Legendary sports broadcaster Bruce McAvaney and Essendon assistant coach Blake Caracella were the special guests on Working Through It today.
(Scroll below for an audio replay and episode guide)
In a pre-recorded interview with co-hosts James Hird, Jobe Watson and Xavier Campbell, McAvaney revealed the best footballer he's ever seen, gave insights into how he'll call footy without no crowds, shared tips on overcoming adversity, and chose the winner of Dons Digital's Your Call from Home series.
Caracella spoke about the influences on his coaching career, his memories as a player, the Bombers' return to training and preparation for the resumption of the season.
Streamed live every Wednesday at 4pm on essendonfc.com.au, the podcast aims to bring the Bombers family together and keep members and fans feeling connected to the club during the AFL lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
7:15 - Hird and Watson throw the important questions to Campbell around the current AFL landscape.
16:41 - Caracella joins the show.
18:15 - Caracella on the revered senior coaches he's worked under.
21:45 - Caracella on how the Bombers are progressing ahead of the season restart.
28:17 - Hird's memories of Caracella the player.
33:15 - Campbell clears up an important membership question from Hird.
39:25 - McAvaney joins the show.
39:55 - How McAvaney tackled the lockdown period.
55:10 - The challenges of commentating games without crowds, and how McAvaney is going to adapt.
59:00 - McAvaney's take on the Bombers' prospects for 2020
1:02:07 - The making of McAvaney, and what he learned about resilience.
1:07:30 - McAvaney chooses his Your Call from Home winner.
1:15:15 - This week's Coles Mighty Moment - Kevin Sheedy's famous jacket wave in round 16, 1993.
1:18:12 - A significant call from Trevor Tann, who heads up the WA Bombers.
1:23:10 - Wrapping up the show with answers to fans' questions.