Tim Lane

Tim Lane

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The Bulldog light on the hill out west

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.

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Tommy rightly hailed a hero

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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.

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How great does a great have to be?

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.

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Baldock: a thoroughly modern champion

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?

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Geelong's wild ride - brilliant

Tim Lane Football fans of all affiliations have enjoyed cheering on the never-say-die Cats.

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Blunt men who were never dull

Tim Lane Kevin Sheedy and Robert Walls carved out unique places in the game.

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Winning now not so foreign

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Tim Lane Once again a Swans premiership has been made possible by their inspired trading.

Buddy flaws hurt Hawks

Tim Lane Lance Franklin can light up the modern game, but his inaccuracy holds back Hawthorn.

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AFL follows bouncing ball

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Tim Lane The league's continuous tinkering with the game's rules is like a dog chasing its tail.

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New man must knock heads

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Tim Lane With plenty of issues facing the game, having no football operations manager is yet another one.

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Courage not consultation

Tim Lane The game of Australian Football is – like all other games – defined by its rules.

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Cup on offer, it's still footy

Tim Lane The new incarnation of the NAB Cup may still give some indication of what's to come.

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Game's danger is hitting home

Tim Lane Harder and faster bodies have made football far more dangerous than many realise.

Rules are on a slippery slide

Tim Lane Speculation on the slide rule is a dangerous game of making changes to the rules on the run.

On football's struggle street, burning hunger still gnaws

Tim Lane The big talking point has been the unusually open race for the flag.

Fate stepped in to distinguish between two prodigious talents

Tim Lane Two of the Apple Isle's finest had contrasting fortunes in the big time.