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Magpies ready to even an old, old score

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: They’ve been at each other’s throats since the 19th century but two of Melbourne’s oldest footy clubs are still locked in a fight that might be about to heat up even more, says Chief Writer RON REED More »

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Boxing the press

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GEOFF POULTER endured many torrid times when the pressmen questioned the coaches after a match. It could get quite heated, with the coaches treating the questioners with hostility or derision. But there were many lighter moments: More »

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Are the umps swayed by the howling hordes?

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ANY VISITOR who set foot timidly inside Victoria Park in the old days knew what to expect: hostility from the Magpie supporters and what appeared to be a dearth of free kicks. Does the free kick problem linger on? LAWRENCE MONEY has a look. More »

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Timmy Time – it’s now or never

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HE IS the Socceroos’ best-known and most popular player – and possibly the man most likely to win the crucial match against Peru off his own boot. So surely Tim Cahill’s World Cup will not end in total anti-climax without him even setting foot on the field, sa... More »

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Growing Paines for the new cricket captain

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: NOBODY REALLY expected the massively depleted Australian one-day cricket team to do it easy when their five-match one-day series started this week – and they didn’t. It wasn’t all bad but there were some worrying signs for the captain, says ... More »