Australian rules footballer, born 1984
On Wednesday morning, Gerard's editorial on the allegations of racism at Hawthorn (00:41) was followed by his weekly chat with Luke Hodge, who gave an emotional response to the story released by the ABC (4:25). He was then joined by Patrick Dangerfield, who shared his thoughts on the situation as president of the AFLPA, and he also talked about his emotions during grand final week (26:08). Ray Chamberlain clarified the contentious umpiring decisions from the preliminary finals (47:47), Sam Edmund rang the Trade Bell (59:12), and Ash Browne shared the secrets from the AFL Grand Final record (1:09:07). And lastly, he talked all things cricket with Adam Gilchrist (1:13:48).
Premiership captain Luke Hodge shared his immediate reaction to the allegations levelled at Hawthorn over its treatment of First Nation players, as did AFLPA president Patrick Dangerfield. Senior umpire Ray Chamberlain analysed the pivotal preliminary final incident involving Darcy Moore and Tom Papley, Sam Edmund put a new Tiger name in the Trade Bell, and Adam Gilchrist after Cam Green starred opening the batting for Australia in a T20 clash with India.
Luke Hodge joined Gerard in the studio to discuss the allegations of racism at Hawthorn detailed by the ABC this morning, including his initial reaction to it, what he saw while he was at the club, the role he played as captain, and more. He then talked about Lance Franklin's contract extension, Joel Selwood's leadership at Geelong, the advice he'd give to Patrick Dangerfield, the importance of being relaxed on grand final day, and more.
Luke Hodge shared his sense of dread from preliminary finals past, Patrick Dangerfield reflected on what has transpired since last year's mauling in a prelim, Sam Edmund rang the Trade Bell on the strategy of St Kilda, Aaron Finch shared his mindset around his batting in the lead up to the T20 World Cup, and Adam Gilchrist on the push to lift Dave Warner's leadership ban.
On Wednesday morning, Gerard's editorial on Luke Jackson's trade request was followed by his weekly chat with Luke Hodge, who talked through his involvement in Jarrod Berry's tribunal case last night, and his triumphs and downfalls in preliminary finals. Patrick Dangerfield joined him ahead of his preliminary final against Brisbane on Friday night, Sam Edmund rang the Trade Bell, and Aaron Finch discussed his cricket future after retiring from ODIs. He also covered cricket's hottest topics with Adam Gilchrist, and Wayne Hawkes recapped the efforts from the horses in his stable on the weekend.
Luke Hodge joined Gerard from the Brisbane studio where he discussed his involvement in Jarrod Berry's tribunal hearing last night, his triumphs and his downfalls in preliminary finals, the role the four captains will be playing this week, Luke Jackson's trade request, and more.
On Wednesday morning, Gerard's editorial on the AFL's TV rights deal (00:37) was followed by his weekly catch up with Luke Hodge, who was able to join him in the studio (6:00). Ray Chamberlain was the next guest to come into the studio, and he talked through all the contentious umpiring decisions from the weekend (36:13), before Sam Edmund came in to ring the Trade Bell (1:00:49). Adam Gilchrist recapped Australia's ODI win against New Zealand last night (1:12:17), Scott McLaughlin discussed his IndyCar win on the weekend (1:20:58), and Wayne Hawkes talked all things horse racing (1:26:23).
Luke Hodge recounted the tough decision whether to play injured in a final, Ray Chamberlain took us through us through the nuance of the run down tackle decision, Sam Edmund rang the Trade Bell on the Giants' demands, Adam Gilchrist on Aaron Finch's struggle for runs, and Scott McLaughlin after his weekend IndyCar win.
Luke Hodge joined Gerard in the studio to discuss the incredible first week of finals, why finals make him miss playing football, the times he played injured in finals and when he had to tell Alastair Clarkson he couldn't play in a preliminary final. He then assessed the changes Brisbane have to make ahead of their semi-final against Melbourne, and explained why he thinks Collingwood will be too much for Fremantle.
JB and Billy are live from the Austral Hotel in Colac, All Sports Report including cricket, F1, tennis, racing and rugby, Leigh Montagna wraps up the first week of the finals, Colac Tigers Coach Paul 'Jock' Brady', Rosie's review of Colac and the Taylor Hawkins Tribute show, JB chats with Luke Hodge, Gary Ayres Medal votes, Colac Quiz, Aaron Finch, South Colac Tigers President Mick Baker, Billy's JokeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We ran the "pub test" over Cam Smith and Marc Leishman's decision to sign with LIV Golf, and Evin Priest shared what Smith told him after the formal announcement. Luke Hodge is seeing the signs of a dangerous Richmond in this finals campaign, and Patrick Dangerfield is feeling the excitement on the eve of finals, plus Adam Gilchrist declared the BBL Draft a success.
