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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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Think the AFL’s gone soft? Think again

Think the AFL's gone soft? Think again

1 day ago

Are you from the old school which forever asserts modern footy’s gone soft? Do you feel infuriated at a game too quick to punish players for no more than old-fashioned hard-but-fair tackles?

Another announcement, another snub for footy in Tasmania

Another announcement, another snub for footy in Tasmania

5 Jul 2018

So, once again there’s no joy for Tasmania in its quest for AFL inclusion. Not that Tuesday’s anti-climactic announcement in Hobart came as a surprise.

Changing the Brownlow rules asks more questions than it answers

Changing the Brownlow rules asks more questions than it answers

20 Jun 2018

Given I was alive when Neil Roberts won the 1958 Brownlow Medal, it’s obvious that what follows is the work of a baby-boomer. Which is a nice way of saying getting on a bit, even if vigorously resisting the notion.

Tom Lynch must be allowed to make his own choice

Tom Lynch must be allowed to make his own choice

7 Jun 2018

As Tom Lynch deliberates over his future with Gold Coast, an issue bigger than the towering forward himself has emerged.

Ducks, drakes and Hawks: What’s Alastair Clarkson’s next move?

Ducks, drakes and Hawks: What's Alastair Clarkson's next move?

23 May 2018

If Alastair Clarkson was asking himself hard questions after Hawthorn’s narrow, Round 8 loss to Sydney, last Sunday would have inflicted a particularly dark night of the soul.

Nic Naitanui cannot – must not – be acquitted for his heavy tackle

Nic Naitanui cannot - must not - be acquitted for his heavy tackle

9 May 2018

Of all the hysteria generated in an average AFL season, the white noise over Nic Naitanui’s one-week suspension is up there with the most nonsensical.