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.

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Flat Blues must swing the changes

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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Hawks lose hunger

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Robert Walls Hawthorn has lost the desire to win the contested ball.

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Football

Dees need to show they are on right track

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...

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Five reasons why Essendon can win the flag

James Hird and Mark Thompson.

Robert Walls Last year the Bombers, under James Hird's watch, jumped from 14th on the ladder to eighth.

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Cats showing all the signs of an era ending

Geelong's Corey Enright.

Robert Walls A decade ago, the Brisbane Lions were in their prime. They won their first flag in 2001. Two more came straight after and on their fourth attempt at premiership success, they were toppled by Port...

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Richmond on verge of something special

Richmond's Daniel Jackson.

Robert Walls Richmond is getting to the stage where it knows what's required and its improved skill level gives it every chance to succeed.

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Wow, Jetta gives Sydney an edge

Sydney's Lewis Jetta

Robert Walls Sydney, which is sitting 8-3, is on track to play finals for the 14th time in the past 17 seasons. It's a wonderful record of consistency; one that no other club can boast.

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Saints find opportunity in crisis

Scott Watters

Robert Walls The football world was shocked at the end of last season, when Ross Lyon and the Fremantle Football Club announced that they would be joining forces.

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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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Wild and woolly

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Robert Walls Against hot Hawthorn, Carlton has one last chance.

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Big targets the key to winning flags

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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Football

Treasured memories of Bear years

Robert Walls It was a turning-back-the-clock experience, walking into the new Metricon Stadium.

Football

Who is your club's MVP?

Who is you club's MVP?

Robert Walls On the eve of the 2012 AFL season, who's the most important player for your team?

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AFL

Pressing times call for courage

Close encounters: Dane Swan is tackled by Joel Selwood in last year's grand final between Collingwood and Geelong.

Robert Walls The game is going from strength to strength, and that is just the players.

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Football

A big test for Freo's little troublemaker

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Robert Walls I hop Hayden Ballantyne is clever enough to have learnt a few lessons this past week.

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Carlton has line-up to end losing streak

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

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Football

Move on Mick, you'll feel so much better

Robert Walls Just one month into the season, and the heat is starting to burn on some coaches.