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Lawrence Money

Show BioHide BioLawrence Money has twice been named Victoria's best newspaper columnist by the Melbourne Press Club. He wrote columns for 37 years on the Melbourne Herald, Sunday Age and daily Age -- and in Royalauto and Your Sport magazines -- before retiring in 2016 after a 50-year career in journalism. He still treads the speaking circuit, does radio gigs, tweets on @lozzacash and chases a long-gone 13 golf handicap. He clings to the eternal hope that the Melbourne Demons will once again win a flag.

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Geddinna Hole Guy

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He’s known as “Geddinna Hole Guy”. The clown (always male) who yells out at golfing tournaments all over the world. More »

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Are they donning yellow and black in heaven?

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HE WAS known as Captain Blood for his deeds on the field. But the great Jack Dyer won a far wider fan club when he got in front of a microphone and proceeded to butcher the English language. LAWRENCE MONEY has preserved some of his gems: More »

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A Demon’s Lament

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IT’S BEEN a long, long, long time since the Long Room rang with premiership cheers from the Melbourne members. LAWRENCE MONEY shares the misery as Melbourne miss out on finals yet again: More »

Coaches and more coaches – the Blues panel
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An army of coaches

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The Australian Army, according to an odd report in The Australian, has hired “executive coaches” to teach senior officers not to appear too “authoritarian and assertive”.  No doubt the army’s worried about excessive assertiveness frightening the enemy.... More »

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The coach isn’t happy

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LAWRENCE MONEY follows the cameras into the coach’s box and finds there are more moves than on the whiteboard: WHAT SADIST came up with the idea of positioning TV cameras outside the AFL coaches’ box? Did anyone ask the coaches first or did the cameras just ap... More »

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Which whiskers are which?

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LAWRENCE MONEY returns to the golden days of Boot In Mouth when the football callers kept getting tangled up in words: The Ablett brothers are hard to tell apart – although one has a beard.” It’s a footy howler that rings down through the ages – so how appropr... More »

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Boot in Mouth

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As a Melbourne Herald columnist LAWRENCE MONEY introduced an immensely popular segment called Boot in Mouth, featuring the verbal slips of the football commentators. Lou Richards was hurt at first but then grew to love it, even if he kept miscalling its title:... More »