On Wednesday morning, Gerard's editorial on Cam Smith's defection to LIV Golf (00:36) was followed by a "pub test" on the topic amongst the listeners (8:02). He then caught up with Evin Priest, who spoke about his exclusive chat with Smith regarding his move (22:25), and this weekend's finals were the next item on the agenda when he was joined by Luke Hodge (29:50). Patrick Dangerfield joined the show ahead of Geelong's qualifying final against Collingwood (47:34), and after ringing the trade bell with Sam Edmund (1:06:05), he was joined by Adam Gilchrist, who was a defender of the BBL Draft (1:17:37). And lastly, he was joined by Wayne Hawkes, who was excited by the start of Spring tomorrow (1:34:25).
Luke Hodge joined Gerard from the Brisbane studio to discuss the "daunting sign" of seeing Dustin Martin in a final, the impact of Nat Fyfe and Tom Liberatore's injuries, the similarities between 2015 Hawthorn and 2022 Richmond, the captain who will set the tone for his side, to preview every match this weekend, and more.
Nathan Buckley shared his thoughts as the Essendon purge began with the resignation of the Chief Executive, Luke Hodge cast his vote for the Rising Star, Sam Edmund rang the Trade Bell on Geelong's intentions, Magpie Chloe Molloy detailed a debilitating back injury that hobbled her last AFLW season, and Wayne Hawkes anointed Anamoe the best horse in the country.
On Tuesday morning, Gerard's editorial on Xavier Campbell's resignation as Essendon CEO (00:37) was followed by a quick chat about the rapid change happening at The Hangar with Sam Edmund (4:25). Gerard was soon joined by Luke Hodge who also weighed in on the scenario at the Bombers, and then looked at the potential award winners at tonight's All-Australian announcements (7:40). Nathan Buckley touched on why change is needed at Essendon, before re-visiting his pre-season expectations for each team (33:00), and Sam Edmund re-joined him to ring the Trade Bell once again (1:02:24). Chloe Molloy called in ahead of Collingwood's AFLW season opener against the Blues (1:14:55), Adam Gilchrist looked at the biggest topics in cricket at the moment (1:21:51), and Wayne Hawkes commented on the biggest storylines in racing (1:33:43).
Luke Hodge joined Gerard from the Brisbane studio to discuss Alastair Clarkson's decision to coach North Melbourne, the recent turmoil at Essendon, Dayne Zorko's sledge to Harrison Petty, the pressure on Izak Rankine if he gets to Adelaide, and to outline his selections for the awards and All-Australian positions that will be announced tonight.
On Wednesday morning, Gerard's editorial on the options that await Alastair Clarkson (00:36) received the perfect follow up when he was joined by Luke Hodge, who looked at both sides of the equation (4:39). He then caught up with Jacob Weitering ahead of Carlton's massive game this weekend (26:47), and after getting the latest news on Clarkson from Sam Edmund (42:50), he was joined by Adam Gilchrist who touched on the big stories in cricket (51:12). And lastly, he caught up with Wayne Hawkes in the studio (1:09:58).
Luke Hodge had a word of advice for North Melbourne's pursuit of Alastair Clarkson, and Hodge ran the comparison between the jobs at the Kangaroos and the Bombers, Jacob Weitering on whether the Blues can dust themselves off and claim a spot in the finals, Adam Gilchrist on the private reunion of former Australian cricketers, and Wayne Hawkes has given us Magic to follow through this Spring Carnival.
Luke Hodge joined Gerard to assess the options that sit in front of Alastair Clarkson, and to outline reasons he could choose North Melbourne or Essendon. He also touched on the Zaine Cordy's tribunal hearing, Carlton vs Collingwood, and Brisbane vs Melbourne.
On Wednesday morning, Gerard's editorial on Cam Smith's impending signing with LIV Golf (00:42) was followed by a chat with Luke Hodge where they went through the big topics in football at the moment (7:30). He got the latest footy news from Sam Edmund (27:21), before he was joined in the studio by Andrew McDonald, who recapped their tour of Sri Lanka and looked ahead to the future (37:51). Adam Gilchrist weighed in some of the bigger stories in sport (57:26), and he caught up with Scott McLaughlin after his podium finish in Nashville last weekend (1:09:04). Stephanie Myles called in about Serena Williams' likely retirement (1:18:30) and Wayne Hawkes provided an update on his five horses to watch for the Spring Carnival (1:23:02).
We tapped your mood as it became clear Cam Smith is headed to LIV Golf, Luke Hodge agreed with the suspension of Patrick Cripps, Sam Edmund with an emergency trade bell centred on Brodie Grundy, Adam Gilchrist shared a memory of the late Rudy Koertzen, tennis broadcaster Stephanie Myles on the legacy of Serena Williams, IndyCar driver Scott McLaughlin recently threw the first pitch at Wrigley Field, and Australian cricket coach Andrew McDonald on the significance of Will Pucovski touring India with the development squad.
