Martin Blake

Martin Blake

Martin Blake has been a senior writer for The Age since 1986 and has covered numerous AFL seasons, three cricket World Cups and various Australian cricket tours overseas, two Olympic Games, three Commonwealth Games, and a plethora of other major sports events including the British Open Championship and the US Masters. He covers all sports with an emphasis on Australian football and golf.

Gay footballers no problem: Demetriou and players speak up

Martin Blake and Jared Lynch Western Bulldogs defender Bob Murphy says there is a ''sick fascination'' about guessing how many AFL players are gay.

AFL

Hall back with the Bulldogs

Once bitten: Barry Hall (left) receives his guernsey from Bob Murphy in his welcome back to the kennel yesterday.

Martin Blake Barry Hall back at Whitten Oval, but not reconsidering his retirement from football.

AFL gay speculation a 'sick fascination': Murphy

Robert Murphy

Martin Blake Western Bulldog defender Bob Murphy says there is a "sick fascination" with how many AFL players are gay.

Live AFL blog: Carlton v Essendon

AFL premiership cup

Martin Blake Highly motivated arch-rival superpowers meet in front of a packed house in a sudden-death final, having not won a final between them since 2002.

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