Letter From the Editor

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THANKS everyone for giving the Hounds such a warm and hearty welcome to the world of sports lovers!

After less than a week “live” our new website, Sportshounds.com.au, is racking up tons of hits and a stream of favourable reviews.

That’s not really surprising when you look at the names of the great sportswriters who have offered to write for Sportshounds — and their accumulated experience of well over 1,000 years!

People like chief writer Ron Reed, Mark Harding, Rod Nicholson, Brian Meldrum, Cheryl Critchley, Dan Eddy, Chris de Kretser, Geoff Harris, Peter Krien, Rupert Guinness, John Trevorrow and Ian Callen…

Many of you have messaged or phoned with support and that is truly appreciated by the Hounds team.

Every day there are fresh news and features on the Hounds and every Saturday we update the site with new offerings from our regular columnists: Scot Palmer and his ever-popular Punchlines, Lawrence Money and the unforgiving Boot in Mouth, Peter Coster, Terry Brown, Bob Hart (food) and Steve Cooper (fishing).

And there’s a guaranteed smile from the king of cartoonists, Geoff “Jeff” Hook. See if you can find the hook he harbours in each cartoon.

Gun photographer Wayne Ludbey joined us for the launch edition, sending live pictures from the G as the Bombers went into battle with the Magpies. Wayne will be a regular and you’ll quickly appreciate why he enjoys star status among the snappers.

The list of sportswriters now working for Hounds has stretched well into the mid-20s with new members signing up. We have also gained the great talent of Simon Schneider, an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator whose portfolio of work you will be able to sample in a special feature.

We want to hear from YOU. Please send your comments to editor@sportshounds.com.au. Let’s know what you think of any or all the stories and any sports issues. Please feel free to suggest story ideas and news tips.

And spread the word: The Hounds are barking!

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Author: Colin Duck

Colin Duck was the last Editor of The Sun before it merged with The Herald. Before that he was Editor of the Sunday Press and Deputy Editor of The Herald. After the Herald Sun merger Duck moved into newspaper and magazine management.

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