Robert Walls

Robert Walls

In a 259-game career, Robert Walls played in three premierships (1968, 1970 and 1972) for Carlton, captaining the team in 1997 and 1978 before ending his career with Fitzroy. He coached the Lions between 1981 and 1985 before switching back to the Blues and steering them to the 1987 premiership. Walls writes weekly for The Age.

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Spoiler alert: top full-backs kicking on

Robert Walls Plenty say that centre half-forward is the toughest position to play. Forget that. Full-back is.

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The best No.1 draft picks ever

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Robert Walls Robert Walls rates the best of the best: the top 10 No.1 AFL draft picks

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Buckley could prove to be one of the great coaches

Robert Walls All signs indicate Nathan Buckley has what it takes to be a long-term success

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North Melbourne fade outs a minute-by-minute challenge

Robert Walls There would be thousands of North supporters who are getting sick of supporting a team that promises so much, but delivers so little.

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On the interstate

Robert Walls League headquarters would be giving the Gold Coast Suns a big tick and Gary Ablett a big hug.

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A case of Buddy and buyer beware

Robert Walls It will be a win-win situation if Buddy stays a Hawk and the Giants show patience, promote their own, and use their prized No.1 draft pick wisely.

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Hinkley just the right man to flick switch on Power

Robert Walls In 1985, a skinny, 18-year-old lad from Camperdown, who had all the skills in the world, didn't embrace my offer to become a Fitzroy player.

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The Blues have gone backwards under Malthouse

Sad and sorry Blues

Robert Walls The Carlton board needs to come clean. Is a premiership a possibility, or has that plan been scrapped?

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Pies' best a black and white contrast in styles

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Robert Walls Dane Swan and Scott Pendlebury have given extraordinary service to their team over the past seven years.

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Fasten seatbelt for flight of a footy lifetime

Robert Walls On his final football flight, Robert Walls contemplates the men who have inspired him.

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Michael Voss pays unfair price for Lions' board ineptitude

Robert Walls The treatment of Michael Voss by the Lions board is disgraceful.

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All Power needed was right hand on switch

Fairfax Media writer

Robert Walls A few tweaks have helped turn Port Adelaide around.

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Freo bravo: Dockers' decision to develop talent paved way for title shot

Ross Lyon

Robert Walls 'Manic'' is the word that best describes the way Fremantle pressured Sydney in the preliminary final.

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How Fremantle became a force

Michael Barlow of the Dockers

Robert Walls 'Manic' is the word that best describes the way Fremantle pressured Sydney in last week's preliminary final.

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Cats must lift to match the Swans' class

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Robert Walls Geelong and Sydney have been the two best clubs in recent years, with one or the other involved in seven of the past eight grand finals.

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More glory days to come for entertaining Cats?

Robert Walls The Balnarring butcher's face lights up every time I enter his shop. It's not because he is happy to see me, it's because once again he wants to tell me how good his Cats are.

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How the Eagles must rue their missing Lynch

Robert Walls I've enjoyed watching Quinten Lynch play football over the past 10 years. He is an old-fashioned footballer. He even plays with his socks pulled up.

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Time to toughen up, Tiges

Robert Walls When push comes to shove, Richmond has too many whinges, too many excuses.

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Nic Nat and Daw a clash to savour

Majak Daw and Nic Nat

Robert Walls Andrew Demetriou and the AFL Commission will be delighted that the two biggest drawcards in Friday night's game in Perth are young men who come from vastly different backgrounds.

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Wearing the tag with pride

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Robert Walls The role of the negative tagger has evolved over the years.