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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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Don’t wear Number 8 if you want to win the Brownlow

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THIRTEEN is considered unlucky so some players are reluctant to wear it. But, why is Number 8 devoid of a Brownlow? GEOFF POULTER poses the question: THE MYSTERY of the guernsey number eight in AFL footy. Never won a Brownlow. Never even close. Not likely this... More »

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Facing up to a footy freak

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HE WAS a football freak, regarded by many good judges as the best man to ever play the game. And the first to agree was the man himself, Laurie Nash, who saw the greatest footballer every morning…in the mirror. GEOFF POULTER reports. More »

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Just remember: say nothing

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THE post-match footy interviews give the fans the chance to learn more, straight from their heroes. But do they? GEOFF POULTER has heard it all before. More »

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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 »