Tim Lane

Tim Lane

Thereabouts isn't always the formula for ultimate success

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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.

Hawks and Dogs: the fork in the road

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Tim Lane On this winter Sunday, the teams of Melbourne’s east and west meet in the southern-most state.

AFL

The Bulldog light on the hill out west

Tim Lane Of all the clubs that might provide a light on the hill for football's Victorian battlers, the Western Bulldogs have long appeared the least likely.

AFL

Australian sport's reputation on the line in Essendon saga

Tim Lane If you thought the first 16 months of the supplements scandal were messy, things have now stepped up a notch.

AFL

AFL match review system needs more transparency

Tim Lane Public confidence in the match review panel is at an all-time low.

AFL

How fight for rights was won

Tim Lane Forty years on, AFL players are reaping the rewards of their union's struggle for a better deal.

AFL

Ross Lyon is winning the AFL coaches battle year-in and out

Tim Lane Allan Jeans is credited with saying that to know where you’re going it’s important to be clear on where you’ve come from.

AFL

Hawthorn enters new realm

Tim Lane The brown-and-gold force has now struck back decisively: two premierships in six years.

Tim Lane

Investigated, whitewashed?

Rugby league legend Garry Jack and his son Kieran Jack.

Tim Lane There are lingering questions about irregularities in Kieren Jack's drafting to Sydney.

Football

Calling ball on a crowd's call

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Tim Lane It's time for the game's leaders to be clear, a good tackle doesn't equate to holding the ball.

Smaller clubs on the mooove

Tim Lane It's not just cattle on King Island, where three footy teams are going hell for leather for supremacy.

On football's struggle street, burning hunger still gnaws

Tim Lane The big talking point has been the unusually open race for the flag.