Tim Lane In case you hadn't noticed, football's pendulum of ascendancy seems to be swinging back to its median position, if not quite yet to the non-Victorian side thereof.
Tim Lane Skoda Stadium beckons again on Sunday. Such is the nature of the modern AFL fixture, it will be my seventh look at Greater Western Sydney in the first 12 rounds.
Tim Lane It has been impossible to miss the way Essendon's players and supporters have supported their coach.
Tim Lane Football is spreading its wings and officials, players and fans must now commit to a bigger game.
Sport in Crisis
Tim Lane Australian model of anti-doping authority is outdated and public confidence is wavering.
Tim Lane With plenty of issues facing the game, having no football operations manager is yet another one.
Tim Lane Andrew Demetriou has overseen some momentous times at league HQ, but where to now?
Tim Lane The tanking scandal and the Folau debacle show the dangers of tinkering with footy's natural order.
Tim Lane The league's continuous tinkering with the game's rules is like a dog chasing its tail.
Tim Lane Lance Franklin can light up the modern game, but his inaccuracy holds back Hawthorn.
Tim Lane Once again a Swans premiership has been made possible by their inspired trading.
Tim Lane The highest honour needs a new voting system to beat the bias towards flashy midfielders.
Tim Lane Carlton has a long history of bringing in outsiders to produce instant results - it's not always worked.
Tim Lane While the issue of tanking had to be addressed, the AFL's ''solution'' is not one that is appropriate.
Tim Lane IT WILL be a relief to the AFL to know it isn't alone in facing the reality that its rules might, under certain circumstances, encourage manufactured under-performance; or 'tanking' in the vernacular.
Tim Lane Two of the Apple Isle's finest had contrasting fortunes in the big time.
Tim Lane A system in which 51% gives the same result as 99% lacks sense, common or otherwise.
Tim Lane The new incarnation of the NAB Cup may still give some indication of what's to come.
Tim Lane and Roy Masters A Sunday Age investigation has raised doubts about the veracity of a statutory declaration.
Tim Lane AFL credibility in the Jack affair quickly melts away under scrutiny.