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.
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...
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.
Martin Blake Surely the Steve Johnson bump on Dan Hannebery does not constitute a reportable offence?
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...
Martin Blake Scott Thompson was innocent and rightly was cleared by the AFL's match review panel.
Martin Blake Greater Western Sydney veteran James McDonald accepts two-match suspension.
Martin Blake Greater Western Sydney made a respectable start. Well, it didn't get flogged.
Martin Blake A day out from the Anzac Day blockbuster against Collingwood James Hird is still pondering his 22 for Essendon.
Martin Blake Taylor Walker hits a brick wall in the form of the match review panel in his groundbreaking season.