Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson has been chief football writer for The Age since 1999. She was the first woman to cover Australian Rules football on a full-time basis and the first woman to win the AFL's gold media award. She has won the AFL Players Association's football writer of the year (1999) and the AFL Media Association's most outstanding football writer and most outstanding feature writer (2000, 2003, 2005). She also won a Melbourne Press Club Quill Award in 2003.

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Demons' doctor stands down

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Caroline Wilson and Samantha Lane Dan Bates stands down following revelations that he had worked with controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank.

The trouble with Demons

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Caroline Wilson Mark Neeld's disastrous coaching career looks certain to stagger through at least another round.

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Hawks back Demons aid

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Caroline Wilson Hawthorn will push for hapless Melbourne to receive an enlarged salary cap next season after witnessing the Demons' despair first-hand.

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Demons coaching choice is close at hand

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Caroline Wilson Having botched its critical senior coaching appointment less than two years ago, Melbourne has no choice but to look for experience and authority in seeking a replacement for Mark Neeld.

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Demons unleashed over tanking

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Caroline Wilson ANGRY Melbourne footballers formed a deputation and met club officials in a bid to overturn the tanking policy of 2009 only to be told the club was ''staying the course'' in order to gain early draft...

Current Demons unaffected by tank turmoil: Clark

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Adam Cooper and Caroline Wilson Melbourne forward Mitch Clark says the tanking investigation circling his club is having no impact on the players as they prepare for the 2013 season.

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Demons: shock & awful

Demons co-captains Jack Trengove and Jack Grimes lead their team on to the ground.

Caroline Wilson In the context of what has emerged in recent weeks in the form of evidence being put forward and corroborated by a number of witnesses, ''pathetic and disgusting'' sums up the situation at the...

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Demons and league on collision course

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Caroline Wilson An explosive and costly legal stoush is looming between the AFL and the Melbourne Football Club as the league's investigation into the tanking affair continues to aggressively interview and...

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Demons' lame-duck excuses

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Caroline Wilson Melbourne lost games on purpose and should be punished accordingly.

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Muck-up to be a stain on Demons

Caroline Wilson Tanking is a sensitive issue, particularly for Melbourne people who know how badly the club botched its attempts to gain early draft picks - and how the club botched the results.

Demons cleared, guilty, fined

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Caroline Wilson In the end it all came down to one meeting in July 2009 in an old tin shed at the Junction Oval known as ''the vault''.

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Senior Demons drove tanking

The Melbourne 'vault'

Caroline Wilson AFL uncovers secret meeting involving at least 15 Melbourne members in which coaches were reminded of the importance of forfeiting matches in order to gain early draft picks.

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Grand old stoush: Demons take on AFL

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 04:  Coach Mark Neeld jokes with Aaron Davey during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at AAMI Park on April 4, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

Caroline Wilson Relations between the AFL and Melbourne Football Club became rather testy yesterday.

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Dark days turn darker for bedevilled Demons

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Caroline Wilson It's hard to believe matters have gotten even worse for Mark Neeld from six days ago.

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Demons want Schwab to stay

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Caroline Wilson Melbourne will move to retain the services of its chief executive Cameron Schwab.

AFL

McGuire's Jurrah scoop angers Demons

Time to talk: Liam Jurrah on his return last Friday.

Caroline Wilson Collingwood president failed to honour club protocols when he interviewed Demon.

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Danny Frawley fears impact of free agency

James Frawley handballs during a training session on Tuesday.

Caroline Wilson James Frawley's famous uncle has admitted to some discomfort upon reading about the Melbourne defender's astronomical asking price.

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Neale Daniher's biggest battle

Neale Daniher's last game as Melbourne coach.

Caroline Wilson You may or may not locate Neale Daniher's familiar face at the MCG today in the West Coast coaches' box.

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AFL coaching: The buck stops here

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Caroline Wilson Alastair Clarkson's controversial call to regulate the AFL coaching industry comes on the eve of a season already shaken up by the emergence of six new senior coaches.

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Dean Bailey remembered as a straight-shooter

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Caroline Wilson Dean Bailey's premature death on the eve of the 2014 AFL season has provoked so many mixed emotions and demanded some reflection on the tumultuous events that punctuated his final years in the game...