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 Three consecutive defeats by less than a goal will test the patience of any fan.
Martin Blake Could Dane Swan win the Brownlow Medal for a second year in a row?
Martin Blake Fremantle has turned the lower half of the top eight upside down.
Martin Blake The Kangaroos will be seeking space, but they are likely to find it occupied by the Eagles.
Martin Blake Greater Western Sydney veteran James McDonald accepts two-match suspension.
Jesse Hogan and Martin Blake Teams for grand final rematch will bear strong resemblance to last year's decider.
Martin Blake Roos' coach says win as important for supporters as for the players.
Martin Blake Brad Scott says his players need to toughen up with the main season just a few weeks away.