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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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Eddie’s ready, but can he right the ratings retreat?

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STEVE PERKIN was executive producer of The Footy Show for three years when Eddie McGuire was host. He now examines Eddie’s return: THERE ARE SOME who say that you never go back, just as many who believe that sometimes you need to go back before you can move fo... 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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How Punchlines tracked down the wild man of the bush!

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SCOT PALMER has pounded out PUNCHLINES persistently and professionally for so long he has almost forgotten when it all began. Here he tells how he found the missing ruckman…or at least his wet socks: THE prized land of Tibooburra near Yellingbo, at the foot of... More »

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The coach isn’t happy

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LAWRENCE MONEY follows the cameras into the coach’s box and finds there are more moves than on the whiteboard: WHAT SADIST came up with the idea of positioning TV cameras outside the AFL coaches’ box? Did anyone ask the coaches first or did the cameras just ap... More »

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Arghh, the pain of The Game

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TERRY BROWN has suffered hard and long as a Magpie fan, but he reckons you can never get enough agony: THE way I hear it, Paddy Dangerfield kicked a bag on his right foot while smashing backmen away five at a time with his severed left stump. With luck, he sho... More »