Tim Lane

Tim Lane

Carlton needs serious rebuild to rediscover AFL glory

Carlton coach Mick Malthouse.

Tim Lane As David Parkin tells it, when John Elliott interviewed him about a return to the Carlton coaching job in late-1990, an appraisal of the playing list was sought.

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AFL must avoid a pack mentality

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

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...

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Ross Lyon is winning the AFL coaches battle year-in and out

Tim Lane Allan Jeans is credited with saying that to know where you’re going it’s important to be clear on where you’ve come from.

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Hard to see past AFL spin over supplements scandal probe

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

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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.

Brownlow must go if 'fairest' criterion to be upheld

Jobe Watson.

Tim Lane The Brownlow medal that Jobe Watson won must now be forfeited.

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A numbers man marks milestone

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Tim Lane AFL stats man Col Hutchinson's time as a Geelong fan struck a golden note against the brown and gold.

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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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Glory of sport has its limits

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

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Essendon saga shows we need to change protocol

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

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Melbourne with Roos, win city?

Tim Lane The arrival of Sydney's great coach is a new chapter in the tale of two cities.

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Geelong's wild ride - brilliant

Tim Lane Football fans of all affiliations have enjoyed cheering on the never-say-die Cats.

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Blunt men who were never dull

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Tim Lane Kevin Sheedy and Robert Walls carved out unique places in the game.

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Standing by Hird is natural, but what if he were not one of us?

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Tim Lane It has been impossible to miss the way Essendon's players and supporters have supported their coach.

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AFL must bear growing pains

Tim Lane Football is spreading its wings and officials, players and fans must now commit to a bigger game.

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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.

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Only as good as your word

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

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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.

Panel doesn't deliver justice

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