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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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Jul 1, 2021

Pies was asleep so Erik and The Producer cover all the latest in the NRL including a wrap of Origin 2 and they look ahead to this week's NRL games.

Then we're back to the full compliment as Pies returns to talk AFL. Leon Cameron is on thin ice, Western Bulldogs are a strong team and the Saints must be the most frustrating team to follow after a dominant victory over Richmond.

Max Verstappen won the Styrian GP, Denmark are the People's Team, although BS stakes his claims for Switzerland. And among it all, Italy have just been the best team.

New Zealand won the ICC Test Championship Final the NBA Playoffs are reaching a culmination, Caleb Ewan crashed out of the Tour de France in a crash-laden first week, while Tampa look too good in the Stanley Cup Final.

0:00:00 - State of Origin and NRL
0:31:15 - AFL
0:57:00 - Formula 1
0:59:00 - Soccer
1:23:00 - Test Cricket
1:32:00 - NBA Playoffs
1:44:00 - Tour de France
1:47:00 - NHL

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Josh - @PiesJosh
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Hammer - @notbatting11
Mendy - @BigMendy180
Maybo - @maybo83
Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
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Jun 24, 2021

Colbee has been dropped back to reserves after scoring 2 tries and letting in 6 down his wing.

Pies and BS tackle all the drama surrounding the NRL. High shots take centre stage again. When should a player be sin binned? How low is low enough to be making a genuine attempt to miss the head? Can Trent Robinson make his mind up over when referees should take matters into their own hands? Plus we preview Origin 2. Not surprisingly, NSW will win comfortably again.

In the AFL Geelong beat Western Bulldogs after the siren. The Giants beat their twos and Jake Stringer had Launceston in a whirl as the Bombers beat Hawthorn.

Max Verstappen won in France and we cover all the other motorsport results.

The Euro Cup is down to the knockout stages, France and Italy are looking good. Denmark have bounced back also.

NBA Playoffs and we're down to an unlikely final 4. Phoenix have taken an early lead over the LA Clippers. While in the East Milwaukee outlasted Brooklyn and Atlanta finished off Ben Simmons and the Philadelphis 76ers.

0:00:00 - NRL
1:21:00 - AFL
1:38:00 - Motorsport
1:43:00 - Euro 2020
1:47:00 - Cricket
1:48:00 - NBA Playoffs

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Josh - @PiesJosh
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Hammer - @notbatting11
Mendy - @BigMendy180
Maybo - @maybo83
Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
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Jun 17, 2021

On the back of recording the NRL Mid-year report and run to the finals show, the boys are back for the regular episode.

The show starts with Pies off riding his push bike so we have to get Colbee in to cover the NRL. The Eels get another big win against the Tigers and Colbee and the a Producer then discuss if the send off in the Brisbane & Canberra game was the correct call.

In NRL Supercoach Colbee is fighting being the first team member relegated. Last years Bats and Balls Cup winner the DWS Fleshpuppets is in a battle to make the finals. Every player gets 5 trades after Round 15 so it is go time.

Pies then stops in to cover the AFL and NBA. In the AFL the guys discuss if the Swans bubble has burst after a bad loss to the Hawks. Did GWS let one slip after a tied game against the last place Kangaroos. The Producer is happy as his Eagles got the win against the Tigers.

While in the NBA the team Pies tipped the show earlier in the year is doing well. Can the Suns go all they way?

Colbee then returns to talk a little motorsport. Supercars and F1 have races this weekend while Nascar and Indy Car had great races over the past weekend. Colbee and the Producer also cover some Cricket with the ICC Test Final being played this week between NZ and India.

Lastly we get Erik on the phone to talk about Euro 2020. Denmark had a tough 1st game, can they bounce back and get to the next stage?

0:00:00 - NRL
1:07:00 - AFL
1:26:00 - NBA
1:30:00 - Motorsport
1:33:00 - Cricket
1:37:00 - Euro 2020

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Josh - @PiesJosh
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Mendy - @BigMendy180
Maybo - @maybo83
Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
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Jun 15, 2021

The Producer and Pies run through the mid-year report card for every NRL team.

We look at how they've gone so far, and then predict the future using The Producer's own scientific method, Draw Difficulty Rating.

