January 18, 2018
Ep 085 - Dodgy Grunting, Dodgy Decisions and Some Very Confident Bets

Ep 085 – Dodgy Grunting, Dodgy Decisions and Some Very Confident Bets

This is the MugPunters.com.au podcast for Thursday 18th Jan 2018 and in our breaking news headlines this week: Up and coming Belarusian tennis ace Aryna Sabalenka has been mocked by Australian fans at the Aussie Open after her grunting and screeching made Maria Sharapova sound like a disinterested tennis fan watching Bernard Tomic. Meanwhile, Aussie blokes were glued to the coverage as Shane from the Gold Coast suggested, “it was just great to hear a woman screeching and grunting even though she didn’t need to. My missus could learn a trick or two for sure”. Meanwhile Maria Sharapova herself has made a return to the grand slam arena after serving her drug ban. Fans were generous with their applause for the former world number one on court with Sharapova also seen enjoying a night out on the town earlier in the week with Karmichael Hunt, Jesse Bromwich and Ben Cousins. And Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has made possibly the world’s worst DRS review on an LBW decision against South African skipper Faf Du Plessis. Replays at Centurion Park show the ball clearly hitting the middle of the bat, with commentators left bemused about the decision to review in the first place. In unrelated news, a group of unnamed Indian punters have picked up a nice little windfall after successfully determining the exact over and delivery that India would use the DRS in their test match against the Proteas. Incredible luck there fellas. Well done. PLUS, we’ve got tips this […]
January 11, 2018
Ep 084 - Ease Yourself Into 2018 With A Couple Of Sneaky Bets

Ep 084 – Ease Yourself Into 2018 With A Couple Of Sneaky Bets

This is the MugPunters.com.au podcast for Thursday 11th January 2018 and in our breaking news headlines this week: Joe Root finally lived up to the hype in his ashes campaign getting more runs than every other Aussie player combined during the Sydney test. Unfortunately for Root, it wasn’t out in the middle, but instead crouched on the Thomas Crapper after an alleged case of gastro. But Root was humble in defeat and showed true class during his post match speech where he… oh wait… he didn’t even attend the post series presentation because he was sleeping. All I can say Joe is good luck on any upcoming tours of the subcontinent. After being denied an Australian Open Wildcard, 142nd ranked Bernard Tomic has hit back at Australia’s governing body who denied him the entry claiming he has never needed Tennis Australia anyway. And to be fair to the young Aussie, it really is true. Tomic has been able to make it all the way to being a world class flog all by himself. And supermaxi LDV Comanche (and no, I’m not referring to a women’s sanitary pad), has been gifted the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race after literally standing still in the Derwent River only to watch rival Wild Oats XI take line honours. A race jury was convened shortly after the race to investigate an incident back at the start in Sydney Harbour and head of the race jury, our very own Bartz deemed that although LDV Comanche was […]
December 28, 2017
Ep 083 - The Best of the Mug Punters 2017 Breaking News Headlines

Ep 083 – The Best of the Mug Punters 2017 Breaking News Headlines

This is the Mug Punters podcast for Thursday 28th December 2017 and in our breaking news headlines this week: We were too lazy to bother with a brand new episode, so dug up a bunch of old news headlines and put them together in this very special episode! From Wayne Carey and Chris Brown to Justin Gatlin and the Manly rugby league team, no one is safe when PK delivers the news headlines like no other sports punting podcast and here is a sampler of the best of the best. So to be fair, if you don’t find some of the best of 2017 entertaining, you probably won’t enjoy the show at all. And that’s a shame, because the show is awesome. Let us know your worthwhile wagers from the Christmas break! We’ll still be on social media for a laugh too! Next week is a very special episode as well as Bartz and PK attempt to do a facebook live from the Sydney Cricket Ground and the 5th Ashes Test! Worthwhile Weekly Wagers Pete Continued: Steve Smith to win Player of the Series in the Ashes Bartz Continued: Some rich bloke in a turtle neck and gold chains to win the Sydney to Hobart Mills Continued: Some horse to get beaten by William Pyke in the last at Ascot
December 21, 2017
Ep 082 - A Podcast Episode Better Than Joe Root's Attempt At Facial Hair

