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Colin Dale

Show BioHide BioMelbourne-born sports nut, Colin “Bomber” Dale began his career in journalism with The Herald as copy boy in 1980. Stints with the Sunday Press and The Sun followed along with a year with NTV Channel 8 in Darwin. Chasing his dream to work in Fleet Street and follow all sports and drink beer around the world, Bomber landed on his feet in the UK, founding a tour company specialising in festivals such as the Oktoberfest in Munich, Rugby Internationals and Royal Ascot. Prost!

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Grand day at the G for a battered Test fan

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JETLAGGED Sportshounds writer COLIN DALE jumped off the flight from South Africa just in time to join the 73,000 at the MCG for the Easter Monday clash. Escaping the torture of the cricket at the Wanderers was just one of the many delights of being a sports fa... 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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Aussie Test fans flag their rage

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WHILE SPORTS FANS across the nation were left stunned by the ball tampering outrage, Sportshound writer and cricket nut COLIN DALE was right in the middle of the travelling Aussie diehards at Newlands as our reputation was being trashed. He returned (reluctant... More »

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Talent to take Giants to the top

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THE GIANTS have been arriving for quite some time now, but COLIN DALE expects them to deliver in September this year: TRYING TO IGNORE last year’s ladder is almost impossible. Footy logic always seems to come up with the same top, middle and bottom clubs, when... More »

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Loyalty will be tested by the AFL player market

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WITH BIG changes to the AFL's trade and draft periods clearly on the agenda, COLIN DALE (son of 1950 Essendon premiership player Alan) looks at the possibilities and the pitfalls. Could these changes mean the end of club loyalty - something that is so dear to ... More »

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Can Gerard Whateley turn the tide for SEN?

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IT WAS the defection that was the sports media story of the summer. The shock move of former ABC doyen Gerard Whateley to commercial radio became the centre piece in a massive blood-letting at SEN, who have backed the well-respected all-rounder to headline a t... More »

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They’re serving roasted Poms in Fleet Street

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SMASHING the Poms by more than an innings will always bring unbridled joy to most Aussie cricket fans, and regaining the Ashes is a sporting highlight to be feasted upon. But rejoicing in the predictable Fleet Street backlash back in the “mother country” can b... More »

The packed stands rise to cheer their champion.
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Watching the Winx wonder girl

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. What is it about certain racehorses that sends the Australian public into waves of emotion? COLIN DALE joined the thousands of devotees at Moonee Valley. More »

Girls get willing with the Romas
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Tomato tussle takes some tossing

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NO SPORTING EVENT can be too challenging for a Sportshound to cover. Or be covered! Being in the thick of the action is just part of the job. Melbourne-based Hound COLIN DALE discovered all of this and more, venturing to Spain this week for the “sport” of toma... More »

Coodabeens on stage
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The Coodabeens are far from has-beens

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THEY HAVE been around longer than Neighbours and surpassed World of Sport. They are a dozen years older than the Footy Show. Now in their 37th consecutive season, how do the Coodabeens keep it up? COLIN DALE headed to their live show in Geelong and the recordi... More »