ACM’s ‘straight talking’ footy commentary

Howard Kotton is a veteran journalist who draws on a life-long interest in sport and 45 years in the industry to deliver fresh perspectives on the AFL.

With the support of a grant from JNI, Australian Community Media (ACM) has been able to host Howard’s column in its state and territory mastheads during the coronavirus-affected AFL season.

Howard’s weekly observations can be found in The Canberra Times, The Bendigo Advertiser, The Courier (Ballarat), The Standard (Warrnambool), The Border Mail (Albury-Wodonga), The Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga), The Examiner (Launceston), and The Advocate (Burnie).

The column also features in ACM’s ‘Best on Ground’ newsletter.

What the readers say

“My local paper ran your article today and I must say it was an enlightening piece. I commend you for the straight talk and for saying what many fans and onlookers must be feeling.” – Subscriber

“I’m not normally in the habit of commenting but this morning’s article entitled ‘Players out of touch with reality‘ hit the nail on the head.” – Reader

Read the column

Below is a selection of Howard’s columns.

You can read more of Howard’s writing or sign up for the ‘Best on Ground’ newsletter.

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