Tim Lane The game of Australian Football is – like all other games – defined by its rules.
Tim Lane With plenty of issues facing the game, having no football operations manager is yet another one.
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 Once again a Swans premiership has been made possible by their inspired trading.
Tim Lane Two of the Apple Isle's finest had contrasting fortunes in the big time.
Tim Lane The big talking point has been the unusually open race for the flag.
Tim Lane Speculation on the slide rule is a dangerous game of making changes to the rules on the run.
Tim Lane Harder and faster bodies have made football far more dangerous than many realise.
Tim Lane The new incarnation of the NAB Cup may still give some indication of what's to come.