TACTICS aren't limited to the playing field, as AFL.com.au's new podcast Trends explores in this week's episode.

Reporter and host Marc McGowan is joined by leading player agent and former Brisbane footballer Marty Pask.

Pask discusses everything from his playing days and the shift towards the modern player prototype, to his own coaching passion and the burgeoning world of player movement.

Trends is a podcast for the hardcore and average football fan who wants to learn more about what they're watching each weekend – and what's going on behind the scenes.

Find Trends on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify

Podcast summary

1.19 – The mid-2000s shift in how the game was played

3.00 – Nick Riewoldt leads the new AFL player prototype

6.02 – Looking two drafts ahead to understand the player pool

8.30 – How coaching is similar to being a player agent

10.55 – When Rodney Eade replaced Marty Pask as Balwyn's coach

14.48 – How much do AFL tactics impact on the grassroots game?

17.58 – A player agent's role goes well beyond the Trade Period

19.24 – Is the AFL industry mature enough to fully embrace player movement?

22.33 – Why Dion Prestia chose to leave Gold Coast for Richmond

25.57 – A player agent, a coach or a list manager?