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

Hinkley just the right man to flick switch on Power

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Robert Walls In 1985, a skinny, 18-year-old lad from Camperdown, who had all the skills in the world, didn't embrace my offer to become a Fitzroy player.

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AFL

The Blues have gone backwards under Malthouse

Sad and sorry Blues

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

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Football

The middle men

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Robert Walls A slick midfield list presents All-Australian selectors with some tough choices.

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Former greats find that coaching grates

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Robert Walls Coaching does strange things to usually sane men. The highs are high, the lows low. Frustration builds, excitement boils over. The sacrifices are great, the satisfaction is short.

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AFL

Spoiler alert: top full-backs kicking on

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

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AFL

The best No.1 draft picks ever

Robert Walls Robert Walls rates the best of the best: the top 10 No.1 AFL draft picks

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AFL

On the interstate

Robert Walls League headquarters would be giving the Gold Coast Suns a big tick and Gary Ablett a big hug.

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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.

Football

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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AFL

Pressing times call for courage

Close encounters: Dane Swan is tackled by Joel Selwood in last year's grand final between Collingwood and Geelong.

Robert Walls The game is going from strength to strength, and that is just the players.

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Football

Move on Mick, you'll feel so much better

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Robert Walls Just one month into the season, and the heat is starting to burn on some coaches.

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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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