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Mike Sheahan

Mike Sheahan

Michael "Mike" Sheahan (born 1947) is an Australian journalist who specialises in AFL. He was chief football writer and associate sports editor for the Herald Sun for eighteen years, but recently stepped down at the end of 2011; however, he will still write special columns for the newspaper, including his famous yearly "Top 50". He is also a panelist on the Fox Footy program On the Couch and former media director for the VFL (now AFL). He also joins Brian Taylor, Matthew Richardson, Matthew Lloyd and Leigh Matthews in the 3AW football pre-match discussion on 3AW on Saturday afternoons. In addition he conducts a weekly interview program on Fox Footy, Open Mike.

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well this game defies the laws of physics as I understand it because just we have players that are so good at controlling the oval shaped football which can go in any of the million directions at any time.


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Brett Hutchins

"The AFL is quite wisely trying to break international markets, but they're a very different organization to things like the IPL and the NBA. I mean, basketball and soccer have a natural international following. They have deep roots within communities and suburbs and cities in various parts of the world. So it's not this question that you have to sell a strange game to a local population and show them why it's special. "