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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Supplement crisis: Bombers set to miss finals

Caroline Wilson and Jake Niall Essendon looks certain to not play finals as negotiations between the AFL and the club moved swiftly towards a resolution of the crisis that has engulfed the game.

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Mick Malthouse still to learn that results not the only measure of a coach

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Caroline Wilson Mick Malthouse's half-hearted mea culpa on Thursday said as much about the changing times in which he is coaching as about the man himself.

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Essendon continues to duck for cover

Caroline Wilson The latest and potentially most laughable attempt by Essendon to make the AFL accountable for its own dangerous and potentially illegal drugs program has struck a chord as the club continues to point...

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League, union back medical director Peter Harcourt

AFL medical director Peter Harcourt is expected to receive the backing of chief executive Gillon McLachlan.

Caroline Wilson The AFL has thrown its unequivocal support behind its medical director Peter Harcourt, despite being unaware he had been filmed as the keynote speaker at a Zurich conference on drugs in sport last...

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Tiger tales: the powers behind the glories of Tom Hafey's years at Richmond

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Caroline Wilson One of Tom Hafey’s premiership players pointed out on Friday that in the week of Hafey’s death the Richmond coaching legend has never seemed more alive.

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Richmond a team in turmoil

Caroline Wilson Jack Riewoldt's decision to break ranks on Wednesday has angered his club and placed even more pressure on his beleaguered coach Damian Hardwick.

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Last hurrah? Let's hear it for the fans

Andrew Demetriou.

Caroline Wilson Predicting the timing of Andrew Demetriou's departure from a job that his influence and pay packet suggests is the most powerful in Australian sport has been a fruitless game that has accompanied the...

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Poor clubs can't win flags, says Alan Richardson

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Caroline Wilson and Matt Murnane There appears no end in sight to the radical bid by the competition's chiefs to create a more even competition.

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AFL coaching: The buck stops here

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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.

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Port Adelaide and Renault now motoring along

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Caroline Wilson One year ago Port Adelaide boldly stepped into the MCG, a move plenty of football people would dearly love to have made this weekend, to launch their new major sponsor Renault.

Patrick Dangerfield to weigh up Adelaide prospects

Patrick Dangerfield remains a prime target of the Cats.

Caroline Wilson The explosive midfielder would return to Victoria if he believed he had no chance of team success with the Crows.

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Patrick Dangerfield looking forward to surf and (home) turf

Patrick Dangerfield (right) with Matt Crouch (left) and James Podsiadly during an Adelaide training session at AAMI Stadium on Wednesday.

Caroline Wilson Patrick Dangerfield did not attempt to contain his excitement at the prospect of the immediate journey at hand.

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Senior Bombers tell James Hird to put aside anger

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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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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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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.

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.

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Richmond has leading questions after Jack Riewoldt loses role

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Caroline Wilson Richmond's on-field showing will define the year, not the make-up of its leadership group.

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Buddy offer off the table

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Caroline Wilson Hawthorn begins to envisage a future without its champion forward.

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