High-flying youngster Aaron Naughton joined Bob Murphy and Chris Anstey on Freedom in a Cage this week to discuss hype, self-belief and confidence, hard work, hairstyles and cooking skills.

The boys also narrow down the fans’ list of Bulldogs players they’d like to have a beer with, declare the Dog who has serious claims to be the most underrated defender in the competition, and heaps more.


0.47 – Introduction; Aaron Naughton arrives in the Cage; dealing with the hysteria; nicknames.

1.48 – The Bulldogs’ recent form; living up to individual expectations; playing as a forward.

4.25 – Nonchalant Naughton’s self-belief and confidence; playing on instinct; working hard when things aren’t going well.

10.54 – The win over Brisbane; the Dogs’ current form; the challenge of taking on the Cats.

12.48 – Aaron’s interesting hairstyle; Skills in the kitchen; Fishing in Rockingham.

15.56 – Bob and Ant reflect on Naughty’s interview.

17.20 – Reviewing Bob’s Fan Van road trip to Ballarat.

18.45 – Announcing the winners of the ‘Beer with a Bulldog’ competition.

23.47 – Unheralded defenders in the AFL; the impressive second half against Brisbane.

26.20 – The magical eight-game mark; Roughy’s advice for a Footscray youngster.

30.37 – The opportunity for a statement game.