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 Eight-and-a-half years ago, some young Cats and Saints were considered the up-and-comers.
Robert Walls Richmond on the rise, St Kilda on the slide. That's what most folks thought over summer. Last week's round-one results probably confirmed that.
Robert Walls I hop Hayden Ballantyne is clever enough to have learnt a few lessons this past week.