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The best footy writers from The Age and SMH bring you the weekly lowdown on all things AFL.

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    ‘Collingwood supporters are angry’: The Pies have been caught in transition

    ‘Collingwood supporters are angry’: The Pies have been caught in transition

    This season is being shaped by the new rules and the teams that have adapted best are thriving, but Collingwood don’t seem to have made that leap. This week, Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Greg Baum discuss the Pies, the caveat on the Saints despite a good win over West Coast, the spirited Bombers, why the glass is half full for Richmond and much more.

     

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    • 41 min
    'Guilty until proven innocent'

    'Guilty until proven innocent'

    Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Caroline Wilson discuss Melbourne and whether it’s too soon to say they’re back to their 2018 form. Plus, the young, exciting Swans, what's wrong with the Saints and will the Tigers change their game plan thanks to the new rules this season?

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    • 45 min
    ‘Pretty dreadful’: Where to now for Carlton?

    ‘Pretty dreadful’: Where to now for Carlton?

    Michael Gleeson, Caroline Wilson and Jake Niall discuss Carlton after their disappointing performance against the Pies. Some of their biggest names are under pressure at the moment. Plus, how the COVID-19 situation and lockdown in Brisbane affects the competition, the Lions' struggles, whether Marcus Bontempelli is Dustin Martin's successor as the best player in the competition and much more.

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    • 42 min
    ‘Collingwood have got big issues’

    ‘Collingwood have got big issues’

    Their forward line isn’t firing, they’ve got personnel problems in the forward line and the midfield and they looked off the pace against the Bulldogs. This week on the Real Footy podcast, Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Caroline Wilson discuss the Pies and the big test for Nathan Buckley this year. Plus, the bump is back in the headlines, where the injury sub rule could be improved, the biggest upsets of the round and much more

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    • 37 min
    'He’ll probably go at some point over the next 12 months'

    'He’ll probably go at some point over the next 12 months'

    The Real Footy podcast is back for 2021 and Michael Gleeson, Caroline Wilson and Jake Niall are previewing the AFL season and discussing all the big off-season issues. Will this be the year Gillon McLachlan steps down as CEO? What does the future hold for Collingwood, on the field and off it? Which teams will be the most exciting to watch this year? And will Joe Daniher leave Essendon fans cursing?

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    • 43 min
    ‘Inevitable’: The end of Eddie’s reign at Collingwood

    ‘Inevitable’: The end of Eddie’s reign at Collingwood

    On Tuesday afternoon, Eddie McGuire stepped down as Collingwood president after more than 20 years in the role. In this special episode of the Real Footy podcast, Michael Gleeson, Caroline Wilson and Jake Niall discuss how and why it came about, the league's response, who will take charge at the Pies going forward and much more.

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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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Gary1948 ,

Excellent

I listen to a variety of footy podcasts and the thing I like about this one is that they talk only footy and not about themselves. I savour how in depth they are. My only caveat is that I cringe waiting for the whispered: Just Between Us segment. It just seems silly and is inconsistent with how professional the commentators all are. Plus, when listening to that segment while in the gym I can’t hear what they are saying. They could keep the segment but without the affectations. All the best to you all and I look forward to the rest of the season even though I am a Saints backer.

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