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.

Robert Walls

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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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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Sam and Ted's excellent adventure

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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.

AFL

Sam and Ted's excellent adventure

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Robert Walls Grand final outcome rests with unlikely pair.

AFL

Defensive Dockers put Dons to test

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Robert Walls The Bombers will be truly tested in Perth on Friday night. Season-opening wins over the cocky Crows and demoralised Demons have been good for confidence and percentage, but now they face Fremantle,...

AFL

Blues fans can dare to dream of a flag

Robert Walls The Blues sit six and four after the first 10 rounds. That's exactly the situation they were in 12 months ago. Back then it was "top four or bust", and bust they did.

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AFL

Buckley could prove to be one of the great coaches

Robert Walls All signs indicate Nathan Buckley has what it takes to be a long-term success

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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.

AFL

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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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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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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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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Richmond on verge of something special

Richmond's Daniel Jackson.

Robert Walls Richmond is getting to the stage where it knows what's required and its improved skill level gives it every chance to succeed.

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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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Wild and woolly

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Robert Walls Against hot Hawthorn, Carlton has one last chance.

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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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