The Hard Ball Gets AFL Show

The West Australian

Your one-stop shop for AFL footy news, takes and banter.

MONDAY: The TWO MINUTE WARNING with Xav, Ryan Daniels and Nick Rynne. TUESDAY: Dyl Buckley and Xavier Ellis bring you the Loose Ballers. THURSDAY: Chris Robinson sits down for a Good Chat with some special guests. HIT THAT SUBSCRIBE BUTTON!!!

All Episodes

Jordan McArdle casts an eye over the road to the AFL Draft in a series of draft specials, featuring some of the key figures for this year's event. East Fremantle running machine and Aquinas College skipper Corey Warner, the younger brother of Sydney Swans rising star Chad, joins the podcast after a breakout season in the WAFL as he looks to join his brother in the AFL. As always, follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @hardballgetsafl See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 19

20 min 25 sec

Jordan McArdle casts an eye over the road to the AFL Draft in a series of draft specials, featuring some of the key figures for this year's event. Hemisphere Management Group’s Perth-based player manager Tom Seccull, who looks after several West Aussies including first-round prospects Jacob van Rooyen and Jesse Motlop, joins the podcast to chat all things draft and where his clients might end up. As always, follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @hardballgetsafl See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 18

31 min 31 sec

Jordan McArdle casts an eye over the road to the AFL Draft in a series of draft specials, featuring some of the key figures for this year's event. Arthur Jones joins the podcast to talk about his draft prospects, his famous family links, what happened with his West Coast Next Generation Academy invite, and what it would mean to him to make it into the big time. As always, follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @hardballgetsafl See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 15

24 min 19 sec

Jordan McArdle casts an eye over the road to the AFL Draft in a series of draft specials, featuring some of the key figures for this year's event. WAFC state talent manager Adam Jones joins Jordan to chat about WA's top prospects, who's likely to hear their name called out first, and what makes some of these kids such special talents and future household names. As always, follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @hardballgetsafl See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 11

42 min 13 sec

Xavier Ellis, footy reporter Ryan Daniels and The West's Sport Editor Nick Rynne come together for a special trade week edition of the 2 MIN WARNING. Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @hardballgetsafl and hit up the hosts on Twitter @XaviEllis18, @NickRynne & @FootyRhino. Submit your questions to the HARD BALL GETS Insta. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 15

43 min 14 sec

Xavier Ellis, footy reporter Ryan Daniels and The West's Sport Editor Nick Rynne come together for a special trade week edition of the 2 MIN WARNING. The trio go through every trade so far, what's on the cards ahead, Freo's big move in waiting and much more. Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @hardballgetsafl and hit up the hosts on Twitter @XaviEllis18, @NickRynne & @FootyRhino. Submit your questions to the HARD BALL GETS Insta. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 7

55 min 40 sec

Chris Robinson hosts the The Hard Ball Gets - Good Chat, sitting down with a special guest every week as well as weighing up some over/unders and previewing the weekend. This week on the program West Coast legend Guy McKenna joins the show to talk through his AFL highs and lows plus his own predictions for Saturday's grand final. Any requests, info or updates, contact producer josh.garlepp@wanews.com.au for more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 24

42 min 43 sec

The final Loose Ballers of the season means a very special grand final preview. Xavier Ellis and Dylan Buckley go through both side's expected match-ups for the weekend's grand final to see who they think will win. Thanks for everyone that tuned in this season we truly appreciate your input and support. Without you we are nothing. xo. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 22

27 min 42 sec

Xavier Ellis, footy reporter Ryan Daniels and The West's Sport Editor Nick Rynne put two minutes on the clock for every team. Today we take your questions as we were inundated with queries about the Brownlow Medal count plus a look ahead at the last Saturday in September. TWO MINUTES FOR EVERY AFL CLUB Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @hardballgetsafl and hit up the hosts on Twitter @XaviEllis18, @NickRynne & @FootyRhino. Submit your questions to the HARD BALL GETS Insta. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 20

46 min 34 sec

Chris Robinson hosts the The Hard Ball Gets - Good Chat, sitting down with a special guest every week as well as weighing up some over/unders and previewing the weekend. Steven Armstrong started his career with a desire to continue his family's legacy at the Perth Demons before ending up in the AFL with Melbourne and eventually a premiership player with West Coast. On the eve of the 2021 grand final, Chris Robinson sits down with one of the more unlikely heroes from the Eagles 2006 title. Any requests, info or updates, contact producer josh.garlepp@wanews.com.au for more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 17

