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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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The AFL’s injury plague requires a radical solution

The AFL's injury plague requires a radical solution

6 days ago

The scourge of football’s on-field battle toll is now a matter crying out for serious treatment. It’s not good enough for the AFL’s annual injury survey to be released with a blithe: ‘Things are largely stable’. We’ve heard all that before.

Saturday reminded us all of AFL’s great glory

Saturday reminded us all of AFL's great glory

2 Aug 2018

As long as there are days like last Saturday at the MCG, the indigenous game will continue to be high in the nation’s sporting consciousness.

Think the AFL’s gone soft? Think again

Think the AFL's gone soft? Think again

19 Jul 2018

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.