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The official weekly podcast of the Victorian Football League, talking all things Smithy’s VFL and rebel VFLW.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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The excitement ahead of Round 1 is palpable!

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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The 2024 VFL/W season is one week away

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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