Tim Lane The arrival of Sydney's great coach is a new chapter in the tale of two cities.
Tim Lane The golden glow of Essendon's favourite son shines in the gathering darkness. But for how long?
Tim Lane The league's continuous tinkering with the game's rules is like a dog chasing its tail.
Tim Lane Lance Franklin can light up the modern game, but his inaccuracy holds back Hawthorn.
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 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.