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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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Tassie football is being left to wither

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THERE SEEMS to be plenty of money available for the AFL’s favourite causes, but where are the funds and the fervour for footy at the grassroots level? GEOFF POULTER wonders what’s going on and what the future holds for his favourite state More »

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Where have all the icons gone?

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HE STILL longs for the days of lounging in the original Long Room, watching the champs battling it out on grass at Kooyong… GEOFF POULTER looks back with longing for the good old days More »

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The Dream Team of footy ALLIES

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IMAGINE a team with the likes of Carey, Hird, Dunstall, Voss and Buckley. Then add players such as Lynch, Crawford, Kelly, Long, Richardson. What a line-up! GEOFF POULTER takes us to dreamtime. More »

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Can the crystal ball ferret out the footy futures?

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WHAT does you AFL club have in store for you next season? How will they measure up? What changes have they in mind? GEOFF POULTER has gazed deeply into his crystal ball, sought expert advice from soothsayers and issued these firm predictions. More »

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Bradman and the rest of the best

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THIS MUST be close to mission impossible: choosing a team from the best cricketers the world has ever seen. GEOFF POULTER has taken up the challenge and then selected a team to take them on. More »

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Keeping a secret

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THE AUSTRALIAN Test team of 1890 were all at sea when they discovered the Tasmanian wicketkeeper they had chosen had never kept wickets GEOFF POULTER reports More »

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Bradman tops the tops

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GEOFF POULTER has tackled the impossible: naming the 10 greatest Australians in any field. And the winner is: ON the eve of another Ashes series it is again time to acknowledge our greatest Australian, in any field – Sir Donald George Bradman (1908-2001). Big ... More »