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 Fremantle has turned the lower half of the top eight upside down.
Martin Blake Brendon Goddard's 200th game turns out to be one of his best for the Saints.
Martin Blake Steve Johnson's concussion likely to prevent him from playing against Hawthorn.
Martin Blake For Carlton, the Waite-ing was over. Jarrad Waite made his return to a navy blue guernsey. But the waiting for a finals berth and a recovering from this cursed season is effectively over, and that...
Martin Blake Sean Dempster is taking the game on and he and St Kilda are benefiting.
Martin Blake For half a game, Essendon and North Melbourne played footy from the 1970s.
Martin Blake North Melbourne is closely monitoring brilliant midfielder Daniel Wells today as it tosses up whether to pick him for the blockbuster game against Fremantle at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
Martin Blake North and Freo to star in off-Broadway hit, writes Martin Blake.
Martin Blake Travis Cloke is the one. He has a history of troubling Sydney and is key to the Pie's chances.
Martin Blake St Kilda on track for a small profit in 2012, and Saints taking old-school approach to raising money.
Martin Blake, Launceston Hawthorn's season back on track after Alistair Clarkson's team monsters Fremantle.
Martin Blake Bulldogs break two-game losing streak in eclipsing Port Adelaide at Docklands.