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March 2018

All posts published in March 2018

71 posts

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The Boot in Mouth is back in business

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THIS is the moment that the footy commentators relish or dread: when the infamous Boot in Mouth Award begins its countdown for Season 2018. The award’s Founder, Sole Judge, One-Man Tribunal and Appeals Board, LAWRENCE MONEY, bounces the ball. More »

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Aussies fight hard but face a mighty tough Test ahead

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AUSTRALIA was gallant in the field without Mitchell Starc but could yet forfeit the final Test in Johannesburg in four days, reports KEN PIESSE: LIFE AFTER Steve Smith is going to be tough. Australia’s bloodstained final fortnight of its campaign here is headi... More »

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Don’t wear Number 8 if you want to win the Brownlow

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THIRTEEN is considered unlucky so some players are reluctant to wear it. But, why is Number 8 devoid of a Brownlow? GEOFF POULTER poses the question: THE MYSTERY of the guernsey number eight in AFL footy. Never won a Brownlow. Never even close. Not likely this... More »

Sportshound Colin Dale made front page news at the South African Test in 1994.
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Can we hope for a new cricket era?

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SPORTSHOUNDS writer COLIN DALE witnessed a whole new era begin for cricket 24 years ago at the historic 1994 South Africa-Australia test at Wanderers. He returns hoping that history will repeat itself – and that it’s a new era for Australian cricket. More »

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Steve Smith will not lead again

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STEVE SMITH will never captain Australia again, even when his stiff suspension, to be announced later today, is known, KEN PIESSE reports from Johannesburg. More »