Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

AFL

Battle-weary squads finally play on

Bombers players and coach James Hird.

Greg Baum Despite feel and appearance, this was day one, round one, and so a time of fresh starts.

AFL

Heart-stopper

Bombers forward Leroy Jetta lays a strong tackle on Magpie Alex Fasolo.

Greg Baum Seventeen years after Collingwood and Essendon drew in what is called the start of the Anzac Day footy tradition, they played themselves to an epic standstill again.

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AFL

Stealth Bomber has defenders in gun

New outlook: Leroy Jetta has played every game since James Hird took over.

Greg Baum It was Easter Sunday, 2007, and Essendon's changeroom was buzzing with new life.