Podcasts

Line through or not through the Kangaroos? Plus, Grey's mid-season draft opportunity?

VFL/VFLW Podcasts - Tue, 21/05/2024 - 07:25

Joe Pignataro and Gemma Bastiani bring you the State of Play in the Smithy's VFL and Rebel VFLW competitions. 

The Rebel VFLW is heading into the final rounds, there's not a game teams can afford to drop in the run to the finals as the Falcons find their way to consecutive wins. In the Smithy's VFL, Frankston, Williamstown and Sandringham are starting to mount a case.

George Grey's name has been put forward as a genuine contender to find his way onto an AFL list in next week's mid-season draft, while we celebrate VFL boundary umpire John Cooper who this week breaks the games record for a boundary umpire. 

Catch up on:

  • 0:55: North Melbourne running all over Essendon in the VFLW
  • 1:30: Ange Gogos propels Darebin to a second straight win
  • 3:30: Tom Downie the Williamstown hero
  • 5:00: Is Nick Bryan ready to step up to Essendon's AFL team? 
  • 8:20: Dom Brew, the spiritual leader of Werribee 
  • 10:10: INTERVIEW: George Grey; Frankston's freshest recruit ahead of the AFL's mid-season draft
  • 20:50: INTERVIEW: John Cooper; VFL boundary umpire 
  • 28:30: The games you don't want to miss this weekend

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Categories: VFL Podcasts

Darebin & Northern Bullants: The moment has arrived, the drought is over

VFL/VFLW Podcasts - Tue, 14/05/2024 - 07:25

Joe Pignataro and Gemma Bastiani bring you the State of Play in the Smithy's VFL and Rebel VFLW competitions. 

After 770 days, the Darebin Falcons are victorious! 28 straight losses came to an end at Genis Steele Oval on Saturday against Carlton. Following that, the Northern Bullants pulled off a great heist to come from 28 points down to beat Collingwood for their first win of the season, cutting a run of 16 straight losses. 

Catch up on:

  • 2:30: Luke Parker's 65m torpedo to win the game for Sydney
  • 3:30: Emily Tassiopoulos was instrumental for Essendon in the VFLW 
  • 4:40: Brooke Sheridan signed by the Bombers AFLW program
  • 6:55: INTERVIEW: Caitlin Bunker & Steph Simpson; Co-Captains of Darebin Falcons
  • 22:10: Stu Horner kicks the matchwinner for Box Hill in his 50th game
  • 23:40: INTERVIEW: Rohan Welsh; Coach of Northern Bullants
  • 34:30: The games you don't want to miss this weekend

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Categories: VFL Podcasts

Sullivan stars in his AFL debut, Morris mania in QLD and the Dogs are barking mad on top of the ladder

VFL/VFLW Podcasts - Tue, 07/05/2024 - 07:25

Joe Pignataro and Gemma Bastiani bring you the State of Play in the Smithy's VFL and Rebel VFLW competitions. 

It was all smiles if you're a Collingwood fan seeing Lachie Sullivan make his AFL debut on Friday night after toiling away with the Scray. Speaking of the Scray, Trent Bianco is our headline guest after the Dogs moved to 4-0 to start 2024.

We bid farewell to the Swans and the Giants in the Rebel VFLW after their invitational stint, plus the games to watch this weekend. 

Catch up on:

  • 0:45: Collingwood upset the Swans in their final game of VFLW action
  • 1:45: Sarah Sansonetti is Gemma's weekend performer
  • 2:15: The AFL debut of Lachie Sullivan at Collingwood has got Joey beaming with pride
  • 5:20: Logan Morris with Brisbane also made his AFL debut after running 13km and playing 4 quarters for the Lions in the VFL on Sunday afternoon
  • 7:00: Other strong weekend performers 
  • 9:30: INTERVIEW: Trent Bianco; Footscray midfielder
  • 21:00: The games you don't want to miss this weekend

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Categories: VFL Podcasts

The Frankston footy-factory is real, a fitting farewell to GWS & Sydney plus the build up to a top-of-the-table clash

VFL/VFLW Podcasts - Tue, 30/04/2024 - 07:25

Joe Pignataro and Gemma Bastiani bring you the State of Play in the Smithy's VFL and Rebel VFLW competitions. 

Action packed weekend of State League footy is covered off this week with plenty of standout individual performances, as the microscope goes onto a few teams. 