37 min 21 sec

Dyl Buckley and Xavier Ellis go through some of their favourite 'unofficial' end-of-season awards. Brownlow top three. Brownlow top-10 sleeper. Best hair. Best veteran. Best 2000 born - 8 in the grand final (first time there’s been one. Prettiest player. Best player. Best delisted player. Best bod. Sloppiest rig. Best kick. Cleanest player. Most likely youngster to break into a senior list. Most likely to make the leap to A-grader in 2022. Most likely to be at a different club 2022. Head to the Hard Ball Gets Instagram page to be part of the show and send in your feedback. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 15

41 min 29 sec

Xavier Ellis, footy reporter Ryan Daniels and The West's Sport Editor Nick Rynne put two minutes on the clock for every team. The hardballers recap the preliminary finals that saw Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs steamroll Geelong and Port to book their spots in the Perth grand final. Daniels opens up on THAT Lachie Neale trade backflip and the story of the spearmint Rhino. PLUS the boys go through each club's best player in five years time and compare with what they said last year - with some ABSOLUTE doozies.  TWO MINUTES FOR EVERY AFL CLUB Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @hardballgetsafl and hit up the hosts on Twitter @XaviEllis18, @NickRynne & @FootyRhino. Submit your questions to the HARD BALL GETS Insta. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 13

54 min 51 sec

Chris Robinson hosts the The Hard Ball Gets - Good Chat, sitting down with a special guest every week as well as weighing up some over/unders and previewing the weekend. Daniel Bandy played 150 games between Fremantle and the Western Bulldogs and now helps develop talent at Peel. Bandy was a favourite across both clubs and provided a unique perspective from the start at Freo. Any requests, info or updates, contact producer josh.garlepp@wanews.com.au for more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 9

35 min 36 sec

Dyl Buckley and Xavier Ellis link up this week to go their tips for this weekend's preliminary finals, why Carlton already had their perfect coach and much more. Head to the Hard Ball Gets Instagram page to be part of the show and send in your feedback. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 8

30 min 25 sec

Xavier Ellis, footy reporter Ryan Daniels and The West's Sport Editor Nick Rynne put two minutes on the clock for every team. Daniels is fresh off breaking the HUGE news that Lachie Neale is considering a move BACK to the Dockers.  He reveals why he waited for the Lions to crash out, the abusive phone call he got after the news broke and all the details about the reigning Brownlow medallist's potential move back to Fremantle.  Plus, the boys say who they would trade and why from every club - with some MASSIVE surprises.  AND - stay tuned for the bloopers.  TWO MINUTES FOR EVERY AFL CLUB Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @hardballgetsafl and hit up the hosts on Twitter @XaviEllis18, @NickRynne & @FootyRhino. Submit your questions to the HARD BALL GETS Insta. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 6

56 min 15 sec

Chris Robinson hosts the The Hard Ball Gets - Good Chat, sitting down with a special guest every week as well as weighing up some over/unders and previewing the weekend. WIll Schofield played every minute of the 2018 West Coast premiership but now spends a bit of his time behind the mic. One half of the Back Chat podcast crosses the rival line this week to talk finals footy, Melbourne's bad memories at Optus Stadium and more. Any requests, info or updates, contact producer josh.garlepp@wanews.com.au for more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 2

47 min 7 sec

Dyl Buckley and Xavier Ellis link up this week to go through the biggest takeaways from the first week of finals as well as Toby Greene's suspension and Perth's grand final bid. Head to the Hard Ball Gets Instagram page to be part of the show and send in your feedback. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 1

29 min 54 sec

Xavier Ellis, footy reporter Ryan Daniels and The West's Sport Editor Nick Rynne put two minutes on the clock for every team. Daniels is back (in the flesh) and first things first, Toby Greene is on the agenda. Does he cop a fine or will the AFL Tribunal throw the book at him? Plus, the boys look back on their Overs/Unders predictions from the start of the season and recap a massive first week of finals footy!  TWO MINUTES FOR EVERY AFL CLUB 3.50 Perth's best sports journo? Ryan... apparently 8.50 Toby Greene: Will he play again in 2021? 14.20 OVERS/UNDERS: Winner is crowned  25:15 Essendon BOMB out of finals race 48.28 Seeya later, Sydney Swans 38:00 Ryan apologises to Melbourne fans  39.30 How can Freo get Jackson? They can't.  Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @hardballgetsafl and hit up the hosts on Twitter @XaviEllis18, @NickRynne & @FootyRhino. Submit your questions to the HARD BALL GETS Insta. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 30

