

And we delve deep into the latest Supercoach controversy and an accusation made against Shrek from Shrek's Eels.

Plus all the tips for this round of NRL and AFL.

All that and more on the one and only Bats and Balls Podcast.

Brendan - @brendansmith05

Josh - PiesJosh

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May 14, 2015

Craig White returns to the show, for the first time in the new BS Studios.

 

We each play Laurie Daley for a day and choose the side we want for NSW in the 1st State of Origin game.

 

We discuss the punishment handed out to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots over Deflategate.

 

We talk about the troubles with the Parramatta Eels on and off the field as well as start a few rumours of our own.

 

Is it okay to wear neutral jerseys to the footy?

 

Plus we recap and tip all the rounds of the NRL, AFL and Supercoach. NBA Playoffs, NHL Playoffs inluding a game 7 overtime winner in the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals series. Plus much much more on Bats and Balls Podcast.

Brendan - @brendansmith05

Josh - @PiesJosh

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May 8, 2015

With no guest and little else to talk about Brendan and Josh talk a bit deeper on NRL and AFL especially the recommended stadium upgrades for Sydney and Josh's growing obsession with Blake Austin.

 

We also catch up with the latest V8 Supercar results and wrap up the NFL Draft.

 

Josh's Stat Attack covers the new highest wicket taker for England, James Anderson. 

 

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Brendan - @brendansmith05

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May 1, 2015

Zac Zuydam joins the Bats and Balls crew to discuss the NFL Draft including Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota.

We also discuss the NRL in depth including Representative Round as well as solving the problems of players staying down.

AFL and a little Stat Attack and much more.

Josh - @PiesJosh

Brendan - @brendansmith05

Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com

Apr 22, 2015

This week Nathan Mendham joins Brendan and Josh as we get back to the basics. NRL and AFL recaps and predictions. Josh's Stat Attack, Round 4 of the Formula 1 and Brendan discusses the NRL refs once more.

 

We will remember our fallen soldiers. If you have the chance, get to a dawn service. If not, spare a thought for the diggers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the name of Australia.

 

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Brendan - @brendansmith05

Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com

Apr 17, 2015

Craig White makes his first appearance with Brendan, Josh and returning guest Eagle to run an eye over the NBA Playoffs.

 

Eagle and Josh wrap up the Masters golf tournament after Jordan Spieth's historic victory.

 

Josh makes more outlandish statements in Stat Attack.

 

And we pay tribute to the captain of the commentary team, Richie Benaud, who passed away last week.

 

All that as well as NRL and AFL news, and a whole lot more. On the one and only Bats and Balls Podcast.

 

Josh - @PiesJosh

Brendan - @brendansmith05

Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com

Apr 8, 2015

Mark Eagleston joins Josh and Brendan to pick apart the US Masters field and come up with a winner and a few roughies to keep an eye on.

 

We relive one of the darkest days in NDCA history and talk about another cricket atrocity in the news from America.

 

We also discuss the controversy from Good Friday and the standard of refereeing in the NRL in general.

 

As well as a recap of all the games from NRL and AFL and previewing the big games coming up this week.

 

It's a bumper episode so strap yourselves in and come along for the ride.

 

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Brendan - @brendansmith05

Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com

Apr 2, 2015

Erik Nielsen makes his debut appearance as we preview the 2015 AFL & MLB seasons. We cover all the weeks action from the NRL as well as wrap up the Cricket World Cup. We touch on Formula 1 and V8 Supercars again and give too much air time to Colbee's feuds with Shrek and JT over Supercoach.

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Brendan - @brendansmith05

Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com

Mar 25, 2015

Colbee returns for more fun with Brendan discussing NRL, V8 Supercars & Formula 1 racing. They recap the Golden Slipper and let some rivalries simmer in the Bats and Balls Supercoach League. As well as a "live" call of a World Cup Semi Final.

 

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Brendan - @brendansmith05

Email - batsandballspodcast@gmail.com

Mar 18, 2015

JT/Thorpey joins Josh and Brendan to talk NRL and the refs, F1 and V8 Supercars from Melbourne, March Madness NCAA College Basketball brackets, Cricket World Cup knockout stage, Golden Slipper and much much more.

 

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Brendan - @brendansmith05

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Mar 11, 2015

Just like Jason Stevens in the late 90's, Josh takes a rest on the interchange bench after just one hitup. So this week Brendan is joined by Colbee for his first appearance.

The boys recap Round 1 of the NRL season and look ahead to Round 2. As well as discuss the opening round of Formula 1 in Australia and review the V8 Supercars opener. The cricket World Cup is also on the agenda

Later on they conduct a post mortem into almost everyone's NRL Supercoach teams as some big names go missing.

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Mar 4, 2015

Josh and Brendan go through every NRL club before the 2015 NRL season kicks off. We give our top 8 predictions and tip the premiers, wooden spooners, coach rookie and player of the year.

Email us your feedback or future topics at batsandballspodcast@gmail.com or hit us up on Twitter

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Cheers

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