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Sheedy takes on the world

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CHRIS de KRETSER joined a crowd of more than 600 to celebrate Kevin Sheedy’s 50 years of football and to hear the master coach’s magic formula for conquering the world: As Essendon Football Club continues a never-ending task to shed its drug-tainted image, it ... More »

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GP hits head-on with footy again

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GEOFFREY HARRIS reveals that sports fans in Melbourne will have to make the choice in March between the footy and the Grand Prix: Melbourne’s Formula One grand prix is set to clash with the opening round of the AFL season again next year. Footy and F1 ran up a... 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 »

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Waiting, waiting for Tiger Time

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Richmond fans are a breed apart and TRULY deserve to see finals action this year, writes CHERYL CRITCHLEY:  Following Richmond over the past 37 years has had its advantages. I will think of them one day. But for now, consider a few facts. When Richmond won its... More »

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Looking down on life at the G

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TERRY BROWN finds himself sky high in the stands at the G, peering over vast rows of empty seats at tiny figures who might just be playing football: THE best General Admission seats in the Ponsford Stand have epic views – of St Ig’s, Box Hill and the Internati... More »

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Here’s a toast to Tassie legends

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GEOFF POULTER loves picking his own teams. Here’s his Best of the Best from Tassie: FOUR Tasmanian legends in the AFL Hall of Fame! Only two each from South Australia and Western Australia. Tassie has always punched above its weight. Makes you wonder why it do... More »

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Beaumaris boys had a great bash

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KEN PIESSE on a footy reunion to savour, with a moral to boot – never, ever, sing the victory song at halftime:   Gerry Callahan remains one of the most revered names in the old VFA, a six-time premiership captain and coach at Williamstown in the 50s. Somehow,... More »