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.

AFL

Blues fans can dare to dream of a flag

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Robert Walls The Blues sit six and four after the first 10 rounds. That's exactly the situation they were in 12 months ago. Back then it was "top four or bust", and bust they did.

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AFL

The best No.1 draft picks ever

Robert Walls Robert Walls rates the best of the best: the top 10 No.1 AFL draft picks

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AFL

The Blues have gone backwards under Malthouse

Sad and sorry Blues

Robert Walls The Carlton board needs to come clean. Is a premiership a possibility, or has that plan been scrapped?

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Carlton has line-up to end losing streak

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Robert Walls Carlton should end a five-game losing streak against Collingwood by winning comfortably tonight at the MCG.

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Flat Blues must swing the changes

Brett Ratten

Robert Walls Tonight we'll learn a little bit more when the embarrassed Blues take on the confident Dockers in Perth.

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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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Big targets the key to winning flags

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Robert Walls It's a fickle business, football. At the end of round three this year, Carlton and its coach, Brett Ratten, were flying.

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