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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!

43 posts

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Weight can wear down a Cup star

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GEOFF POULTER laments his lack of winners in the Cup and says it’s often down to weights. But he’s managed to compose himself and compose a Canberra report from the 2017 Cup runners More »

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Winners and losers on the punt

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GEOFF POULTER has spent a little time on assignment assessing the form of the punters in your local TAB: PREPARE for a variety of different dudes you will come across at your local TAB during the Spring racing carnival. I call them The Top 10 Typical TAB Types... More »

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The days of grim grand finals

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PLAYING footy during the Depression was a way of getting food for the family. GEOFF POULTER recalls when times were so tough that losing a semi-final could be a bonus. More »

Albert Collier
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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 »