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.

Swans fresh and ready to fly in tough scrap

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Robert Walls Get set for a low-scoring, high-tackling and full-on contest tonight when Sydney hosts Collingwood on the dead track at ANZ Stadium.

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AFL

Cats must lift to match the Swans' class

Robert Walls Geelong and Sydney have been the two best clubs in recent years, with one or the other involved in seven of the past eight grand finals.

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

Pies' best a black and white contrast in styles

Robert Walls Dane Swan and Scott Pendlebury have given extraordinary service to their team over the past seven years.

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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Football

The middle men

Sam Mitchell

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

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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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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

Wearing the tag with pride

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

AFL

On the interstate

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

Fear, fear the red and the white

Robert Walls Sydney sits atop the ladder and still most folk don't rate it as a good thing for the premiership.

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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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Hawks lose hunger

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

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Wow, Jetta gives Sydney an edge

Sydney's Lewis Jetta

Robert Walls Sydney, which is sitting 8-3, is on track to play finals for the 14th time in the past 17 seasons. It's a wonderful record of consistency; one that no other club can boast.

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