11 episodes

Some of the Bombers' most iconic figures join club historian Dan Eddy to share stories they hold dearest from their time at the club.

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Some of the Bombers' most iconic figures join club historian Dan Eddy to share stories they hold dearest from their time at the club.

    Ep 11 | Terry Daniher

    Ep 11 | Terry Daniher

    If ever a man typified an era, Terry Daniher was everything that was great about the VFL in the 1980s. The Essendon legend joins Dan Eddy to discuss his love for competition, his fondness for Essendon’s spiritual home, and the pride he took in captaining the Bombers to the 1984 and ’85 premierships.

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    • 50 min
    Ep 10 | Simon Madden

    Ep 10 | Simon Madden

    One of the finest ruckmen of all time, Simon Madden achieved it all - two premierships, a Norm Smith Medal, four Crichton medals, and a former captain, just to name a few. He joins Dan Eddy to discuss his mighty career, the famous rivalry with the Hawks, his favourite memories and involvement with the club that has spanned decades and meant so much to him.

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    • 51 min
    Ep 9 | Darryl Gerlach

    Ep 9 | Darryl Gerlach

    Defender Darryl Gerlach was a key member of Essendon’s 1965 premiership side. He also played in the three-point Grand Final defeat by Carlton in 1968, won the 1970 Crichton Medal and represented Victoria. He then served Essendon in numerous roles post-football, including as a recruiter, chairman of selectors and vice-president. Indeed, red and black runs through Gerlach’s veins. But perhaps his most significant contribution came in the early 1970s, when he helped lead the movement for better renumeration and conditions for VFL players. He joins Dan Eddy to reflect on his interesting journey.

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    • 39 min
    Ep 8 | Gary O'Donnell

    Ep 8 | Gary O'Donnell

    Gary O'Donnell was made to toil for his breakthrough, playing 19 under-19s games and then 69 reserves games before his VFL debut in 1987. From there, the man affectionately known as GO'D never looked back, winning the 1993 Crichton Medal in the Baby Bombers' famous premiership year, while also captaining the club in a glittering 243-game career. He joins Dan Eddy to discuss the journey to his first game, the heartbreak of 1990 and crowning glory in 1993, some of his favourite moments, and plenty more.

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    • 54 min
    Ep 7 | Mark Harvey

    Ep 7 | Mark Harvey

    A childhood Bomber who went on to win three premierships in the red and black, Mark Harvey was revered for his incredibly bravery and team-first mentality. He joins Dan Eddy to discuss the differences between his three premierships, his experiences of playing under the legendary Kevin Sheedy, friendships with teammates (including those who have sadly passed away), and how the Essendon Football Club has changed from when he entered it in 1984 to today.

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    • 35 min
    Ep 6 | Alec Epis

    Ep 6 | Alec Epis

    One of the Bombers' most popular and most controversial figures in history, Alec Epis was a name synonymous with the club's success in the '60s, playing 180 games and starring in the 1962 and '65 premierships. An epic storyteller, 'The Kookaburra' joins Dan Eddy to discuss how his journey from WA goldfields to Windy Hill, why he had to wait to finally don the sash, his altercations with John Coleman and Kevin Sheedy, his five decades' involvement with the club, and what Essendon means to him today.

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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Geoff Reilley ,

Fabulous listening

Could be happier than listening to these Bombers greats provide their memories, especially having seen many of the play Fraser, Davis, Watson etc etc. may there be many more to come. Congratulations Dan and EFC

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