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Matt Watson is a former ABC journalist in Brisbane and regional Queensland. He has covered politics, community events, breaking news and environmental stories since 2005. He is currently a corporate communications specialist with the Queensland Government.

Matt fell in love with North Melbourne in 1977 when he first pulled on a football jumper at the Oak Park Football Club in Victoria. He’s been fascinated by football and its history ever since, and has turned his love of sport into a passion. He has been writing about AFL football, cricket and boxing for decades for ABC Online, the Footy Almanac and in his blog The Ramble. He is the author of Fabulous Phil Carman: the Phil Carman Story, published by Brolga Press in 2017.


Sons of Guns Matt Watson

Some of the biggest names in AFL have been around for generations.

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