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Sportzfan Radio #438

The Professor and the panel of Sarah Radlow, Paul Dalligan and the Gelding discuss the release of the AFLW 2022 fixture during the week and are disappointed the AFL gave it less than 24 hours breathing room before releasing the men’s 2022 fixture. Paul Dalligan looks at the best stories in NRL for 2021 and the Gelding reviews the big racing stories for the year. The panel also predicts the outcome of the coming Ashes series between Australia and England.

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Sportzfan Radio #436

The Professor and the panel of the Judge, Coutta, Sarah Radlow, Paul Dalligan and the Gelding discuss the effect sports gambling has on the community with special guest, Tim Costello. The panel also look at Tim Paine standing down as Australian cricket captain due to a texting scandal, Paul Dalligan talks about the Canterbury Bulldogs latest signing and the Gelding gives his tips for today’s Kilmore and Swan Hill races.

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Sportzfan Radio #434

The Professor and the panel of the Judge, Sarah Radlow and the Gelding talk with special guest, SEN’s Brett Phillips about the coming Australian Open and whether players will need to be vaccinated to enter Australia. They also speak to Sean Callanan about his nomination for the Collingwood FC Board, the Gelding reviews the four day Flemington carnival and they discuss private equity firms getting involved with Cricket Australia and whether that would ultimately be good for the ‘grass roots’.

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Sportzfan Radio #433

The Professor and the panel of Sarah Radlow, Paul Dalligan, the Judge and Coutta discuss whether to ‘take a knee or not to take a knee’ and Quinton De Kock’s decision to choose not to play for South Africa in a T-20 match rather than be directed to take a knee. Paul Dalligan talks about the three Penrith Panther’s players issued with breach notices by the NRL for bringing the game into disrepute, the panel comment on Collingwood’s Jordan De Goey being arrested in New York for allegedly groping a woman and look at Adelaide United’s Josh Cavallo who announced during the week that he is gay. The Gelding provides some tips for today’s Mornington and Mortlake race meetings.

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Sportzfan Radio #422

The Professor and the panel of Sarah Radlow, the Gelding, Coutta, Paul Dalligan and the Judge talk with special guest Lynne Anderson, the CEO of Paralympics Australia, Paul Dalligan reviews the NRL finals played to date and previews the Eels v Knights final, Coutta talks about unseeded Emma Raducanu’s stunning win in the women’s singles at the US Open, Sarah Radlow discusses Cricket Australia’s announcement that the one off Test match against Afghanistan may be cancelled and the Gelding gives his red hot tips for today’s Cranbourne and Donald race meetings.

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Sportzfan Radio #419

The Professor and the panel of the Judge, Coutta, Paul Dalligan and the Gelding discuss NRL round 23, the final round of the AFL including coaches on the hot seat, Justin Langer’s position as Australian cricket coach and the Gelding gives his tips for today’s Sale and Swan Hill race meetings.

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Sportzfan Radio show for 29 November 2020 (Ep 376)

If you missed today‚Äôs Sportzfan Radio, special guest, Brett Phillips from SEN discussed how Covid-19 and quarantining are affecting the arrangements for the Australian Open. Dan Butterly spoke about the start of the NCAAB season, the adjustments to the NFL schedule caused through Covid-19, Dallas being the new home of US cricket and Vanderbilt’s Sarah Fuller making history by being the first female kicker in football for a Power 5 conference team. The panel also discussed Hawthorn FC’s appointment of an all female coaching staff for their VFLW team and the questionable appoinment of a CEO by Football Queensland.

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Sportzfan Radio – 7 July 2019 – Show #348

On yesterday’s show the panel spoke with US correspondent, Dan Butterly about the the recent NBA draft and free agency period and the season so far in Major League Baseball. We also spoke State of Origin with Paul Dalligan and Mark Fiorenti previewed the women’s soccer World Cup final between the USA and the Netherlands. A new panellist was introduced to the show too.

You can hear the podcast of the show now.

Weekend musing – Cricket, South African tour, Football, Robbie Gray, Racing, Winx….

The much anticipated test series in South Africa started overnight and all the Australian batsman bar Cameron Bancroft got a start and did not go on to get a century. I have always said that 350 runs in the first innings of a test match is par and at the time of writing the Aussies need another 125 runs with 5 wickets in hand. Our bowlers can bat a bit so hopefully one of Mitch Marsh or Tim Paine go on to make a ton and this would place Australia in a good position to win the test match. Cameron Bancroft must be one of the luckiest players in world cricket at the moment, he has had nine innings at the top of the order and if you take out his 82 not out in the second innings of the first Ashes test he is averaging less than 13 runs. Peter Hanscombe had three failures at the start of the Ashes with one of those innings being a 32 in difficult conditions in Adelaide and he lost his place in the team with an average of 47. He must wonder why someone who hasn’t proved themselves gets more chances than he got. I certainly do!

Earlier this week Robbie Gray from Port Adelaide chose to challenge a suspension for a head high hit on Jeremy McGovern. The AFL has changed the process this year and Michael Christian is the sole arbiter on penalties so in my opinion the tribunal was never going to overturn the first challenge to one of his decisions. To my mind this was a complete waste of $10,000 by Port Adelaide.

Winx, the biggest name in Australian horse racing, makes her return to the track this weekend and again it is hard to see her getting beaten. The only real chance could be the VRC Derby winner Prized Icon who may have an edge in fitness.

Have a great weekend!!

The Professor’s Friday musing – White beats Maxwell for Australian ODI squad spot

The Australian selectors aren’t paying due regard to the long term future of the Australian One Day International team with its choice of Cameron White to replace Chris Lynn in the squad for the coming matches against England. White is 34 and whilst he has had a reasonable start to the Sheffield Shield and Big Bash seasons, one wonders what caused a change of heart by Australian Chairman of Selectors, Trevor Hohns. You may recollect Hohns’ comments twelve months ago after White had criticised the selection of Sam Heazlett in the Australian ODI squad. He said “Cameron has had plenty of opportunities … he has had plenty of opportunities in the past and it’s probably fair to say performed okay without being earth shattering”. Not the most flattering of opinions and a fair put down for a pro sportman.

Whether Hohns believes White’s form has improved to the extent to be now included in the squad or White has served his penance for the criticism of the selectors, those selectors feel White is better than anything Glenn Maxwell can produce at this stage of his career. For whatever reason there appears to be a rift between Maxwell, the selectors and Australian captain Steve Smith. One only needs to look at Smith’s recent comments about Maxwell to gain a hint on where the problem might lie. Smith suggested Maxwell should change his training practices. If the skipper makes those observations it a safe bet it will be a while before Maxwell is considered for further ODI duty.

Maxwell has the flair and more importantly, the ability to play the one day game at the highest level and at 29 represents more of the future for Australian cricket than White does at 34. Whatever the reason for the disconnect between Maxwell and the Australian cricket hierarchy, it is up to the selectors and the skipper to resolve it so that the best possible team can be put together for the 2019 World Cup and in my opinion, Maxwell is in that side!