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Letter from the editor

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For sportswriters and sports fans alike, there is nothing like being on the spot when dramatic events happen. Peter Coster was there Marvin Hagler turned on one of the most hellish fights in boxing history in Las Vegas in 1985, Ron Reed was there when Pat Cash... More »

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One thousand years on the sport beat and still punching hard

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THEY say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. That might be true, but it doesn’t mean the tricks they already know are not still worth watching, as this new website will try to prove. WELCOME TO sportshounds.com.au. Who are we – and what are we doing here? Wel... More »

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Keep your eyes on the squid

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Looking a squid in the eye at close range can be a big, inky mistake as STEVE COOPER reveals: Late autumn and winter has not been kind to Port Phillip Bay anglers. King George whiting have been patchy, the winter snapper run failed, and although there are scho... 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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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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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 »

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Stick by the rules or go hungry

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BOB HART provides his strict recipe for staying safe, sane and well-nourished in your own backyard. There are at least two disturbing issues relating to the way many Australians use their barbecues. The first, naturally, relates to the things they cook on them... More »

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Boot in Mouth

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As a Melbourne Herald columnist LAWRENCE MONEY introduced an immensely popular segment called Boot in Mouth, featuring the verbal slips of the football commentators. Lou Richards was hurt at first but then grew to love it, even if he kept miscalling its title:... More »