Tim Lane It's fashionable these days for coaches to espouse the notion of consistently putting their teams "thereabouts". That is, of achieving a run of top-four finishes. Of regularly being in the ballpark.
Tim Lane As David Parkin tells it, when John Elliott interviewed him about a return to the Carlton coaching job in late-1990, an appraisal of the playing list was sought.
Tim Lane Apart from the late Major General Alan Stretton, who played 16 games for St Kilda and later oversaw the post-Cyclone Tracy evacuation of Darwin, Adam Goodes is the first VFL/AFL footballer to be...
Tim Lane This was to have been a column about the glory days of the Essendon and Melbourne football clubs. It was going to reflect on the immediate post-war success of the Bombers, the arrival of John Coleman...
Tim Lane Kevin Sheedy and Robert Walls carved out unique places in the game.
Sport in Crisis
Tim Lane Australian model of anti-doping authority is outdated and public confidence is wavering.
Tim Lane It has been impossible to miss the way Essendon's players and supporters have supported their coach.
Tim Lane The Brownlow medal that Jobe Watson won must now be forfeited.
Tim Lane The golden glow of Essendon's favourite son shines in the gathering darkness. But for how long?
Tim Lane The Bomber coach has so far managed to defy gravity, but the end of the saga is fast approaching.
Tim Lane The new incarnation of the NAB Cup may still give some indication of what's to come.
Tim Lane Like Bogart in Casablanca, football dreams don't always have happy endings in a tough world.