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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.

265 posts

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How one young Bomber is making a very big name for himself

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THERE IS NO mistaking the stand-out Bomber in the No 43 guernsey – he can do it all, writes RON REED ANTHONY McDONALD-TIPUNGWUTI has been the most recognisable footballer in the AFL from the moment he played his first game with Essendon last year. There are se... More »

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Bolt beaten – but long live the king

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WHEN THE villain turns out to be the victor, stand by for the jeers. Chief writer RON REED tunes into the aftermath of Usain Bolt’s dethroning at the athletics world championships. THE WINNER was booed off the track and the third placegetter did a lap of honou... More »

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Cricketers win the war – but the fall-out will linger

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Finally, Cricket Australia and the players have settled their long dispute but it remains to be seen how long it will take for the wounds to heal, says Chief Writer RON REED BRINGING the great cricket pay war to a belated conclusion is not t... More »

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Why the medal should never change, by the Brownlow family

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IT IS ALMOST 30 years since the family of the late Charles Brownlow wrote to the then VFL pleading for no change to be made in the criteria of football’s iconic best and fairest award. Neil Roberts has been an unflagging ally. Chief writer RON REED reports: TH... More »

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Green light for the red card is overdue

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Pressure is mounting on the AFL to adopt a send-off system for unacceptable head-high violence – and rightly so, writes RON REED. BILLY SLATER has a wife and kids and many friends and fans, this column certainly one of the latter. For all co... More »

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Oh for the good old goal-den days

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Chief writer RON REED gets a glimpse of an old-fashioned full-forward and pines for what used to be., AS FUTILE AS I know it will be, can I make a protest about one aspect of how footy is played these days? I miss the specialist full-forward... More »

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Footy Show back in the game with Eddie’s comeback

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NO-ONE WILL BE more pleased to see Eddie Everywhere back where he belongs at the troubled Footy Show than Eddie himself – and his mate Sam, says Chief Writer RON REED: IF YOU’RE a fan of The Footy Show you’re in luck. Re-uniting Eddie McGuire with Sam Newman i... More »