Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson has been chief football writer for The Age since 1999. She was the first woman to cover Australian Rules football on a full-time basis and the first woman to win the AFL's gold media award. She has won the AFL Players Association's football writer of the year (1999) and the AFL Media Association's most outstanding football writer and most outstanding feature writer (2000, 2003, 2005). She also won a Melbourne Press Club Quill Award in 2003.

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Time for Paul Roos to commit and start using the 'we' word at Melbourne

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Caroline Wilson Paul Roos needs to take more ownership of his struggling team of battlers.

Melbourne president's plan to turn the Demons into the Yankees

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Caroline Wilson Melbourne chairman Glen Bartlett has unveiled his long-term vision to transform the club into the New York Yankees of the AFL which would see the Demons become a team of choice for Melburnians as...

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AFL coaching: The buck stops here

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Caroline Wilson Alastair Clarkson's controversial call to regulate the AFL coaching industry comes on the eve of a season already shaken up by the emergence of six new senior coaches.

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Danny Frawley fears impact of free agency

James Frawley handballs during a training session on Tuesday.

Caroline Wilson James Frawley's famous uncle has admitted to some discomfort upon reading about the Melbourne defender's astronomical asking price.

Hird still king, but in exile

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Caroline Wilson Of all the ground-breaking developments at AFL headquarters over 30 dramatic hours at the start of this week the most bizarre was Essendon's decision to re-sign James Hird as he became the first AFL...

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Voss sacking opens door to sign Roos

Parallel universe: Michael Voss and James Hird shared the 1996 Brownlow Medal.

Caroline Wilson Inescapable conclusion is that Paul Roos will next year return to AFL coaching.

Voss not boss

Michael Voss and Paul Roos.

Jake Niall and Caroline Wilson Brisbane coach Michael Voss will depart the Lions after being told on Tuesday that his contract would not be renewed at the end of 2013.

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Sheedy, Walsh sounded out as Bombers look to rebuild

Caroline Wilson Four-time premiership coach Kevin Sheedy and recently departed Collingwood football boss Geoff Walsh have emerged as two pillars of the Bombers' behind-the-scenes plans to rebuild the club beyond the...

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Bomber SOS targets Sheedy

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Caroline Wilson EXCLUSIVE Kevin Sheedy and Geoff Walsh emerge as pillars of behind-the-scenes plans to rebuild club.

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Bombers push for Daniher as boss

Caroline Wilson Essendon targets Neale Daniher as it sets about rebuilding the club.

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Swans say no to Roos, Dew stays

Happier times: Sydney coach Paul Roos and chairman Richard Colless.

Caroline Wilson Sydney blocks Paul Roos' bid to anoint Stuart Dew as coach-in-waiting at Melbourne.

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Choco block: Tiges may step in

Enjoying the Richmond gig: Mark Williams with Trent Cotchin earlier this year.

Caroline Wilson Richmond could thwart St Kilda's attempt to poach highly regarded assistant Mark Williams.

Malthouse looms large over Carlton

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Caroline Wilson Spectre that has haunted Brett Ratten for more than two years has finally materialised.

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Williams not heir apparent

Mark Williams and Kevin Sheedy.

Caroline Wilson Formalisation of Kevin Sheedy's deal says a great deal about two other coaches.

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Last supper came early for Ratten

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Caroline Wilson Brett Ratten had breakfast with Chris Judd and his leadership group early yesterday. For all intents and purposes it was the soon-to-be-sacked coach's last supper with the senior players who had...

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Colless in battle with depression

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Caroline Wilson Affliction threatened to lead to him stepping down from the club in 2010.

Colless clears shadows

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Caroline Wilson Richard Colless has not let a struggle with depression stop him from being at the helm of Sydney.

'Never say die' pays big time for Swans

AFL Grand Final 2012 at The MCG , Hawthorn v Sydney Swans , Jude Bolton celebrates with fans Saturday 29th of September 2012 , Photo Pat Scala The Age

Caroline Wilson Most premierships are foregone conclusions by the time living minutes become dying seconds in the twilight of grand final day. Many are anti-climactic and usually the short-priced favourite gets up.

Fans witness a great heist on grand final day

Tripping the light: Adam Goodes and Jarrad McVeigh hoist aloft the cup of dreams.

Caroline Wilson Most premierships are foregone conclusions by the time living minutes become dying seconds in the twilight of grand final day. Many are anti-climactic and usually the short-priced favourite gets up.

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Clubs prepare for a cap on interchanges

The prevailing view of the clubs was that their coach's boxes would next season face significant extra work in keeping count of interchange bench rotations.

Caroline Wilson Speculation that the AFL could cap interchange rotations for the first time threatens to widen philosophical divide between football's governing body and the young men who play the game.

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