Luke Hodge joined Gerard from the Brisbane studio to discuss Carlton's failed attempt at overturning Patrick Cripps' suspension, Josh Kennedy's retirement, Brodie Grundy's potential move to Melbourne, Essendon's decision to stick with Ben Rutten, the big decisions Alastair Clarkson has to make, Sydney vs Collingwood this weekend, and more.
On Tuesday morning, Gerard's editorial on Eddie Betts' autobiography and the Adelaide Crows' pre-season camp (00:42) was followed by a chat with Sam Edmund who shared more details from the book, and explained what kind of impact it could have on the Adelaide Football Club (6:07). Luke Hodge also weighed in on the matter before touching on some broader football topics (15:24), and Tony Birch called in after helping Betts launch 'The Boy from Boomerang Crescent' last night (37:37). Harry McKay joined the show after Carlton's disappointing loss last weekend (1:02:01), and Adam Gilchrist gave his take on the Adelaide camp and David Warner's T20 future (1:15:43). Gerard was also joined in the studio by Wayne Hawkes and Michael Browell as they looked ahead to this year's Cox Plate (1:26:48), and Rob Woodhouse wrapped up another night of Aussie dominance in the pool at Birmingham (1:39:22).
Sam Edmund read from Eddie Betts' autobiography recounting the Adelaide Crows' pre-season camp, author and activist Tony Birch shared his reaction to that episode, and Luke Hodge from a leadership perspective, while Adam Gilchrist shared the story of a camp that served Australian cricket well, and Harry McKay took us inside Carlton after the Blues' worst performance of the season.
Luke Hodge joined Gerard from the Brisbane studio to share his thoughts on the chapter from Eddie Betts' autobiography about the Adelaide pre-season camp, and also to discuss Brisbane's loss to Richmond, Carlton's chances of making finals, Melbourne's return to form, Mark McVeigh's post-game comments after the Giants' loss to Sydney, and more.
On Wednesday morning, Gerard's word association on every AFL club was followed by the arrival of Luke Hodge who assessed what he's seeing from a leadership perspective at Melbourne, while also touching on the other big talking points in footy. Ray Chamberlain joined Gerard in the studio to reflect on the weekend of umpiring we just saw, and to explain the ins and outs of the key decisions made by the men in green. David Riccio continued the discussion on the Manly pride jersey story, Adam Gilchrist gave his take on the biggest issues in cricket at the moment, and Wayne Hawkes reflected on the 2021/22 racing season.
Luke Hodge told the story how his leadership group dealt with the prospect of Buddy Franklin's likely departure, Ray Chamberlain took us to the heart of the rule tightening on the drawing of high free kicks, Adam Gilchrist pondered Dave Warner's request to play T20 in the UAE rather than the Big Bash, Wayne Hawkes nominated his curiosity from the racing season, and a little snapshot Easter egg.
Luke Hodge joined Gerard from the Brisbane studio to explain what he'd be doing as a leader at Melbourne and the way he'd handle Luke Jackson and Angus Brayshaw. He also touched on Jamarra Ugle-Hagan's breakout performance, Brisbane's prospects of challenging for the flag, Jamie Elliott's goal against Essendon and the Bombers' defensive breakdown. He then looked at the roles Nat Fyfe, Josh Kennedy, Dustin Martin and Joel Selwood will play as we approach September.
Tom Browne is back with all the latest in the footy world. He discussed North Melbourne's chances of getting Alastair Clarkson and if he's the right fit following Luke Hodge's comments, the other candidates, Buddy's contract situation and much more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Is Clarko the front-runner for the North Melbourne coaching gig?, Brandon Smith suspended for three games, South Africa withdraw from ODI Series in Australia, Hump Day Quiz, Jay Z Clark's trade news and rumours, JB copped it from Joe Ingles and Jarryd Roughead, Greg Norman not invited to The Open Champions Dinner, how is your dog a genius?, Bunnings will increase the price of their snags, Wendell Sailor previews State of Origin Game 3, Billy's Joke See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Luke Hodge busted a finger playing local footy, JB's US Open recap, Damian Barrett's AFL news wrap, Damo's positives and negatives from round 14, Billy gives Damo a grilling after reading something in the paper, JB's passport issue, 5 at 5:05, Collingwood withdraws its Jordan De Goey contract offer, Gold Coast's Noah Anderson, Billy's Joke See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Trent Croad had an almost immediate impact when he was recruited to Hawthorn in 1998. At the end of 2001, Hawthorn would shock the football world, trading Croad who was then 21 and one of the Hawk's blue chip youngsters to Fremantle for the number 1 pick which would eventually secure Luke Hodge. After two years at Fremantle, Croad became the Prodigal son of Hawthorn, returning to Glenferrie Oval. In this episode Croad opens up about the biggest trade shock in AFL history played out between Hawthorn and Fremantle, the creation of Clarko's cluster and the pain of his career ending injury. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.