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 Round-one clash between arch rivals Richmond and Carlton carries much weight.
Robert Walls It's 2001 and after 10 years as Carlton coach, David Parkin hands the reins to the low-profile Wayne Brittain.
Robert Walls The Blues must show patience, as the Pies and Cats did with Malthouse and Thompson.
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 Just one month into the season, and the heat is starting to burn on some coaches.