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Try tangling with this team

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THE GRAND old warriors of football might be on the way out. GEOFF POULTER looks at the career of Luke Hodge, wonders about the future of footy’s hard men and selects a team to test the faint of heart. More »

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New Roos renew hope at Arden Street

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BEFORE the season began they were red hot favourites for the wooden spoon. Now the Kangaroos are showing they are a growing force to be reckoned with. GEOFF POULTER reports: IT’S tempting fate to rile the Footy Gods. They tend to respond unkindly to cockiness ... More »

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Buddy joins the all-time greats

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IT TAKES a very special player to push the mighty Alex Jesaulenko out of a team of all-time champions, but GEOFF POULTER reckons that Buddy Franklin has now earned that honour: THE time has come. Buddy must be included in the best team of all time. On the benc... More »

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Footy moves match musical chairs

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THE ROT really set in when Ron Barassi left Melbourne to coach Carlton. Was nothing sacred in football any more? Now players switch clubs with hardly any fuss. GEOFF POULTER looks at the change in club culture. More »

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Don’t wear Number 8 if you want to win the Brownlow

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THIRTEEN is considered unlucky so some players are reluctant to wear it. But, why is Number 8 devoid of a Brownlow? GEOFF POULTER poses the question: THE MYSTERY of the guernsey number eight in AFL footy. Never won a Brownlow. Never even close. Not likely this... More »

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Facing up to a footy freak

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HE WAS a football freak, regarded by many good judges as the best man to ever play the game. And the first to agree was the man himself, Laurie Nash, who saw the greatest footballer every morning…in the mirror. GEOFF POULTER reports. More »

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Just remember: say nothing

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THE post-match footy interviews give the fans the chance to learn more, straight from their heroes. But do they? GEOFF POULTER has heard it all before. More »