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.

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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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.

AFL

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.

AFL

Spoiler alert: top full-backs kicking on

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Robert Walls Plenty say that centre half-forward is the toughest position to play. Forget that. Full-back is.

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On the interstate

Robert Walls League headquarters would be giving the Gold Coast Suns a big tick and Gary Ablett a big hug.

AFL

A case of Buddy and buyer beware

Robert Walls It will be a win-win situation if Buddy stays a Hawk and the Giants show patience, promote their own, and use their prized No.1 draft pick wisely.

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AFL

Hinkley just the right man to flick switch on Power

Robert Walls In 1985, a skinny, 18-year-old lad from Camperdown, who had all the skills in the world, didn't embrace my offer to become a Fitzroy player.

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Fasten seatbelt for flight of a footy lifetime

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

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Unsung heroes

Robert Walls It's the time of the season when the talk turns to the top teams, and their stars. As each week goes by, teams are being eliminated from the finals race.

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Geelong kiss goodnight

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Robert Walls I will be very surprised if the Cats get within five goals of the premiership favourites.

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The middle men

Sam Mitchell

Robert Walls A slick midfield list presents All-Australian selectors with some tough choices.

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Who is your club's MVP?

Who is you club's MVP?

Robert Walls On the eve of the 2012 AFL season, who's the most important player for your team?

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Pressing times call for courage

Close encounters: Dane Swan is tackled by Joel Selwood in last year's grand final between Collingwood and Geelong.

Robert Walls The game is going from strength to strength, and that is just the players.

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Saints find opportunity in crisis

Scott Watters

Robert Walls The football world was shocked at the end of last season, when Ross Lyon and the Fremantle Football Club announced that they would be joining forces.

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