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What really happens when an AFL coach loses his job? Some of the biggest names in coaching reveal the remarkable true stories of how they discovered their days were numbered and when the guillotine dropped.

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What really happens when an AFL coach loses his job? Some of the biggest names in coaching reveal the remarkable true stories of how they discovered their days were numbered and when the guillotine dropped.

    SACKED | Kevin Sheedy - Red and black royalty

    SACKED | Kevin Sheedy - Red and black royalty

    From the man Tom Hafey coined the ‘bloody back-pocket plumber’ to arguably the greatest coach of all time. Kevin Sheedy’s impact on Australian Rules Football is immense, as is his quirky personality and incredible story. Three premierships as a player, four as a coach and a first class AFL Hall of Famer. But behind the cups and confetti lies a tale of dodged bullets, career saving moves, hard calls and lucrative deals to trade in his red and black sash for enemy colours.
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    • 37 min
    SACKED | Tony Shaw - The favourite son

    SACKED | Tony Shaw - The favourite son

    The moment Tony Shaw lifted the Magpies drought breaking premiership cup aloft in 1990 he cemented his place as a black and white legend. But could the favourite son lead the Magpies to another flag, this time from the coaching box? The answer came swiftly and cruelly as Shaw had his wings clipped after just four years at the helm. He reveals the truth behind his departure, the Pies attempted Damian Drum coup that left him fuming, the barbecue meeting that saw Tom Hafey sacked, Nathan Buckley’s transformation and the biggest regret of his coaching career.
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    • 43 min
    SACKED | Danny Frawley - From the Farm to the Furnace

    SACKED | Danny Frawley - From the Farm to the Furnace

    ‘Spud’ Frawley was the potato farmer turned St Kilda legend. But in 2000, the Saints Hall of Fame inductee traded his halo for yellow and black stripes as he took on the Richmond top job. While he ultimately fell victim to the Tigers revolving coaching door in 2004, Frawley knew his days were numbered all the way back in 2001. In a cruel twist of fate, his coaching peak was also the first sign of his eventual demise.
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    • 52 min
    SACKED | Mark Williams - The Power to win

    SACKED | Mark Williams - The Power to win

    Mark ‘Choco’ Williams might have his knockers, but there is no denying he saw history in the making through his twelve year tenure at the Power. He lifts the lid on the 04’ flag, the ’mutual’ parting that was anything but, the payment backflip that left him stumped and the numerous top jobs which have slipped through his fingers.
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    • 55 min
    SACKED | Mick Malthouse Part 2 - The big Navy Blue

    SACKED | Mick Malthouse Part 2 - The big Navy Blue

    After an unceremonious ending to his black and white days, Malthouse took on the the Carlton job with a simple goal at task. Restore the Navy Blues to their former glory and crest the coaching ‘Everest’ he felt he fell short of at Collingwood. What followed is now history, but it turns out the scriptwriters on Malthouse’s Carlton years missed a few key chapters.
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    • 31 min
    SACKED | Robert Walls - A life in football

    SACKED | Robert Walls - A life in football

    In April 1967, Robert Walls took to the field as a tall, skinny 16-year-old in his first game for the Blues. Thirty years later he coached his final game with a Hall of Fame career in tow. Walls is one of footballs true coaching doyens, and has a lifetime of stories to tell. He lifts the lid on his fallout with the Blues after premiership glory, the ‘Bad News Bears’, his role in the death of State of Origin and Carlton's current coaching search.
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    • 52 min

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