Tim Lane The three-strikes policy upsets many despite the fact that the players gave up a lot in agreeing to it.
Tim Lane Football is spreading its wings and officials, players and fans must now commit to a bigger game.
Tim Lane It has been impossible to miss the way Essendon's players and supporters have supported their coach.
Tim Lane Concussion injuries are a big issue, and the AFL's rule enforcers need to get interpretations right.
Sport in Crisis
Tim Lane Australian model of anti-doping authority is outdated and public confidence is wavering.
Tim Lane Interchange was introduced to enable temporarily injured players to resume when recovered.
Tim Lane With plenty of issues facing the game, having no football operations manager is yet another one.
Tim Lane Andrew Demetriou has overseen some momentous times at league HQ, but where to now?
Tim Lane Independence and transparency is the key to ensuring that all sport's yardsticks are not tarnished.
Tim Lane All policy on illicit drugs has become lost amid a blur of conspiracy and confusion.
Tim Lane The issue of AFL players and drug use has been overstated and misrepresented.
Tim Lane The tanking scandal and the Folau debacle show the dangers of tinkering with footy's natural order.
Tim Lane The league's continuous tinkering with the game's rules is like a dog chasing its tail.
Tim Lane Lance Franklin can light up the modern game, but his inaccuracy holds back Hawthorn.
Tim Lane Once again a Swans premiership has been made possible by their inspired trading.
Tim Lane Decision review systems in sport should come in unmarked packages carrying frightening health warnings in large print.
Tim Lane In case you hadn't noticed, football's pendulum of ascendancy seems to be swinging back to its median position, if not quite yet to the non-Victorian side thereof.
Tim Lane The highest honour needs a new voting system to beat the bias towards flashy midfielders.
Tim Lane Carlton has a long history of bringing in outsiders to produce instant results - it's not always worked.
Tim Lane While the issue of tanking had to be addressed, the AFL's ''solution'' is not one that is appropriate.