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.

AFL

Wellingham quick to accept three-match ban for controversial bump

Martin Blake Collingwood's Sharrod Wellingham has accepted a minimum three-match suspension by the AFL's match review panel over his controversial hit on Carlton's Kade Simpson in last Friday night's game at the...

Hodge back for Hawks

Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge

Jared Lynch, Martin Blake Luke Hodge is set to captain Hawthorn for just the third time this season in tonight's clash with Essendon, while Bombers speedster Jason Winderlich will play his first game for the season in his...

Accidents can happen

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Martin Blake Scott Thompson was innocent and rightly was cleared by the AFL's match review panel.

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Reprieve divides the experts

Western Bulldogs ruckman Will Minson.

Jared Lynch, Martin Blake Western Bulldog Will Minson's reprieve at the AFL Tribunal for stomping has fractured opinion among leading club officials and commentators.

Stevie J pays a high price

Steve Johnson.

Martin Blake Surely the Steve Johnson bump on Dan Hannebery does not constitute a reportable offence?

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AFL

Bombers team still not settled

James Hird, coach of the Bombers.

Martin Blake A day out from the Anzac Day blockbuster against Collingwood James Hird is still pondering his 22 for Essendon.

Star Crow grounded for three matches

Taylor Walker has been dealt his second suspension of the season.

Martin Blake Taylor Walker hits a brick wall in the form of the match review panel in his groundbreaking season.

Bumper is bumped out

Martin Blake Greater Western Sydney veteran James McDonald accepts two-match suspension.

AFL

Giant strides yet to be made

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Martin Blake Greater Western Sydney made a respectable start. Well, it didn't get flogged.

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