57 min 1 sec

Dyl Buckley and Xavier Ellis link up this week to go through the biggest takeaways before the first week of finals, Ryan Daniels calls in for the latest on the GF and much more. Head to the Hard Ball Gets Instagram page to be part of the show and send in your feedback. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 25

32 min 20 sec

Chris Robinson hosts the The Hard Ball Gets - Good Chat, sitting down with a special guest every week as well as weighing up some over/unders and previewing the weekend. Adrian Barich arrived back in Western Australia as a burley rugby convert who became a West Coast Eagles favourite before eventually forging a long and successful broadcasting career. Barich opens up about the Eagles starting out in Perth with little help from the AFL or the WAFL and his favourite stories from one of the less talked-about eras in footy - A MUST LISTEN. Any requests, info or updates, contact producer josh.garlepp@wanews.com.au for more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 24

48 min 16 sec

Xavier Ellis, footy reporter Ryan Daniels and The West's Sport Editor Nick Rynne put two minutes on the clock for every team. Daniels is (hopefully) on his last day of quarantine in Sydney.  With the coals still hot after a MASSIVE round 23 of footy, the boys recap the weekend and look ahead to the first week of finals!  They also make their call on who will take out the Rising Star and Brownlow. TWO MINUTES FOR EVERY AFL CLUB 22.20 What is happening at Carlton? 35.35 Should Freo make a play for Pendles? 26.50 Are Bombers FINALLY about to win a final?  28.40 Cerra's 'corked thigh' causes controversy  31.40 Danger's doughnuts as Cats cough up top spot  35.25 Hogan's heroes in Giant finals play  39.50 Do Melbourne start building a Max Gawn statue now? 48.05 Cooper Sharmanator is a mid-season draft FIND 50.00 Sam Taylor stands in the way of Buddy 1000 52.00 Where to now for West Coast? Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @hardballgetsafl and hit up the hosts on Twitter @XaviEllis18, @NickRynne & @FootyRhino. Submit your questions to the HARD BALL GETS Insta. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 23

1 hr 2 min

Chris Robinson hosts the The Hard Ball Gets - Good Chat, sitting down with a special guest every week as well as weighing up some over/unders and previewing the weekend. Pick 19 in the 1992 AFL Draft, Lee Walker's career had all the promise in the world as a 6'6 key position player but was plagued by injury from juniors throughout his time at West Coast and Collingwood.  After four knee reconstructions, two of those during his time on AFL lists and 16 games over five years, Walker could be forgiven for turning his back on footy.  But the resilient spirit of the Busselton product has seen him remain in the game, first in player development, then as a player manager and now as part of the WAFC. This is an honest and open conversation with one of footy's hard luck stories, who only counts himself as lucky.  Any requests, info or updates, contact producer josh.garlepp@wanews.com.au for more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 20

47 min 15 sec

Dyl Buckley and Xavier Ellis link up this week to go through the biggest takeaways before the weekend, what it's like retiring and seeing team mates walk away from the game, Perth's GF hopes and much more. Head to the Hard Ball Gets Instagram page to be part of the show and send in your feedback. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 18

29 min 46 sec

Xavier Ellis, footy reporter Ryan Daniels and The West's Sport Editor Nick Rynne put two minutes on the clock for every team. Daniels is in quarantine in Sydney and hoping for a Riley Day moment. Xav also says "sorry" to Fremantle fans as the boys unpack the fallout for the Eagles from a classic western derby.  TWO MINUTES FOR EVERY AFL CLUB Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @hardballgetsafl and hit up the hosts on Twitter @XaviEllis18, @NickRynne & @FootyRhino. 04:45 Is Perth the favourite to host the AFL grand final? 18.25 Is it Ross Lyon OR Adam Cerra for Carlton? 24.10 Jake Stringer IS worth his pay package 27.55 "I'm really sorry, Fremantle supporters": Xav  34:45 Tim TaranToby  53.20 Big decisions loom for West Coast  Submit your questions to the HARD BALL GETS Insta. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 16

1 hr 11 min

Chris Robinson hosts the The Hard Ball Gets - Good Chat, sitting down with a special guest every week as well as weighing up some over/unders and previewing the weekend. Footy journalist Eliza Reilly subs in for Robinson this week for an honest chat with inaugural West Coast captain, North Melbourne legend and 1983 Brownlow Medallist Ross Glendinning. Any requests, info or updates, contact producer josh.garlepp@wanews.com.au for more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 13

