Son of a Western Bulldogs gun, new dad and goalkicking extraordinaire Mitch Wallis was the special guest on another must-listen-to edition of the Barkly Street podcast this week.
Wallis has not only tamed the Sherrin this year with 23 goals in the forward 50 for the Dogs, but alongside partner Emily, he’s also mastered the early stages of parenthood.
Joining Bob Murphy and Marcus Bontempelli on Zoom from the Gold Coast hub, Wallis explains that despite venturing to Queensland just 13 days after being born, baby Charlotte is already sleeping through the night.
While that may be enough to send the iPods of young parents flying into their living room walls, it’s surely helping the Bulldogs star put together a brilliant 2020 season.
Wallis explains the origins of his move from the midfield to the forward line, how he’s getting used to being ‘tagged’ every week, the honour of being a father-son selection, and the special place the Bulldogs have in his heart as he prepares for his 150th game in the red, white and blue.
Before the number three logs on, Bob and Bont chat about this Sunday’s pseudo elimination final against Fremantle, how the dazzling form of Caleb Daniel might be overshadowing the skipper’s usual aura, the devastation of Toby McLean’s knee injury and much more.
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