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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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    • 3.9 • 210 Ratings

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.

    North Melbourne CEO Ben Amarfio on a turbulent 12 months in the chief's chair

    North Melbourne CEO Ben Amarfio on a turbulent 12 months in the chief's chair

    In this episode of the In the Game podcast Damian is joined by North Melbourne CEO Ben Amarfio to discuss Rhyce Shaw, David Noble, Glenn Archer and a tumultuous 2020.

    • 39 min
    Umpire Shaun Ryan on Grand Finals, dealing with abuse and the howler that still haunts him

    Umpire Shaun Ryan on Grand Finals, dealing with abuse and the howler that still haunts him

    Damian Barrett is joined by retiring AFL umpire Shaun Ryan to discuss having the best seat in the house for some of footy's biggest moments, the howler of a decision that still haunts him, his favourite player to watch, and much more.

    • 16 min
    Steve Waugh and Stephen Coniglio on leadership

    Steve Waugh and Stephen Coniglio on leadership

    One is considered the most successful Test captain in cricket history, the other has just begun his journey as captain of an AFL club. In this edition of the In the Game podcast, Damian Barrett chats leadership styles, breakthrough moments, and much more with former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh and current GWS Giants captain Stephen Coniglio.

    • 30 min
    The Coach with Ross Lyon: The 'carnage' at Richmond, naming underdone players, and coaching a hub-based team

    The Coach with Ross Lyon: The 'carnage' at Richmond, naming underdone players, and coaching a hub-based team

    In this audio version of AFL.com.au's video The Coach, Damian Barrett is joined by Ross Lyon to discuss whether Richmond can overcome the injuries and other challenges they're currently facing, the importance of sending a positive message as coach of a hub-based team, and taking underdone players into games.

    • 11 min
    The Coach with Ross Lyon: The loss of Howe, Clarko's 'valid point', and the best player in the comp this year

    The Coach with Ross Lyon: The loss of Howe, Clarko's 'valid point', and the best player in the comp this year

    In this audio version of AFL.com.au's video The Coach, Damian Barrett is joined by Ross Lyon to discuss his thoughts on Alastair Clarkson's post-match comments about the state of the game, whether the Pies can still win the flag without Jeremy Howe, and who has been the best player in the league so far this season.

    • 9 min
    The Coach with Ross Lyon: Richmond's rough start, Adam Simpson's slip-up, and the team that could 'implode'

    The Coach with Ross Lyon: Richmond's rough start, Adam Simpson's slip-up, and the team that could 'implode'

    In this audio version of AFL.com.au's video The Coach, Damian Barrett is joined by Ross Lyon to discuss whether he's worried about Richmond after their slow start, his thoughts on Adam Simpson's 'uncharacteristic' pre-game comments, and why he can relate to Matthew Nicks' experience at Adelaide.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
210 Ratings

210 Ratings

Nicko_c ,

Underrated

Great work Damo. Pleasantly surprised at the great interviews

LTB 28 ,

Is Damo Human?

Never have I listened to an interviewer so disengaged with their subjects. You can almost hear the reporter’s list being ticked in between questions. This is not how real people interact and thus you get no real insight into these players and coaches.

Ecklinfrogs90 ,

Everyone

AFL making cuts. Let’s hope this show gets the cut.

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