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.

AFL

The Blues have gone backwards under Malthouse

Robert Walls The Carlton board needs to come clean. Is a premiership a possibility, or has that plan been scrapped?

AFL

Blues fans can dare to dream of a flag

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Robert Walls The Blues sit six and four after the first 10 rounds. That's exactly the situation they were in 12 months ago. Back then it was "top four or bust", and bust they did.

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Malthouse a big risk as Blues err in axing Ratten

Robert Walls It's 2001 and after 10 years as Carlton coach, David Parkin hands the reins to the low-profile Wayne Brittain.

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Flat Blues must swing the changes

Brett Ratten

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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AFL

Spoiler alert: top full-backs kicking on

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Robert Walls Plenty say that centre half-forward is the toughest position to play. Forget that. Full-back is.

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AFL

Buckley could prove to be one of the great coaches

Robert Walls All signs indicate Nathan Buckley has what it takes to be a long-term success

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AFL

North Melbourne fade outs a minute-by-minute challenge

Robert Walls There would be thousands of North supporters who are getting sick of supporting a team that promises so much, but delivers so little.

AFL

Wearing the tag with pride

Robert Walls The role of the negative tagger has evolved over the years.

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Unsung heroes

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.

Men on a mission

Robert Walls Round-one clash between arch rivals Richmond and Carlton carries much weight.

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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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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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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Carlton has line-up to end losing streak

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

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