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Lawrence Money

Show BioHide BioWebsiteLawrence 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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Footy’s full of sorry streaks

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DEMON Sportshound LAWRENCE MONEY has endured more than his fair share of pain since the glory days of the 1950s and early 60s. In recent years the hurt has come in the form of the Shinboner Streak. More »

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The Boot in Mouth is back in business

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THIS is the moment that the footy commentators relish or dread: when the infamous Boot in Mouth Award begins its countdown for Season 2018. The award’s Founder, Sole Judge, One-Man Tribunal and Appeals Board, LAWRENCE MONEY, bounces the ball. More »

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Demons dare to dream of a flag

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LAWRENCE MONEY still dreams of 1964 and that long-ago Demon premiership. Asked to predict the outcome of Season 2018, he dared to dream again: IT IS 30 September 2018, and, as I look back at the footy season past, it seems like a dream. The mighty Demons are p... More »

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Cheats just cheat themselves

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GOLFERS who just happen to “find” a lost ball and marathon runners who take shortcuts. LAWRENCE MONEY takes a look at the ugly “art” of cheating in sport. More »

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Our first king of cricket

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HE is rightly hailed these days as the pioneer of Aussie Rules, but in his own lifetime Tom Wills was far better known as a champion cricketer. LAWRENCE MONEY reports. More »

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Sheilas playing blokes at footy?

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LAWRENCE MONEY drew plenty of fire when he suggested that women's footy might not be the entertaining spectacle we were encouraged to expect. Unabashed, he returns to the fray on "mixed gender" sport. More »

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Sheilas playing footy

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THE women's football is booming, we are told. But crowds and ratings are way down and LAWRENCE MONEY finds the spectacle simply underwhelming. More »

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Curtains for the sport showgirls

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THE GRID girls and the dart damsels have done their dash and LAWRENCE MONEY reckons it’s time for the discrimination wardens to step in: LIKE THE GIRL from Ipanema, the showgirls of sport are invariably tall and tanned and young and lovely – although these day... More »