Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

AFL

Greater love hath no fan: take it from Follower

Greg Baum All codes, all sports, tend to self-correct, which is why I would argue against the introduction of a send-off rule in response to Ty Vickery's felling of Dean Cox.

AFL

AFL's conundrum: where have all the goals gone?

A goal umpire signals a goal

Greg Baum A week ago, as the world knows, Germany scored seven goals against Brazil in the World Cup. In AFL football on the weekends each side of that match, there were nine instances of teams scoring seven...

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AFL ticket system loses face value

Darren Birch said the AFL knew that potentially 80,000 might become 60,000 on Sundays.

Greg Baum After an underwhelming start to the season, and faced with simmering supporter discontent, the AFL acknowledges that it has not adequately gazetted and explained its new variable price ticketing...

One way or another, the Magpies prevail

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Greg Baum Anzac Day brought two of everything. Two processions, from the shrine in the morning, to the other shrine in the afternoon. Each was in its own way reverential.

Essendon's family faces the world

James Hird signs autographs at the Bombers' family day.

Greg Baum It was too hot for kicking footballs but not nearly too hot for a show of staunch football faith.

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Taking the contact out of sport

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Greg Baum As sensibilities change, so too are the crunching nature of our games.

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Stop playing the man, fans want their boys to soar

Greg Baum Many moan that hands-free marking denies the game the spectacle of a show of strength. But should it not firstly be a test of skill?

How will the ball bounce this time?

Greg Baum It should have gone straight. If it had, it would have led to honour and glory and an inviolable place in St Kilda legend and the history of the game. But it didn't.

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Familiar refrain calls family to rally 'round

Greg Baum Richmond's theme song is the only one that literally gives its fans a speaking part.

Dream achieved, Tarrant at ease

Chris Tarrant

Greg Baum The Magpies backman is leaving the game with no regrets.

A tally that has you saying 'G

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Greg Baum The first VFL match at the MCG was played on May 15, 1897.

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Role models, or role players?

Illustration: Jim Pavlidis.

Greg Baum This week, for the second time in his short AFL career, Gold Coast's Joel Wilkinson was subject to racial vilification, this time from a Collingwood supporter.

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