Jake Niall

Jake Niall

Jake Niall is a senior sports writer at 'The Age' specialising mainly in coverage of the AFL. He writes a weekly column for 'The Sunday Age' and has been on staff with 'The Age' or 'Sunday Age' since 1995. Jake, who combines original news with commentary, match-based writing, features and analysis, has won a number of awards, including the Alf Brown award for the best performer in AFL media in 2012, the Melbourne Press Club's 2007 Quill award for best sports story in any medium and a Walkley award, shared with colleagues Richard Baker, Nick McKenzie, Caroline Wilson and John Silvester, for best coverage of a major issue (Essendon scandal) in 2013.

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Carlton's next CEO?

Jake Niall The Carlton Football Club invites applications for the position of chief executive officer of the game's most successful club.

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If lessons have been learnt, then road-tested coaches are the way to go

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Jake Niall The travails of Hird and Voss this week ought to be a teaching moment for a competition/industry.

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Jake Niall In coming together to support the family of Merv Neagle, Essendon showed real club spirit.

Six-day rule costs Swan two games

Suspended: Dane Swan's indiscretion has cost him a two-match ban.

Martin Blake and Jake Niall Collingwood's hard-line decision based on a season-long ban on drinking alcohol six days before a game.

Roos leap ahead, Blues just a hop away

Collingwood's Dale Thomas gets the jump on Kangaroo midfielder Jack Ziebell in their match at Etihad Stadium last night.

Jake Niall Carlton and North Melbourne have taken turns at burial and resurrection.

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Father knows best

Essendon's Jobe Watson.

Jake Niall On Brownlow eve, consider Jobe Watson's career and why he would be a deserving winner.

Young Saint's ACL fears

Jake Niall A St Kilda youngster has suffered a suspected torn anterior cruciate ligament at the club's altitude training camp in Colorado.

Young Saint's ACL fears

Injured: Daniel Markworth.

Jake Niall St Kilda youngster suffers suspected torn anterior cruciate ligament at club's camp in Colorado.

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.

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What's up, Doc?

Jobe Watson.

Jon Pierik and Jake Niall Jobe Watson has expressed regret that he admitted taking a banned drug.

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Bombers guarantee player payments

Essendon's Jobe Watson during training.

Jake Niall Essendon will not allow its players to suffer financial penalties in the event that they are suspended by the AFL tribunal as a result of the supplements investigation.

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Bombers players were treated like guinea pigs

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Richard Baker, Nick McKenzie and Jake Niall Essendon captain Jobe Watson and several teammates were used as human guinea pigs by the club, receiving injections or infusions of banned drug AOD9604 in volumes and at a frequency far exceeding its...

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Bomber woes mount as drug probe widens

Jobe Watson and James Hird.

Richard Baker, Nick McKenzie and Jake Niall Essendon captain and several teammates were used as virtual human ''guinea pigs'' by the club.

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Ablett's only win in 2012 may be a Brownlow

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Jake Niall No footballer has ever won the Brownlow Medal in a team that hasn't won a single game.

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Beams to stay with Pies

Collingwood's Dayne Beams

Jake Niall Collingwood midfielder has all but agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension.

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A champion in the making

Dustin Martin

Jake Niall Dustin Martin shows he's a force to be reckoned with.

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How Murdoch helped put Irish deal in the driver's seat

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Jake Niall Of the many astonishing stories about the late Jim Stynes recounted in recent days, one has been entirely overlooked.

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Magpies rule out Arizona return

The Pies in Arizona last year: (from left) sport science director David Buttifant, Darren Jolly, Nathan Brown, Dane Swan and Brent Macaffer.

Jake Niall Possibility of another trip to assist a small group of players not on agenda.

Tigers up and running

Got it: Richmond's Jack Riewoldt marks over Swan Ted Richards. He finished with four goals.

Jake Niall Richmond's 2012 revival seems more authentic than its previous soufflé-like rises.

Swans fail the test

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JAKE NIALL and JON PIERIK SYDNEY'S once-promising premiership hopes have fallen in the past fortnight – their losses to Adelaide and the Tigers a sobering reminder they are vulnerable whenever they don't produce manic...