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Essendon Football Club
Some of the Bombers' most iconic figures join club historian Dan Eddy to share stories they hold dearest from their time at the club.
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Ep 13 | Graham Moss
Essendon secured Graham Moss for the meagre sum of just $1500, but from just his first VFL game in round one of 1973, the Bombers knew they had something special. In four seasons and 84 games at Windy Hill, Moss certainly left a lasting impression on everybody associated with Essendon, captaining the club, winning three best and fairests and the 1976 Brownlow Medal. And, as he tells Dan Eddy in this episode, his love affair with the Bombers continues to this day, albeit from afar. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 18, 2022
Ep 12 | Gavin Wanganeen
One of the greatest Indigenous players of all time, Essendon Hall of Fame Legend Gavin Wanganeen captivated the Bomber faithful in a short but stunning career in the red and black. He joins Dan Eddy to discuss the masterstroke that led to him starring across half-back, the influences of Kevin Sheedy and Michael Long, and what it was like to be part of the Baby Bombers' famous triumph in 1993. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 10, 2022
Ep 11 | Terry Daniher
If ever a man typified an era, Terry Daniher was everything that was great about the VFL in the 1980s. The Essendon legend joins Dan Eddy to discuss his love for competition, his fondness for Essendon’s spiritual home, and the pride he took in captaining the Bombers to the 1984 and ’85 premierships. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 5, 2022
Ep 10 | Simon Madden
One of the finest ruckmen of all time, Simon Madden achieved it all - two premierships, a Norm Smith Medal, four Crichton medals, and a former captain, just to name a few. He joins Dan Eddy to discuss his mighty career, the famous rivalry with the Hawks, his favourite memories and involvement with the club that has spanned decades and meant so much to him. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 27, 2022
Ep 9 | Darryl Gerlach
Defender Darryl Gerlach was a key member of Essendon’s 1965 premiership side. He also played in the three-point Grand Final defeat by Carlton in 1968, won the 1970 Crichton Medal and represented Victoria. He then served Essendon in numerous roles post-football, including as a recruiter, chairman of selectors and vice-president. Indeed, red and black runs through Gerlach’s veins. But perhaps his most significant contribution came in the early 1970s, when he helped lead the movement for better renumeration and conditions for VFL players. He joins Dan Eddy to reflect on his interesting journey. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 20, 2022
Ep 8 | Gary O'Donnell
Gary O'Donnell was made to toil for his breakthrough, playing 19 under-19s games and then 69 reserves games before his VFL debut in 1987. From there, the man affectionately known as GO'D never looked back, winning the 1993 Crichton Medal in the Baby Bombers' famous premiership year, while also captaining the club in a glittering 243-game career. He joins Dan Eddy to discuss the journey to his first game, the heartbreak of 1990 and crowning glory in 1993, some of his favourite moments, and plenty more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 12, 2022
Ep 7 | Mark Harvey
A childhood Bomber who went on to win three premierships in the red and black, Mark Harvey was revered for his incredibly bravery and team-first mentality. He joins Dan Eddy to discuss the differences between his three premierships, his experiences of playing under the legendary Kevin Sheedy, friendships with teammates (including those who have sadly passed away), and how the Essendon Football Club has changed from when he entered it in 1984 to today. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 5, 2022
Ep 6 | Alec Epis
One of the Bombers' most popular and most controversial figures in history, Alec Epis was a name synonymous with the club's success in the '60s, playing 180 games and starring in the 1962 and '65 premierships. An epic storyteller, 'The Kookaburra' joins Dan Eddy to discuss how his journey from WA goldfields to Windy Hill, why he had to wait to finally don the sash, his altercations with John Coleman and Kevin Sheedy, his five decades' involvement with the club, and what Essendon means to him today. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 28, 2022
Ep 5 | Jobe Watson
One of the club's greatest captains of all time, Jobe Watson steered the Bombers through their most turbulent period in history. He joins Dan Eddy to discuss his early Essendon memories as the son of legend Tim Watson, how his father and others turned his career around after a slow start, the importance of risk-taking, and what he's learned about leadership. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 21, 2022
Ep 4 | Paul Salmon
Everything is on the table as dual premiership forward Paul Salmon joins Dan Eddy on the show. The charismatic 'Fish' discusses a couple of infamous brawls at Windy Hill, how he picked himself up after the devastation of missing the 1984 VFL Grand Final through a career-threatening knee injury, breaking a run of 12 consecutive behinds to kick the winner in the iconic 'Jacket Wave' game, how he has Kevin Sheedy to thank for his 10-goal haul against Geelong in 1993, and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 15, 2022
Ep 3 | Ken Fraser
One of the Bombers' greatest ever servants, classy 'Captain Ken' won two premierships and two best and fairests in an illustrious career playing under icons Dick Reynolds and John Coleman. He joins Dan Eddy to discuss his memories of Windy Hill, admiration for Coleman, the incredible bond that remains within the Bombers' 1962 premiership side, and how he led Essendon to an unlikely flag in '65 in his first season as captain. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 7, 2022
Ep 2 | Joe Misiti
Part of a vaunted midfield, Joe Misiti rose to fame and fan favouritism in a glittering 236-game career. The two-time premiership player affectionately known as Smokin' Joe joins Dan Eddy to discuss his lifelong love for Essendon, his days at Keilor Park Football Club with Mark Mercuri, how he pushed past limitations to get the best out of himself, and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 1, 2022
Ep 1 | Tim Watson
A true Essendon icon, Tim Watson was a driving force behind the Bombers' success in the '80s and early '90s, winning three premierships, four Crichton medals and captaining the club. He joins Dan Eddy to discuss his journey from humble beginnings in Dimboola to an Essendon champion, and his favourite stories along the way. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.