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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The Blues have gone backwards under Malthouse

Robert Walls The Carlton board needs to come clean. Is a premiership a possibility, or has that plan been scrapped?

AFL

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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All Power needed was right hand on switch

Fairfax Media writer

Robert Walls A few tweaks have helped turn Port Adelaide around.

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Football

The middle men

Sam Mitchell

Robert Walls A slick midfield list presents All-Australian selectors with some tough choices.

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Malthouse a big risk as Blues err in axing Ratten

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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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Men on a mission

Robert Walls Round-one clash between arch rivals Richmond and Carlton carries much weight.

AFL

Defensive Dockers put Dons to test

Robert Walls The Bombers will be truly tested in Perth on Friday night. Season-opening wins over the cocky Crows and demoralised Demons have been good for confidence and percentage, but now they face Fremantle,...

AFL

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.

AFL

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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Time for Demons' date night

Robert Walls The Melbourne Football Club has just one win as it goes into the bye weekend. Its percentage is 49.8, the worst in the competition. Plenty believe it is a basket case.

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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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Buckley could prove to be one of the great coaches

Robert Walls All signs indicate Nathan Buckley has what it takes to be a long-term success

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Unsung heroes

Robert Walls It's the time of the season when the talk turns to the top teams, and their stars. As each week goes by, teams are being eliminated from the finals race.

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Who is your club's MVP?

Who is you club's MVP?

Robert Walls On the eve of the 2012 AFL season, who's the most important player for your team?

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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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Big targets the key to winning flags

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Robert Walls It's a fickle business, football. At the end of round three this year, Carlton and its coach, Brett Ratten, were flying.

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