Tim Lane

Tim Lane

AFL

Not much glory to go round at Essendon

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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...

AFL

Goodes a victim of circumstance

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...

Carlton needs serious rebuild to rediscover AFL glory

Carlton coach Mick Malthouse.

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.

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AFL

No joy in Dons' predicament

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Tim Lane The Bomber coach has so far managed to defy gravity, but the end of the saga is fast approaching.

AFL

Blunt men who were never dull

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Tim Lane Kevin Sheedy and Robert Walls carved out unique places in the game.

Sport in Crisis

Probe must be independent

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Tim Lane Australian model of anti-doping authority is outdated and public confidence is wavering.

AFL

Standing by Hird is natural, but what if he were not one of us?

Tim Lane It has been impossible to miss the way Essendon's players and supporters have supported their coach.

Brownlow must go if 'fairest' criterion to be upheld

Jobe Watson.

Tim Lane The Brownlow medal that Jobe Watson won must now be forfeited.

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AFL

Another gone, Hird stands

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Tim Lane The golden glow of Essendon's favourite son shines in the gathering darkness. But for how long?

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Football

Cup on offer, it's still footy

Tim Lane The new incarnation of the NAB Cup may still give some indication of what's to come.

Round one's hill of beans

Tim Lane Like Bogart in Casablanca, football dreams don't always have happy endings in a tough world.