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April 2018

All posts published in April 2018

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Eagles record there to be broken – just not yet

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SMALL MERCY for the Blues as one of their old boys fails, for once, to put them to the sword, writes  RON REED: LONG-SUFFERING CARLTON fans, this one no exception, arrived at the MCG late on Saturday afternoon – well, some did, a lot didn’t – fearing two night... More »

Geelong v Swans
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Buddy joins the all-time greats

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IT TAKES a very special player to push the mighty Alex Jesaulenko out of a team of all-time champions, but GEOFF POULTER reckons that Buddy Franklin has now earned that honour: THE time has come. Buddy must be included in the best team of all time. On the benc... More »

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The flag the players owned, not the coach

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COACHES USUALLY get the credit for masterminding any premiership win but that wasn’t quite the case the last time Carlton saluted, writes RON REED: DAVID PARKIN coached Carlton to three premierships and Hawthorn to one and it goes without saying that he is pro... More »

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Hamish hurls his way to silver

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TASSIE JAVELIN thrower Hamish Peacock is one of the truly colourful characters of track and field. JOHN CRAVEN tracks him from a Burnie cricket ball-throwing competition to a silver medal at the Gold Coast Games. More »