Tim Lane

Tim Lane

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Goodes a victim of circumstance

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Tim Lane Apart from the late Major General Alan Stretton, who played 16 games for St Kilda and later oversaw the post-Cyclone Tracy evacuation of Darwin, Adam Goodes is the first VFL/AFL footballer to be...

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Tommy rightly hailed a hero

Tim Lane Tom Hafey's death has generated an outpouring of sadness which, no doubt, will continue into Monday when his funeral will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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Jack Viney case was sheer slapstick

Tim Lane Jack Viney’s acquittal on Thursday night was heralded by one Twittersphere contributor with a predictable two-word message. You can guess the tweet and it wasn’t subtle.

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Club boards have wider responsibility to sport

Tim Lane What is the role of a football club’s board members, and particularly its chairman, if their team becomes embroiled in a doping inquiry?

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Baldock: a thoroughly modern champion

Tim Lane With the star goal-kickers having their style ever-more cramped by the modern game, a new football discussion has begun. How would the goal-kicking giants of the past have coped in the current era?

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Tasmania regarded but still relegated by AFL

Tim Lane Tasmania's ambition to become a member club of the AFL is dead for at least 12 years.

Carlton needs serious rebuild to rediscover AFL glory

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Tim Lane As David Parkin tells it, when John Elliott interviewed him about a return to the Carlton coaching job in late-1990, an appraisal of the playing list was sought.

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AFL must avoid a pack mentality

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Tim Lane The topic here last week was the grievous one of rugby league's Jordan McLean hearing.

Latest twist highlights AFL failures

Tim Lane Combustible elements continue to be poured, indiscriminately, into an already volatile mix. Just as it is hard to know whether James Hird or the AFL is more damaged by Thursday night's report on the...

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Ross Lyon is winning the AFL coaches battle year-in and out

Tim Lane Allan Jeans is credited with saying that to know where you’re going it’s important to be clear on where you’ve come from.

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How fight for rights was won

Tim Lane Forty years on, AFL players are reaping the rewards of their union's struggle for a better deal.

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Hard to see past AFL spin over supplements scandal probe

Tim Lane The league hierarchy is struggling with an image problem over its impartiality in the supplements issue.

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Blunt men who were never dull

Tim Lane Kevin Sheedy and Robert Walls carved out unique places in the game.

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Hawthorn enters new realm

Tim Lane The brown-and-gold force has now struck back decisively: two premierships in six years.

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Geelong's wild ride - brilliant

Tim Lane Football fans of all affiliations have enjoyed cheering on the never-say-die Cats.

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Melbourne with Roos, win city?

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Tim Lane The arrival of Sydney's great coach is a new chapter in the tale of two cities.

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Essendon saga shows we need to change protocol

Tim Lane How independent is the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority and its processes?

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No joy in Dons' predicament

Tim Lane The Bomber coach has so far managed to defy gravity, but the end of the saga is fast approaching.

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Glory of sport has its limits

Tim Lane ASADA has 'hastened slowly' with its investigation with much at stake for footy and sport.

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Another gone, Hird stands

Tim Lane The golden glow of Essendon's favourite son shines in the gathering darkness. But for how long?

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