Tim Lane

Tim Lane

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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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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AFL must bear growing pains

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Tim Lane Football is spreading its wings and officials, players and fans must now commit to a bigger game.

AFL needs less shuttlecockups

Tim Lane IT WILL be a relief to the AFL to know it isn't alone in facing the reality that its rules might, under certain circumstances, encourage manufactured under-performance; or 'tanking' in the vernacular.

Off-field wins? No tanks, AFL

Tim Lane While the issue of tanking had to be addressed, the AFL's ''solution'' is not one that is appropriate.

AFL follows bouncing ball

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Tim Lane The league's continuous tinkering with the game's rules is like a dog chasing its tail.

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Cultural change, AFL gets Jeffed

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Tim Lane Andrew Demetriou has overseen some momentous times at league HQ, but where to now?

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How fight for rights was won

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

Brownlow must go if 'fairest' criterion to be upheld

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Tim Lane The Brownlow medal that Jobe Watson won must now be forfeited.

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A numbers man marks milestone

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Tim Lane AFL stats man Col Hutchinson's time as a Geelong fan struck a golden note against the brown and gold.

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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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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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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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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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Melbourne with Roos, win city?

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

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Hawthorn enters new realm

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

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Players fend off rants over drugs

Tim Lane The three-strikes policy upsets many despite the fact that the players gave up a lot in agreeing to it.