Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

AFL

Closing the deal with Andrew Demetriou

Greg Baum In Andrew Demetriou's 11 years, the AFL has entrenched itself as the most prosperous and powerful sports body in the land.

It's Bomber versus Bomber

Essendon

Greg Baum As hopefully few enough people in Melbourne have had to learn, the Federal Court building in Melbourne also houses the Family Court.

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Playing the ball, not the woman

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Greg Baum Mark Taylor arrived in England in 1997 as Australian Test captain, but also in a drastic and protracted slump that was threatening his place in the side.

The coup that backfired

What will Israel Folau do next? (Thumbnail)

Greg Baum It is hard to think of a redeeming feature for this experiment.

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Gloating not in the game plan

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Greg Baum The central issue for Essendon is who knew what and when - governance.

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First the drugs, and now Dons take their medicine

Greg Baum Essendon was desperate not to be cast as a cheat, but that is how it will be remembered.

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The Brownlow of Jobe

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 24:  Jobe Watson of the Bombers poses with the Brownlow Medal during the 2012 Brownlow Medal at Crown Palladium on September 24, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Greg Baum Essendon captain Jobe Watson out-stays a packed field to win the 2012 Brownlow Medal.

AFL cops its 'rights' whack

Greg Baum The league's reaction to the Optus media rights decision has been a bit over the top.

Vale the Geelong Flyer, 'fair dinkum unbelievable'

Bob Davis

Greg Baum To put Geelong in the mood for the 1963 VFL grand final, coach Bob Davis brought in piano accordionist and television clown Happy Hammond.

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Blurry line in race controversy

Greg Baum Matt Rendell's exit from Adelaide reveals the importance of image in AFL.

Orange people show faith as footy takes a giant leap

Here we come: Phil Davis and Callan Ward lead the Giants onto the ground last night.

Greg Baum, Sydney The landing of a second team in Sydney, was the AFL's moonshot.

Poach coach? Make it fair trade

Damien Hardwick

Greg Baum Richmond coach Damien Hardwick suggests AFL clubs could trade for coaches as in the NFL.

It's difficult not to tackle a two-headed monster high

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Greg Baum In trying, honourably, to deal with one problem, the AFL has created two more.