Episodes
In this audio version of AFL.com.au's video The Coach, Damian Barrett is joined by Ross Lyon to discuss his thoughts on Alastair Clarkson's post-match comments about the state of the game, whether the Pies can still win the flag without Jeremy Howe, and who has been the best player in the league so far this season.
Published 07/01/20
In this audio version of AFL.com.au's video The Coach, Damian Barrett is joined by Ross Lyon to discuss whether he's worried about Richmond after their slow start, his thoughts on Adam Simpson's 'uncharacteristic' pre-game comments, and why he can relate to Matthew Nicks' experience at Adelaide.
Published 06/24/20
In this audio version of AFL.com.au's video The Coach, Damian Barrett is joined by Ross Lyon to discuss the Bulldogs' disappointing start to the season, how Ross would deal with Matt Rowell as an opposition coach, a young key forward who's 'going to be special', and more.
Published 06/17/20
In this audio version of AFL.com.au's video The Coach, Damian Barrett is joined by Ross Lyon to discuss why the fight between Adelaide players wouldn't worry him as a coach, letting Matt de Boer, Michael Barlow and others leave the Dockers, and why the AFLPA 'need to be all in or all out'.
Published 06/11/20
In this audio version of AFL.com.au's video The Coach, Damian Barrett is joined by Ross Lyon to discuss Lenny Hayes' induction into the Hall of Fame and reminisce on his time at St Kilda, look at the brewing AFL v AFLPA dispute, and chat about why this interrupted season should suit one contender perfectly.
Published 06/03/20
In this audio version of AFL.com.au's video The Coach, Damian Barrett is joined by Ross Lyon to discuss why it's a 'no-brainer' to spare AFLW from pay cuts, Geelong's favourable fixture, and why Ross says 'the way you act is more important than how you look'
Published 05/28/20
In this audio version of AFL.com.au's video The Coach, Damian Barrett is joined by Ross Lyon to discuss why teams in the hub may have an advantage, his time coaching Jack Steven, and how he thinks he'd go with an Amazon film crew following him around.
Published 05/21/20
In this audio version of AFL.com.au's video The Coach, Damian Barrett is joined by Ross Lyon to discuss another Adelaide camp situation going 'haywire', whether the Eagles should be able to hold everyone else back, and the David Koch v Mick Malthouse feud.
Published 05/14/20
Damian Barrett is joined by Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn to discuss how his passion for cycling has helped him through isolation, how he's handling captaincy during this difficult time, and his journey from VFL regular to AFL star.
Published 05/11/20
In this audio version of AFL.com.au's video The Coach, Damian Barrett is joined by Ross Lyon to discuss his experiences with paranoia, insecurities and 'east coast hatred', the time he thought Fremantle was bullied, letting the cobblers do the cobbling, and more.
Published 05/06/20
In this audio version of AFL.com.au's video The Coach, Damian Barrett is joined by Ross Lyon to discuss what he would do if Nat Fyfe said 'no' to the hub, what he really thinks of Stephen Milne, and weigh in on the Dusty v Nat debate.
Published 04/29/20
Damian Barrett is joined by Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy to discuss his passions off the field and why work-life balance is so important to him, the game that made him believe he belonged at AFL level, whether his contract will be affected by COVID-19, and more.
Published 04/28/20
In this audio version of AFL.com.au's video The Coach, Damian Barrett is joined by Ross Lyon to discuss the Lachie Hunter incident and how to manage a crisis, plus the hilarious twist in Lyon's 'pristine' Pav spray.
Published 04/22/20
Damian Barrett is joined by West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui to discuss why social isolation isn't so foreign to him, what's driving him in his pursuit of Grand Final glory, his concerns for Ben Cousins, and much more.
Published 04/17/20
In this audio version of AFL.com.au's video The Coach, Damian Barrett is joined by Ross Lyon to discuss the messy details of an ugly night in 2010, plus thoughts on Mick Malthouse, and more.
Published 04/16/20
Damian Barrett is joined by GWS captain Stephen Coniglio to discuss how he's managing the AFL shutdown period, his polarising teammate Toby Greene, which clubs came closest to luring him from the Giants, and more.
Published 04/09/20
In this audio version of AFL.com.au's video The Coach, Damian Barrett is joined by Ross Lyon to discuss why Ross is still haunted by the departure of Luke Ball, Andrew Lovett's recruitment by St Kilda, the day Ross climbed a ladder in his underwear to rescue his cat Ruby from a tree in Fremantle, and much more.
Published 04/08/20
Damian Barrett speaks to General Manager of Football Operations Steve Hocking and Head of Health, Safety & Laws Patrick Clifton about the AFL's approach to the getting the 2020 season back on track, player test results, and more.
Published 04/06/20
In this audio version of AFL.com.au's video The Coach, Damian Barrett is joined by Ross Lyon to discuss a multitude of topics including the time Ross' cat Ruby inadvertently found itself inside the Lyon family's washing machine, how he'd approach this shutdown period if he were still an AFL coach, and the dramatic night St Kilda said 'no' to Ben Cousins joining when the troubled Eagle was seeking a Melbourne home.
Published 04/01/20
There's always doubt in an AFL's coach's mind. Just ask Stuart Dew, who saw his team the Gold Coast Suns lose 18 games in a row in 2019. Combatting that doubt has been an off-season focus for Dew, and as you'll to hear on this episode of In The Game, it's a refreshed man - and club which he coaches - on the eve of the 2020 season. NOTE: This interview was recorded on February 11, 2020.
Published 03/14/20
New Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks has two contracts attached to running the Crows; one with the club, and an equally important one with a small group of trusted friends. In this edition of In The Game, Nicks reveals how he does not want the coaching job to change him as a person, and how has empowered those friends to be brutally honest with him. NOTE: This interview was recorded on February 11, 2020.
Published 03/13/20
Second chances for sacked AFL coaches are nearly as rare as St Kilda premierships. Brett Ratten has landed one of those rare chances - at the Saints. And as you'll hear in this episode of In The Game, Ratten the coach MK II will be very different to MK I. NOTE: This interview was recorded on February 18, 2020.
Published 03/12/20
The opportunity you fail to take is the one you can never get back. That's the way sport. and life, works according to Geelong coach Chris Scott. Here, in the latest In The Game, the man who has missed the finals just once in nine seasons gives a deep insight into his sports philosophies. NOTE: This interview was recorded on February 19, 2020.
Published 03/11/20
It's a harsh judgment of himself given his body was broken, but new Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir says that as a player he failed to deal with the expectation attached to being a No.2 draft pick. Longmuir was physically spent at 26. Thirteen years later, he is about to coach the club at which he played 139 matches. As you're about to hear in this edition of In The Game, Longmuir says he is so much wiser for being dealt the toughest of blows as a player. NOTE: This interview was recorded on...
Published 03/10/20