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 has been fined $20,000 by the AFL for breaching player rules relating to the salary cap.
Martin Blake Five key questions to ponder when assessing whether Hawthorn can break Geelong's spell.
Martin Blake Collingwood has copped a $20,000 fine from the AFL for breaching player rules relating to the salary cap.
Martin Blake Sean Dempster is taking the game on and he and St Kilda are benefiting.
Martin Blake Lenny Hayes has won his third Trevor Barker Award as St Kilda's best and fairest player.
Martin Blake Twice this season, Jason Blake has played pivotal parts in St Kilda wins.
Martin Blake A win against fancied Carlton has St Kilda inside the top eight.
Martin Blake All clubs have different agendas for the pre-season, writes Martin Blake.