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.

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Freo bravo: Dockers' decision to develop talent paved way for title shot

Robert Walls 'Manic'' is the word that best describes the way Fremantle pressured Sydney in the preliminary final.

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How Fremantle became a force

Michael Barlow of the Dockers

Robert Walls 'Manic' is the word that best describes the way Fremantle pressured Sydney in last week's preliminary final.

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A case of Buddy and buyer beware

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Robert Walls It will be a win-win situation if Buddy stays a Hawk and the Giants show patience, promote their own, and use their prized No.1 draft pick wisely.

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Hinkley just the right man to flick switch on Power

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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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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Pies' best a black and white contrast in styles

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Robert Walls Dane Swan and Scott Pendlebury have given extraordinary service to their team over the past seven years.

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Fasten seatbelt for flight of a footy lifetime

Robert Walls On his final football flight, Robert Walls contemplates the men who have inspired him.

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Michael Voss pays unfair price for Lions' board ineptitude

Robert Walls The treatment of Michael Voss by the Lions board is disgraceful.

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All Power needed was right hand on switch

Fairfax Media writer

Robert Walls A few tweaks have helped turn Port Adelaide around.

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Cats must stop Hawks firepower

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Robert Walls If the attitude and the intensity between Geelong and Hawthorn is equal, then the firepower up forward could well determine Friday night’s preliminary final.

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Geelong kiss goodnight

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Robert Walls I will be very surprised if the Cats get within five goals of the premiership favourites.

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The middle men

Sam Mitchell

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

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Magnificent seven's hopes flagging

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Robert Walls Eight-and-a-half years ago, some young Cats and Saints were considered the up-and-comers.

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Former greats find that coaching grates

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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Malthouse a big risk as Blues err in axing Ratten

Robert Walls It's 2001 and after 10 years as Carlton coach, David Parkin hands the reins to the low-profile Wayne Brittain.

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Precise Hawks to cut Pies to shreds

Lance Franklin and Chris Dawes.

Robert Walls The hot and hungry Hawks should be too good for the mediocre Magpies.

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Freo to put the screws on Crows

Aaron Sandilands

Robert Walls Five weeks ago at home, the Crows comfortably beat the Dockers by 28 points. That day, Rising Star winner Daniel Talia kept Matthew Pavlich in check, and two of the Dockers' very best, Aaron...

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Swans fresh and ready to fly in tough scrap

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Robert Walls Get set for a low-scoring, high-tackling and full-on contest tonight when Sydney hosts Collingwood on the dead track at ANZ Stadium.

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Sam and Ted's excellent adventure

Robert Walls SYDNEY coach John Longmire has done a fine job in his short two-year tenure in the hot seat. But can he steer his team to a premiership flag tomorrow? The bookies and popular opinion think not.

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Sam and Ted's excellent adventure

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Robert Walls Grand final outcome rests with unlikely pair.