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 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 The hot and hungry Hawks should be too good for the mediocre Magpies.
Robert Walls Coaching does strange things to usually sane men. The highs are high, the lows low. Frustration builds, excitement boils over. The sacrifices are great, the satisfaction is short.
Robert Walls It's a fickle business, football. At the end of round three this year, Carlton and its coach, Brett Ratten, were flying.
Robert Walls On the eve of the 2012 AFL season, who's the most important player for your team?