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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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Australia

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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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+61 423 797 244


Episodes

10: South Africa - Lance Klusener

6/30/2019
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South Africa announced its arrival back to world cricket at the 1992 World Cup and they were immediately a force. Whilst results in Test cricket were strong, it was one day cricket that had grown around the world in South Africa’s absence, and its seemed its players and fans wanted to make up for lost time- they took to the game with fervour. A heartbreaking loss in the 1992 semi-final was followed by another strong performance in the 1996 world Cup where they were unbeaten until a shock...

Duration:01:35:17

COMING SOON...Lance Klusener

6/29/2019
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South Africa's Lance Klusener dominated the 1999 Cricket World Cup. We'll share his story in the next episode of The Greatest Season That Was Presents...1999 The Cricket World Cup. Produced by Bad Producer Productions. Support the show.

Duration:00:08:17

9: India - Harsha Bhogle

6/22/2019
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Throughout the course of the 1990s, India’s standing in the global game experienced a revolution, turbocharged by a passion for one-day international cricket By the time the 1999 World Cup rolled around, expectations were lofty. Having fallen short when co-hosting the tournament in 1996, they came to England boasting healthy balance of experience and youth with Sachin Tendulkar well into his lengthy period at the very top of the game. They were right to believe that they had every chance...

Duration:01:04:10

8: New Zealand - Geoff Allott

6/19/2019
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There were more than a few breakout stories in 99, but few more fascinating than that of a left-arm pace bowling spearhead from New Zealand who used a three fingers "claw" grip on the white Dukes ball to swing it just the right amount and finish the tournament equal leading wicket taker with Shane Warne. His name was Geoff Allott, and his '99 World Cup was one of three major highlights in an otherwise brief international career. As a young cricketer who took up fast bowling relatively...

Duration:01:21:58

7: Zimbabwe - Andy Flower

6/14/2019
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By 1999 Zimbabwe had experienced some fleeting success at World Cups; upsetting Australia in 1983, and Eddo Brandes destroying England in 1992 being the standouts. The era that followed those landmark wins however, is a beacon for Zimbabwe cricket. Through the 90s they gained test status and steadily built a competitive side. Heath Streak, the Flower brothers and Alistair Campbell were just a few of the players who drive this generation of cricket. 1999 became Zimbabwe’s global coming out...

Duration:01:22:28

6: Inaugural CEO of the English & Wales Cricket Board - Tim Lamb

6/8/2019
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As a follow-up to our episode with Tournament Director Terry Blake, Adam Collins talks to Tim Lamb, the CEO of the English & Wales Cricket Board during the 1999 Cricket World Cup. Support the show.

Duration:00:26:41

5: Tournament Director - Terry Blake

6/7/2019
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After a trying decade for England cricket, their chance to host the 1999 World Cup was seen as a prized opportunity to revitalize the sport by capturing the public imagination when the carnival came to town. It was a mighty task. To do so, a lot needed to go right both on and off the field. Some did, some didn’t – not helped by England’s premature and controversial departure. But for all the mishaps that can be looked back on two decades later, such as a lacklustre opening ceremony or a...

Duration:00:59:10

4: Bangladesh - Aminul Islam

6/2/2019
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They were called the ‘minnows’ the non-Test playing nations that won their way through to the World Cup. Pre 1999 Sri Lanka, East Africa, Canada, Zimbabwe, Kenya, the Netherlands and the UAE had all played World Cups without Test status. In 1999 it was Kenya, Scotland and for the first time ever at a, World Cup Bangladesh. While cricket had been played in the region for nearly 200 years, its popularity in the former East Bengal was limited. The Partition of British India saw the region...

Duration:01:20:06

3: England - Alec Stewart

5/30/2019
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If the 1980s was English cricket’s decade of sex, drugs and rock and roll excess, the 1990s were its decidedly milder and meeker decade. An English team that for the most part had been losing, slipped further in the pecking order of world cricket as the sport appeared to slip down the list of priorities for a nation. Alec Stewart was the constant of this decade of English cricket. IN fact he was highest Test run-scorer in the World during the 1990s. He seemed to be the Mr Fix-it man for a...

Duration:01:07:09

2: Why 99?

5/28/2019
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The Greatest Season That Was Presents...99 The Cricket World Cup. Adam Collins, Dan Brettig and Shannon Gill are back with a new series that tells the story of the 1999 Cricket World Cup. Was it the greatest? Let us know what you think on Twitter. The Greatest Season That Was is produced by Bad Producer Productions. Support the show.

Duration:00:22:46

1: The Greatest Season That Was Presents...99 The Cricket World Cup

5/27/2019
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Was 1999 The Greatest Cricket World Cup there was? Perhaps. If not the greatest, what about the quirkiest? The most interesting? Over the next seven weeks, Adam Collins, Dan Brettig and Shannon Gill will share their reasons why the 1999 Cricket World Cup was home to some of the most memorable moments in the history of cricket, and therefore the greatest that was. Episode Two will explore the above questions. Episode Three will feature an in-depth and candid conversation with England's...

Duration:00:02:45

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 - Hip Hop...

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