Tim Lane

Tim Lane

AFL

AFL match review system needs more transparency

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Tim Lane Public confidence in the match review panel is at an all-time low.

Latest twist highlights AFL failures

Tim Lane Combustible elements continue to be poured, indiscriminately, into an already volatile mix. Just as it is hard to know whether James Hird or the AFL is more damaged by Thursday night's report on the...

AFL

Tasmania regarded but still relegated by AFL

Tim Lane Tasmania's ambition to become a member club of the AFL is dead for at least 12 years.

AFL

Jack Viney case was sheer slapstick

Tim Lane Jack Viney’s acquittal on Thursday night was heralded by one Twittersphere contributor with a predictable two-word message. You can guess the tweet and it wasn’t subtle.

AFL

How fight for rights was won

Tim Lane Forty years on, AFL players are reaping the rewards of their union's struggle for a better deal.

AFL

Essendon saga shows we need to change protocol

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Tim Lane How independent is the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority and its processes?

AFL

Hard to see past AFL spin over supplements scandal probe

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Tim Lane The league hierarchy is struggling with an image problem over its impartiality in the supplements issue.

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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Drug code is a collective worry for all

Tim Lane All policy on illicit drugs has become lost amid a blur of conspiracy and confusion.

Sports science has its place

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Tim Lane Independence and transparency is the key to ensuring that all sport's yardsticks are not tarnished.

Cultural change, AFL gets Jeffed

Tim Lane Andrew Demetriou has overseen some momentous times at league HQ, but where to now?

Sport in Crisis

Probe must be independent

Tim Lane Australian model of anti-doping authority is outdated and public confidence is wavering.

AFL

Players fend off rants over drugs

Tim Lane The three-strikes policy upsets many despite the fact that the players gave up a lot in agreeing to it.

AFL

Only as good as your word

Tim Lane A three-day celebration for the indigenous round became the week from hell.

AFL

Minnows to Giants - a long process but not impossible

Tim Lane Skoda Stadium beckons again on Sunday. Such is the nature of the modern AFL fixture, it will be my seventh look at Greater Western Sydney in the first 12 rounds.

AFL

Another gone, Hird stands

Tim Lane The golden glow of Essendon's favourite son shines in the gathering darkness. But for how long?

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AFL

Glory of sport has its limits

Tim Lane ASADA has 'hastened slowly' with its investigation with much at stake for footy and sport.

Football

Jack's 'lost in mail' story has a stamp of doubt

Kieren Jack re-signed with the Sydney Swans today.

Tim Lane and Roy Masters A Sunday Age investigation has raised doubts about the veracity of a statutory declaration.

AFL

All-clear on Jack deal can't be taken seriously

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Tim Lane AFL credibility in the Jack affair quickly melts away under scrutiny.

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Investigated, whitewashed?

Rugby league legend Garry Jack and his son Kieran Jack.

Tim Lane There are lingering questions about irregularities in Kieren Jack's drafting to Sydney.