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Geoff Poulter

Show BioHide BioGEOFFREY POULTER, 69, has spent 50 years in the sports media. He retired from newspapers nine years ago but has stayed involved for the past decade on SEN sports radio programs on Wednesday nights. He is best remembered as Melbourne Herald chief football writer, 1987-90. We asked Poults to describe himself in just a few words. His response - sports oracle, author, historian, philosopher, impersonator, raconteur, poet, singer/song-writer, quiz whiz, intellectual scholar, And a couple of steps ahead of the rest!

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Looking up to a Magpie Brownlow Medallist

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THERE WAS NO red carpet or WAGs, no ceremony, no fuss, when the Brownlow was handed out in the old days. GEOFF POULTER recounts some of the odd quirks in the history of football’s famous medal: ALBERT COLLIER was painting the battleship grey Herald building in... More »

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Call that FOOTball?

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IN THE OLD DAYS, it was recorded as a “pass to comrade” and used only in desperation. Today, HANDball is taking over the great game of Australian Rules FOOTball, as GEOFF POULTER points out: More »

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Cutting through the confusion

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HAVING trouble wading through the football terminology? GEOFF POULTER, with some help from his favourite philosopher, provides an easy-to-digest digest of what is being said about the great game: A SCOOP of sorts. The Confucius of Footy has confided to me some... More »

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Oops, wrong call!

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SOME observers even managed to get it wrong with Bradman and Warne, so picking winners can be a tricky business, as GEOFF POULTER points out: EVER made the wrong call on a performer? A pretty bad call. One you’d later regret? History is littered with examples ... More »

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Recruit X marks the spot-on media matters

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WANDERING through the corridors of a certain AFL club, GEOFF POULTER was able to extract a refreshingly candid and enlightening Q and A from a young star in the making. The player, not yet fully schooled in media matters, gave freely of his views on his team, ... More »

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Can you count your core values?

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OUR curious quizmaster GEOFF POULTER sets the questions for footy recruits and would-be citizens: SOME coaches, down through the ages, have been anxious to learn more about their troops. To try to find out exactly what makes them tick. They have set them acade... More »

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Some players carry a tag every week

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WHAT does the Bible have in common with Dracula? Well, they may have played in the same football team. GEOFF POULTER reports: JUST about everyone loves a nickname. Particularly the clever, quirky ones that bob up in sport. As you might well be aware I have alw... More »

Here’s a toast to Tassie legends

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GEOFF POULTER loves picking his own teams. Here’s his Best of the Best from Tassie: FOUR Tasmanian legends in the AFL Hall of Fame! Only two each from South Australia and Western Australia. Tassie has always punched above its weight. Makes you wonder why it do... More »