Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson has been chief football writer for The Age since 1999. She was the first woman to cover Australian Rules football on a full-time basis and the first woman to win the AFL's gold media award. She has won the AFL Players Association's football writer of the year (1999) and the AFL Media Association's most outstanding football writer and most outstanding feature writer (2000, 2003, 2005). She also won a Melbourne Press Club Quill Award in 2003.

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Blues' messy board handover close to completion

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Caroline Wilson Stephen Kernahan's reign at Carlton for all intents and purposes has finished. Within a fortnight one of the messier and more protracted board handovers will finally be completed when the relatively...

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Malthouse can rebuild Carlton, says Stephen Kernahan

In happier times: Stephen Kernahan welcomes Mick Malthouse to the club back in September 2012.

Caroline Wilson Carlton president Stephen Kernahan has backed Mick Malthouse to rebuild the struggling Blues, conceding his club was ''a fair way off'' the top four.

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Choco block: Tiges may step in

Enjoying the Richmond gig: Mark Williams with Trent Cotchin earlier this year.

Caroline Wilson Richmond could thwart St Kilda's attempt to poach highly regarded assistant Mark Williams.

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Kernahan may stay for one more year

A year to go: Stephen Kernahan (right) with Chris Judd.

Caroline Wilson and Jon Pierik Carlton's presidential succession plan has hit a significant hurdle.

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Blues told: no Bomber bombshells

Mick Malthouse.

Caroline Wilson Carlton coaches expected to caution players against sledging opponents.

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Dons outmuscle Ratten

Carlton walk off after losing to Essendon.

Caroline Wilson The first signs that Brett Ratten's 2012 season would unravel can be traced back to the sunny April afternoon that his unbeaten Blues took on their famous rivals Essendon at the MCG.

Judd's foul play gets him 4 weeks

Chris Judd leaves the AFL tribunal last night.

Caroline Wilson Chris Judd confronted at AFL headquarters by harshest and most damning judges he has faced in his career.

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It's time for AFL to stamp out the stomp

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Caroline Wilson Surely there is a point where sport ends and violence begins?

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Malthouse looms large over Carlton

Caroline Wilson Spectre that has haunted Brett Ratten for more than two years has finally materialised.

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Last supper came early for Ratten

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Caroline Wilson Brett Ratten had breakfast with Chris Judd and his leadership group early yesterday. For all intents and purposes it was the soon-to-be-sacked coach's last supper with the senior players who had...

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A tale of two coaches amid the tears and the fears of two footballing families

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Caroline Wilson In one of the AFL season's more bizarre scenarios yesterday, a terminated coach faced the media with the men who sacked him and spoke of life's good fortune.

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Blue fury over Pies

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire shares his thoughts with coach Nathan Buckley.

Caroline Wilson Eddie McGuire raises highly sensitive issue of the Blues' total player payments.

Malthouse ready to sign on with Blues

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Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson Mick Malthouse to sign up today to coach Carlton for the next three years.

Malthouse plans not by the book

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Caroline Wilson Mick Malthouse's football and literary commitments are on a collision course, with the publishers of a soon-to-be-released memoir about the controversial coach left frustrated and concerned the book...

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Eade rules out Port Adelaide job

Rodney Eade.

Caroline Wilson Rodney Eade has ruled out a potential return to senior coaching at Port Adelaide.

Ratten pulls out of contention for Port Adelaide job

Brett Ratten.

Caroline Wilson Port Adelaide's dire situation has been further underlined with sacked Carlton coach Brett Ratten withdrawing his application for the job.

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Demetriou goes into bat for Port

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Caroline Wilson AFL chief willing to discuss club with any prospective coaches.

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Riley to stay on at Carlton, but in new role

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Caroline Wilson Disenchanted Carlton assistant expected to remain at the club in a development role.

The stress test

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Caroline Wilson All AFL coaches will deal with pressure their own way, or be dealt with.

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Only a miracle will save Ratten

Carlton coach Brett Ratten

Caroline Wilson Brett Ratten will be coaching for his AFL future against Collingwood on Friday night.

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