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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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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

5 days ago

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.

Unexpected Aussies stand tall in Ranchi epic

Unexpected Aussies stand tall in Ranchi epic

22 Mar 2017

This column started as a lament, and finished as a song of praise. When writing began, before play on the final day in Ranchi, few gave Australia a hope of avoiding defeat. India appeared to have gained control of the match and, in all probability, the series.

Want a higher-scoring AFL? Tell the umps to blow the whistle more

Want a higher-scoring AFL? Tell the umps to blow the whistle more

9 Mar 2017

When Ron Barassi stared into the void at half-time of the 1970 VFL grand final, he imagined a hazy outline.