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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Roos and Demons still coming to terms with sins of the past

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Caroline Wilson If the Melbourne Football Club’s attempt five years ago to lose games for early draft choices did not already sit high on the long list of the game’s most haunting cautionary tales, then...

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Carlton must act on Scotland

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Caroline Wilson If Carlton hasn't learnt its lessons, the AFL must act.

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Crows to face music

Kurt Tippett

Caroline Wilson Club must lose draft picks and get a heavy fine from the AFL over the Tippett deal.

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Tanking affair darkens for Dees

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Caroline Wilson Several key witnesses have come forward as the AFL investigates the Demons for tanking.

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Senior Demons drove tanking

The Melbourne 'vault'

Caroline Wilson AFL uncovers secret meeting involving at least 15 Melbourne members in which coaches were reminded of the importance of forfeiting matches in order to gain early draft picks.

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Demons unleashed over tanking

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Caroline Wilson ANGRY Melbourne footballers formed a deputation and met club officials in a bid to overturn the tanking policy of 2009 only to be told the club was ''staying the course'' in order to gain early draft...

'We tried to stop tanking'

Melbourne players after losing to Richmond in 2009.

Caroline Wilson Angry Melbourne footballers made a bid to overturn the tanking policy of 2009.

AFL looks at former Demon fitness coach

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Caroline Wilson Official the latest target of the AFL's investigation into the tanking affair of 2009.

Demons' lame-duck excuses

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Caroline Wilson Melbourne lost games on purpose and should be punished accordingly.

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Demons cleared, guilty, fined

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Caroline Wilson In the end it all came down to one meeting in July 2009 in an old tin shed at the Junction Oval known as ''the vault''.

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No draft penalties likely for Melbourne

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Caroline Wilson Melbourne appears to have escaped draft penalties but faces a fine of $500,000 as the AFL investigation into tanking sparked by Brock McLean moved on Friday into the final stages of resolution.

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Man for all seasons

Andrew Demetriou: 'I've got unfinished business and I'm ready to hit the decks.'

Caroline Wilson Andrew Demetriou, in London near the end of his mid-season break, says his family deserved some of his time.

Demetriou defends break

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Caroline Wilson AFL boss Andrew Demetriou defends his unusually long mid-season break.

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AFL, Blues are all a'Twitter

Carlton's Brock McLean

Caroline Wilson In the case of Brock McLean and his misguided tweet, the Blues were absolutely right in refusing to suspend him.

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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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