Three of Aussie rules' most unofficial experts get together to discuss the origins and evolution of our great Australian game!
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.
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 h…
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 …
Our eleventh episode is all about 'the big dance', the grand final. We discuss our favourite grand finals and look into everything from the bizarre to the genius in regards to tactics, moments and plays.
Our tenth episode is all about the man behind our 'fairest and best' award, Charles Brownlow. We discuss his magnificent career, all things interesting about the medal as well as exploring various MVP awards from around the globe.
Our ninth episode is all about the early finals systems our great game has trialled since 1897. We discuss the structure of each 'Argus' system and the reasons behind each change, as well as exploring the structure other sporting codes use for their finals.
Our eighth episode is all about the Australasian Football Council, formed in 1906, and how their influence and decisions shaped our game to be the one we know and love. We discuss the proliferation of the 'handball' and a new 'throw-in' rule that leads to an explosion of scoring.
Our seventh episode is all about player payments, free agency and the age-old debate around amateurism and professionalism. We discuss the social and economic climate of Melbourne during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and how this had an impact on our great game.
Our sixth episode is all about the breakaway of the VFA to the VFL beginning in the year of 1897. We discuss fixturing, illegal payments and secret dealings between clubs, as well as the parallels this topic draws between the Rugby and Association games in England during the late nineteenth century.
Our fifth episode is all about our great men in white! We discuss the rules, the history and the sometimes dubious interpretations of our game with special guest umpire Michael O'Keeffe from the RDFL.
Our fourth episode discusses the early tactics players and teams used throughout the VFA-era (1877-1896) to get that competitive edge. We also look at how these tactics compare to today's game as well as an insight into the Victoria-South Australia rivalry.
Our third episode discusses the 'running with the ball' rule and how it was broken by Henry Harrison which ultimately changed the face of our game forever.
Our second episode discusses our great Australian game from 1859. We cover everything from what it looked like, to the prominent people involved, through to the application of the first ten rules.
Part two of our first episode discussing the links between mob football, Eton and Rugby schools, Cambridge and Sheffield Universities to our great Australian game.
Three of Aussie rules' most unofficial experts get together to discuss the origins and evolution of the great Australian game. Starting with two English mobs' efforts to chase a severed head from one town square to another, our hosts explore the influence of the Eton and Rugby schools. They trace these colonial influences to the inception of the fi…