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February 2018

All posts published in February 2018

31 posts

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Sheilas playing footy

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THE women's football is booming, we are told. But crowds and ratings are way down and LAWRENCE MONEY finds the spectacle simply underwhelming. More »

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Tiger who made Balme look like a pussycat

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CARLTON FOOTY fans have never forgiven or forgotten Richmond ruckman Neil Balme's vicious attack on Geoff Southby in a long-ago grand final - but now the champion full-back says that wasn't as bad as it got against the Tigers. Chief writer RON REED has lunch w... More »

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Shorter, but is it sweeter?

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SHORTENED versions are sweeping many sports. PETER MEARES took a look at Rugby Tens and wonders whether the slick new games are the way of the future. More »

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Big Billy becoming a star – the fast way

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CRICKET FANS enjoy nothing more than the sight of a new fast bowler who can put the frighteners on the opposition, especially the Poms - and Australia might have found one. Chief writer RON REED and Sportshounds cricket expert IAN CALLEN report. More »

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Tassie football is being left to wither

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THERE SEEMS to be plenty of money available for the AFL’s favourite causes, but where are the funds and the fervour for footy at the grassroots level? GEOFF POULTER wonders what’s going on and what the future holds for his favourite state More »

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Stacey racks up 400 for Australia

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SOFTBALL does not hit the headlines as often as it might, given the great performances of our Australian team. JOHN McDONALD pays tribute to one of the true greats of the game. More »