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

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

2 days ago

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.

Lack of independece leaves MRO wide open for critics

Lack of independece leaves MRO wide open for critics

25 Apr 2018

So, now the season’s on in earnest!

Lethal Leigh’s law

Lethal Leigh's law

11 Apr 2018

The battle between the ball-getter and tackler is on in earnest and the umpire is circling. Even before the whistle is blown, football’s loudest chorus: “Baaaaaalll!”, echoes through the stadium.

Buddy boots his way into the pantheon of greats

Buddy boots his way into the pantheon of greats

28 Mar 2018

We need to talk about Buddy. His opening game of the new season was late on Sunday, in faraway Perth, and since it finished Steve Smith and co. have monopolised the headlines.

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.