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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Essendon charges expected on Tuesday

Caroline Wilson and Jon Pierik AFL plans to announce charges against Essendon and potentially a number of individuals on Tuesday.

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The doctor who didn't Reid the play

Bruce Reid and James Hird.

Caroline Wilson Role played by Essendon's doctor in drugs program of 2012 remains intriguing element of scandal.

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Essendon drugs probe: AFLPA's fury at Bombers

Essendon drug crisis dink.

Caroline Wilson AFLPA leaves Essendon's senior list in no doubt as to their grave disappointment in senior football staffers it believes failed its players.

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Dons need to take a reality check

James Hird.

Caroline Wilson There is every suggestion Essendon remains determined to fight any harsh punishment from the AFL.

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Bomber report rifts

Essendon coach James Hird has been given a copy of the report.

Caroline Wilson Essendon coach successfully prevails on AFL and Bombers board to receive copy of ASADA report.

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Drive to cut footy car deals

Sherrin

Caroline Wilson Major row brewing between AFL, players and clubs over third party car arrangements.

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Shocked Saad faces 2-year ban

Ahmed Saad.

Caroline Wilson St Kilda forward says he is 'surprised and extremely disappointed' after returning a positive test to a banned substance within the past month, but he faces a two-year suspension from the game.

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St Kilda's Ahmed Saad faces two-year drugs ban

St Kilda's Ahmed Saad.

Caroline Wilson AFL investigating whether St Kilda footballer took a banned substance after an irregular sample was provided by the player early this month.

Bombers' media adviser quits as club changes tack

Essendon

Caroline Wilson Elizabeth Lukin resigns amid fresh series of leaks from coach's advisory team.

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Evans thrown under bus

James Hird and David Evans.

Caroline Wilson James Hird's decision to leak a chunk of his ASADA evidence precipitated rushed departure.

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Robinson set to sue Dons

Dean Robinson.

Caroline Wilson Acrimonious relationship between Essendon and Dean Robinson has finished and looks headed for the Supreme Court.

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It's getting ugly as saga takes its toll

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Caroline Wilson The gloves are well and truly off and battle lines drawn as James Hird battles valiantly to save his reputation.

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Dons power struggle emerges over handling of investigation

James Hird.

Caroline Wilson and Richard Baker Chairman David Evans under pressure from key board members and apparently at odds with coach James Hird.

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Hird told ASADA Demetriou tipped off Bombers

James Hird

Caroline Wilson Coach's claims refuted by Bombers chairman David Evans and AFL boss Andrew Demetriou

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Expect clubs to queue up for former Magpie

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Caroline Wilson Geoff Walsh has instantly become the hottest off-field property in the game.

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League may soften on interchange cap

Interchange bench.

Caroline Wilson The AFL's new football boss, Mark Evans, faces his first major challenge - the bench.

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Stability is the key for Tiger

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Caroline Wilson Since the season started, Dustin Martin has found refuge in the game.

Pre-season final set to go

One for history: Brisbane's coach Michael Voss and captain Jonathan Brown hold the 2013 NAB cup at Etihad Stadium in March.

Caroline Wilson Brisbane appears to have secured place in AFL history as game's last pre-season premiers.

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Bombers are yet to face facts

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Caroline Wilson That Essendon coach James Hird has a different recollection of 2011 meeting is not surprising.

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AFL warned Hird against peptides

James Hird.

Caroline Wilson EXCLUSIVE League warned Essendon coach in late 2011 to not involve his players in a peptides program.

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