Greg Baum

Greg Baum

Greg Baum is chief sports columnist and associate editor with The Age

Jordan Lewis' year of rolling out the barrel

Natural leader: Jordan Lewis, who is in career-best form for the Hawks, lets fly at training on Friday.

Greg Baum Hawthorn was blockaded in Sydney's half. The game plan called for it to hold its nerve and thread its way out, but it wasn't working.

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For the love of a good man

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Greg Baum There are many types of love, says Kevin Sheedy in his tribute to Tom Hafey. Between husband and wife, parent and child, family members; all are distinct forms.

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Gary Ablett lucky to get his right whack

Greg Baum Gary Ablett is lucky, and at the same time vindicated, and above all, free still to win the third Brownlow Medal that every week seems more likely to be his.

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Second Brownlow, but Ablett still says dad is the best

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Greg Baum Both Gary Ablett and his illustrious father have a common source to thank: God

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Hypocrisy the other big Brownlow winner

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Greg Baum Here is an executive summary of the messages put out by the AFL this week.

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The Brownlow of Jobe

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 24:  Jobe Watson of the Bombers poses with the Brownlow Medal during the 2012 Brownlow Medal at Crown Palladium on September 24, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Greg Baum Essendon captain Jobe Watson out-stays a packed field to win the 2012 Brownlow Medal.

No easy solutions and few winners in gambling probe

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Greg Baum Anomaly uncovered by Senator Nick Xenophon highlights conflicting forces in professional sport.

Almost perfect, says delighted Hird

Essendon coach James Hird offers a word of advice to his team at quarter-time.

Greg Baum and Jake Niall Upbeat coach hails Essendon's defensive effort against Sydney as best of year.

The harder they fall

Essendon.

Greg Baum Conservative, solid, even patrician: from the beginning, these words were associated with the Essendon Football Club.

Career on high beam for a devoted Pie

Blossoming: Dayne Beams.

Greg Baum Dayne Beams voluntarily withdrew from last year's grand final because of an injury.

Celebrating football's broadest church

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Greg Baum GWS on course to be first club to finish season with more leaders than premiership points.

'His life was a miracle. He should never have been an AFL footballer, but he became a legend.'

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Greg Baum Typically, Irish saints left their shores to spread Christianity throughout Europe.

Finding new goals down back

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Greg Baum It's about spending a career doing all the things you weren't taught to do as a kid.