Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

AFL

Second Brownlow, but Ablett still says dad is the best

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

AFL

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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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.

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.

Finding new goals down back

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

Celebrating football's broadest church

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.