Tim Lane

Tim Lane

AFL

The Bulldog light on the hill out west

Tim Lane Of all the clubs that might provide a light on the hill for football's Victorian battlers, the Western Bulldogs have long appeared the least likely.

AFL

Sleeping giant looms over footy's fragile web

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Tim Lane The Socceroos' bubble burst disappointingly in the end. From channelling Eddie McGuire - "What a big week it's been in football" - ebullient Australian fans were soon reminded of another slogan: a...

AFL

Tommy rightly hailed a hero

Tim Lane Tom Hafey's death has generated an outpouring of sadness which, no doubt, will continue into Monday when his funeral will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

AFL

Blunt men who were never dull

Tim Lane Kevin Sheedy and Robert Walls carved out unique places in the game.

Round one's hill of beans

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Tim Lane Like Bogart in Casablanca, football dreams don't always have happy endings in a tough world.

Smaller clubs on the mooove

Tim Lane It's not just cattle on King Island, where three footy teams are going hell for leather for supremacy.

On football's struggle street, burning hunger still gnaws

Tim Lane The big talking point has been the unusually open race for the flag.

Keeping the lid on human frailty

Tim Lane Dealing with the psychological impact of winning is just as important as dealing with defeat.