Tim Lane On this winter Sunday, the teams of Melbourne’s east and west meet in the southern-most state.
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.
Tim Lane Public confidence in the match review panel is at an all-time low.
Tim Lane Allan Jeans is credited with saying that to know where you’re going it’s important to be clear on where you’ve come from.
Tim Lane The arrival of Sydney's great coach is a new chapter in the tale of two cities.
Tim Lane The league hierarchy is struggling with an image problem over its impartiality in the supplements issue.
Tim Lane In case you hadn't noticed, football's pendulum of ascendancy seems to be swinging back to its median position, if not quite yet to the non-Victorian side thereof.
Tim Lane Lance Franklin can light up the modern game, but his inaccuracy holds back Hawthorn.
Tim Lane The league's continuous tinkering with the game's rules is like a dog chasing its tail.
Tim Lane The golden glow of Essendon's favourite son shines in the gathering darkness. But for how long?
Tim Lane The new incarnation of the NAB Cup may still give some indication of what's to come.
Tim Lane and Roy Masters A Sunday Age investigation has raised doubts about the veracity of a statutory declaration.
Tim Lane Hawthorn's Lance Franklin is developing into something truly unique.
Tim Lane Like Bogart in Casablanca, football dreams don't always have happy endings in a tough world.
Tim Lane It's not just cattle on King Island, where three footy teams are going hell for leather for supremacy.
Tim Lane The big talking point has been the unusually open race for the flag.
Tim Lane The respective roles and personalities within football clubs are bound to highlight differences.