Essendon young gun Andrew McGrath and head of strength and conditioning Sean Murphy were the special guests on Working Through It today.
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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.
3:20 - Hird on the challenges of a short turnaround until round two, and how he'd approach it from a coach's perspective.
5:55 - Watson on heightened injury concerns during this period, and why Hird would opt for experienced players.
12:30 - Hird and Watson on the rivalry with North Melbourne following Kangaroos coach Rhyce Shaw's comments during the week.
16:33 - Murphy joins the show.
17:10 - Murphy on the health of the Bombers' list following the hiatus and return to training.
18:08 - Murphy on the strength and conditioning program he's put together in the lead-up to round two.
20:41 - "We've had about six PBs. Physically they've rocked up very well."
24:17 - Murphy gives an update on the Bombers' injured players.
27:00 - Murphy answers fans' questions, including three players who have impressed him the most since he's returned.
37:33 - Campbell joins the show after a Board meeting, shedding light on what was discussed.
41:44 - McGrath joins the show.
44:35 - McGrath on the differences at the club during the COVID-19 restrictions.
47:30 - McGrath on why he's in the best shape he's ever been, mentally and physically.
49:00 - McGrath on his midfield role.
57:24 - A call from a Bombers member doing it tough.
1:02:55 - This week's Coles Mighty Moment.
1:06:28 - Hird, Watson and Campbell answer fans' questions.