44 min 3 sec

Xavier Ellis, footy reporter Ryan Daniels and The West's Sport Editor Nick Rynne put two minutes on the clock for every team. Daniels is in quarantine in Sydney but managed to share the latest from Tokyo after two weeks interviewing Aussie gold medallists to former NBA MVP's. 2 MINUTES FOR EVERY AFL CLUB Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @hardballgetsafl and hit up the hosts on Twitter @XaviEllis18, @NickRynne & @FootyRhino. 1.00 - Catch-up on Tokyo highlights 21.00 - Footy chat into Adelaide Submit your questions to the HARD BALL GETS Insta. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 11

1 hr 10 min

Dyl Buckley and Xavier Ellis link up this week to go through their All-Australian midfields from the 2021 season, Carlton's mounting issues, Gorringe's tattoo of Stewart Dew and much more. Head to the Hard Ball Gets Instagram page to be part of the show and send in your feedback. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 10

32 min 57 sec

Chris Robinson hosts the The Hard Ball Gets - Good Chat, sitting down with a special guest every week as well as weighing up some over/unders and previewing the weekend. Footy journalist Mark Readings subs in for Robinson this week for an honest chat with former West Coast All-Australian and premiership player Beau Waters. Any requests, info or updates, contact producer josh.garlepp@wanews.com.au for more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 5

35 min 28 sec

Nick Rynne, Dyl Buckley and Xavier Ellis link up this week to go through their favourite Olympic/AFL comparisons, deep dive into the West Coast mindset right now and where will Clarko coach next? Head to the Hard Ball Gets Instagram page to be part of the show and send in your feedback. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 4

38 min 37 sec

Xavier Ellis, footy reporter Ryan Daniels and The West's Sport Editor Nick Rynne put two minutes on the clock for every team. 2 MINUTES FOR EVERY AFL CLUB Ryan Daniels is still in Tokyo but your questions are subbing in for the footy (and Olympics) reporter this week with plenty to discuss. Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @hardballgetsafl and hit up the hosts on Twitter @XaviEllis18, @NickRynne & @FootyRhino. 9:50 CARLTON - Can Sam Walsh win the Brownlow? 11:35 COLLINGWOOD - Is Robert Harvey coaching himself into contention for Pies job? 15:20 FREO - Is Andy Brayshaw a bona fide star? Will that win convince Cerra to stay? 19:00 GOLD COAST - Are we expecting too much from the Suns? 22:30 HAWTHORN - Which club should chase Clarko? 35:15 WEST COAST - Why can't the Eagles win a milestone game? Submit your questions to the HARD BALL GETS Insta. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 2

42 min 21 sec

Chris Robinson hosts the The Hard Ball Gets - Good Chat, sitting down with a special guest every week as well as weighing up some over/unders and previewing the weekend. Footy scribe Jordan McArdle subs in for Robinson this week with an honest chat with former two club midfielder Brett Peake. Peake opens up about the moment he realised Ross Lyon was leaving the Saints, his favourite moments from his footy career and a fulfilling life in country WA. Any requests, info or updates, contact producer josh.garlepp@wanews.com.au for more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 28

42 min 33 sec

Dyl Buckley and Xavier Ellis link up this week the pair go through some of the biggest AFL stories before talking up their favourite young AFL talents they'd choose if starting a club's list TODAY. Head to the Hard Ball Gets Instagram page to be part of the show and send in your feedback. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 28

31 min 3 sec

Xavier Ellis, footy reporter Ryan Daniels and The West's sports editor Nick Rynne put two minutes on the clock for every team. 2 MINUTES FOR EVERY AFL CLUB Ryan Daniels is away reporting in Tokyo but your questions are subbing in for the footy journo this week with plenty to discuss. Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @hardballgetsafl and hit up the hosts on Twitter @XaviEllis18, @NickRynne & @FootyRhino. Submit your questions to the HARD BALL GETS Insta. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 26

42 min 15 sec

Chris Robinson hosts the The Hard Ball Gets - Good Chat, sitting down with a special guest every week as well as weighing up some over/unders and previewing the weekend. Mark Readings steps in for Peter Bosustow this week as 'Golden Tonsils' steps through the Buzz's career. From dual premierships with Perth in the WAFL before conquering the east coast for two more premierships with Carlton. The Buzz was part of some amazing moments in Victoria and in Perth and gave his highlights as well as an honest chat about life after footy. Any requests, info or updates, contact producer josh.garlepp@wanews.com.au for more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 22

