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

Michael Voss pays unfair price for Lions' board ineptitude

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Robert Walls The treatment of Michael Voss by the Lions board is disgraceful.

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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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Football

The middle men

Sam Mitchell

Robert Walls A slick midfield list presents All-Australian selectors with some tough choices.

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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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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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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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AFL

North Melbourne fade outs a minute-by-minute challenge

Robert Walls There would be thousands of North supporters who are getting sick of supporting a team that promises so much, but delivers so little.

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

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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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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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

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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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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Big targets the key to winning flags

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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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Football

Treasured memories of Bear years

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