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An in-depth look at Footy's greatest season: 1993. Presented by Adam Collins, Shannon Gill and Dan Brettig. Produced by Bad Producer Productions

An in-depth look at Footy's greatest season: 1993. Presented by Adam Collins, Shannon Gill and Dan Brettig. Produced by Bad Producer Productions
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An in-depth look at Footy's greatest season: 1993. Presented by Adam Collins, Shannon Gill and Dan Brettig. Produced by Bad Producer Productions

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@TGSTW1993

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English

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Episode 22 - The Greatest Cricket Podcast That Was...and still is.

1/20/2019
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Thanks for supporting The Greatest Season That Was: 93 We'll have an update on our next project soon. In the meantime, our very own Adam Collins, continues to chase summer and cricket in his podcast The Final Word. We want to support Adam and his co-host Geoff Lemon, so we're sharing this special episode recorded live at Fitzroy's Commercial Club Hotel on January 17, 2019. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Thanks for listening to The Final Word and thanks for your support...

Duration:01:33:14

Episode 21 - The Greatest Songs from the Greatest Season That Was: 1993

10/4/2018
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The AFL season may be over, but there’s still a few little things to keep #Ninety3 alive. When we had our chat with Rohan Connolly about the top ten games of 1993, the conversation inevitably turned to music. Here’s a little bonus episode where we talk about the soundtrack to 1993, inspired by Rohan’s music podcast Ruck N’Roll. This episode features the following songs: Ace of Base - All That She Wants the Breeders - Cannonball Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock Naughty By Nature -...

Duration:00:14:40

Episode 20 - Essendon: Victory for the Bombers

9/27/2018
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1993 for Essendon is a story of comebacks, debuts and tactics. Driving it all was the unique approach and attitude of AFL Legend, Kevin Sheedy. The Greatest Season That Was: 93 documents our contention that in 1993, footy was never better. Hosted by Adam Collins, Dan Brettig and Shannon Gill, this series is an in-depth exploration of one amazing season. The Greatest Season That Was: 93 is produced by Jay Mueller and edited by Thom Lion. Check out Bad Producer Productions for more...

Duration:01:15:15

Episode 19 - Footscray: Sons of the west

9/23/2018
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In 1989, Footscray Football Club was on its knees. Out of cash and nearly out of time, they survived extinction and merger - just. But three years on in 1992, the Bulldogs finished second on the ladder and were a game away from the grand final. For good reason, they thought 1993 would be the year - their first flag since ‘54. Sensing they might be nearing something special, Terry Wheeler, senior coach and innovator, invited Martin Flanagan, the prolific columnist for The Age, behind the...

Duration:01:18:47

Episode 18 - The Storyteller: Anne-Maree Sparkman

9/20/2018
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As we’ve gone through the Greatest Season That Was, it's glaring the lack of females involved in AFL football at the time. In 1993 Anne Maree Sparkman was one of only a few women who had any public presence in football. As a sports reporter for Channel Nine, Wide World of Sports and Sports Sunday she’d been a trailblazer. In and around 1993, Anne Maree was making the best TV features on football anywhere via Sports Sunday on Channel 9. A standard that’s rarely been touched. One of those...

Duration:00:45:59

Episode 17 - The AFL: Ross the Boss

9/16/2018
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In 2018 the AFL is a juggernaut, and over the last 25 years it been more a less an uninterrupted incline. But go back to the start of 1993 and things were not as clear and rosy. The great riches of the national competition were not yet realised – the Bears and Swans were perennial problem children while in Melbourne a string of clubs had held public appeals to keep them afloat. While the clubs all had their own battles and dramas to deal with, head office looked after the bigger picture –...

Duration:01:16:23

Episode 16 - The Ashes: Sherrin in the Park

9/13/2018
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What if the greatest season of all time was played but one of the greatest footy writers the game has ever known wasn’t there to see it? This was Greg Baum’s story in 1993 he was deployed to cover Australia’s Ashes campaign in England that winter for The Age. So, instead of writing about Ablett and Winmar and Godra and all the rest, he was documenting the rise of Shane Warne as Allan Border’s side thrashed the Poms and retained the urn. But that didn’t mean the footy was lost upon those on...

Duration:00:47:58

Episode 15 - Geelong: Malcolm in the middle

9/9/2018
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The Greatest Season That Was: 93 documents our contention that in 1993, footy was never better. Hosted by Adam Collins, Dan Brettig and Shannon Gill, this series is an in-depth exploration of one amazing season. The Greatest Season That Was: 93 is produced by Jay Mueller and edited by Thom Lion. Check out Bad Producer Productions for more podcasts. Thanks for listening. Please take a moment to leave a review at Apple Podcasts and be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to...

Duration:00:55:15

Episode 14 - The Top Ten

9/6/2018
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While off-field transformations in the game have influenced many of our discussions, it is the footy that brought us here to start with. Due to the sheer volume of heart-stopping finishes - throughout both the freakishly even home and away season and the finals series - many of these live deep in the memory as era-defining. In 1993, Rohan Connolly had one of the best jobs in football. With the bulk of AFL games still played on Saturdays, there was no better paper to write for than the...

Duration:01:11:19

Episode 13 - Melbourne: The Balme Era

9/2/2018
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Melbourne in 1993 were a team in-between. On the back of their late 80’s revival the Demons led by John Northey had contested five straight finals series but had never tasted the ultimate success. The team needed to be reimagined, and Melbourne decided to go leftfield with its choice for a new coach. When Neil Balme was appointed coach of Melbourne the Victorian footy public expected the wildman of the Grand Final 1973 in coaching form – a hot gospeller in the Kennedy or Barassi...

