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Freedom In A Cage | Episode 9: Merv Hughes

Bob & Adi are joined by Australian cricket legend Merv Hughes.

In episode nine of the Freedom in a Cage podcast, Bob and Adi are joined by cricket royalty and loyal Western Bulldogs fan, Merv Hughes. 

Show notes from Episode 9:

- Bob reveals why he is 'playing hurt' (00:46);
- Why he'll never give up coffee (01:19);
- Provides some free advice to men with a pregnant wife (02:46);
- Wet weather football (04:22);
- Debate whether a game should be called off if it's too windy (05:41);
- The Royal Wedding (08:11);
- Bob enlightens Adi about the meaning behind the phrase 'caught red-handed (11:00);
- Adi does more research on Whiskas Hocking and whether The Bont could change his name to Marcus BontemPALlli for money (14:02);
- The boys answer a fan question about who holds the record for most hospital handballs (15:43).
- Merv Hughes joins the podcast to discuss his recent fishing trip to Darwin, and where to find the best steak in town (16:50);
- How closely he's following the Dogs in 2018 (18:34);
- His comeback to yappy Essendon fans (20:01);
- Growing up in Werribee (20:39);
- His favourite Bulldogs player growing up and playing in the backline for Werribee (21:47);
- Who he'd rather stand as a backman, Barry Hall or Tony Lockett (23:51);
- Doing 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here' with Barry Hall (24:19);
- What the mood is like in the change rooms before Test Match (25:24);
- Why former Australian captain Alan Border named him 'Fruit Fly' (27:36);
- His favourite Shane Warne stories (28:34);
- Why he didn't train much and his first impressions (29:38);
- Warne the tennis player (32:52);
- What he misses most about playing cricket (33:33);
- His memories of the 1989 Ashes series (34:53);
- Sledging in cricket (36:56);
- Facing Malcolm Marshall and the West Indies fast bowlers (38:10);
- The best bowlers he's ever seen (40:23);
- Hansie Cronje and his ever greatest sledge (41:29);
- Rumours his moustache was insured and why he remembers the exact date in 1985 he decided to grow it (44:08);
- The boys then continue their search for Ballarat's best pie (49:59);
- Preview Friday night's clash with Collingwood and Terry Walllace's famous "I'll spew up" line (54:43);

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