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Episode 174 - Daniel Gartner

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In this podcast

3:00 - Welcome Daniel Gartner

3:34 - The Gartner family back ground and his Dad being a Bulldog

4:51 - Growing up in Belmore

6:49 - Remembering his cousin Russell's career

8:00 - When he started making an impact on the field

9:44 - Coming through with John Hopoate

10:00 - Being a full back coming through

11:32 - Starting out as an accountant at the leagues club

12:43 - First grade debut in 1992

14:51 - Player driven culture at Manly

16:30 - Bozo Fulton video session

18:00 - Learning from Spud Carroll

20:53 - Watching Chief and Spud go at it

23:06 - How he got switched from the backs to the second row

27:57 - Playing against the Bulldogs in the 1995 grand final

30:52 - How much injury treatment has changed now with him as a physio

33:36 - How he took losing the 1995 GF

34:38 - Manly style of footy in the mid 90's

37:24 - Their incredible defence in the 1996 season

39:40 - Impact of losing Matthew Ridge

40:18 - Inspirational plays of Geoff Toovey

41:51 - On the brilliance of Cliffy Lyons

44:33 - Being a class above and taking out the 1996 Grand Final

47:44 - The old boys and any involvment at the club now

49:07 - Did he think Des Hasler would be a top level coach

50:06 - His contract situation during ARL / Super League War

53:00 - Setting himself up for life after footy

55:32 - How he ended up in England to finish his career

58:19 - Playing with the Paul brothers at the Bradford Bulls

59:44 - Challenge Cup Finals

1:01:55 - Playing on frozen grounds

1:02:52 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party


Daniel Gartner played 214 first grade games across the NRL and English Super League.In Australia he played 120 first grade games for the Manly Sea Eagles where he came through as a local junior winning a premiership in 1996. He represented Australia in 1 test in 1996 and played for City in 1997. Daniel finished his career with three years with the Bradford Bulls where he won premierships in 2001 and 2003. Post footy Daniel is a physio at Shore Physiotherapy after graduating with Honours from Sydney University in 2007. He also is a the physio for the Sea Eagles junior rep sides.

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