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What really happens when the axe falls in the AFL world? Some of the biggest names in the sport reveal the remarkable true stories of how they discovered their days were numbered and when the guillotine dropped.

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    • 4.6 • 7 Ratings

What really happens when the axe falls in the AFL world? Some of the biggest names in the sport reveal the remarkable true stories of how they discovered their days were numbered and when the guillotine dropped.

    BONUS: Browny's Podcast at Captain's Day

    BONUS: Browny's Podcast at Captain's Day

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    • 55 min
    Andrew Demetriou Part 1 - The Rise Of The Chief

    Andrew Demetriou Part 1 - The Rise Of The Chief

    Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Football League between 2003 and 2014, Andrew Demetriou's tenure as league boss was truly compelling. In this episode Demetriou opens up about the Carlton salary cap saga, the fall of Ben Cousins at West Coast and his remarkable ascent to power.

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    • 51 min
    Andrew Demetriou Part 2 - Deals, Drugs and Doing It His Way

    Andrew Demetriou Part 2 - Deals, Drugs and Doing It His Way

    At his time at AFL House, Andrew Demetriou presided over an era of enormous corporate growth and competition expansion. On the surface the Demetriou era was extraordinarily successful, but if you dig a little deeper scandals were never far from making headlines. In this episode Demetriou reflects on the drugs disgrace at Essendon, Jobe Watson's Brownlow Medal and the Melbourne tanking scandal. 

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    • 34 min
    Brenton Sanderson - The Shock Sacking

    Brenton Sanderson - The Shock Sacking

    Brenton Sanderson's sacking as Adelaide senior coach at the end of 2014 blindsighted the competition. A third year coach with a winning percentage above fifty, who only two years prior had led the Crows to a preliminary final was shown the door. In this episode Sanderson reveals his sliding door experience during the Bali bombings, how Geelong built a dynasty and his embarrassment following his shock sacking. 

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    • 53 min
    Neil Balme - Footy's Mr Fix-It

    Neil Balme - Footy's Mr Fix-It

    From his playing days with Richmond in the 1970's to coaching Melbourne in the 1990's and overseeing various footy departments throughout the 2000's, Neil Balme has seen and done it all. In this episode Balme reveals the formula to Richmond's golden era under Tom Hafey, his tumultuous sacking from Melbourne and how he became Football's Mr Fix-it.

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    • 54 min
    Peter Schwab - A Line in the Sand

    Peter Schwab - A Line in the Sand

    A member of Hawthorn's golden era during the 1980s, Peter Schwab was a vital cog in the Hawk's machine. After 171 games and 3 premierships, Schwab turned his hand to coaching - first as an assistant with Richmond and then finally as a senior coach back at Glenferrie Oval.

    In this edition of Sacked, Schwab speaks out about the 2004 Line in the sand match between Hawthorn and Essendon, his playing journey with Hawthorn during the 80s and how two former team-mates ended his stint as senior coach.
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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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Great Listen

I tried to hate this podcast but five minutes into the first Mick Malthouse episode I knew I would love it. Danny Frawley sealed the deal, this show is too good not to review.

I assumed this would be rehashed nonsense I heard before, I was wrong. Hearing the details from the other side gives me a new perspective. This podcast redefines the term “amicable.” Great insights and hope to hear more.

I hope some day to hear Ross Lyon’s take on his sacking.

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