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Episode 200 - John Aloisi

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In this podcast

3:00 – Welcome John Aloisi

3:40 – Backyard battles with his older brother Ross

5:09 – Italian feasts

6:25 – How he found football

7:38 – Being coached by his Dad

8:50 – The law of attraction

11:11 – His process in goal setting

12:32 – How you get a trial in Europe

14:19 – The challenges of making it into a European team

17:09 – Going back to visit Spain last year

18:22 – The economic impact and excitement of Real Madrid and Barcelona visiting the town

21:15 – Transforming his body for the rigours of professional football

22:47 – Aurelio Vidmar

24:44 – The key to getting better when you’re not playing

25:42 – His side preference as a striker and striking partner

29:02 – Mark Viduka

30:49 – Writing a letter to FIFA to declare he didn’t want to play for Australia

33:38 – Socceroo debut against Macedonia

34:12 – The most hostile places his played

37:46 – The mind games of Guus Hiddink

38:56 – Who shaped him most as a coach now

40:46 – Preference in playing vs coaching

44:16 – Handling the pressure of coaching at the highest level

47:06 – Sports psychology

47:25 – Reflecting on the legacy he has left in Australian Football

49:09 – League he enjoyed playing in the most

50:00 – Go behind the scenes of the second leg of the qualifier against Uruguay in 2005

52:03 – Harry Kewell’s reaction to not starting in leg two

53:04 – Missing a huge penalty growing up in Adelaide

57:00 – The penalty shoot out

58:57 – The run after his winning penalty

1:00:25 – How it felt for the playing group to finally qualify

1:02:00 – Football bringing Australia together

1:03:00 – The preparation for the qualifiers and the World Cup

1:06:06 – What happens when his out in public

1:07:09 – In his career the defender who always had his number

1:08:33 – Fantasy line-up, who he would choose to partner him and play as the 10

1:10:09 – 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party


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John Aloisi is a former professional footballer who's journey begun in Adelaide and took him to the top flight in England, Italy and Spain. He was capped 55 times for the Socceroos scoring 27 goals and will forever be known as the man who scored the winning penalty to take Australia to the 2006 World Cup. Post playing he has moved into coaching and has been Manager of both the Melbourne Heart and Brisbane Roar which also working in the media over the years for likes of SBS, Fox Sports, News Corp and Optus Sport.

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