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It’s a helluva job selecting the Hall of Fame

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EACH YEAR the new batch of footy Hall of Fame members are announced. But, as GEOFF POULTER, points out, there are always many deserving stars whose names don’t get read out: IT MUST BE the most difficult job going around – being an Australian Football Hall of ... More »

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Bronzed Bobby belongs at the MCG

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IT HAS taken a long while for one of Australia’s greatest footballers to be honoured with a statue as many of his contemporaries have, but they’re putting it in the wrong place, writes RON REED: LONG OVERDUE: That’s the first thing to be said about the decisio... More »

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Sheeds – the man whose work is never done

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HE’S THE man who’s done it all in footy – and then some. Now he is being hailed as the game’s greatest servant – ever – and chief writer RON REED agrees: THE WEEK THAT WAS: His lifelong mate Kevin Bartlett introduced Kevin Sheedy as the AFL Hall of Fame’s 28th... More »

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Ablett deserves to be a Legend

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IN HIS long career as a football writer GEOFF POULTER saw many of the greats in action, week in and week out. He says none was better than Gary Ablett senior and he deserves to be duly recognised. More »

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CAN pain cure the football ills?

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THRASHING the boys on the training track is the formula often prescribed after a dismal loss. But is the punishment going to produce a better performance or simply fatigue? LAWRENCE MONEY looks at this and other football mysteries. More »

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Video villain faces the game blame

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VIDEO reviews were meant to take the critical errors out of football, cricket and soccer, but PAUL GOUGH reckons they fail to fulfil that function and are a blight on the games. More »