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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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Last hurrah of the Poms: Why Adelaide could decide the Ashes

Last hurrah of the Poms: Why Adelaide could decide the Ashes

1 Dec 2017

The worry for England – and the Ashes series – is the steepness of the tourists’ Gabba decline.

Five grand finals that truly deserve their ‘classic’ status

Five grand finals that truly deserve their 'classic' status

29 Sep 2017

Just as it did last year, the MCG will rock with greater-than-usual excitement on grand final day. Once again, a success-starved Victorian team is the underdog against a powerful team from another state.

Finally Tiger Time is here, but Richmond must again rise to the occasion

Finally Tiger Time is here, but Richmond must again rise to the occasion

14 Sep 2017

It’s surely a heady time for Tiger supporters. Even more so for the Richmond Football Club itself. Not only is the monkey off the back, but now the unthinkable appears possible. First, there’s an opponent to be determined. Then there’s a match to win on Saturday week. And then?

How much can we really learn from the AFL players survey?

How much can we really learn from the AFL players survey?

7 Sep 2017

We’ve learnt via a press survey this week that AFL players are happy with the quality of game they’re currently playing and don’t see any need for radical rules changes to seek to improve it.

Can it be a great season without a definitively great team?

Can it be a great season without a definitively great team?

24 Aug 2017

The final touches are about to be put on what some have described as one of the most even and interesting home-and-away seasons in years. What happens next?

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 clichés 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.