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The remaking of Michael Voss, Carlton coach

Michael Voss spent five seasons at the helm of the Brisbane Lions, his final match as senior coach eight years ago. In 2022, he will put the lessons he’s learned to good use when he takes the reins at Carlton.

Peter Ryan
Peter Ryan

Sports columnist

Explaining the magic and the madness of Luke Beveridge

Whether this pugnacious, emotional yet calm, bold but calculating tribal chieftain Luke Beveridge can lift his team to the pinnacle again, or if he fails, we can count on this: He won’t be embarrassed.

Jake Niall
Jake Niall

Chief football writer, The Age

Does Beveridge have another bold move up his sleeve?

A master motivator, how Luke Beveridge has managed to get his team this far has been incredible. Locked in a hotel for weeks on end, he’s rallied his Bulldog troops with an ‘us against them’ mantra that’s fired them to the verge of another premiership.

Wayne Carey
Wayne Carey

Two-time AFL premiership captain


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