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LISTEN: 'We've got it all wrong': Danny Frawley on the industry and St Kilda

Former St Kilda great and Richmond coach Danny Frawley opens up to Damian Barrett - AFL,St Kilda Saints,Podcast,Tag-Podcasts
Former St Kilda great and Richmond coach Danny Frawley opens up to Damian Barrett

IN THE latest In The Game podcast with Damian Barrett, Danny Frawley sheds his prankster image and gets serious with the big football topics.

In an open and wide-ranging conversation, Frawley says football clubs have "got it wrong" with how they allocated football department money, and needed to drastically alter their focus on support mechanisms for players.

The 240-game, nine-season captain of St Kilda also says his beloved club has recruited poorly and shouldn't have abandoned Tasmania.

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And he admits he was shaken by Alastair Clarkson turning on him in his role as AFL Coaches Association chief executive in 2014, but has since got perspective on that period which has allowed him to forgive and resume their friendship.

Old media mates Jason Dunstall, James Brayshaw and Brian Taylor cop an old-fashioned Frawley drive-by, too.

Click below for the full interview with Danny Frawley.

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Episode Guide

1:51 – A football journey from captain to media larrikin

4:21 – 'We've got it all wrong'

11:58 – The issue with coaching set-ups

16:59 – How do we fix the game?

20:07 – St Kilda and list management

24:50 – 'The AFL is a very good forgiver'

27:02 – Frawley's relationship with Clarko and why he doubted the 'cluster' zoning defence

33:25 – 'He's the best coach ever'

33:57 – The spray is out the window

38:44 - Troubling state of country football

39:40 – Funny whack at a few mates