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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.

263 posts

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France salutes a fixture at the great race

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NOTHING HAS BEEN able to stop our man at the Tour de France clocking up a mighty milestone, with chief writer RON REED reporting on what it was like going along for the ride. SOME PEOPLE now call it the Tour de Iffy, and for good reason. John Trevorrow, known ... More »

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Why Bernard the brat might now be beyond help

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Chief writer RON REED looks back on the first week in the life of sportshounds.com.au – and despite tennis tool Bernard Tomic’s deplorable behaviour there was a lot to like. JUST when you thought Bernard Tomic couldn’t become any more of an ... More »

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Des Tuddenham on the Magpie mistakes – then and now

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SO WHAT’S WRONG with Collingwood – this time? Chief writer RON REED goes to lunch with one of the famous club’s greatest legends, DES TUDDENHAM, and discovers the answer is … just about everything: DES TUDDENHAM was never known for pulling his punches, physica... More »

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Confessions of an unfaithful footy fan

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CHIEF WRITER RON REED has celebrated a lot of premierships in his time as a footy fan – so why was it nagging on his conscience when he rocked up to the MCG to have a drink in the family bar? PREPARING to watch Melbourne and Carlton do battle at the MCG on Sun... More »

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One thousand years on the sport beat and still punching hard

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THEY say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. That might be true, but it doesn’t mean the tricks they already know are not still worth watching, as this new website will try to prove. WELCOME TO sportshounds.com.au. Who are we – and what are we doing here? Wel... More »

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Tomic’s tank leaves Pat Cash cringing

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Chief writer RON REED is reminded of one of the great days he has seen in Australian tennis history – by one of the worst: NOSTALGIA, THEY SAY, ain’t what it used to be. I beg to differ. Milestones matter, especially when you start to run out of them. So do an... More »

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Horn is the hero,hear, hear, hear!

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RON REED says the judges got it right – boxer Jeff Horn earned his world title the hard way, but earn it he did: YOU GET THE best possible view of boxing matches by sitting at ringside even if it does mean you sometimes end up being spattered by blood, sweat a... More »

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Talking a good Tour in the footsteps of Phil Liggett

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RON REED is tuning into the new voices of the Tour de France – and likes what he hears: IS ANYBODY missing the dulcet tones of Phil Liggett yet? Hopefully Phil, who I regard as a friend or at least a workplace acquaintance with whom I have often shared a glass... More »

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Fit and frank is Fabulous Phil

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RON REED catches up with Fabulous Phil Carman, the football genius who could have been anything…but for a lot of crazy things: IT’S amazing how long it takes for some stories to be told, no matter how good they are. I can vouch for that. When I was asked by a ... More »