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Tim Lane

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Tim Lane is one of the most respected voices in Australian sport, having gained a strong following for his weekly AFL column in The Age. Tim has also called 32 AFL/VFL grand finals and was behind the microphone for Cathy Freeman's memorable gold medal at the Sydney Olympics.

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February 2017

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No chance of AFL State of Origin, as Tasmania’s state of oblivion continues

No chance of AFL State of Origin, as Tasmania's state of oblivion continues

15 Jun 2017

It’s a good thing the football competition is in a state of wild unpredictability, because lately there haven’t been too many headline-grabbing controversies.

Football’s fake news obsession

Football's fake news obsession

1 Jun 2017

It’s lucky all the stuff we write and talk about during a footy season isn’t studied too closely by people who are detached from the game, otherwise we just might be assessed as a bunch of self-absorbed, minutiae-obsessed tragics.

AFL’s rules committee needs to stop forcing Eureka moments

AFL's rules committee needs to stop forcing Eureka moments

18 May 2017

The modern sports broadcasting trend of having pre-prepared lines for the big moments can work brilliantly, but it can also backfire. I recall trying it out as far back as the 1970s, when calling footy for the ABC in Hobart.

Pies vs Blues: AFL’s invincible rivalry

Pies vs Blues: AFL's invincible rivalry

4 May 2017

Believe it or not, games against Collingwood haven’t always been the most urgent in Carlton’s season.

It’s easy to say in hindsight, but Hawthorn’s writing was always on the wall

It's easy to say in hindsight, but Hawthorn's writing was always on the wall

19 Apr 2017

The signs of impending doom were there, we just didn’t look hard enough. Or we put too much faith in the established order. Or we didn’t dare believe it might be so (depending on where our loyalties lie).

Undoubtedly a coaching great, can Lyon save Freo?

Undoubtedly a coaching great, can Lyon save Freo?

5 Apr 2017

This column starts at an old-fashioned pie-night in 1981, Channel Seven’s Dorcas St studio in South Melbourne the venue. The event was a promotion for the grand final of the erstwhile mid-season night competition.