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.

AFL

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.

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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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Hawks lose hunger

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Robert Walls Hawthorn has lost the desire to win the contested ball.

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AFL

A case of Buddy and buyer beware

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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AFL

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

Ross Lyon

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

AFL

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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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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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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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.

AFL

Sam and Ted's excellent adventure

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Robert Walls Grand final outcome rests with unlikely pair.

AFL

Spoiler alert: top full-backs kicking on

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Robert Walls Plenty say that centre half-forward is the toughest position to play. Forget that. Full-back is.

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AFL

The best No.1 draft picks ever

Robert Walls Robert Walls rates the best of the best: the top 10 No.1 AFL draft picks

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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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AFL

Pressing times call for courage

Close encounters: Dane Swan is tackled by Joel Selwood in last year's grand final between Collingwood and Geelong.

Robert Walls The game is going from strength to strength, and that is just the players.

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Carlton has line-up to end losing streak

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Robert Walls Carlton should end a five-game losing streak against Collingwood by winning comfortably tonight at the MCG.

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Football

Dees need to show they are on right track

Robert Walls There's a chance Melbourne will be winless when it reaches round 12 and has its bye, as not much has gone right for this club since it overreacted and sacked coach Dean Bailey after round 17 last...

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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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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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