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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Cats must stop Hawks firepower

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.

AFL

Cats must lift to match the Swans' class

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Robert Walls Geelong and Sydney have been the two best clubs in recent years, with one or the other involved in seven of the past eight grand finals.

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More glory days to come for entertaining Cats?

Robert Walls The Balnarring butcher's face lights up every time I enter his shop. It's not because he is happy to see me, it's because once again he wants to tell me how good his Cats are.

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Cats showing all the signs of an era ending

Geelong's Corey Enright.

Robert Walls A decade ago, the Brisbane Lions were in their prime. They won their first flag in 2001. Two more came straight after and on their fourth attempt at premiership success, they were toppled by Port...

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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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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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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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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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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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Time to toughen up, Tiges

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Robert Walls When push comes to shove, Richmond has too many whinges, too many excuses.

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Wearing the tag with pride

Robert Walls The role of the negative tagger has evolved over the years.

AFL

Leaky defence the key to Magpies' woes

Robert Walls It’s hard to know what to make of Nathan Buckley’s Magpies. It is the only team to have beaten the classy Cats this year, yet looked awful last week against Sydney.

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On the interstate

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

Football

Move on Mick, you'll feel so much better

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

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Saints find opportunity in crisis

Scott Watters

Robert Walls The football world was shocked at the end of last season, when Ross Lyon and the Fremantle Football Club announced that they would be joining forces.

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The waiting game

Carlton's Brett Ratten and Chris Judd.

Robert Walls The Blues must show patience, as the Pies and Cats did with Malthouse and Thompson.

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Football

Treasured memories of Bear years

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Robert Walls It was a turning-back-the-clock experience, walking into the new Metricon Stadium.