0:00:00 - Intro
0:07:52 - Melbourne Storm
0:11:53 - Penrith Panthers
0:19:58 - Parramatta Eels
0:26:06 - South Sydney Rabbitohs
0:29:41 - Sydney Roosters
0:35:58 - Manly Sea Eagles
0:42:16 - North Queensland Cowboys
0:46:35 - St George Illawarra Dragons
0:52:00 - Cronulla Sharks
0:57:46 - Canberra Raiders
1:00:04 - New Zealand Warriors
1:04:23 - Gold Coast Titans
1:07:53 - Wests Tigers
1:13:28 - Newcastle Knights
1:19:49 - Brisbane Broncos
1:23:36 - Canterbury Bulldogs
1:26:50 - Predictions

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Josh - @PiesJosh
Colbee - @colbee6ref
Hammer - @notbatting11
Mendy - @BigMendy180
Maybo - @maybo83
Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
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Jun 8, 2021

The boys are back after a week off and the Antacrtic Blast has hit Sydney just in time for Origin 1. Thankfully the NRL moved it to balmy Townsville which should give us an entertaining game.

In the NRL the Panther Cubs suffered defeat for the first time in 2021. More on the horizon? The Titans blew it against the Storm and the Eels got revenge for the 2001 GF. Now we're all square.

In the AFL Melbourne keep rolling on, this time beating Brisbane at Giants Stadium. St Kilda continue to missfire in front of goal. And Richmond poured it on in the last quarter to finish all over the top of Essendon in Dreamtime at Optus.

In other sport the Azerbaijan GP gave us another great Formula 1 race. England keep on Englanding in cricket. The Suns disposed of the Lakers but we're just waiting to hand Brooklyn the trophy.

And with EURO Cup 2020 kicking off this week, we predict the winners of each group and the winners overall.
Pies likes France to beat Croatia in the Final.
BS is backing Hungary with Sweden and North Macedonia as his smokies.
While Erik thinks Denmark are primed to make a deep run at it.

0:00:00 - NRL
1:05:00 - AFL
1:15:00 - Motorsport
1:20:00 - EURO 2020
1:28:00 - Cricket
1:32:00 - NBA Playoffs

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Josh - @PiesJosh
Colbee - @colbee6ref
Hammer - @notbatting11
Mendy - @BigMendy180
Maybo - @maybo83
Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
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May 26, 2021

Pies was placed on report last week for high contact. So while Pies is at the judiciary The Producer had to go to the bench again and Colbee joins the show.

The Producer and Colbee discuss the all the drama from Round 11. Players still have not learnt to tackle lower which saw 24 players on report, however how long is too long to penalise a player? Brad Arthur has selected Waqa Blake to start again and Colbee is not happy about it.

In AFL the GWS Giants had a great win agaist the West Coast Eagles in a tight game. The Lions got under Dusty's skin in their game and Colbee is happy with how his Bulldogs are going.

In Motorsport Max Verstappen won the Monaco GP in the F1, the Moto GP and Supercars return this weekend and Indy Cars saw former Supercar driver Scott McLaughlin has qualified well for the Indy 500.

The EPL season is now over and Man City are the Champions. This means #PiesKnows survives. Liverpool finished 3rd and Brighton 16th.


0:00:00 - NRL
1:06:00 - AFL
1:20:00 - Motorsport & EPL

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May 17, 2021

The Producer has a bee in his bonnet. And it's not because the NRL have had enough with high shots. For as long as this podcast has existed he's been advocating for refereeing the rules and you stamp out foul play. Finally the NRL have listened. But it seems the NRL media in general are a bit slow on the uptake. A few too many hits to the head?

We wrap up all the NRL games and give our tips for next week. Plus throw in a little Supercoach.

In the AFL GWS Giants let one slip against Richmond while Melbourne look like the real deal. Plus the West Coast forward line are firing.

We rattle home with some short shorts on Motorsport and NBA.

0:00:00 - NRL
1:04:00 - AFL
1:27:00 - Short Shorts - Motorsport, NBA

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Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
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May 14, 2021

Pies was off training to be in the Bunker for Magic Round so The Producer had to go to the bench and Hammer joins the show again.

