21 episodes

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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    • 4.5, 6 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.

    SACKED | Justin Leppitsch - Into the Lions den

    SACKED | Justin Leppitsch - Into the Lions den

    Three flags, three All-Australian berths and a club Best & Fairest. Justin Leppitsch’s playing career with Brisbane was steeped in success. Seven years after hanging up the boots he would return to lead the Lions pride after the tumultuous reign of fellow club legend Michael Voss. After just fourteen wins in three seasons, Leppitsch would eventually fall to the same knife as his predecessor. He knew the challenges when he signed on the dotted line, so where did it all go so wrong for Leppitsch and the Lions? Plus, re-living the Lions three-peat glory days, coaching a young Alex Rance and a behind the scenes look at the creation of the Tigers powerhouse. 
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    SACKED | Brock McLean - Banishing Demons

    SACKED | Brock McLean - Banishing Demons

    Every weekend Brock McLean crossed the white lines and entered a battle on the football field. For 11 years he fought that fight for two hours each game day, then win, lose or draw he would step off the field and face his true battle. His mental demons were crushing, his alcohol and drug use slowly tearing his life apart. Six years on from hanging up the boots, and one year since finding help for his mental battlefield, McLean opens up about his pathway back to the light. Plus, the former Dee and Blue reveals the story behind his positive drug test, Melbourne’s tanking scandal and the moment the axe fell on his career. 
     
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    • 1 hr
    SACKED | Brendon Goddard Part 2 - The toe poke, bounce and heartache

    SACKED | Brendon Goddard Part 2 - The toe poke, bounce and heartache

    One Matthew Scarlett toe poke, one cruel bounce of the ball and three Grand Final heartaches. Through what lens should we view the 09’-10’ St Kilda squad? A powerhouse team who went 20-2 in the 2009 home and away season and won 80% of their matches over the two year stretch. Or just a good team who came up small on the biggest stage of all? Brendon Goddard reflects on his career with the Saints, the Grand Final pain that still haunts him and the departure of Ross Lyon. 
     
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    • 39 min
    SACKED | Brendon Goddard Part 1 - Out of the frying pan and into the fire

    SACKED | Brendon Goddard Part 1 - Out of the frying pan and into the fire

    The Saints hero who became footballs first big fish landed in free agency. After 205 games, three Grand Finals and two All-Australian guernseys, Goddard was on his way to the Bombers. The script was already bursting at the seams and plastered over the back of every newspaper, but the true plot twist was lurking just out of sight. The rest is history, the drug scandal stole the back page and Goddard’s career was thrown off course. We’ve all read the stories and heard the interviews, but what really happened inside Essendon as footy’s darkest days played out? 
     
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    • 51 min
    SACKED | Jason Akermanis - The greatest showman

    SACKED | Jason Akermanis - The greatest showman

    Bleached hair, handstands and a goal sense like none other! Jason Akermanis was born to thrill, but was his show overshadowed by the ever present controversy waiting just off stage? ‘Aker’ opens up about the Lions glory days, the Grand Final performance that saved his career, his rocky relationship with Rodney Eade before the axe finally fell and the story behind his famous handstand. 
     
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    SACKED | Milne & Baker - Halos not included

    SACKED | Milne & Baker - Halos not included

    Saints by club, not by nature. Stephen Milne and Steven Baker are old school larrikins, the mischievous pair up the back of the class and in the principals office every lunch. But do they have a story to tell! From sirengate, to hangovers at first training sessions, the Malcolm Blight experience and Ross Lyon’s dramatic departure. The bounce of the ball in 2010, Baker and Stevie J’s fight, Riewoldt’s mark and an endless supply of laughs. 
     
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 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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