Ep 082 – A Podcast Episode Better Than Joe Root’s Attempt At Facial Hair

Ho Ho Ho… This is a very special Christmas MugPunters.com.au podcast for Thursday 21st December 2017 and in our breaking news headlines this week: Australian cricketing coach Darren Lehmann has taken a deep satisfaction in what he has described as “gut feel” player selections that have seen the coveted urn return to Australian hands. Following this news breaking, Sri Lanka has rushed to secure the coaching services of Arjuna Ranatunga, suggesting his gut would not only be able to make tough player selections, but also have enough left over to bring world peace and cure cancer without even needing another trip to the buffet Three former Parramatta players have been convicted of a monster 900kg drug haul after a dramatic arrest in Sydney earlier this week. Sources suggest that other NRL players both past and present are absolutely furious that such stupidity could still occur amongst the NRL alumni because now they all had to start looking for new suppliers Current world 100m sprint champion and two time convicted drug cheat Justin Gatlin has fired his coach and former convicted drug cheat Dennis Mitchell after allegations that Gatlin may indeed be taking performance enhancing drugs… So just to get this straight… a convicted drug cheat has fired his convicted drug cheat coach for alleging drug use? I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed boys but this sounds about as surprising as the time we found out that FIFA may indeed have some issues based around corruption? PLUS, we’ve got […]
December 14, 2017
Ep 081 - Drug Munching, Salary Cap Rorting, Contiki Tours and Rap Lyrics - Another Typical Podcast

Ep 081 – Drug Munching, Salary Cap Rorting, Contiki Tours and Rap Lyrics – Another Typical Podcast

This is the MugPunters.com.au podcast for Thursday 14th December 2017 and in our breaking news headlines this week: Chris Gayle has made headlines scoring 18 sixes on his way to an unbeaten 146 off 69 balls in the Bangladesh Premier League cricket final. Interviewed after the match, Gayle proclaimed himself to be the “greatest batsman of all time”, no doubt before asking the journalist out on a date and flashing his member to the team physio. All those involved have been sent for counseling. Manly is at the centre of a salary cap scandal in the NRL with alleged excessive third party payments dating back several years. When questioned about the alleged payments, captain Daly Cherry-Evans slammed the accusations before his identical twin bikini model assistants closed the door for him on his gold Ferrari as he ordered Morgan Freeman, who has recently become his driver to speed away from the waiting media mob. And my long range worthwhile weekly wager from last week may be in a touch of doubt after multiple Tour de France winner Chris Froome has tested positive for salbutamol taken from a drug test at last year’s Tour of Spain. Froome has denied these allegations, suggesting it must have due to the team doctor ordering him to up his dosage of asthma medication. In unrelated news, asthmatic cases in Russian athletes is up 382% with Russian team doctors also confirming rare blood disorders that require daily transfusions are up 226% and are pleading to the […]
December 7, 2017
Ep 080 - This Could Be Our Worst Podcast Ever - But We Still Have Loads of Tips

Ep 080 – This Could Be Our Worst Podcast Ever – But We Still Have Loads of Tips

This is the MugPunters.com.au podcast for Thursday 7th December 2017 and in our breaking news headlines this week: Steve Smith has revealed in the press conference following the 2nd ashes test in Adelaide that he needed to have a sleeping pill the night before the final day’s play. Former cricketing greats such as Rodney Marsh, David Boon and Merv Hughes have been united in their chorus that this is absolutely uncalled for by Smith and have offered to mentor the Aussie skipper, with Marsh suggesting a few dozen schooners at the West End brewery always did the trick for him at the end of a tough day’s play The International Olympic Committee has come out this week and banned Russia from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after they found evidence of an “unprecedented systematic manipulation” of the anti-doping system. Again gents, I don’t want to throw any stones, but who does the IOC think they are with these outrageous allegations? What’s next? Are they going to come out and suggest that Bulgarian weightlifters are dodgy? Maybe they announce that dope smoking is rife amongst snowboarders? No… wait… why don’t they just allege Ian Thorpe is gay And 46 year old Tim Cahill has thrown a Craig David, “walking away” from his A-League club Melbourne City this week after whispers he was unhappy with the amount of game time he was getting. Keen to impress ahead of selection for next year’s world cup, Cahill is alleged to have collected his walking […]
November 30, 2017
Ep 079 - More Sporting Tips Than Don Burke Allegations

Ep 079 – More Sporting Tips Than Don Burke Allegations

This is the MugPunters.com.au podcast for Thursday 30th November 2017 and in our breaking news headlines this week: Lock up your wives, daughters, nannies, sports stars, bar maids and strippers, because Tiger Woods has announced another comeback following his fourth back surgery. In an immediate response to the latest comeback from the former world number one, Aussie John Farnham has released a Christmas album with Olivia Newton-John telling media he’ll be darned if Tiger has more comeback tours than he does. Aussie sporting journalists are at it again with champagne headlines following Australia’s victory in the first ashes test “No more ashes Paine for Tim” “England has Broad appeal but their ashes campaign appears Cooked” “Short balls, a dud root and a nasty blow proves too much for England” “England proves their cricketers really are a bunch of namby pamby douche wads” And the Rugby league World Cup comes to an end this weekend with Australia taking on… um… with Australia taking home the coveted trophy probably playing Panama or one of the other rugby league powerhouses I guess? Ah, who cares anyway. PLUS, we’ve got tips for: Racing NFL RLWC EPL A-League Cricket Golf and a NEW segment to replace Winx Watch! AND loads more! Worthwhile Weekly Wagers Pete Ashes second test Alastair Cook top Pommy run scorer in game 2 $4.50 Bartz Rugby League World Cup Final Australia 13+ and Valentine Holmes to score at any stage in the game Mills Mudgee Racing Friday R7 #5 Schedule
November 23, 2017
Ep 078 - Hot Tips for the Ashes, NFL, Golf, Soccer, League, Racing and MORE!

