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Podcast Podcast interview with Ricky Nixon

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by Michaels, Oct 5, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. Michaels

    Michaels Premium Gold

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    I hope I don't regret posting this here, but I think it is definitely worth a listen.

    I just had a interview with former player manager, Ricky Nixon. I know there was an AMA type of thread done on this board last year and people were getting stuck into him and HBK for even taking the time to talk to him.

    I just want to say right off the top that after speaking to him for almost an hour I honestly get the feeling he is a changed person. Yes he made some mistakes (which he has admitted to), but I believe he is taking the right steps forward to get back on track.

    He was honest, genuine and really easy to talk to (as you will hear).

    Initially we wanted to speak to him mainly about the trade period, but we went a lot deeper than that.


    In the interview we spoke about:
    -His playing days
    -How Flying Start come about
    -How he handled the big name players
    -What happened when he found out about the Wayne Carey incident
    -What happened with our Tony Lockett trade
    -Thoughts on Journos
    -Chris Yarran saga
    -Dustin Martin
    -His darkest times and what got him through
    -His online course on how to be a player manager
    -The Footy Factory
    -Myfootyagent
    -Ben Cousins
    -Trade talk




    I know everyone will have their own opinions on him, but I hope people listen to this with an open mind.
     

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  2. Kangaroos4eva

    Kangaroos4eva Hall of Famer

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    Great stuff guys!

    Funnily enough, the North Board Podcast just did an interview with Corey McKernan, which will be up tomorrow.
     
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  3. Heaps of fun

    Heaps of fun Brownlow Medallist

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    Did sleeping with school girls and beating women come up?
     
  4. Michaels

    Michaels Premium Gold

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    Not directly but he spoke of his past and how if effected him and his family and what steps he has taken since.
     
  5. HaroLad

    HaroLad I Am a Very Good Bad Boy

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    I actually interviewed Ricky Nixon myself a few weeks ago, seems like a great bloke and was more than happy to help out with our project.
     
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  6. astro1212

    astro1212 All Australian

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    *lip service
     
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  7. Moo

    Moo Premium Platinum

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    Toot toot.

    I'll listen.
     
  8. HaroLad

    HaroLad I Am a Very Good Bad Boy

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    Having a listen now about the Manchester United & 'big 10' stuff.

    Honestly fascinating, all footy fans should have a listen.
     
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  9. Frank Gallagher

    Frank Gallagher Blaisee & Rezza Tiger, Tic Toc!

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    Piece of shit.
     
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  10. Carson Dial

    Carson Dial Club Legend

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    Unnecessarily harsh on shit I would say
     
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  11. Citroin

    Citroin Premiership Player

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    Great interview, good to listen to :thumbsu:
     
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  12. Upgrayedd

    Upgrayedd A Vote for Clive is a Vote for Justice

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    Last year he was asking some of my friends for coke. Might of changed. Doubt it
     
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  13. JeffDunne

    JeffDunne TheBrownDog

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    Why do people keep giving this narcissistic nimrod publicity?

    I wouln't listen to that lowlife on principle (let alone talk with him).
     
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  14. MightyTiger

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    Because he has more knowledge of football and the inner workings of a football club and contracts etc then any one of us here ever would, after all this is a football forum, would you have known that he signed Carey on a $1M contract, but North couldn't afford that price in the cap, so instead he came up with a way to pay $600k inside the cap, registered a domain name for a couple bucks and sold it to North for $400k and gave the money to Carey? Wouldn't have thought so, whether you like him or not it's interesting to have some inside knowledge about contractual stuff.
     
  15. MightyTiger

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    So what, I have a few bumps most weekends when going out, doesn't make me a bad person and neither should we judge him about it either.
     
  16. Topkent

    Topkent Brownlow Medallist

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    I'd be fairly certain most of the people on here who just pot people all the time still live in their parents basement and work at safeway
     
  17. Farm Boy

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    I disagree. I think the majority of posters seem far too disgruntled to be basement dwellers. I can't imagine a basement dweller would have too much to be disgruntled about, but perhaps I am wrong? Most posters I come across appear to be disgruntled. I suspect their wives only let them online between designated hours, if so, I would probably be disgruntled as well.
     
  18. Michaels

    Michaels Premium Gold

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    It really paved the way forward for player managers.
     
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  19. Michaels

    Michaels Premium Gold

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    thanks mate
     
  20. herculez09

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    Well, do they have any?
     
  21. JeffDunne

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    The problem with Sniff, Sniff Nixon is how much can you believe?

    Get Sniff, Sniff on the good stuff and you're likely to hear the same story told with varying degrees of accuracy. Call him up today and I bet that story changes.

    Like I said, not sure why you'd bother giving a known liar & narcissist any publicity. People of his ilk are best left to wallow in their own shit.
     
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  22. Heisenberg_

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    If you're not interested nobody's going to force you to listen to it FFS
     
  23. rfctiger74

    rfctiger74 Premium Platinum

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    Its football

    If we exclude known liars and narcissists from discussion, we will all be in a prayer circle with gazza and rancey
     
  24. Chief

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    Good interview - Tigercast is going from strength to strength.

    I tend to agree that he doesn't quite understand that "Haven't you ever made a mistake?" isn't a binary question.

    In the realm of "making mistakes", to what degree does, say, accidentally voting no in the SSM survey compare with destroying your family, friendships, and your career with drugs and sex then doing a live show to cash in on it? Toot toot.

    Regarding players not contacting him during this self-inflicted disaster, he was paid to protect their interests. He seemed to concentrate on what he'd lost and the price he has already paid. I didn't get the feeling he thought anyone should feel betrayed by his recklessness? I dunno, maybe he does but it didn't come across in the interview.

    He is landing on his feet which must be a relief for his family and friends. Hopefully his charity initiatives are successful.
     
  25. Michaels

    Michaels Premium Gold

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    just on the charity bit, apparently he has already raised over $1mill for cancer research already, assuming that number is close to accurate thats a great thing no matter what side of the fence you sit on with him.