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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 »