 

The Producer and Hammer discuss the NRL at length. The Bunker was again in the news for the wrong reasons. Did Parramatta get lucky with the officials or should've some Roosters been sitting with them in the Sin Bin? 

 

Producer and Hammer then finish off with EPL and Motorsport.

 

Sorry no AFL this week!!!!

 

0:00:00 - NRL

1:20:00 - EPL & Motorsport

 

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Erik - @ErikNielsen2759

 

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May 6, 2021

Pies didn't handle the pressure of the double show last week and needed a rest so The Producer had to go to the bench and Colbee joins the show again.

The Producer and Colbee discuss the Top 5 and how they are breaking away from the pack. The Raiders are in the news for all the wrong reasons, could it be the return of The Curse of Ricky? Also Round 9 will see a crackdown by the NRL and it's referees on rules that have always been there.

Before they take on the AFL and the EPL. Brighton are one Fulham loss away from survival.

In Motorsport Lewis Hamilton keeps dominating, An Aussie wins the Moto GP, Indy Cars saw former Supercar driver Scott McLaughlin have 2 great races at his first appearance on the oval tracks and Supercars return this week from The Bend.

Colbee then finishes off with a bit of Masters. Is Colbee cleaning the whistle to come out of retirement?

0:00:00 - NRL
1:07:00 - AFL
1:19:00 - EPL
1:22:00 - Motorsport
1:34:00 - Masters

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Mendy - @BigMendy180
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Apr 29, 2021

We welcome back our old mate Craig aka Swansational to talk about the young gun Swans and the rest of the AFL landscape.

The Bulldogs and Demons are absolutely flying. Both teams are stacked and balanced. And look to be the popular pick for the Grand Final. Port Adelaide continue to impress. And what is going on at Collingwood? Plus there's been some major injuries in the AFL this week.

Then we finish up with some Supercoach talk for those trying to navigate injuries to your teams. This week Pies has to deal with the loss of Dunkley, Neale and Martin. Perhaps a quick trip across the ditch will help Dusty when he returns from his enforced concussion stand down.

0:00:00 - AFL

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Apr 28, 2021

Pies is back from HIA and joins The Producer. This week we've changed up the format. Just 1 hour of NRL for this episode.

Balls to the wall Rugby League and nothing else.

The top 5 are starting to gap the rest of the field with the Dragons the only consistent chasers. But can Manly be the next best with the return of Turbo? The Bulldogs had a gutsy win and the Raiders are really struggling.

Let us know what you think of the split episodes.

0:00:00 - NRL

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Apr 21, 2021

Pies is in high powered talks to get the Warriors back to New Zealand. So we welcome our only blogger and good mate Hammer into the studio.

The Producer and Hammer discuss the Dragons, Eels and the rest of the NRL in detail.

Before they take on the AFL, EPL, Motorsport and Cricket including the NDCA Player Awards.

0:00:00 - NRL
0:59:00 - AFL
1:07:00 - Soccer
1:12:00 - Motorsport
1:22:00 - Cricket

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Apr 14, 2021

Pies and The Producer back in the studio after BS went to the Easter Show and Pies jacked up a heap of threes at Basketball on Monday night.

In the NRL the Broncos continue to be embarrassed, the Panthers keep winning. The Dragons keep winning and The Producer goes on a fair ref rant regarding the Dragons winning tactics. Plus the Bulldogs finally scored some points. Just a shame the Storm scored heaps more.

The Swans kept up their winning ways, Port beat Richmond in a possible Grand Final Preview and the Giants won at the MCG over Collingwood.

Brighton are flirting with the drop zone but could be safe while the VAR continues to mystify football fans.

Plus we answer your questions from social media.

0:00:00 - NRL
0:55:00 - AFL
1:10:00 - EPL
1:16:00 - Motorsport
1:19:00 - Listener Questions

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Josh - @PiesJosh
Mendy - @BigMendy180
Maybo - @maybo83
Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
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Apr 7, 2021

Pies has turned over a new leaf, Mrs Pies is angry, and The Producer is fired up.

In the NRL there's some really good teams, some teams who may or may not be fake good and then there's a few who are well off the pace. Is buying one more high priced player the answer?

In the AFL the Lions snatched one after the siren, the Swans continued their winning ways with a demolition of the reigning premiers Tigers. The Western Bulldogs look sensational. And the Giants are busted up after a tough loss to Melbourne.

