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    LISTEN: The joke that had to stop: When Gia realised he was a coach, not a player

    LISTEN: The joke that had to stop: When Gia realised he was a coach, not a player - http://www.afl.com.au/news/2019-08-1...h-not-a-player

    STARTING your AFL coaching journey without a senior coach isn't ideal, but that's exactly what happened to Daniel Giansiracusa.

    Then-Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney declared at the time that Giansiracusa would be a "roaring success" but between that statement and the 2015 pre-season starting he had departed.

    That left Giansiracusa to make his first steps as a coach without anyone officially at the helm until Luke Beveridge was eventually appointed.

    The 265-game ex-Bulldog-turned-Footscray VFL coach joins Trends this week to discuss his path to coaching, working alongside Beveridge and why he had to have a frank conversation with Jarrad Grant.

    Giansiracusa also details what it was like to be at the club as the Western Bulldogs ended their 62-year premiership drought in 2016.

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

    Episode guide
    1:12 Where the coaching appetite came from

    2:35 What type of coach do you want to be?

    6:05 An "interesting" start to being a coach

    7:48 Setting boundaries with ex-teammates

    11:40 The importance of understanding others

    14:18 How brutal feedback was commonplace

    16:00 The challenges of coaching different positions

    19:19 Being at the Bulldogs for the 2016 premiership

    21:53 Rare tears after the preliminary final victory

    23:30 The chance to coach Footscray to a VFL flag

    26:37 Can VFL success set up the same at AFL level?

    29:57 The qualities behind Luke Beveridge, the coach

    33:26 Why being a senior coach means so much


    I shall set some time aside later on to listen.

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    Re: LISTEN: The joke that had to stop: When Gia realised he was a coach, not a player

    Trends is comfortably the best AFL podcast available.
    What should I tell her? She's going to ask.

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    Re: LISTEN: The joke that had to stop: When Gia realised he was a coach, not a player

    ‘All the knowledge I picked up from Macca and Rocket and Terry Wallace...’

    What you didn’t learn anything from Rhode, Gia?!

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    Re: LISTEN: The joke that had to stop: When Gia realised he was a coach, not a player

    Quote Originally Posted by mjp View Post
    Trends is comfortably the best AFL podcast available.
    Close second for me. By the Numbers is my favourite.
    They come after one,
    They come after all,
    They can't handle all,
    Lets go....

    Bob Murphy

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    Re: LISTEN: The joke that had to stop: When Gia realised he was a coach, not a player

    I had a listen this morning and thought he did a good job at saying a lot, yet saying nothing. He was particularly vague when discussing Bevo.
    Our 1954 premiership players are our heroes, and it has to be said that Charlie was their hero.

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