50 min 1 sec

Dyl Buckley, Nick Rynne and Xavier Ellis link up this week the pair go through team by team based on ladder position on whether or not, after round 18, the side can win the premiership. Some interesting choices at the top of the table but plenty to discuss and  remember to head to the Hard Ball Gets Instagram page to be part of the show and send in your feedback. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 21

40 min 24 sec

Xavier Ellis, footy reporter Ryan Daniels and The West's sports editor Nick Rynne put two minutes on the clock for every team. 2 MINUTES FOR EVERY AFL CLUB Ryan Daniels is away reporting in Tokyo but our "GUEST HOST WINNER" Adam Batt. The School teacher has put his footy stat hat on and joins the pod this week after submitting an application video. Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @hardballgetsafl and hit up the hosts on Twitter @XaviEllis18, @NickRynne & @FootyRhino. Submit your questions to the HARD BALL GETS Insta. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 19

53 min 59 sec

Chris Robinson hosts the The Hard Ball Gets - Good Chat, sitting down with a special guest every week as well as weighing up some over/unders and previewing the weekend. Jordan McArdle joins the podcast this week for a full preview of the players to watch ahead of the 2021 AFL draft. From WA prospects eyeing a first round dream to mature aged roughies, McArdle takes AFL fans through the players to look out for. Any requests, info or updates, contact producer josh.garlepp@wanews.com.au for more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 16

41 min 23 sec

Dyl Buckley, Nick Rynne and Xavier Ellis link up this week to chat about the fallout from West Coast's big upset and where Nat Fyfe belongs.  'Shame, shame, shame': Eagles get GOT treatment from fans  COVID causes chaos for the AFL... again The Docker that makes Xav nervous  Boys reveal their picks for All-Australian full back  Why can't footballers kick snags anymore?  Dyl reveals how Blues, Giants picked skippers  The rarest of beasts: An underrated Collingwood midfielder Where do West Coast go from here? Head to the Hard Ball Gets Instagram to be part of the show. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 14

36 min 30 sec

Xavier Ellis, footy reporter Ryan Daniels and The West's sports editor Nick Rynne put two minutes on the clock for every team. 2 MINUTES FOR EVERY AFL CLUB Want to fill in for Ryan next week while he's in Tokyo? Send a video answering why you'd be the right fit as the Hard Ball Gets fill-in and you can take Daniels' spot. Must be in WA and able to give Xav crap for insta stories. Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @hardballgetsafl and hit up the hosts on Twitter @XaviEllis18, @NickRynne & @FootyRhino. Submit your questions to the HARD BALL GETS Insta. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 12

54 min 5 sec

Chris Robinson hosts the The Hard Ball Gets - Good Chat, sitting down with a special guest every week as well as weighing up some over/unders and previewing the weekend. Scott Watters started his career a one of WA footy's 'Magnificent Seven', playing in a grand final for West Coast, moving east to Sydney and then helping Fremantle start their AFL journey. The only player to ever claim three Brownlow votes at both the Eagles and the Dockers before a move into coaching, this is an honest and open conversation with the owner of one of the competition's unique footy careers. Any requests, info or updates, contact producer josh.garlepp@wanews.com.au for more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 8

3 min 38 sec

Dyl Buckley, Nick Rynne and Xavier Ellis link up this week for a special episode of the LOOSE BALLERS with 12 questions takeaways and predictions after round 16 of the season. Premiership favourite. Runner-up. 2021 Brownlow medallist. Where will Clarko end up? Coleman Medallist. NAB Rising Star winner. Biggest surprise of the season. Biggest disappointment of the season. Favourite commentator. Favourite Journalist. Most improved player It’s time to hang up the boots … player. Head to the Hard Ball Gets Instagram to be part of the show. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 7

43 min 14 sec

Xavier Ellis, footy reporter Ryan Daniels and The West's sports editor Nick Rynne put two minutes on the clock for every team. 2 MINUTES FOR EVERY AFL CLUB Western Bulldogs (Start) - 7.50 West Coast - 20.30 Fremantle - 29.40 Paddy Dow - 35.55 Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @hardballgetsafl and hit up the hosts on Twitter @XaviEllis18, @NickRynne & @FootyRhino. Submit your questions to the HARD BALL GETS Insta. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 5