Plus in other sport, Man City are cruising, Liverpool bounced back at The Emirates and Brighton squandered a lead at Old Trafford. Plus the Doncaster Mile is on this weekend and QLD host NSW in the Sheffield Shield.

0:00:00 - NRL
0:55:00 - AFL
1:17:00 - Soccer
1:21:00 - Doncaster, Sheffield Shield

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Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
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Mar 31, 2021

Pies was away all weekend so we brought in Maybo to make it a three way with The Producer.

In the NRL the Panthers and Eels have started like they did in 2020. What can stop this Western Sydney NRL juggernaut? The Roosters are in an injury crisis and Manly are just terrible. Also the Broncos are above the Storm on the ladder. Should they be favourites this week?

In the AFL Western Bulldogs and West Coast Eagles played a great game. The Swans kids have started the season on fire. Brisbane were a little unlucky against Geelong and the Saints and Giants had heavy legs, Plus Pies finally has a good Supercoach team.

The F1 season revved up on the weekend with the Bahrain GP. Lewis Hamilton outlasting Max Verstappen for the win. Pies is watching Drive to Survive.

In other sport the Waratahs are getting thumped every week, Europe played 3 World Cup Qualifiers in the space of a week, the EPL is back this week and the Brooklyn Nets look unbeatable with the Lakers injuries.

0:00:00 - NRL
0:56:00 - AFL
1:23:00 - F1
1:30:00 - Rugby, Soccer, NBA

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Mar 25, 2021

Maybo joins The Producer in this episode after Pies failed his HIA test after poor tipping last week. NRL was mostly played in wet conditions and saw Parramatta get a big win against the Storm. Maybo's Broncos were handed another defeat. Head knocks and how Sin Bin should be used are still issues the game needs to fix.

Supercoach is back for the NRL. Round 1 of the season starts this week in the Bats and Balls Cup & Bats and Balls Mug competition. The Producer runs through the games and makes an executive decision on the two leagues. Can the DWS Fleshpuppets go back to back? I'm sure he will tell us.

The AFL Round 1 saw some upsets with Pies' GWS and Maybo's Lions both losing. The Producer's West Coast Eagles starting the year with a win. Are Richmond the team to beat AGAIN?!!!

In the EPL Brighton got a big win against Newcastle pushing them 6 points clear of the relegation zone. No EPL this week as the World Cup Qualifiers matches are being played.

Supercars were at Sandown and a broken and beaten up Shane Van Gisbergen wins all three races even with a broken collar bone. F1 is back starting the year with the Bahrain GP

In other sport the Queensland Reds are winning the Super Rugby AU and are up against the Waratahs this week. In Sheffield Shield Cricket the Blues look like a park cricket team after being rolled for 32.
Lastly after the rain in Sydney washed out the Golden Slipper it is being run this weekend. Golden Slipper tips;

Pies - Anamoe
Producer - Rocket Tiger
Maybo - Stay Inside

0:00:00 - NRL
0:30:00 - AFL
0:42:00 - Soccer
0:47:00 - Motorsport
0:52:00 - Other Sport (Golden Slipper, Rugby, Cricket)

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Mar 17, 2021

Pies is back alongside The Producer BS to recap the first week of the NRL season. The Roosters pumped Manly, Melbourne exploded on the season with a flurry against Souths and Penrith cruised against a gutsy North Queensland. And there were a couple of stinkers also.

The AFL bounces up this week. Pies has a couple of surprise finalists in his preview.

Manchester City are flying the EPL. While Brighton are staying just ahead of the relegation zone. But the hottest team in English football has been League One Burton Albion with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink back in charge.

In other sport Supercars go round at Sandown, Murray Walker passed away, the Golden Slipper jumps at Rosehill this weekend and the Brooklyn Nets are a beautiful team to watch in the NBA.

0:00:00 - NRL
0:45:00 - AFL Preview
1:06:00 - Soccer
1:13:00 - Motorsport
1:17:00 - Golden Slipper
1:21:00 - NBA

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Josh - @PiesJosh
Mendy - @BigMendy180
Maybo - @maybo83
Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
Lobby - @LobbyLBTF
League by the Fireplace - @leaguebythefire
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Mar 10, 2021

Pies has suffered a training setback and will miss the last hit out before the season starts. In his place is the super sub Maybo. The Producer is also on deck. With the help of a few friends of the podcast we cast an eye over every NRL team for season 2021.

