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.

Docker upset locks in top eight

Martin Blake Fremantle has turned the lower half of the top eight upside down.

Up front and personal, just the ticket

Saints be praised.

Martin Blake St Kilda on track for a small profit in 2012, and Saints taking old-school approach to raising money.

Goddard and Saints rise to the occasion

Brendon Goddard

Martin Blake Brendon Goddard's 200th game turns out to be one of his best for the Saints.

Thompson cleared on Johnson collision

Scott Thompson and Steve Johnson.

Martin Blake Steve Johnson's concussion likely to prevent him from playing against Hawthorn.

AFL

Swans keep rolling along

Lewis Jetta.

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...

Good man to have back

Marching on: Sean Dempster is feeling good.

Martin Blake Sean Dempster is taking the game on and he and St Kilda are benefiting.

'Boomer' blitz fires the Roos

Bounding: Brent Harvey (left) proved a handful for Michael Hibberd, kicking three goals in as many minutes.

Martin Blake For half a game, Essendon and North Melbourne played footy from the 1970s.

Roos 'won't take any risks' with Wells return

North Melbourne's Daniel Wells.

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.

A marvellous 'mockbuster'

Brett Harvey

Martin Blake North and Freo to star in off-Broadway hit, writes Martin Blake.

Martin Blake

Preliminary discussions: Part three

Martin Blake Travis Cloke is the one. He has a history of troubling Sydney and is key to the Pie's chances.

AFL

Fighting Hawks look the real deal

Happy Hawthorn players

Martin Blake, Launceston Hawthorn's season back on track after Alistair Clarkson's team monsters Fremantle.

Dogs pound Port to break losing streak

Vale: Western Bulldogs mascot Sid, part of a guard of honour in memory of Charlie Sutton.

Martin Blake Bulldogs break two-game losing streak in eclipsing Port Adelaide at Docklands.

Judd takes legal lead from Bill Clinton

Martin-Blake-sport-dinks

Martin Blake Carlton captain went with the ''I didn't inhale'' defence made infamous by former US president.

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