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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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Rise and shine! Why the best teams take it easy until August

Rise and shine! Why the best teams take it easy until August

10 Aug 2017

It’s one of those perennial, cute clich├ęs that in many-a-season is dusted off at about this time. Usually, it’s employed as a Hawthorn-type, or maybe Sydney, begins to give the impression of smelling some early spring blossom in the air towards the end of a sluggish mid-winter.

The Dangerfield suspension was the tribunal’s gutsiest for decades

The Dangerfield suspension was the tribunal's gutsiest for decades

3 Aug 2017

That much-maligned body, the AFL Match Review Panel, this week deserves high praise for making a painful, but responsible, decision. Whatever you think of the quality of the judgement to suspend Patrick Dangerfield, you can’t fault its independence and integrity.

Carlton and Collingwood are moving in opposite directions

Carlton and Collingwood are moving in opposite directions

13 Jul 2017

With 22 pieces to manoeuvre, 18 in play at one time with almost unlimited rotations permissible, on a big board used far more strategically than it once was, the performances of AFL coaches have never been more influential.

It’s time for an apology from the AFL

It's time for an apology from the AFL

29 Jun 2017

It’s time the AFL delivered a formal apology. The more humbling and grovelling the better.

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.