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In today's episode ... Nat and Damo discuss the AFL's practice of publicly discussing controversial umpire decisions and calling out errors.
Damo and Nat also put the spotlight on the game that looms as a "coach killer" for Nathan Buckley and the other problems at the Pies that go beyond the coach.
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The late, great Frank Costa, Melbourne's nervous moments, and Port's growing reputation as a 'flat-track bully' are also one the menu, and there's heaps more.
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In this episode ...
0:27 – How the late Frank Costa helped rebuild Geelong
2:07 – His huge impact on the City of Geelong
3:00 – The lasting stability he gave the Cats at board level
5:14 – Should the AFL clarify contentious umpiring decisions?
7:29 – The pressure on Nathan Buckley keeps growing
8:30 – Lack of club leadership at Collingwood is a bigger issue than Buckley
11:03 – Melbourne on top but it will have to work through those nervous moments
12:24 – Has Port Adelaide become flat-track bullies?