53 min 37 sec

Chris Robinson is away this week but producer Josh Garlepp has stepped in with a very special Good Chat double-header. 1:00 - First up a brief chat with one of Australia's most bizarre but beloved footy comedians, Brad Hollis, aka Yeh Goodboy Goodboy Good Footy Energies. 20:00 -  An honest walk through the career of Peter 'Spida' Everitt. Everitt played 291 games between three clubs and managed 3 All-Australian nods and turned a lot of heads in the process. Any requests, info or updates, contact producer josh.garlepp@wanews.com.au for more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 2

1 hr 12 min

Nick Rynne, Ryan Daniels and Xavier Ellis link up this week for Loose Ballers foe a special COVID outbreak update to make sure you're across everything that's happening. COVID update from Ryan Daniels Eagles and Dockers mask mix-up Stewart Dew's coaching future Shaun Burgoyne's career as the Hawk approaches 400 Head to the Hard Ball Gets Instagram to be part of the show. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 30

40 min 14 sec

Xavier Ellis, footy reporter Ryan Daniels and The West's sports editor Nick Rynne put two minutes on the clock for every team. Every team gets two minutes on the clock, from Fremantle's chances of making the eight, the "million questions" the Eagles must answer and how "scary" good the Bulldogs look in the lead up to finals.  TWO MINUTE WARNING:   12.15 Collingwood - What do the Pies do with Mason Cox?  16.00 Fremantle - If they make the finals, they deserve to be there. 23.35 GWS - Where are the Giants at in 2021? 39.40 West Coast - Can they win the flag from outside the top four? 41.40 Western Bulldogs- BOG: Naughty Naughton or The Bont?  Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @hardballgetsafl and hit up the hosts on Twitter @XaviEllis18, @NickRynne & @FootyRhino. Submit your questions to the HARD BALL GETS Insta. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 28

46 min 21 sec

Chris Robinson hosts the The Hard Ball Gets - Good Chat, sitting down with a special guest every week as well as weighing up some over/unders and previewing the weekend. Heath Black went from Fremantle to St Kilda and then back to Freo in a 192 game career, experienced the devastating lows of post-footy life, and then found a way to rebuild his life and help others through a similar journey. Any requests, info or updates, contact producer josh.garlepp@wanews.com.au for more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 24

40 min 19 sec

Dyl Buckley, Nick Rynne and Xavier Ellis link up for another week of the Loose Ballers. Dyl's new digs and the podcast podium. Carlton's collapse, stick with Teague or look elsewhere? Xav is certain Cerra is leaving Freo, 4 way bet on it! Do you even care about the Olympics this year? Head to the Hard Ball Gets Instagram to be part of the show. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 23

35 min 16 sec

Xavier Ellis, footy reporter Ryan Daniels and The West's sports editor Nick Rynne put two minutes on the clock for every team. Every team gets two minutes on the clock, from Willie Rioli's return to Eagles' HQ to Cerra's trade value and the (inconsistent) package delivery at Essendon.  TWO MINUTE WARNING:  16.15 Are Essendon fun now? Jake Stringer DELIVERS 18.15 'I firmly believe Adam Cerra is going to stay': Rhino 40.45 Rioli back in the Eagles' nest, stars back on the field  Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @hardballgetsafl and hit up the hosts on Twitter @XaviEllis18, @NickRynne & @FootyRhino. Submit your questions to the HARD BALL GETS Insta. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 21

50 min 56 sec

Chris Robinson hosts the The Hard Ball Gets - Good Chat, sitting down with a special guest every week as well as weighing up some over/unders and previewing the weekend. Fremantle's inaugural captain, former caretaker coach AND board member Ben Allan joins the podcast this week to walk through his unique footy career. The former Hawthorn best and fairest winner in their 1991 premiership side discusses life after footy, the decision to return to WA and so much more. A great insight into early days at Freo and an intriguing listen for any Dockers/footy diehard. Any requests, info or updates, contact producer josh.garlepp@wanews.com.au for more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 18

53 min 23 sec

Dyl Buckley, Nick Rynne and Xavier Ellis link up for another week of the Loose Ballers. Radio wars Will Carlton's Cripps stick around? Aerobic capacity and the best on-field players Standing up for Seb Ross and family from St Kilda after a lashing from Caro Wilson Willie Rioli returning next training next week Finals setup, series, GF location and more. Head to the Hard Ball Gets Instagram to be part of the show. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 16

29 min 15 sec