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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Fasten seatbelt for flight of a footy lifetime

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Robert Walls On his final football flight, Robert Walls contemplates the men who have inspired him.

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Michael Voss pays unfair price for Lions' board ineptitude

Robert Walls The treatment of Michael Voss by the Lions board is disgraceful.

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All Power needed was right hand on switch

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

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Cats must stop Hawks firepower

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Robert Walls If the attitude and the intensity between Geelong and Hawthorn is equal, then the firepower up forward could well determine Friday night’s preliminary final.

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Freo bravo: Dockers' decision to develop talent paved way for title shot

Ross Lyon

Robert Walls 'Manic'' is the word that best describes the way Fremantle pressured Sydney in the preliminary final.

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How Fremantle became a force

Michael Barlow of the Dockers

Robert Walls 'Manic' is the word that best describes the way Fremantle pressured Sydney in last week's preliminary final.

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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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Precise Hawks to cut Pies to shreds

Lance Franklin and Chris Dawes.

Robert Walls The hot and hungry Hawks should be too good for the mediocre Magpies.

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Freo to put the screws on Crows

Aaron Sandilands

Robert Walls Five weeks ago at home, the Crows comfortably beat the Dockers by 28 points. That day, Rising Star winner Daniel Talia kept Matthew Pavlich in check, and two of the Dockers' very best, Aaron...

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Swans fresh and ready to fly in tough scrap

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Robert Walls Get set for a low-scoring, high-tackling and full-on contest tonight when Sydney hosts Collingwood on the dead track at ANZ Stadium.

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Sam and Ted's excellent adventure

Robert Walls SYDNEY coach John Longmire has done a fine job in his short two-year tenure in the hot seat. But can he steer his team to a premiership flag tomorrow? The bookies and popular opinion think not.

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Sam and Ted's excellent adventure

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Robert Walls Grand final outcome rests with unlikely pair.

Men on a mission

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

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Saints need more speed to succeed

Robert Walls Richmond on the rise, St Kilda on the slide. That's what most folks thought over summer. Last week's round-one results probably confirmed that.

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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,...

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Cats must lift to match the Swans' class

Robert Walls Geelong and Sydney have been the two best clubs in recent years, with one or the other involved in seven of the past eight grand finals.

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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.

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How the Eagles must rue their missing Lynch

Robert Walls I've enjoyed watching Quinten Lynch play football over the past 10 years. He is an old-fashioned footballer. He even plays with his socks pulled up.

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Time to toughen up, Tiges

Robert Walls When push comes to shove, Richmond has too many whinges, too many excuses.

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Nic Nat and Daw a clash to savour

Majak Daw and Nic Nat

Robert Walls Andrew Demetriou and the AFL Commission will be delighted that the two biggest drawcards in Friday night's game in Perth are young men who come from vastly different backgrounds.