Bulldogs great and Footscray VFL coach Daniel Giansiracusa was the very special guest on the latest episode of Freedom in a Cage, the Club’s official weekly podcast.
‘Gia’ gives an insight into the art of coaching one’s own football team, finding ways to inspire his troops, and the Bulldogs’ coffee club which is gathering momentum by the day.
Bob and Chris also put the call out to the fans to suggest their most iconic Bulldogs photo of all time.
0.43 – Introduction; the unusually long coffee line at Barkers Café; Bob re-living his glory days.
1.28 – Reviewing the Round 4 performance against Collingwood; the misconception of a dominant ruckman; the massive upside of Tim English.
6.05 – The high-flying Bulldogs.
7.00 – The new Freedom in a Cage artwork.
7.50 – Daniel Giansiracusa enters ‘the cage’; the new experience and challenges of coaching the Footscray VFL team; the balance between the development of players and winning games; the high standard VFL-listed talent.
12.53 – The return of Tom Boyd on Friday night.
13.28 – Gia’s behaviour in the coaches’ box; the freedom and limitation of using runners; taking inspiration from former Bulldogs’ coaches; using emotional cues to lift the players.
19.22 – Gia’s take on Round 4 against the Magpies; the AFL season so far; the feeling of optimism inside the club.
22.52 – The psychology of footy and the challenge of playing Carlton.
25.09 – The creation and expansion of the Western Bulldogs ‘paesan coffee club’.
29.00 – Crowning the fans’ choice of the best cross-code athlete who has played AFL.
31.02 – Chris’ take on the 2019 NBA playoffs.
31.55 – Finding the most iconic Western Bulldogs photo of all time.
37.08 – Previewing next week’s big guest - famed Aussie musician and Dogs fan, Mark Seymour!