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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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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.

    Steve Johnson on Grand Final guilt, brutal tactics, and Toby Greene

    Steve Johnson on Grand Final guilt, brutal tactics, and Toby Greene

    Playing in an AFL Grand Final is something only the privileged get to do. Stevie Johnson played in four of them, and in this week's episode of In the Game he takes us through the pressure, the unknown and the privilege of playing on football's biggest stage.

    • 40 min
    Mick Malthouse on why he could still be a coach, and inheriting a 'diabolical' list

    Mick Malthouse on why he could still be a coach, and inheriting a 'diabolical' list

    Mick Malthouse has always backed himself. No one in VFL/AFL history has coached more games than Malthouse and on this week's In The Game with Damian Barrett, he explains why he thinks he could still coach at the elite level. Malthouse also speaks in depth about his bizarre mid-season trade from St Kilda to Richmond, his philosophy as a coach and the impact his career has had on his family.

    • 50 min
    Brett Godfrey on why the time is right for a Tassie team

    Brett Godfrey on why the time is right for a Tassie team

    Brett Godfrey doesn't back losers in business. But with his latest pursuit, he's taken on a massive task, heading up the Tasmanian group that wants an AFL licence. The man who launched Virgin airlines into the Australian market, working closely with Sir Richard Branson, goes deep on the plans for footy in Tassie.

    • 36 min
    AFLW trailblazer Daisy Pearce on footy, fame and sexism

    AFLW trailblazer Daisy Pearce on footy, fame and sexism

    Daisy Pearce was a reluctant face of AFLW when it burst into the sporting landscape in 2017. Reluctant, because celebrity was something she never sought, but it sought her. Daisy has learnt to deal with celebrity, while still playing high-level football, giving birth to twins, embarking on a successful media career, and loving her original job as a midwife. She has packed a whole lot in and has helped change lives in the process.

    • 47 min
    Carlton CEO Cain Liddle: Inside the 'heartbreaking' decision to sack Bolton

    Carlton CEO Cain Liddle: Inside the 'heartbreaking' decision to sack Bolton

    Cain Liddle has once before helped awaken a sleeping giant of the AFL. Having been hands-on in the seemingly unstoppable rise of Richmond, he was appointed Carlton CEO in late 2017 with a charter of change. With a background that includes being a teammate of Gary Ablett Senior, and once upon a time being a coach of Marcus Bontempelli, Liddle goes behind the scenes of the rebuild of the once mighty Blues.

    • 42 min
    Gillon McLachlan on a 17-game season, and why all clubs will never be equal

    Gillon McLachlan on a 17-game season, and why all clubs will never be equal

    Gillon McLachlan is now into his sixth season in charge of the AFL, and every single night as his head hits the pillow there's plenty to ponder. In this episode of In the Game he discusses the balancing act required to run the game, and the stresses that come with it.

    • 36 min

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