Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

Cats use a life, Blues get one

Greg Baum Geelong’s sighs of relief and Carlton’s boos echoed through the Etihad chamber at the final siren, but the feature of this game that might resound furthest into the future was the...

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Whatever Ty Vickery's penalty for Dean Cox blow, he won't do it again

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Greg Baum What is Ty Vickery's✓ right whack? This is now a question for the AFL tribunal when it sits on Tuesday.

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Collingwood turns ship around with win over Port Adelaide

Heritier Lumumba runs with the ball.

Greg Baum This match had the quality of two teams clinging to the wreckage, knowing that it would only bear one of them.

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Bombers humiliate old enemy

Essendon's Dyson Heppell wraps up Carlton's Dylan Buckley.

Greg Baum The most ominous aspect for the Blues was that it was not hard to see this coming.

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Tom Hawkins stars as Cats beat Hawks

Tom Hawkins starred against the Hawks.

Greg Baum Tom Hawkins has booted five goals with Geelong trumping reigning premiers Hawthorn by 19 points to remain the only undefeated side after five AFL rounds.

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Hawthorn in a class of its own

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Greg Baum There are ways to beat Hawthorn. Richmond used to know how.

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Bombers fans' boo boo

Adam Goodes

Greg Baum Essendon fans spent so much time and energy booing at Etihad stadium last Friday that it was a wonder they got around to cheering at all.

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Hawks finally kill off the Kennett curse and live to play another day

Victory dance: Shaun Burgoyne (left) and Josh Gibson celebrate the Hawks' fighting win over Geelong and a grand final berth.

Greg Baum Hawks rise out of the ground like a ghost of their own devising to break the spell.

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Despite the doubts, Crows in final four

Packing a punch: Jason Porplyzia celebrates with Nathan van Berlo after kicking one of his three goals last night.

Greg Baum, Adelaide Against Fremantle in last night's semi-final, Adelaide did it their way, which is to say the hard way.

Dream achieved, Tarrant at ease

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

Day the Pies got the job done

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Greg Baum Essendon great Terry Daniher never was one for varnishing the truth.

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The art of law

Nick Maxwell.

Greg Baum Another football season is upon us, and another new iteration of rules and interpretations.

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Fans find a silver lining

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Greg Baum Melbourne goes down by 94 points to West Coast, but it's not all bad.

Hawks find a way to stem tide

Stopped: Hawthorn’s Josh Gibson tackled by North’s Majak Daw.

Greg Baum Hawthorn holds on to beat North Melbourne by three points in a pulsating match.

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Demons fail to reach their goals

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Greg Baum Melbourne played like men possessed, Carlton like a self-possessed team.

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Stop playing the man, fans want their boys to soar

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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?

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Hawks play straight men

Fists of fury: A big pack flies for the ball during Hawthorn's win over Sydney at the MCG on Saturday night.

Greg Baum All the goals that Hawthorn could not kick in last year's grand final, it kicked on Saturday.

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Tigers see off plucky Demons

Wrapped up: Demon Matt Jones and Tiger Shane Edwards get in a tangle.

Greg Baum For Melbourne, the season has been reduced to mitigation of its margins of defeats.

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Hawk win goes to script

Hawks hopping happy: Lance Franklin (left) helps Isaac Smith celebrate his goal.

Greg Baum It is one thing for a game to become a mismatch on the day. It is another for it to be a mismatch before it begins.

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Saints desperately close

Eric Mackenzie.

Greg Baum If St Kilda is rebuilding, this might be remembered as the first peg in the ground, once it soothes away the hurt.