Duration:00:58:44

Episode 12 - 28 Games

8/30/2018
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The 1993 AFL season witnessed extraordinary individual achievements and social breakthroughs. Every team has stories from that year that resonate with the clubs and fans 25 years later. Julian de Stoop from Fox Sports News grew up watching the Baby Bombers in 1993. In 2018, his documentary "28 Games - The Rise of the Baby Bombers" tells the story of that historic team. "28 Games - The Rise of the Baby Bombers" airs Tuesday, September 4 on Fox Footy. The Greatest Season That Was: 93...

Duration:00:26:38

Episode 11 - The Footy Show begins

8/26/2018
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On the Sunday of Round 3 of the 1993 AFL season, Channel Nine quietly slipped a new TV show into its schedule – the not so creatively titled ‘The Footy Show’. Little did we know it was to set off a chain of events that would lead to the media explosion around AFL that has gathered momentum over the ensuing 25 years. Suddenly Channel Seven had a competitor and it effectively doubled the amount of non-match TV programs about footy. Harvey Silver was charged with putting together the...

Duration:01:00:25

Episode 10 - St. Kilda: Winmar Stands, Winmar Walks

8/23/2018
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As 1993 dawned the Saints were coming. After years of failure they’d made the finals in two straight years and maybe the elusive flag was now in reach. When they broke a 17 year hoodoo at Victoria Park in Round 4 that feeling grew, Lockett was still to return and Nicky Winmar was in Brownlow Medal favourite form. Winmar’s actions on that day were the start of significant changes for football that are widely recognised 25 years on. But what happened after that day at Victoria Park was much...

Duration:00:51:21

Episode 9 - Carlton: Sticks, Harry and Missed Opportunities

8/19/2018
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Seven premierships in the 20 years from 1968-1987 meant that Carlton had a deserved arrogance. But going into 1993 Carlton were in unchartered territory. They’d gone four straight years since making the finals, and it had been 90 years since they’d gone 5 years without a finals appearance. With this mini-rut in motion Club President John Elliott had gone back to the future in 1991 and hired the man he sacked in 1985, David Parkin. Going into 1993 the pressure was on. They were desperately...

Duration:01:17:38

Episode 8 - Richard Hinds

8/16/2018
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Just as footy itself was different in 1993, so too was covering the game from the press box. As part of a talented journalistic team at the Sunday Age, Richard Hinds was in the thick of it, whether watching at Victoria Park on the day of Nicky Winmar's racial stand, getting banned by Fitzroy's coach Robert Shaw, or being privy to the post-match media habits of the fiery Carlton coach David Parkin. Hinds was also one of the most perceptive identifiers of Friday night football's emergence,...

Duration:00:55:13

Episode 7 - Richmond: Tigers and Tragedy

8/12/2018
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In 1993 the proud Richmond Football Club was at its lowest ebb. A tenth straight year of mediocrity hit Tigerland that year. Cameron Schwab was at the helm, just 29 years of age but already a veteran in the job of General Manager – financial crisis and merger talk had been a way of life around the club for a number of years. Amongst the struggle of breaking the Tigers woeful form cycle, 1993 saw Cameron deal with the saddest time of his life, the death of his father Alan, the number 2 man at...

Duration:01:16:21

Episode 6 - Adelaide: Cornes' Crows

8/5/2018
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The Adelaide Crows were one of the great stories of 1993. Three years into their AFL existence, they put a genuine mark on the competition in front of adoring crowds at Football Park, helmed by the passionate and occasionally lateral coaching of South Australia's most decorated State of Origin coach in Graham Cornes. At the centre of it all was the ultimate shooting star - the spectacular Tony Modra. Cornes spoke frankly about his part in the Greatest Season That Was, 1993. The Greatest...

Duration:01:12:20

Episode 5 - Brisbane: Buckley's Chance

7/29/2018
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Since their inception in 1987, the Brisbane Bears were an encapsulation of everything that was ham-fisted about the league’s expansion. Despite the best efforts of those trying their best, the Bears kitsch beginnings, gawky jumpers and dodgy ownership were as damaging as their routine thumpings and anaemic crowds. The appointment of champion player and premiership coach Robert Walls was the first step to the respect the club craved, and in 1993 - with a move from Carrara to the Gabba in...

Duration:00:47:41

Episode 4 - Sydney: Saving the Swans

7/22/2018
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Ron Joseph shares his experience in Sydney in 1993. The Swans in 1993 experienced the lowest of lows and, to be honest, not many highs. One of those highs was luring AFL legend Ron Barassi out of retirement to coach the Swans. The Greatest Season That Was: 93 documents our contention that in 1993, footy was never better. Hosted by Adam Collins, Dan Brettig and Shannon Gill, this series is an in-depth exploration of one amazing season. Thanks for listening. Please take a moment to leave a...

Duration:00:57:13

Episode 3 - Fitzroy: Once more with feeling

7/15/2018
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In 1993, Fitzroy were both a club teetering on the brink of extinction and a senior side entering its prime. Off-field dramas were many, but on the field the Lions were among the most watchable sides in the AFL, driven by the likes of Paul Roos, Alastair Lynch, Paul Broderick and the inimitable Doc Whieldon. As a young coach, Robert Shaw was in the midst of the excitement of a year in which the team came close to playing finals while also wrestling with the looming spectre of the AFL's...

Duration:01:02:09