Former Essendon captain Brendon Goddard and reigning Crichton medallist Zach Merrett were the special guests on Working Through It today.
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Co-hosted by club greats James Hird and Jobe Watson and CEO Xavier Campbell and 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.
5:18 - The different strategies between the AFL and NRL in terms of the return to play.
13:36 - Orazio Fantasia's quad injury and how the forward will look without him in round two.
19:20 - Merrett joins the show.
20:07 - Merrett on not being in the 2020 leadership group.
24:36 - The dynamics between senior coach John Worsfold and his successor Ben Rutten.
26:56 - Merrett on his greater appreciation for the Bomber faithful.
30:57 - Merrett's cheeky dig at Watson and early memories of him.
34:10 - Watson on the Merrett he knows, and why he'll become a better leader in 2020.
38:28 - Goddard joins the show.
39:50 - Goddard on how he feels about his time at Essendon.
44:05 - Goddard reveals his confidants during challenging times.
47:20 - Goddard gives his take on the Bombers' 2020 prospects.
59:22 - From one competitive beast to another - Goddard's observations of basketball legend Michael Jordan.
1:04:23 - Hird, Watson and Campbell share insights on Goddard as a person and player.
1:09:37 - This week's Coles Mighty Moment.
1:15:22 - Questions from listeners, including leadership tips, an update on Joe Daniher and the Bombers' ruck make-up.