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Oops, my mistakes – by Test captain Steve Smith

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THERE IS NO bigger job in Australian sport than captaining the Test cricket team, especially against England – and the incumbent Steve Smith does not deny he is a work in progress. Chief Writer RON REED delves into Smith’s newly-published autobiography. More »

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Dusty Brownlow Poster

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DUSTIN MARTIN NEEDS only one thing now to complete the perfect season — a premiership for Richmond. As everybody was certain he would, he won the Brownlow medal emphatically, with a record 36 votes, the umpires voting him best afield 11 times, also a record. T... More »

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Oh for the good old goal-den days

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Chief writer RON REED gets a glimpse of an old-fashioned full-forward and pines for what used to be., AS FUTILE AS I know it will be, can I make a protest about one aspect of how footy is played these days? I miss the specialist full-forward... More »

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Letter From the Editor

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THANKS everyone for giving the Hounds such a warm and hearty welcome to the world of sports lovers! After less than a week “live” our new website, Sportshounds.com.au, is racking up tons of hits and a stream of favourable reviews. That’s not really surprising ... More »

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Why Bernard the brat might now be beyond help

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Chief writer RON REED looks back on the first week in the life of sportshounds.com.au – and despite tennis tool Bernard Tomic’s deplorable behaviour there was a lot to like. JUST when you thought Bernard Tomic couldn’t become any more of an ... More »

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Introducing Simon Schneider

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SIMON SCHNEIDER aimed high when he got his Diploma of Graphic Design. Aged 23 and ambitious, he took samples of his work to the man at the top: legendary Sun cartoonist, Geoff “Jeff” Hook. Geoff was hooked and they were soon working side by side at The Sun. Th... More »

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Sam told time to tone down his tastes

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SCOT PALMER serves up another action-packed, provocative PUNCHLINES package packed with powerful prose:   SAM KEKOVICH continues to live high on the … well, not the hog but the lamb. But not quite as high as he has become accustomed to for last decade or so. T... More »

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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 »