Tim Lane Football in Melbourne this past week had me recalling an old joke about a bloke whose car blows a tyre on a country road late one dark and stormy night.
Tim Lane The commentary box in which I worked last Sunday made regular mention of umpire Ray Chamberlain's role in proceedings.
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 With the star goal-kickers having their style ever-more cramped by the modern game, a new football discussion has begun. How would the goal-kicking giants of the past have coped in the current era?
Tim Lane Tom Hafey's death has generated an outpouring of sadness which, no doubt, will continue into Monday when his funeral will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Tim Lane In an interesting Age Online article last Thursday, the entry criteria for the Australian Football Hall of Fame were challenged by Western Australian writer, Simon White.
Tim Lane Football fans of all affiliations have enjoyed cheering on the never-say-die Cats.
Tim Lane Kevin Sheedy and Robert Walls carved out unique places in the game.
Tim Lane Once again a Swans premiership has been made possible by their inspired trading.
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 With plenty of issues facing the game, having no football operations manager is yet another one.
Tim Lane The game of Australian Football is – like all other games – defined by its rules.
Tim Lane The new incarnation of the NAB Cup may still give some indication of what's to come.
Tim Lane Harder and faster bodies have made football far more dangerous than many realise.
Tim Lane Speculation on the slide rule is a dangerous game of making changes to the rules on the run.
Tim Lane The big talking point has been the unusually open race for the flag.
Tim Lane Two of the Apple Isle's finest had contrasting fortunes in the big time.