Samantha Lane

Samantha Lane

Samantha Lane is a sports writer with The Age's sports section. She joined The Sunday Age's sports team in 2005, where she specialised in the coverage of Australian Rules football, before joining the daily Age in 2007. She has a wealth of multi-media broadcasting experience since starting her journalism career in 2002 at www.afl.com.au. She is also a panellist on Network Ten's Before the Game. Samantha covered the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, the 2008 Beijing Olympics and will be reporting extensively on the 2012 London Olympics.

AFL

Dons' finals deadline

Samantha Lane The AFL's determination to protect the 'integrity' of this year's finals series is behind its wish to have the Essendon doping scandal settled in August.

AFL

League ready for Milne fallout

Stephen Milne.

Samantha Lane AFL boss Andrew Demetriou confesses to mixed feelings on the matter.

Football

Blues to add midfield coach

Samantha Lane Mick Malthouse will add a freshly retired footballer to Carlton's coaching panel next season.

AFL

Magpies players and coaches 'aligned': McLean

Ray McLean.

Samantha Lane Collingwood's intense two-day season review was 'affirming' says leadership consultant.

AFL

Buying into the philosophy: a leadership approach

Leading Teams.

Samantha Lane At this unprecedented season climax, three of the four remaining teams - Fremantle, Hawthorn and Sydney - employ Leading Teams.

AFL

Burnout the big worry for coaches

Danny Frawley.

Samantha Lane The churn and burn in elite football coaching ranks remains extreme with warped work-life balance a significant problem across the industry, but there are some encouraging signs of change.

Pies told: 'pull your heads in'

Samantha Lane Dale Thomas questions wisdom of Darren Jolly airing details of his strained past with Josh Fraser.

It's make or break for the Blues: Kouta

Mick Malthouse and Brett Ratten.

Samantha Lane Carlton luminaries put the heat on the club's administration to get the call on a new coach right.

Cloke, Pies no closer: manager

Travis Cloke.

Samantha Lane If Collingwood has resolved to give Travis Cloke the unconditional five-year deal he is seeking, it is yet to inform the star forward's manager.

AFL

Fans fail to show for pre-season

NAB Cup final

Samantha Lane Nearly double the crowd was at the same venue to watch the same clubs in 2007.

AFL

Blues snub Docklands in push to make MCG home

All smiles: Carlton coach Mick Malthouse and captain Marc Murphy.

Samantha Lane From 2015 onwards, Carlton wants to play eight home games at the MCG.

Inside Lane

Revolution now

Peta Searle with her children Tessa (right) and Jackson

Samantha Lane Peta Searle fits the prototype of unlikely-looking revolutionary. Whippet-thin, 154 centimetres tall, welcoming and mild-mannered, she is waiting for a load of washing to finish and anticipating the...