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Scot Palmer

Show BioHide BioVERY few personalities are as well known in the world of sport as SCOT PALMER. He was a fine sportswriter on The Sun News-Pictorial and a news-breaking Sports Editor on the Sunday Press, Sunday Sun and Sunday Herald Sun. But he was best known for his famous column, Palmer’s Punchlines, which ran for a record 25 years or more (he’s lost count!).

14 posts

Thirsty Tigers at the pump: Neil Balme (left), Kevin Sheedy and Mal Brown.
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Tigers turned to the treasurer for a top-up

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GARGLING gatherings in the garage, the Plugger pig plot and multiple Macs, SCOT PALMER’S Punchlines is a parade of plenty: BACK in the 70s these three Tigers might have been discussing the price of gas and how the oil crisis had sent it soaring from 50 cents a... More »

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The Wayne Harmes Grand Final storm rages on

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MAGPIES in the mire, Marmalade on the menu, Rex ropes them in and Tuddy sends them tumbling. SCOT PALMER’S PUNCHLINES provides plenty: COLLINGWOOD supporters hate to be reminded of it, but the famous Wayne Harmes boundary knock-on remains one of the great talk... More »

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Dougie puts his pollie days on hold

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POLITICIANS, PLAYMATES, PRINCES, PADDLERS – Scot Palmer’s Punchlines finds an old Bulldog much in demand, catches up with footy’s glamour queen, and recalls a brush with royalty: DASHING Dougie Hawkins seems to have put the state of Canberra politics on the ba... More »

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Barassi tops the menu 

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PROCLAMATIONS, PRONOUNCEMENTS, PREDILECTIONS – SCOT PALMER’S Punchlines discovers hairy Demon ruckman “Bull” Baker is the toast of Tassie as a restaurateur, Bomber Alec Epis has struck gold as a vintner, and Carlton is celebrating the birth of a second Harry C... More »

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How Punchlines tracked down the wild man of the bush!

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SCOT PALMER has pounded out PUNCHLINES persistently and professionally for so long he has almost forgotten when it all began. Here he tells how he found the missing ruckman…or at least his wet socks: THE prized land of Tibooburra near Yellingbo, at the foot of... More »