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Geoff Poulter

Show BioHide BioGEOFF POULTER, 69, has spent 51 years in sports media. He was the last Melbourne Herald chief football writer. CV: Sports oracle, author, historian, impersonator, raconteur, poet, quiz whiz, philosopher, song-writer, intellectual scholar – and still employable!

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Boxing the press

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GEOFF POULTER endured many torrid times when the pressmen questioned the coaches after a match. It could get quite heated, with the coaches treating the questioners with hostility or derision. But there were many lighter moments: More »

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It’s a helluva job selecting the Hall of Fame

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EACH YEAR the new batch of footy Hall of Fame members are announced. But, as GEOFF POULTER, points out, there are always many deserving stars whose names don’t get read out: IT MUST BE the most difficult job going around – being an Australian Football Hall of ... More »

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Ablett deserves to be a Legend

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IN HIS long career as a football writer GEOFF POULTER saw many of the greats in action, week in and week out. He says none was better than Gary Ablett senior and he deserves to be duly recognised. More »

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Try tangling with this team

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THE GRAND old warriors of football might be on the way out. GEOFF POULTER looks at the career of Luke Hodge, wonders about the future of footy’s hard men and selects a team to test the faint of heart. More »

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New Roos renew hope at Arden Street

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BEFORE the season began they were red hot favourites for the wooden spoon. Now the Kangaroos are showing they are a growing force to be reckoned with. GEOFF POULTER reports: IT’S tempting fate to rile the Footy Gods. They tend to respond unkindly to cockiness ... 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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Footy moves match musical chairs

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THE ROT really set in when Ron Barassi left Melbourne to coach Carlton. Was nothing sacred in football any more? Now players switch clubs with hardly any fuss. GEOFF POULTER looks at the change in club culture. More »