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July 2017

All posts published in July 2017

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GP hits head-on with footy again

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GEOFFREY HARRIS reveals that sports fans in Melbourne will have to make the choice in March between the footy and the Grand Prix: Melbourne’s Formula One grand prix is set to clash with the opening round of the AFL season again next year. Footy and F1 ran up a... More »

Young Punjabis pack a punch

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Former fast bowler IAN CALLEN identifies one of the secrets of Pakistan’s most recent triumph – they’re not afraid to give young talent a go: AT THE FOOT of the Himalayas lies “the Punjab”, the land of five rivers which makes it the most productive region of t... More »

Fit and frank is Fabulous Phil

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RON REED catches up with Fabulous Phil Carman, the football genius who could have been anything…but for a lot of crazy things: IT’S amazing how long it takes for some stories to be told, no matter how good they are. I can vouch for that. When I was asked by a ... More »

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Waiting, waiting for Tiger Time

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Richmond fans are a breed apart and TRULY deserve to see finals action this year, writes CHERYL CRITCHLEY:  Following Richmond over the past 37 years has had its advantages. I will think of them one day. But for now, consider a few facts. When Richmond won its... More »

Rachel Kirchheimer doesn’t let a black eye dim her concentration on the lacrosse field.
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Black eyes are just part of the game

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It was originally a war game played by North American Indians and it can still be a fast, physical challenge as PETER KRIEN found when he took in a game of lacrosse: There were only two or three minutes left in the match when the rock-hard, solid-rubber lacros... More »

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Looking down on life at the G

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TERRY BROWN finds himself sky high in the stands at the G, peering over vast rows of empty seats at tiny figures who might just be playing football: THE best General Admission seats in the Ponsford Stand have epic views – of St Ig’s, Box Hill and the Internati... More »

Here’s a toast to Tassie legends

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GEOFF POULTER loves picking his own teams. Here’s his Best of the Best from Tassie: FOUR Tasmanian legends in the AFL Hall of Fame! Only two each from South Australia and Western Australia. Tassie has always punched above its weight. Makes you wonder why it do... More »

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Beaumaris boys had a great bash

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KEN PIESSE on a footy reunion to savour, with a moral to boot – never, ever, sing the victory song at halftime:   Gerry Callahan remains one of the most revered names in the old VFA, a six-time premiership captain and coach at Williamstown in the 50s. Somehow,... More »

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Stick by the rules or go hungry

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BOB HART provides his strict recipe for staying safe, sane and well-nourished in your own backyard. There are at least two disturbing issues relating to the way many Australians use their barbecues. The first, naturally, relates to the things they cook on them... More »

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Two terrible tigers turned loose

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PETER COSTER was at ringside to witness what may have been “the most hellacious eight minutes of combat in modern boxing history”: This is Paradise. That’s the name of the town next to Las Vegas, a false paradise where overly excited women throw their panties ... More »

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Boot in Mouth

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As a Melbourne Herald columnist LAWRENCE MONEY introduced an immensely popular segment called Boot in Mouth, featuring the verbal slips of the football commentators. Lou Richards was hurt at first but then grew to love it, even if he kept miscalling its title:... More »

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The Sagan saga: Did he get what was coming to him?

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AUSTRALIA’S most experienced cycling commentator, former Australian road champion JOHN TREVORROW – on the spot at the Tour de France – wonders whether a world champion has been taken for a ride: SLOVAKIAN superstar Peter Sagan’s controversial expulsion has bee... More »