Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson has been chief football writer for The Age since 1999. She was the first woman to cover Australian Rules football on a full-time basis and the first woman to win the AFL's gold media award. She has won the AFL Players Association's football writer of the year (1999) and the AFL Media Association's most outstanding football writer and most outstanding feature writer (2000, 2003, 2005). She also won a Melbourne Press Club Quill Award in 2003.

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Holding Dons to ransom not fair, says agent

Craig Kelly.

Caroline Wilson Craig Kelly accuses at least one rival AFL manager of holding Essendon to ransom.

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Cats legend turns over a new leaf

Gary Hocking.

Caroline Wilson Garry Hocking no longer has issues with his old club, writes Caroline Wilson.

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Health problem forces Daniher to leave Eagles

West Coast football operations manager Neale Daniher

Caroline Wilson A serious health issue has forced Neale Daniher to resign his position as football operations boss of West Coast.

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Shattered Tigers vow to continue climb up ladder

Richmond players after Sunday's loss

Caroline Wilson Club sets about picking up the pieces after "shattering" elimination final loss.

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Tigers' contract fight

Dustin Martin.

Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson EXCLUSIVE Richmond is fighting to retain two of its key young stars, Reece Conca and Dustin Martin.

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Goodwill from Saints' win goes up in smoke

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Caroline Wilson St Kilda's romantic farewell at Etihad Stadium last Saturday erased so much of the pain of the 2013 season.

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AFL caught short at a crucial time

Caroline Wilson It was among the most meaningful advice Ken Hinkley could offer his players in the final round of 2013 and it came at quarter-time at AAMI Stadium's last AFL game.

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Monfries' September surprise

Angus Monfries

Caroline Wilson Angus Monfries finds himself, and not any of his former team, playing finals.

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Bombers push for Daniher as boss

Essendon's famous four: (from left) Terry, Neale, Anthony and Chris Daniher with legendary coach Kevin Sheedy (centre) in 2009.

Caroline Wilson Essendon targets Neale Daniher as it sets about rebuilding the club.

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Finally, it's all about football and the fans

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Caroline Wilson On the final Saturday of winter it can truly be said that it is all about the game.

Hird still king, but in exile

Caroline Wilson Of all the ground-breaking developments at AFL headquarters over 30 dramatic hours at the start of this week the most bizarre was Essendon's decision to re-sign James Hird as he became the first AFL...

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Hird and his club pay highest of prices

Essendon coach James Hird  leaves his Toorak home for Tuesday's hearing.

Caroline Wilson Essendon coach dramatically backs down and accepts a one-year ban from the game.

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AFL imposes deadline on Essendon negotiations

Essendon drug crisis dink.

Caroline Wilson Essendon will face a contested hearing before the AFL Commission unless it reaches a negotiated settlement today over penalties it receives for its 2012 supplement program.

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Hird is still clinging to faint hope

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Caroline Wilson Late on Monday, the coach was still fighting for his standing and, more pertinently, his job.

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Ban could spell end

James Hird.

Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson Essendon assistant coach Mark Thompson predicts that James Hird could struggle to return.

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Agents in drug talks

Essendon

Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson EXCLUSIVE Player agents told of legal avenues they can explore for Essendon players dealing with supplements saga.

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Supplement crisis: Bombers set to miss finals

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Caroline Wilson and Jake Niall Essendon looks certain to not play finals as negotiations between the AFL and the club moved swiftly towards a resolution of the crisis that has engulfed the game.

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Martin to stay with Tigers

Staying put: Dustin Martin is set to remain at Richmond.

Caroline Wilson Richmond star will sign a two-year deal with the Tigers worth close to $1 million.

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Clubs back AFL in row with Bombers

Bulldogs President Peter Gordon speaks to the press.

Matt Murnane, Scott Spits and Caroline Wilson The league's 17 other clubs have lined up behind the AFL in its dispute with Essendon, calling on the Bombers to avoid fighting its bitter legal battle with the league in the courts.

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Tim Watson's conflicted role in Essendon saga

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Caroline Wilson "Sarah", the emotional talkback radio caller and Essendon player parent who described the invidious position in which some of that club's footballers still find themselves, has painted an alternative...

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