Each team segment is time stamped in the show description so you can skip straight to your team if you like.

Thanks to Maybo, Hammer, Erik, and Lobby & Pedro from League by the Fireplace for having a chat about your teams.

0:15:00 - Brisbane Broncos
0:19:00 - Canterbury Bulldogs
0:21:00 - North Queensland Cowboys
0:24:00 - Manly Sea Eagles
0:28:00 - St George Illawarra Dragons
0:39:00 - Wests Tigers
0:43:00 - New Zealand Warriors
0:47:00 - Gold Coast Titans
0:51:00 - Cronulla Sharks
0:54:00 - Newcastle Knights
0:57:00 - South Sydney Rabbitohs
1:02:00 - Canberra Raiders
1:07:00 - Sydney Roosters
1:11:00 - Parramatta Eels
1:19:00 - Melbourne Storm
1:25:00 - Penrith Panthers
1:29:00 - Predictions

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Erik - @ErikNielsen2759
Lobby - @LobbyLBTF
League by the Fireplace - @leaguebythefire
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Mar 4, 2021

Pies and BS in the studio to discuss another week of sport.

India prepared a spinner's paradise for the 3rd test which was over on Day 2. The Producer is not happy about it.

Brighton copped one of the howlers of the season and proceeded to miss 2 penalties in a shocking loss to West Brom.

SVG kicked off the Supercars season in style at Bathurst.

And we answer all your questions and have a chat about Supercoach NRL & AFL.

0:00:00 - Cricket
0:30:00 - EPL
0:37:00 - Supercars
0:42:00 - Other Sport and Questions

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Feb 17, 2021

Australia aren't touring South Africa but we do have India vs England and Bangladesh vs West Indies to talk about. Test cricket might be on the way back to relevance.

Tampa Bay Bucaneers dominated Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. The Chiefs couldn't keep the Bucs away from Mahomes and he was running for his life most of the game. On the other side of the ball, Brady was measured and protected the ball. And he also hit Gronk for two TDs.

In soccer Manchester City are almost home in the Premier League. While PSG put the cleaners through Barcelona.

Utah Jazz are on fire in the NBA. New York are a proper NBA team. And AD is out for a few weeks, leaving LeBron to carry the load for the Lakers.

0:00:00 - Cricket
0:28:00 - NFL
0:59:00 - Soccer
1:05:00 - NBA

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Feb 3, 2021

We've sat Mendy out for another 12 weeks for a bit of cap relief so it's just Pies and The Producer in the studio.

Australia have cancelled the tour of South Africa due to the threat of the coronairus. The Aussies were concerned about the South African strain of COVID-19 and have pulled the pin. A shame for world cricket, but as a result New Zealand are through to the World Championship Final. In the BBL Brisbane Heat are in form leading into the Challenger Final against Perth Scorchers. A single COVID-19 case in Perth meant the Scorchers will now host that game at Manuka with the victors facing the Sydney 6ers at the SCG.

The NFL is down to the big dance. The final showdown. That's right it's Super Bowl LV featuring the Tampa Bay Bucaneers and Kansas City Chiefs. Tom Brady vs Patrick Mahomes. The GOAT vs the best player in the NFL right now. We're looking forward to a great game.

In the EPL Manchester City are on top with games in hand. Mancheter United are on fire and Tettenham have saved #PiesKnows for the time being with defeat at the hands of Brighton.

The NBA has been great. The Brooklyn Nets are going out and just scoring more points than their opposition. Can it work in the playoffs? Plus there were some buzzer beaters this week.

Rugby League is back in the media and we discuss the big stories around the NRL. Israel Folau testing the waters with St George Illawarra Dragons who have become the NRL version of a wrestling heel. Roosters have received $350k in cap relief by keeping Boyd Cordner out of the game for 12 weeks. Raiders players DUI and Bryce Cartwright training the house down at the Eels.

And we finish off the show with a bunch of listener questions. Keep em coming!

