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 The Melbourne Football Club has just one win as it goes into the bye weekend. Its percentage is 49.8, the worst in the competition. Plenty believe it is a basket case.
Robert Walls It's the time of the season when the talk turns to the top teams, and their stars. As each week goes by, teams are being eliminated from the finals race.
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...
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?
Robert Walls Just one month into the season, and the heat is starting to burn on some coaches.