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Coaching and the art of surviving

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AROUND this time each year KEN PIESSE finds himself thinking of his good mate, Allan Jeans, the legendary coach who died in July six years ago. Here, Ken recalls their friendship and reveals why Jeans would never write a warts-and-all autobiography and why he ... More »

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Day out for AFL boss and his old mate

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THE FALLOUT FROM the AFL’s sex scandal wasn’t as acrimonious as most onlookers might have imagined if a low-key day at the footy for two old mates was any indication, writes COLIN DUCK. TWO INTERESTING faces stood out in the crowd at Saturday’s Match of the Da... More »

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Luke levers Lethal aside

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It’s a momentous decision for a Hawthorn man to make, but STEVE PERKIN finds himself forced to demote Lethal Leigh: I NEVER THOUGHT I’d say this, but I’m dumping Leigh Matthews as captain of Hawthorn’s Team of the Forever. Luke Hodge, come on down.  I saw all ... More »

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What price must James Hird pay?

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ACADEMIC and author DAN EDDY freely acknowledges his allegiance. He’s a Bomber fan but he reckons it’s well beyond time for some people to stop hounding James Hird: I’m confused. Did I hear correctly? James Hird, winner of the 2000 Norm Smith Medal, has been a... More »

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Hawthorn v Geelong in pictures

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Wayne Ludbey brings you the latest pictures from the Round 17 Hawthorn v Geelong game at the MCG. #AFLCatsHawks @mcg Luke Hodge #puma #300 pic.twitter.com/IqkaqpdIOX — Wayne Ludbey (@WLudbey) July 15, 2017     More »

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Pain turns into premierships

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IN a second extract from his new book, Larrikins & Legends, author DAN EDDY recounts how the Navy Blues formed a bond that dominated the G on Grand Final day: WHAT Alex Jesaulenko forced his Carlton players to endure before the 1979 season would be felt for th... More »

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Draws disguise Giant steps

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GEOFF HARRIS observes some giant strides taking place in the two drawn games over the past two weeks: Perhaps the two AFL draws the past two weekends are more significant than immediately realised. The youngest club, the Greater Western Sydney Giants, drew fir... More »

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The softer side of the Hawk hard man

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HE WAS willing and eager to boo him during a game, but when CHRIS de KRETSER dealt with Hawk champion Luke Hodge off the field he could not have met a better bloke: MUCH HAS been said about Luke Hodge’s prowess as a leader and player after he announced his ret... More »

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Those jumpers were a sight to cause sore eyes

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WE ARE the navy Blues, the song goes. But what happens when navy turns to light blue or white to purple? CHRIS de KRETSER reports on a painful experience watching the football: PLAYING for the jumper has been a fundamental tenet infused into every league footb... 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 »