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Ron Reed

Show BioHide BioRON REED has spent more than 50 years as a sportswriter or sports editor, mainly at The Herald and Herald Sun. He has covered just about every sport at local, national and international level, including multiple assignments at the Olympic and Commonwealth games, cricket tours, the Tour de France, America’s Cup yachting, tennis and golf majors and world title fights.

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Taking the Mick out of footy

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GOING through old files in search of material for a forthcoming book, Chief Writer RON REED came across this 1987 interview with legendary TV commentator Mike Williamson, who died this week, aged 91. More »

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More winners for the man who wasn’t there

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A COUPLE OF familiar faces were nowhere to be seen at the Warrnambool races but that didn’t worry anyone, says chief writer RON REED: IT TOOK until the 29th of 30 races for the ghost of Darren Weir to be formally identified at Warrnambool’s three-day May racin... More »

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Singing the Blues at long last

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IT’S BEEN a long time coming but the Old Dark Navy Blues’ breakthrough might be a sign of better things to come – well, long-suffering fan RON REED hopes so. More »

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How good was she? Who knows?

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WINX’S amazing career has ended without one big question ever being answered, says Chief Writer RON REED: OF ALL the astonishing elements of the Winx story, jockey Hugh Bowman might have selected the one that stands out most when he said after her final triump... More »

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Pace guns upstage each other

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VICTORIAN pace pair James Pattinson and Peter Siddle destroyed NSW in the Sheffield Shield final – and now might be marching in lockstep towards the Ashes , writes RON REED: More »