Tim Lane The Socceroos' bubble burst disappointingly in the end. From channelling Eddie McGuire - "What a big week it's been in football" - ebullient Australian fans were soon reminded of another slogan: a...
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.
Tim Lane Once again a Swans premiership has been made possible by their inspired trading.
Tim Lane The tanking scandal and the Folau debacle show the dangers of tinkering with footy's natural order.
Tim Lane Independence and transparency is the key to ensuring that all sport's yardsticks are not tarnished.
Tim Lane The arrival of Sydney's great coach is a new chapter in the tale of two cities.
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.
Tim Lane While the issue of tanking had to be addressed, the AFL's ''solution'' is not one that is appropriate.
Tim Lane Carlton has a long history of bringing in outsiders to produce instant results - it's not always worked.
Tim Lane and Roy Masters A Sunday Age investigation has raised doubts about the veracity of a statutory declaration.
Tim Lane AFL credibility in the Jack affair quickly melts away under scrutiny.
Tim Lane There are lingering questions about irregularities in Kieren Jack's drafting to Sydney.
Tim Lane Hawthorn's Lance Franklin is developing into something truly unique.
Tim Lane It's not just cattle on King Island, where three footy teams are going hell for leather for supremacy.