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

Hinkley just the right man to flick switch on Power

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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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The Blues have gone backwards under Malthouse

Sad and sorry Blues

Robert Walls The Carlton board needs to come clean. Is a premiership a possibility, or has that plan been scrapped?

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Fasten seatbelt for flight of a footy lifetime

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Robert Walls On his final football flight, Robert Walls contemplates the men who have inspired him.

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.

Football

The middle men

Sam Mitchell

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

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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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Saints need more speed to succeed

Robert Walls Richmond on the rise, St Kilda on the slide. That's what most folks thought over summer. Last week's round-one results probably confirmed that.

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AFL

Wearing the tag with pride

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

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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On the interstate

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

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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Football

A big test for Freo's little troublemaker

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Robert Walls I hop Hayden Ballantyne is clever enough to have learnt a few lessons this past week.

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.

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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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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