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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 »