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.
Robert Walls When push comes to shove, Richmond has too many whinges, too many excuses.
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.
Robert Walls Grand final outcome rests with unlikely pair.
Robert Walls Round-one clash between arch rivals Richmond and Carlton carries much weight.
Robert Walls Richmond is getting to the stage where it knows what's required and its improved skill level gives it every chance to succeed.