0:00:00 - Cricket
0:23:00 - NFL
0:37:00 - Soccer
0:40:00 - NBA
0:45:30 - NRL
1:22:30 - Parramatta Eels
1:46:30 - Listener Questions

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Jan 20, 2021

We're back for another year of Bats and Balls Podcast.

Pies and BS in the studio a day after India pulled off one of the great run chases in test cricket history. We dissect the Australian failures and try to find a solution. While Pies is a little more positive about how India played against the odds and came out on top.

The NFL Playoffs are down to the Championship games. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers and Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs. Can Tom Brady keep the fairytale going for another week? Can the Bills go back to the Super Bowl for the first time in decades?

In the EPL Manchester City are poised as Liverpool, Tottenham and the rest of the league falter.

James Harden was finally traded to Brooklyn. We discuss the trade and how the NBA is going. As well as the NBL tip off last week.

Then we rattle home with some other sports. Some tennis players want more, others are just happy to be here. And others just can't stop complaining. BS has been watching the ABL.

And we answer some listener questions.

0:00:00: - Cricket
0:57:00 - NFL
1:06:00 - EPL
1:10:00 - NBA
1:18:00 - Other Sport & Listener Questions

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Jan 4, 2021

Thanks to Covid-19 2020 was a terrible year. Even though we were in the middle of a global pandemic, we managed to carry on with sports. Here's to a bigger brighter and more fun 2021.

Pies, The Producer and all our Bats and Balls Family will be back very soon.

Dec 17, 2020

It's the last show of the year and we've got a Christmas cracker to finish with a bang.

In the early bits we talk about Cricket, NFL and Premier League.

Swainy joins us via NBN from his new digs at Channel 9. We recap a rebuilding year for the Wallabies. Lament what might have been after those early rounds of the Super Rugby and look toward a brighter future for Australian Rugby.

Shaun McMeeken joins us for the first time. Shaun is a Carlton Blues fan, which makes two in a month. We talk about a difficult AFL Draft year in which the Victorian kids barely played and a lot more stock was placed in recruits that we actually saw play this year.

Not for the first time this year, the NRL have outdone themselves with their rule changes for 2021. Not only have they introduced a 2 point field goal, but in a revolutionary move, referees will be expected to actually police rules that were already in the rule book!

No Nathan to catch us up on Surfing and Darts. But Pies is hopeful the NBA season can be a good one. And the F1 finished with a win for Max Verstappen in Abu Dhabi.

Then we recap all of our 2020 predictions. As you can imagine, noone had a global pandemic bringing the world to its knees. Then we get most of the friends of the show back to give their sporting highlights, lowlights and predictions for 2021.

0:00:00 - Cricket
0:10:00 - NFL
0:17:00 - Soccer
0:20:00 - Rugby with Swainy
0:37:00 - AFL Draft with Shaun
1:03:00 - Other Sport
1:18:00 - 2020 wrap up and 2021 Predictions.

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Dec 10, 2020

Mendy joins Pies and The Producer in studio. We haven't talked darts in a while so it's back. Who are the best going around at the moment? Is there a dearth of talent at the top? Plus Mendy has been keeping up to date with the surfing from Hawaii and is poised to tackle the Dakar Rally.

The Olympic Games have included Break Dancing to the schedule for Paris 2028. And Pies is not happy.

The Wallabies had another draw with Argentina.

In the cricket, Australia and India split the 6 limited overs matches with India taking out the Dettol T20 Series 2-1. Hardik Pandya hit some long bombs and Glenn Maxwell has been in good form for Australia. But how good are the bowlers really?

All of a sudden the NFC East is looking decent with wins away for the Giants and Washington. Can they keep up the form this week? Plus the Rams moved into first place courtesy of the Seattle loss to NY.

In the Premier League, crowds were welcomed back but nothing has changed at the top with Tottenham continuing to dominate. Son and Kane bagged a couple of scintillating goals against Arsenal. Meanwhile Manchester City and United are lurking just outside the top 4.

All that and more from the newly streamlined Bats and Balls Podcast.

0:00:00 - Darts, Surfing, Motorsport
0:15:00 - Olympic Breakdancing & Speed Climbing
0:33:00 - Rugby
0:36:00 - Cricket
1:01:00 - NFL
1:10:00 - Soccer

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