Ep 078 – Hot Tips for the Ashes, NFL, Golf, Soccer, League, Racing and MORE!

This is the MugPunters.com.au podcast for Thursday 23rd November 2017 and in our breaking news headlines this week: The Socceroos might be headed to the world cup, but Ange Got-a-clogged-loo… sorry… Elmaloglou… sorry Pot-of-clag-glue… sorry… let me start again. The socceroos might be headed to the world cup, but coach Ange P isn’t heading to Russia, but instead announced he’s headed to Centrelink. Seriously Ange… that’s like going to the club and doing all the hard work, copping crap from mingas on the dance floor, buying drinks for ladies that are taking you for a ride and then finally at the end of the night, the hottest woman in the place and her equally attractive friend drape themselves all over you and you say… “no thanks. I’ll sit this one out. But have fun”. I’m lost Equally as stunning is that New Zealand is out of the Rugby League world cup, defeated by a resilient Fiji 4-2 in the quarter final. When Mug Punters hit the streets of Auckland to get the locals response to the loss, almost all people we spoke to were still in shock and amazed… not about the loss… but about the fact anyone actually played this so called Rugby League game that wasn’t Rugby Union or Netball And Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is in hot water after Australia’s defeat to England at Twickenham. Cheika appeared to have said ‘f***ing cheats’ when the cameras showed the Aussie coach in the box after skipper Michael Hooper’s try […]
November 16, 2017
Ep 077 - Australia Make The Soccer World Cup While Italy And The Dutch Miss Out

Ep 077 – Australia Make The Soccer World Cup While Italy And The Dutch Miss Out

This is the MugPunters.com.au podcast for Thursday 16th November 2017 and in our breaking news headlines this week: Australia is heading to the football world cup despite more draws than an entire Ikea bedroom furniture department. Meanwhile, football powerhouses Italy and the Netherlands will miss out proving for once and for all that Australia is a far superior soccer nation. Former 10 time world boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya has called out Conor McGregor claiming he’s been secretly training for the last five months and suggests he’s faster and stronger than ever before. Well, get in line Oscar, because so far McGregor has been called out by former sparring partner Paul Malignaggi, current welterweight champion Aussie Jeff Horn and that’s not even to mention the others lining up for biffo in Warren Ryan, James Packer and I believe Bartz even you’ve put your hand up for a slice of the Pay Per View purse if Conor is interested? And Ian Botham has come out ahead of the Ashes suggesting David Warner and Steve Smith could end up with “serious back pain” given they will have to carry Australia’s batting load in the upcoming series. Ricky Ponting has hit back (no, not like the incident at the Bourbon and Beefsteak a few years back, verbally I mean) and suggested that Botham should know what back pain feels like, having had to constantly carry the fact that he’ll always be a whinging old Pommy git. Well, no Ricky didn’t actually say […]
November 9, 2017
Ep 076 - More Spring Racing Tips Than Drunk Punters On Cup Day

Ep 076 – More Spring Racing Tips Than Drunk Punters On Cup Day

This is the MugPunters.com.au podcast for Thursday 9th November 2017 and in our breaking news headlines this week: The Socceroos have arrived in Honduras with a do or die date with destiny awaiting. I’m not even referring to their match this weekend, that’s just their transfer to get from the hotel to the ground With the ashes getting closer by the minute, Mitchell Starc has reminded English batsmen they would probably be better off boarding the plane with the Socceroos to Honduras as he toyed with WA in a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney taking two hat-tricks in the same match. Meanwhile the English top order has suggested they hold no fears for the upcoming ashes as most of them only took up cricket in the last few months and aren’t even sure what a Mitchell Starc is anyway And South Australian jockey Dylan Caboche has sent his own warning signals to horses everywhere after dismounting behind the barriers and giving his horse a stiff uppercut for not behaving the way he wanted. Calls were immediately made for punters everywhere to be allowed the same luxury of dealing with jockeys themselves when they also fail to deliver as expected PLUS We’ve got tips for: Oaks Day – if you listen to the pod early! Stakes Day – Multiple tips for Flemington this Saturday Rugby League World Cup NFL Socceroos World Cup qualifier And plenty more! Worthwhile Weekly Wagers Pete NFL San Francisco to beat the NY Giants @$1.83 Bartz Socceroos […]