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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.

180 posts

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Sheeds – the man whose work is never done

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HE’S THE man who’s done it all in footy – and then some. Now he is being hailed as the game’s greatest servant – ever – and chief writer RON REED agrees: THE WEEK THAT WAS: His lifelong mate Kevin Bartlett introduced Kevin Sheedy as the AFL Hall of Fame’s 28th... More »

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Froome on fire – and feeling some heat

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HE HAS produced one of the most stunning rides in the history of road cycling – but it’s not all undiluted applause for Chris Froome, writes RON REED: CHRIS FROOME, the best road cyclist in the world, has taken control of the Italian Giro with one of the most ... More »

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AB de Villiers: no better cricketer to watch

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HE WAS THE cricketer other cricketers wanted to be – and there is no greater compliment. RON REED salutes AB de Villiers on his retirement from the international game: CRICKET FANS, and statisticians, are always debating the identity of the world’s best batsma... More »

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Victory fly the big blue flag again

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THEY HAD TO do it the hard way and they did, which is why the Victory soccer team has always been the most professional team in Australian soccer, says Chief Writer RON REED. More »

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Desolation to delight – all his own work

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MELBOURNE VICTORY are through to the soccer Grand Final in the most unlikely of circumstances, says chief writer RON REED: THIS HAS become the finals series soccer’s A-League, which has been struggling to keep its audience engaged all season, had to have. But ... More »