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Carlton great Robert Walls ‘worried’ about AFL, lauds Geelong and Hawthorn

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AFL great Robert Walls admits he’s ‘worried’ about the state of the modern game.

He said too few ‘dared to be brilliant’ in an era plagued by stoppages and congestion.

‘Half the games are good (but) half the games – five minutes into the third quarter – you’ve had enough,’ Walls told 3AW Breakfast.

‘They’re too congested.

‘Too many teams play defensive football and only kick 10 or 11 goals a game.

‘They don’t dare to be brilliant.

‘It worries me.

‘Thank God Geelong and Hawthorn have played their style over the last 10 years.’

The tribunal also copped a clip from the 3AW Football icon and three-time premiership star.

‘I think the tribunal change their interpretations and penalties throughout the season and that’s not good enough,’ Walls said.

The 1987 premiership coach was back in the 3AW studios to discuss Gus and Wallsy’s French Revelation – a book he wrote with his dog while living in France.

‘He’s pretty smart,’ Walls said.

Click PLAY below to hear Robert Walls chat with Ross and John.

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