FOX FOOTY Open Mike

FOX FOOTY Open Mike

Australia

Mike Sheahan, one of the AFL’s most respected journalists, hosts Open Mike, an insightful interview series featuring some of the greats of the game and providing viewers with the most in-depth and illuminating footy discussions.

Episodes

FOX FOOTY Open Mike: 20 September, 2016 – KEVIN MURRAY & JOHN SCHULTZ  

Two of the gladiators of Mike Sheahan’s youth were Kevin Murray and John Schultz – one a Lion known as Bulldog, one a Bulldog with a lion-heart. Brownlow Medallists in the same decade, they sit down with Mike Sheahan.

FOX FOOTY Open Mike: 14 September, 2016 – MATTHEW LLOYD  

Few former players have transitioned to a career in the media smoother than former Essendon captain Matthew Lloyd – the Velvet Sledgehammer sits down for a one-on-one with Mike Sheahan.

FOX FOOTY Open Mike: 6 September, 2016 – MIKE PYKE  

Just four years after moving from Canada to Australia, Mike Pyke played in a premiership for the Sydney Swans. Should we make a movie? He sits down for a one-on-one with Mike Sheahan.

FOX FOOTY Open Mike: 30 August, 2016 – PAUL ROOS  

After bringing premiership glory to the Sydney Swans in 2005, Paul Roos was lured out of retirement to lead the Melbourne Demons out of the footballing basement. Foollowing three years at the helm, Paul Roos is sailing into the football sunset. Will he be back? He sits down for a one-on-one with Mike Sheahan.

FOX FOOTY Open Mike: 23 August, 2016 – ANDREW IRELAND  

Andrew Ireland was a quiet achiever in six seasons as a Collingwood player. He is gone about life in administration in the same no fuss fashion with one major difference, finding the success that eluded him as a player. He has been chief executive in 3 premiership years in 2 clubs, Brisbane & Sydney.

FOX FOOTY Open Mike: 16 August, 2016 – LIAM PICKERING  

Liam Pickering’s influence in the football industry as a player manager has been profound since he plied his trade as a player – he sits down for a one-on-one chat with Mike Sheahan.

FOX FOOTY Open Mike: 9 August, 2016 – THE MURPHYS  

We love the generations of footballing families, and the Murphy’s are another – former Fitzroy Lions legend John and Carlton skipper Marc sit down for a one-on-one with Mike Sheahan.

FOX FOOTY Open Mike: 2 August, 2016 – STEVE FEBEY  

Former Melbourne Demons stalwart Steve Febey has been to dark placed in the last fifteen years since retirement – he sits down for a one-on-one with Mike Sheahan.

FOX FOOTY Open Mike: 26 July, 2016 – MARK ‘JACKO’ JACKSON  

It’s the MUST HEAR Open Mike for 2016 – Mark ‘Jacko’ Jackson sits down for a one-on-one with Mike Sheahan.

FOX FOOTY Open Mike: 19 July, 2016 – BARRY CABLE  

Barry Cable was born in grand final week of 1943 – he played in six premierships from nine grand finals for his three WAFL and AFL clubs in one of the most decorated careers in Australian football history. He sits down for a one-on-one with Mike Sheahan.

FOX FOOTY Open Mike: 12 July, 2016 – THE ROCCA BROTHERS  

Only four sets of brothers have kicked more than 1000 goals in VFL / AFL history – the family names are Coventry, Ablett, Matthews, and Rocca. Sav and Anthony Rocca sit third on the table, with 1163 goals. They sit down for a one-on-one with Mike Sheahan.

FOX FOOTY Open Mike: 5 July, 2016 – TERRY WALLACE  

Football has give us dozens of clever & totally appropriate nicknames down through the years, Captain Blood, Lethal, Hungry, The King, Diesel. Immortal monarchies all of them. Then there's Plough, equally descriptive & adapt for Terry Wallace.

FOX FOOTY Open Mike: 28 June, 2016 – JAKE KING  

If you believe all you hear & read, Jake King should have had a starring role in underbelly instead of running around as a bit player for Richmond in the AFL. Jake King sits down for a one-one-one with Mike Sheahan.

FOX FOOTY Open Mike: 21 June, 2016 – GLEN JAKOVICH  

He is arguably West Coast’s most decorated player in their history, and one of few defenders with a postive win-loss record against Wayne Carey – it was football’s equivalent of Ali and Frazier. Glen Jakovich sits down for a one-on-one with Mike Sheahan.

FOX FOOTY Open Mike: 7 June, 2016 - AARON HAMILL  

He was known as a battering ram and a human wrecking ball – but Aaron Hamill was done as an AFL player three weeks after his 29th birthday after limping through the last two seasons of his career. He sits down for a one-on-one with Mike Sheahan.

FOX FOOTY Open Mike: 31 May, 2016  

He played more than 130 games at AFL level, including a grand final, yet he is remembered best for removing several of Terry Wallace’s teeth without appointment or anesthetic. Melbourne hard man Rod Grinter sits down for a one-on-one with Mike Sheahan.

FOX FOOTY Open Mike: 24 May, 2016  

Ken Sheldon was a triple-premiership player at Carlton who was discarded by the Blues at the age of 27 – he later coached St. Kilda with a 55% win ratio before he was dumped by the Saints after four years. Does he have any hard feelings? He sits down for a one-on-one with Mike Sheahan.

FOX FOOTY Open Mike: 17 May, 2016  

It is twenty years since the Fitzroy Football Club faded into history. Michael Conlan was one of the club’s all-time favourite playrs. He sits down for a one-on-one with Mike Sheahan.

FOX FOOTY Open Mike: 10 May, 2016  

Russell Greene played the first eight rounds of the 1980 season for St. Kilda, and reappeared the following week in Hawthorn colours – it was a shock transfer that reshaped his football life, and his life in general. He sits down for a one-on-one with Mike Sheahan.

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