Catch up on:

  • 1:45: Chantal Mason is a great addition to Geelong's VFLW forward line
  • 2:20: Sharni Whiting moves to the top of the VFLW goalkicking leaderboard
  • 3:45: Port Melbourne fall agonisingly short of their first win this year
  • 4:30: The Frankston footy factory one-worth highlighting
  • 6:00: Elijah Tsatas accumulates possessions with ease
  • 8:10: INTERVIEW: Cambridge McCormick; GWS Giants defender
  • 21:10: Final games in the VFLW for GWS & Sydney 
  • 22:30: The intriguing match ups you don't want to miss this weekend

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Categories: VFL Podcasts

BONUS State of Play: Can Corrigan and the Cats conquer Carlton?

VFL/VFLW Podcasts - Fri, 26/04/2024 - 07:15

Joe Pignataro and Gemma Bastiani bring you the State of Play in the Smithy's VFL and Rebel VFLW competitions. 

Geelong coach Mark Corrigan in its extended form discusses the Cats win over Brisbane on the road by 3 points. The recruitment of Shaun Mannagh to Geelong via the AFL draft, they've found another one in Tobyn Murray and hear why Mark is quite content coaching at the VFL level in his natural habitat at Geelong. 

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Categories: VFL Podcasts

Coburg Lions: A ROARsome performance after 630 days in the wilderness

VFL/VFLW Podcasts - Tue, 23/04/2024 - 07:25

Joe Pignataro and Gemma Bastiani bring you the State of Play in the Smithy's VFL and Rebel VFLW competitions. 

After 630 days, 23 straight losses dating back to Round 19, 2022 - Coburg are back on the winners list! Jamie Cassidy-McNamara orchestrated the downfall of the Magpies to salute for the first time as coach of the Lions. 

In the Rebel VFLW season, it's another logjam on the ladder. Spots 2nd to 11th are separated by only one game, which makes every game must-watch action! 

Catch up on:

  • 0:30: Coburg break their losing streak 
  • 4:00: Essendon's first win of the VFLW season
  • 7:00: INTERVIEW: Joel Trudgeon; Coburg Lions midfielder
  • 15:50: INTERVIEW: Mark Corrigan; Coach of Geelong 
  • 23:00: Jack Hutchinson with a mark of the year contender
  • 26:15: The intriguing match ups you don't want to miss this weekend

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Categories: VFL Podcasts

Momentum: So critical in the modern game & Ben Crocker returning to the Magpies in 2024

VFL/VFLW Podcasts - Tue, 16/04/2024 - 07:25

Joe Pignataro and Gemma Bastiani bring you the State of Play in the Smithy's VFL and Rebel VFLW competitions. 

Collingwood prevailed in a 1-point thriller on Sunday over the arch-rivals Carlton, Ben Crocker has rejoined his old-side and recaps the grandstand finish as well as celebrating the AFL sides 2023 premiership.

Plus, how the opening month of the Rebel VFLW campaign has rolled out, and why momentum is critical in the Smithy's VFL. 

Catch up on:

  • 1:00: Gemma's deep-dive into how sides are using their AFLW lists in the VFLW programs
  • 3:40: Lucy Cronin was forecast as Joey's weekend performer by Gemma on Saturday morning before the game
  • 5:30: Sarah Lampard's performance for Casey in their win over Port Melbourne
  • 7:45: Why "momentum" is so important in the Smithy's VFL 
  • 9:45: Ben Crocker; Collingwood stalwart
  • 22:30: The intriguing match ups you don't want to miss this weekend

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Categories: VFL Podcasts

Why Zane Littlejohn is an AFL coach in waiting; Montana Ham's it up in the VFLW

VFL/VFLW Podcasts - Tue, 09/04/2024 - 07:25

Joe Pignataro and Gemma Bastiani bring you the State of Play in the Smithy's VFL and Rebel VFLW competitions. 

With the Smithy's VFL having a competition wide bye, the Big V took centre stage during Gather Round against the SANFL. Despite going down by 14 points, the side was led boldly by senior coach Zane Littlejohn and Dom Brew. 

Montana Ham led the way for the Swans in their inaugural game kicking 5 goals as the captain against the Dogs, while Casey scored their first win of the season. 

Catch up on:

  • 1:00: Why Joey has Zane Littlejohn as an AFL coach in waiting
  • 12:00: Louis Pinnuck embodying what the Big V is all about
  • 13:45: Gemma's AFLW Academy Game recap
  • 14:20: Gemma's VFLW weekend heroes
  • 14:40: Montana Ham; Sydney VFLW captain

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Categories: VFL Podcasts

Nigel Carmody: It does feel like the right time for the Big V to be back on the big stage

VFL/VFLW Podcasts - Sat, 06/04/2024 - 06:30

Joe Pignataro is in Adelaide with a Gather Round edition of State of Play in the Smithy's VFL and Rebel VFLW competitions. 

We are hours away from the return of representative footy. The VFL will face off against the SANFL. 

