Tim Lane

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Razor Ray, a sharp man of action making the right calls

Tim Lane The commentary box in which I worked last Sunday made regular mention of umpire Ray Chamberlain's role in proceedings.

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Three culprits in Vickery-Cox incident

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Tim Lane A sequence of events which began at a boundary throw-in last Friday night has culminated in Tyrone Vickery’s suspension.

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AFL caught holding the ball again

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Tim Lane That the AFL would intend holding a summit on the matter of one rule – "holding the ball", and its half-brother, "incorrect disposal" – says much for the confusion this area of football...

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AFL must avoid a pack mentality

Tim Lane The topic here last week was the grievous one of rugby league's Jordan McLean hearing.

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Addiction to video reviews

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Tim Lane Decision review systems in sport should come in unmarked packages carrying frightening health warnings in large print.

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.

Panel doesn't deliver justice

Tim Lane A system in which 51% gives the same result as 99% lacks sense, common or otherwise.

Off-field wins? No tanks, AFL

Tim Lane While the issue of tanking had to be addressed, the AFL's ''solution'' is not one that is appropriate.

As non-Victorian teams rise, crowds will play active part

Tim Lane In case you hadn't noticed, football's pendulum of ascendancy seems to be swinging back to its median position, if not quite yet to the non-Victorian side thereof.

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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.

A knockout, Buddy Ali

Tim Lane Hawthorn's Lance Franklin is developing into something truly unique.

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Calling ball on a crowd's call

Tim Lane It's time for the game's leaders to be clear, a good tackle doesn't equate to holding the ball.

Confusion is name of game

Tim Lane New rules, new technology and a wide variety of interpretations create headaches.

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.

Not a game of throws

Tim Lane The laws committee should apply itself to the matter of what constitutes a legitimate handball.