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.

Robert Walls

Malthouse a big risk as Blues err in axing Ratten

Robert Walls It's 2001 and after 10 years as Carlton coach, David Parkin hands the reins to the low-profile Wayne Brittain.

Football

Dees need to show they are on right track

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Robert Walls There's a chance Melbourne will be winless when it reaches round 12 and has its bye, as not much has gone right for this club since it overreacted and sacked coach Dean Bailey after round 17 last...

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Five reasons why Essendon can win the flag

James Hird and Mark Thompson.

Robert Walls Last year the Bombers, under James Hird's watch, jumped from 14th on the ladder to eighth.

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The waiting game

Carlton's Brett Ratten and Chris Judd.

Robert Walls The Blues must show patience, as the Pies and Cats did with Malthouse and Thompson.

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