Samantha Lane

Samantha Lane

Samantha Lane is a sports writer with The Age's sports section. She joined The Sunday Age's sports team in 2005, where she specialised in the coverage of Australian Rules football, before joining the daily Age in 2007. She has a wealth of multi-media broadcasting experience since starting her journalism career in 2002 at www.afl.com.au. She is also a panellist on Network Ten's Before the Game. Samantha covered the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, the 2008 Beijing Olympics and will be reporting extensively on the 2012 London Olympics.

Football

Blues to add midfield coach

Samantha Lane Mick Malthouse will add a freshly retired footballer to Carlton's coaching panel next season.

Tigers, Blues keen to start all over again

Richmond

Samantha Lane Richmond may start 2014 against Carlton, which ended its 2013 campaign.

It's make or break for the Blues: Kouta

Mick Malthouse and Brett Ratten.

Samantha Lane Carlton luminaries put the heat on the club's administration to get the call on a new coach right.

Blues keen on a Princes Park revival

Princess Park.

Samantha Lane Carlton wants to host matches for premiership points at its traditional Princes Park home again.

AFL

Blues snub Docklands in push to make MCG home

All smiles: Carlton coach Mick Malthouse and captain Marc Murphy.

Samantha Lane From 2015 onwards, Carlton wants to play eight home games at the MCG.

AFL

Etihad boss says Blues should focus on winning, not moving

Mick Malthouse encourages his players to grab their opportunity against the Tigers.

Samantha Lane Etihad Stadium's new boss says club should prioritise making venue a happy home.

AFL

Joel Bowden could replace Matt Finnis at AFLPA

Joel Bowden.

Samantha Lane Joel Bowden has confirmed his interest in returning to the AFL Players Association as its CEO after current head Matt Finnis departs to take over at St Kilda - a move that was formalised today.

AFL

Seats on the cheap at Etihad

Etihad Stadium

Samantha Lane Price of tickets being slashed for two matches to help boost attendance figures.

AFL

Buying into the philosophy: a leadership approach

Leading Teams.

Samantha Lane At this unprecedented season climax, three of the four remaining teams - Fremantle, Hawthorn and Sydney - employ Leading Teams.

AFL

League to quiz Carlton duo on secret recording

Carlton Football Club.

Samantha Lane AFL will conduct formal interviews with two members of Carlton's high performance team over recorded meeting they had last June with chemist who supplied substances for Essendon's supplements regimen.

AFL

Judd takes one year, huge pay cut

Chris Judd.

Samantha Lane Committed and happy partners for the past six years, Chris Judd and Carlton have reached a turning point in their relationship. Contractually speaking at least.

Cloke, Pies no closer: manager

Travis Cloke.

Samantha Lane If Collingwood has resolved to give Travis Cloke the unconditional five-year deal he is seeking, it is yet to inform the star forward's manager.

Players warn on restraint of trade

Ian Prendergast.

Samantha Lane AFL Players Association says Judd issue potential restraint of trade with implications for all players.

AFL

Fans fail to show for pre-season

NAB Cup final

Samantha Lane Nearly double the crowd was at the same venue to watch the same clubs in 2007.

Carlton plays waiting game with Jamison

Samantha Lane Club says it's ''not impossible'' it would field best defender for opening home-and-away clash with Richmond.

Football

Peterson hopes for one more shot

Samantha Lane Carl Peterson says he's better set now for AFL than he was during his unfulfilled career.