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Collingwood Magpies great Peter Daicos on teaching sons Josh Daicos and Nick Daicos about football

There’s Daicos “should” and there’s mortal “should”.

As for the soaking? “They loved it,” says Peter. “Most kids do.”

‘Even during the pre-season this year, they’d come home from Collingwood … have a quick bite to eat, then go off to the park.’

Peter Daicos

If not the park, it was the backyard. “In a park, it’s like golf, you’re always trying to whack the crap out of it,” says Peter. “In footy, you try to kick the big torp. If you kick it too hard in the backyard, it’ll go over the fence. It’s like playing cricket in the backyard. It becomes more about control, technique, touch.”

So instead of booming torps, it might have been about dinking the ball over the glass wall around the pool. Only once can Peter remember it all ending in shards.

“You can’t tell someone how hard they need to kick it 20, 30, 40 metres,” says Peter. “It has to be…

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