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He’s footy’s number one newsbreaker, always at the coalface of the biggest stories in the game. And in 2019, Damian Barrett goes behind the scenes and inside the stories and minds of football's most influential figures. An Australian Football League production.

He’s footy’s number one newsbreaker, always at the coalface of the biggest stories in the game. And in 2019, Damian Barrett goes behind the scenes and inside the stories and minds of football's most influential figures. An Australian Football League production.
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Australia

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He’s footy’s number one newsbreaker, always at the coalface of the biggest stories in the game. And in 2019, Damian Barrett goes behind the scenes and inside the stories and minds of football's most influential figures. An Australian Football League production.

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@afl

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English


Episodes

Mitch Robinson: The diagnosis that revived my career

4/17/2019
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King-hit and bloodied off the field, and sacked by Carlton on it... it was, for all the wrong reasons, a big 2014 for Mitch Robinson. But that ugly period has ultimately shaped him into a well-balanced and now crucial member of a resurgent Brisbane Lions. In this episode of In The Game, Robinson touches on how he lost sight from that king-hit, becoming the Lions resident barber, why the door to his house is always open to teammates, how he's learnt to deal with ADHD, and his special talents...

Duration:00:35:54

Josh Thomas: Lessons learned in the garlic bread factory

4/10/2019
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Perspective. Collingwood footballer Josh Thomas has it. And he got it the hard way. A two-year ban in early 2015 - after inadvertently taking a performance-enhancing substance during a night out with mates - forcing him down an unintended path. In this episode of In The Game you'll learn how Thomas has emerged from his saga, both a better footballer... and a better person.

Duration:00:34:36

Jack Viney: Players were crying and I thought ... this is extremely bad

4/3/2019
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Now Melbourne's co-captain, Jack Viney experienced a baptism of fire in just his second AFL game. In conversation with AFL.com.au's Damian Barrett, Viney reflects on the bitter memory of that 148-point hiding from Essendon – a defeat that sparked a "terrifying" response from the Demon faithful. The pair also discuss crashing through pain, and Viney's experiment with intermittent fasting.

Duration:00:32:53

John Longmire: You feel like you're the one who has let the club down

3/27/2019
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From starting his own career as a 16-year-old through to coaching the Swans to a premiership, John Longmire has packed a lot in. Here he talks of the learnings from winning and losing Grand Finals, his mateship with Alastair Clarkson, and how it always hurts to tell a player that his career is finished.

Duration:00:29:49

Adam Simpson: Our culture had been questioned

3/20/2019
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West Coast premiership coach Adam Simpson takes Damian Barrett inside the Eagles' world of mateship, spirit, unity, family-first approach, messing up pre-game speeches and the exact moment he knew he had a premiership capable team.

Duration:00:26:34

Paul Marsh: I think the AFL would probably handle it differently now

3/13/2019
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AFL Players' Association CEO Paul Marsh goes behind the scenes with Damian Barrett to discuss cricket's integrity problems, footy's pressing issues, Adam Goodes' final AFL season, illicit drugs and and a night Grand Final.

Duration:00:49:03

Brendon Gale: If you don't lie awake at night, it's probably not worth doing

3/6/2019
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Richmond CEO Brendon Gale has famously turned around the fortunes of the Tigers during his 10 years in charge. He tells dual Alf Brown Trophy winner Damian Barrett how.

Duration:00:42:44

Nathan Buckley: There's no 'poor bugger me'

2/27/2019
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Eight days after lifting Collingwood from 13th in 2017 to a narrow loss in the 2018 Grand Final, coach Nathan Buckley packed up his family and took off for an extended break in Europe. He tells dual Alf Brown Trophy winner Damian Barrett why.

Duration:00:25:05

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2/26/2019
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He’s known as footy’s number one newsbreaker, always at the coalface of the biggest stories in the game. And in 2019, in his weekly podcast In the Game, Damian Barrett will go behind the scenes and inside the stories and minds of the most influential figures in football.

Duration:00:02:25