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Mike Sheahan, one of the AFL’s most respected journalists, hosts Open Mike, an insightful interview series featuring some of the greats of the game and providing viewers with the most in-depth and illuminating footy discussions.

Mike Sheahan, one of the AFL’s most respected journalists, hosts Open Mike, an insightful interview series featuring some of the greats of the game and providing viewers with the most in-depth and illuminating footy discussions.
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Mike Sheahan, one of the AFL’s most respected journalists, hosts Open Mike, an insightful interview series featuring some of the greats of the game and providing viewers with the most in-depth and illuminating footy discussions.

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English


Episodes

Open Mike: Kevin Sheedy - 50 years in football

9/25/2017
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A special edition of Open Mike, celebrating 50 years of Kevin Sheedy in footy - he's clearly a high-achiever, has been a trailblazer, a visionary, and to many people an eccentric, and is one of the most positive people in football

Duration: 00:53:00


Open Mike: Brian Taylor

9/18/2017
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Brian Taylor went agonisingly close to playing in grand finals for both Richmond and Collingwood - finally, now deep into his 50s, he's going to have an active role on the biggest day as part of the Channel 7 commentary team

Duration: 00:28:21


Open Mike: Paul Connors

8/21/2017
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Paul Connors is the AFL's Jerry Maguire ... a young, starry-eyed player manager who built an empire from a hope and a prayer. Paul Connors had to sell his house to start his business ... and ended up with clients named Judd, Hodge, Dangerfield, Naitanui, Hurley, Sydney's Josh Kennedy and the $9 million man, Josh Kelly

Duration: 00:28:14


Open Mike: John Platten

8/14/2017
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John Platten played more than 250 games for Hawthorn at 170 centimetres and 70 kilograms. It was a tribute to his bravery and resilience in an era where the football ground was a battlefield, but there was a price. The Brownlow medallist is at his best with Mike Sheahan

Duration: 00:27:30


Open Mike: Ron Joseph

8/7/2017
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Ron Joseph drove the emergence of North Melbourne from perennial battler to a powerhouse thanks to adventurous dealings and paper bags full of cash in the ‘70’s. He landed Barassi, Blight, Wade, Cable and more in one of the most eventful decades of football

Duration: 00:26:41


Open Mike: Corey Enright

7/31/2017
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Corey Enright is the modern-day Bruce Doull....a man content to let his on-field actions do all the talking. Enright came and went as a Geelong player with 332 games – the most ever by a Geelong player. He was twice best and fairest, both in Premiership years. Not bad for a kid from Kimba

Duration: 00:27:28


Open Mike: Geoff Southby

7/24/2017
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Geoff Southby is one of the best full backs to ever play the game. The talented boy from Bendigo won two best and fairest in his first two years and as well as a flag...all before he was 22. But his football story isn’t all smooth sailing. He shares it all with Mike Sheahan

Duration: 00:27:27


Open Mike: Ross Glendinning

7/18/2017
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Ross Glendinning was one of the most complete players of his era. He was a star in defence for North Melbourne and good enough to kick 70 goals in a season at full-forward for West Coast late in his career

Duration: 00:28:17


Open Mike: Jim Jess

7/11/2017
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Jimmy Jess played football competitively from 15 to 44, with a Richmond premiership along the way. It's an amazing story of one man's undying love for the game. If you love football, you will love the Jess story

Duration: 00:27:43


Open Mike: Jeff Kennett

7/3/2017
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The 43rd Premier of Victoria and former President of Hawthorn, Jeff Kennett joins Mike Sheahan to discuss mental health issues in professional sport, Alastair Clarkson, Hawthorn, Premierships, Donald Trump and more on Open Mike

Duration: 00:27:39


Open Mike: Oliver and Rachael Florent (featuring Ryan O’Connor)

6/27/2017
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The former international tennis player Andrew Florent fought bowel cancer for more than three years before succumbing in August last year. His passing at 45 was a crushing blow for the Melbourne family he left behind, wife Rachael and teenage sons Oliver and Jai

Duration: 00:27:17


Open Mike: Peter Bosustow

6/13/2017
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Peter Bosustow lit up the football world like a shooting star at Carlton. He spent three seasons at the Blues, for two Premierships, a mark of the year and a goal of the year before suddenly heading back to Perth. He shares his story brilliantly with Mike Sheahan

Duration: 00:26:10


Open Mike: Nick Dal Santo

6/5/2017
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Nick Dal Santo reluctantly accepted his retirement at the end of season 2017 after 322 games, including finals in 10 of 15 seasons. The former Saint and Kangaroo canvasses his entire career with Mike - the good, the bad and even the bizarre

Duration: 00:28:09


Open Mike: John Rantall

5/29/2017
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John Rantall is a North Melbourne Premiership player, a former games record holder and is a member of the team of the century at two clubs. Do yourself a favour and listen to his story

Duration: 00:28:03


Open Mike: Peter Sumich

5/22/2017
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There are certain players whose contribution generally is undervalued outside their footy club. Peter Sumich is one. He is a dual premiership player at West Coast and was the club's leading goalkicker in seven seasons. Just as a matter of interest, he might have died on the ground one day, too. It is a story well worth hearing

Duration: 00:28:00


Open Mike: Daniel Ward

5/16/2017
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Former Melbourne midfielder, Daniel Ward honestly and courageously speaks about the embarrassment and the damage caused by his gambling which left him with near to nothing once he retired from his professional football career

Duration: 00:28:11


Open Mike: Gary Buckenera

5/9/2017
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Gary Buckenara has seen football from all angles. He is a former player, a four-time premiership player at Hawthorn, a former coach, a former list manager, and a former club CEO at VFL level, and he remains an occasional newspaper commentator. But, it's hasn't been the blissful ride through life it might seem

Duration: 00:27:05


Open Mike: Peter Bedford

5/1/2017
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Peter Bedford enjoyed twin careers in football and cricket. The 1970 Brownlow medallist amassed 186 Games for South Melbourne and Carlton. He was also an acclaimed First Class Cricketer for Australia. His story is a beauty and must be heard

Duration: 00:27:40


Open Mike: Geoff Raines

4/18/2017
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Geoff Raines had won a Premiership and 3 best and fairests and was just turned 26 when he departed Richmond for the enemy called Collingwood after the 1982 season. He happened to be the best centreman in the game at the time. He finished with an impressive 254 AFL games

Duration: 00:27:38


Open Mike: Anthony Koutoufides

4/10/2017
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Anthony Koutoufides was a Carlton premiership player, a captain and a dual best and fairest winner. He played 278 games and kicked 226 goals for the AFL powerhouse. 10-years-on, he discusses life in and out of football with Mike Sheahan

Duration: 00:28:10

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