Three of Aussie rules' most unofficial experts get together to discuss the origins and evolution of our great Australian game!
Drifted Off Our Radar
Our seventeenth episode is about the forgotten clubs of years gone by. We discuss the demise of Hotham, Albert Park/South Melbourne, University and Fitzroy as well as the various social, political, financial and geographical reasons for their departure from the VFA/VFL.
Oh No, Not Again!
Our sixteenth episode titled ‘Oh No, Not Again!’ is all about the AFL's obsession with control. We discuss the most recent and proposed rule changes of our great game, whilst talking about some rules from yesteryear and how they’ve shaped our game for better or worse.
Our fifteenth episode is everything about full-forwards with special guest sharpshooter David ‘Frosty’ Millar. We discuss his illustrious career playing for Heidelberg and West Preston in the old Diamond Valley Football League (known now as the Northern Football League) as well as some of the great VFL/AFL full-forwards and how tactics/structures have changed over the years.
Our fourteenth episode is all about the men and women that stand between the big sticks! We interview AFL goal umpire Sam Walsh to get his insights on everything goal umpiring as well as our usual look into the early history of our great game.
Our thirteenth episode is all about recruitment. We interview former St. Kilda scout Andrew Smith where we delve into the sometimes small world of list management as well as looking into the VFL/AFL history of recruitment, salaries and transfers.
Season Two (Episode 12) begins with our biggest guest to date, Eleni Glouftsis! She began umpiring in 2006 and has since become a household name when she famously became the AFL's first female field umpire in 2017. We discuss everything from the history of female umpiring, to the sometimes tense relationship between the VFL/AFL and its umpires, to the challenges of fitness and interpreting the many rules when have in our great game.