Tim Lane

Tim Lane

AFL

The Bulldog light on the hill out west

Tim Lane Of all the clubs that might provide a light on the hill for football's Victorian battlers, the Western Bulldogs have long appeared the least likely.

AFL

Baldock: a thoroughly modern champion

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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?

AFL

Goodes a victim of circumstance

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...

AFL

AFL match review system needs more transparency

Tim Lane Public confidence in the match review panel is at an all-time low.

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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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.

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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.

Round one's hill of beans

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Tim Lane Like Bogart in Casablanca, football dreams don't always have happy endings in a tough world.

Fate stepped in to distinguish between two prodigious talents

Tim Lane Two of the Apple Isle's finest had contrasting fortunes in the big time.