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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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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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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Magnificent seven's hopes flagging

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Robert Walls Eight-and-a-half years ago, some young Cats and Saints were considered the up-and-comers.

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Malthouse a big risk as Blues err in axing Ratten

Robert Walls It's 2001 and after 10 years as Carlton coach, David Parkin hands the reins to the low-profile Wayne Brittain.

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Swans fresh and ready to fly in tough scrap

Robert Walls Get set for a low-scoring, high-tackling and full-on contest tonight when Sydney hosts Collingwood on the dead track at ANZ Stadium.

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Sam and Ted's excellent adventure

Robert Walls SYDNEY coach John Longmire has done a fine job in his short two-year tenure in the hot seat. But can he steer his team to a premiership flag tomorrow? The bookies and popular opinion think not.

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Sam and Ted's excellent adventure

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Robert Walls Grand final outcome rests with unlikely pair.

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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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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.

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Leaky defence the key to Magpies' woes

Robert Walls It’s hard to know what to make of Nathan Buckley’s Magpies. It is the only team to have beaten the classy Cats this year, yet looked awful last week against Sydney.

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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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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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Carlton has line-up to end losing streak

Robert Walls Carlton should end a five-game losing streak against Collingwood by winning comfortably tonight at the MCG.

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Hawks lose hunger

Robert Walls Hawthorn has lost the desire to win the contested ball.

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Wow, Jetta gives Sydney an edge

Sydney's Lewis Jetta

Robert Walls Sydney, which is sitting 8-3, is on track to play finals for the 14th time in the past 17 seasons. It's a wonderful record of consistency; one that no other club can boast.

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The waiting game

Carlton's Brett Ratten and Chris Judd.

Robert Walls The Blues must show patience, as the Pies and Cats did with Malthouse and Thompson.

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