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Blues hit rock bottom

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THEY were a mighty force for many years and their song describes them as, “The team that never lets you down”. But the Old Dark Navy Blues have fallen on sad times, as PAUL GOUGH reports. More »

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Hoop, hoop hooray – the big man is back

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: HE’S BEEN the best Australian basketballer for a decade and now Andrew Bogut is back in the local league, which is another big deal for a sport that is going places, says Chief Writer RON REED. More »

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New Roos renew hope at Arden Street

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BEFORE the season began they were red hot favourites for the wooden spoon. Now the Kangaroos are showing they are a growing force to be reckoned with. GEOFF POULTER reports: IT’S tempting fate to rile the Footy Gods. They tend to respond unkindly to cockiness ... More »

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Magpies on the march – maybe

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STAND BY FOR the biggest footy match of the year so far as Collingwood try to convince their long-suffering supporters that they have turned the corner at last, says Chief Writer RON REED. More »

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Buddy joins the all-time greats

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IT TAKES a very special player to push the mighty Alex Jesaulenko out of a team of all-time champions, but GEOFF POULTER reckons that Buddy Franklin has now earned that honour: THE time has come. Buddy must be included in the best team of all time. On the benc... More »

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The flag the players owned, not the coach

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COACHES USUALLY get the credit for masterminding any premiership win but that wasn’t quite the case the last time Carlton saluted, writes RON REED: DAVID PARKIN coached Carlton to three premierships and Hawthorn to one and it goes without saying that he is pro... More »