Nigel Carmody is our well-known VFL commentator on Channel 7, now Chairman of Selectors for the Big V joins Joey to unpack the history of State v State, and the make up of the team that will face off against the SANFL today. 

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Categories: VFL Podcasts

The Big V is Brewing up a storm ahead of a date with SA this weekend

VFL/VFLW Podcasts - Tue, 02/04/2024 - 07:25

Joe Pignataro and Gemma Bastiani bring you the State of Play in the Smithy's VFL and Rebel VFLW competitions. 

All roads in the Smithy's VFL head to Adelaide this weekend as State footy returns, Dom Brew has been announced the skipper of the Big V that will face off against the SANFL on Saturday.

The Rebel VFLW has had some outstanding individual performances across round 2 while Round 3 is set to be a Super Saturday in Victoria. 

Catch up on:

  • 1:00: Round 2 Weekend Heroes
  • 6:00: Dom Brew announced captain of the Big V
  • 7:00: Zane Littlejohn, Big V Coach
  • 25:00: Williamstown v Port Melbourne VFLW preview
  • 28:00: Sydney and GWS making their VFLW debuts

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Categories: VFL Podcasts

BONUS State of Play: Werribee has all the COGS moving in the right places to start 2024

VFL/VFLW Podcasts - Fri, 29/03/2024 - 06:00

Joe Pignataro and Gemma Bastiani bring you the State of Play in the Smithy's VFL and Rebel VFLW competitions. 

Hear from Werribee captain Nick Coughlan on the back of his 100th VFL game performance. The Bee's skipper talks through the list changes to the team that played off in the 2023 decider, the growth in his own game as well as individual standouts like Dom Brew and Louis Pinnuck. 

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Categories: VFL Podcasts

Captains lead from the front in the opening round of the season

VFL/VFLW Podcasts - Tue, 26/03/2024 - 07:25

Joe Pignataro and Gemma Bastiani bring you the State of Play in the Smithy's VFL and Rebel VFLW competitions. 

Stellar individual performances lit up the opening round of both competitions with a Southport Shark starting his campaign in the same spot that he left off, whilst a new Kangaroo made her mark at Arden St. 

Catch up on:

  • 1:05: Weekend Heroes from Round 1
  • 5:10: Maggie McKellar; Port Melbourne VFLW defender
  • 8:00: Caitlin Bunker; Darebin Falcons co-captain
  • 19:00: Nick Coughlan; Captain of Werribee
  • 26:30: Our Weekend forecast

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Categories: VFL Podcasts

BONUS State of Play: Brisbane are ready to roar in the Smithy's VFL

VFL/VFLW Podcasts - Fri, 22/03/2024 - 06:00

Joe Pignataro and Gemma Bastiani bring you the State of Play in the Smithy's VFL and Rebel VFLW competitions. 

In this bonus edition hear from Ben Hudson, coach of the Brisbane Lions ahead of their season opener against Essendon at the Hangar.

Hudson unpacks his first year as the senior coach, working alongside Chris Fagan, the strength of footy in Queensland and what we can expect from the Lions in 2024. 

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Categories: VFL Podcasts

The excitement ahead of Round 1 is palpable!

VFL/VFLW Podcasts - Tue, 19/03/2024 - 07:25

Joe Pignataro and Gemma Bastiani bring you the State of Play in the Smithy's VFL and Rebel VFLW competitions. 

Round 1 is on our doorstep, we are only 3 sleeps away from the both competitions kickstarting. The pre-cursor to the opening weekend of the season was the debut of Shaun Mannagh with Geelong. 

Catch up on:

  • 2:10: Jamie Cassidy-McNamara; Coach of Coburg
  • 9:00: VFL Top 8 Predictions
  • 13:10: A changing of the guard at Collingwood in the VFLW
  • 15:30: VFLW Top 6 Predictions
  • 18:40: Our Weekend forecast

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Categories: VFL Podcasts

The 2024 VFL/W season is one week away

VFL/VFLW Podcasts - Fri, 15/03/2024 - 06:00

Joe Pignataro and Gemma Bastiani bring you the State of Play in the Smithy's VFL and Rebel VFLW competitions. 

Reporting from the VFL/W Season Launch in Port Melbourne, our team discusses the summer heroes, the players from the Smithy's VFL that have been recruited into the AFL. As well as the VFL/W players who've earned AFLW contracts. 

As part of this Season Launch episode, hear from:  

  • 9:10: El Chaston; Captain of the Essendon VFLW team
  • 12:00: Jess Jones; Captain of the North Melbourne VFLW team
  • 14:30: Sean Buncle; Coach of Port Melbourne VFLW team
  • 17:45: Ben Hudson; Coach of the Brisbane Lions VFL team

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Categories: VFL Podcasts