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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Buddy lucky that no one was hurt in latest driving mishap

Caroline Wilson It is now beyond dispute that any suggestion Lance Franklin and his rockstar lifestyle would be left to their own devices in a big city not obsessed with Australian football was fanciful.

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AFL needs firm hand on tiller - now

Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson Andrew Demetriou's departure from the AFL's top job has moved significantly closer as the interview process has begun to unearth his replacement.

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AFL must re-think ticketing: Andrew Demetriou

Monday’s Geelong-Hawthorn game attracted the AFL’s biggest attendance for the season to date.

Caroline Wilson Andrew Demetriou has admitted that the AFL must go back to the drawing board in a bid to rebrand and simplify its complex and wildly unpopular variable ticketing system.

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Blues' messy board handover close to completion

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Caroline Wilson Stephen Kernahan's reign at Carlton for all intents and purposes has finished. Within a fortnight one of the messier and more protracted board handovers will finally be completed when the relatively...

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Rob Kerr to head Essendon's football department

Rob Kerr

Jake Niall and Caroline Wilson Essendon has appointed Rob Kerr to a senior football role as part of a new structure at the Bombers.

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Mick Malthouse confronted umpire over contentious free kick

Mick Malthouse confronted a senior umpire about a costly and contentious free kick he had awarded in 2013 against the Blues.

Caroline Wilson The AFL has played down a pre-game incident during round two in which Mick Malthouse confronted a senior umpire about a costly and contentious free kick he had awarded in 2013 against the Blues.

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Malthouse can rebuild Carlton, says Stephen Kernahan

In happier times: Stephen Kernahan welcomes Mick Malthouse to the club back in September 2012.

Caroline Wilson Carlton president Stephen Kernahan has backed Mick Malthouse to rebuild the struggling Blues, conceding his club was ''a fair way off'' the top four.

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Danny Frawley fears impact of free agency

James Frawley handballs during a training session on Tuesday.

Caroline Wilson James Frawley's famous uncle has admitted to some discomfort upon reading about the Melbourne defender's astronomical asking price.

Saints closer to heading home

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Caroline Wilson The romantic notion of the St Kilda Football Club returning home to the Junction Oval has moved one step closer to reality following top-level talks between the AFL and the Victorian government.

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Saints closer to heading home to Junction Oval

Saints looking to train at Junction Oval

Caroline Wilson The romantic notion of the St Kilda Football Club returning home to the Junction Oval has moved one step closer to reality following top-level talks between the AFL and the Victorian government.

Last season was nearly Nick Maxwell's last

Caroline Wilson Former Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell almost retired at the end of 2013.

Frawley under pressure

Caroline Wilson The AFL Coaches’ Association is facing the most significant crossroad in its short existence and Frawley is by extension under pressure.

Pressure builds on Frawley

Caroline Wilson The AFL Coaches’ Association is facing the most significant crossroad in its short existence and Danny Frawley is by extension under pressure.

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Neale Daniher's biggest battle

Neale Daniher's last game as Melbourne coach.

Caroline Wilson You may or may not locate Neale Daniher's familiar face at the MCG today in the West Coast coaches' box.

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Time for Paul Roos to commit and start using the 'we' word at Melbourne

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Caroline Wilson Paul Roos needs to take more ownership of his struggling team of battlers.

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Bombers need to sever ties with James Hird

Caroline Wilson Essendon Football Club can never truly put the past behind it until it severs its ties with James Hird.

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Tania Hird could be summoned by Essendon board

James and Tania Hird are in a public row with Essendon.

Caroline Wilson James Hird has attempted to distance himself from a series of scathing attacks on the AFL launched by his family in recent days as his coaching career hung in the balance.

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Senior Bombers tell James Hird to put aside anger

James Hird.

Caroline Wilson Essendon's senior players have requested James Hird put aside his personal angst and allow the Bombers to focus on the 2014 season without provoking reminders of the events which led to Hird's and...

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Collingwood's Nick Maxwell to mark 200th game

Nick Maxwell

Caroline Wilson Nick Maxwell almost retired at the end of 2013. It had not been the happiest of seasons, and the outgoing Collingwood captain believed he had had enough of football and that the feeling was mutual.

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AFL coaching: The buck stops here

Paul Roos.

Caroline Wilson Alastair Clarkson's controversial call to regulate the AFL coaching industry comes on the eve of a season already shaken up by the emergence of six new senior coaches.