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Don’t let them bounce the bounce!

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Controversial rule changes? The future of the bounce? No need for the AFL’s Laws of the Game Committee when we can turn to two country umpiring legends with over 1,200 games (and counting) experience between them. COLIN DALE meets the marathon masters of the w... More »

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On a roll with the racing roadshow

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IT IS all about wheels within wheels when it comes to organising, promoting, overseeing and completing a successful cycling event. Last week ROD NICHOLSON joined promotor John Craven on the five-day, 500 km Tour of the Great South Coast to discover the behind-... More »

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The day Dermie dug deep and defied the doctor

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WHAT A GRAND FINAL! Twenty-eight years have passed but few AFL followers will ever forget the brutal 1989 clash between Hawthorn and Geelong. STEVE PERKIN was a witness to the aftermath: On Grand Final day, my main task was to track down one of our columnists,... More »

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Green light for the red card is overdue

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Pressure is mounting on the AFL to adopt a send-off system for unacceptable head-high violence – and rightly so, writes RON REED. BILLY SLATER has a wife and kids and many friends and fans, this column certainly one of the latter. For all co... More »

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Recruit X marks the spot-on media matters

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WANDERING through the corridors of a certain AFL club, GEOFF POULTER was able to extract a refreshingly candid and enlightening Q and A from a young star in the making. The player, not yet fully schooled in media matters, gave freely of his views on his team, ... More »

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Get the name right

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Not Familiar with pillies, snotties, duskies or goodoo? Sportshounds fishing writer STEVE COOPER takes us on a tour through the strange, murky waters of fish names More »

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When taking the tram tops training

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PETER COSTER has fine football bloodlines but lacks a yard in pace, so he chose the plodding “Percy” Jones as his companion for a training run with the Old Dark Navy Blues: IT SEEMED like a good idea at the time. It was 1978 and “Percy” Jones was the slowest p... More »