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.

Vote magnet in medal tilt again

Martin Blake Could Dane Swan win the Brownlow Medal for a second year in a row?

Docker upset locks in top eight

Fremantle's Hayden Ballentyne is chased by Liam Anthony.

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

North v West - which direction?

West Coast v North Melbourne

Martin Blake The Kangaroos will be seeking space, but they are likely to find it occupied by the Eagles.

The Tigers' fade a habit they must break

Adelaide v Richmond

Martin Blake Three consecutive defeats by less than a goal will test the patience of any fan.

Win, but no contest

North Melbourne Football Club

Martin Blake Brad Scott says his players need to toughen up with the main season just a few weeks away.

Bumper is bumped out

Martin Blake Greater Western Sydney veteran James McDonald accepts two-match suspension.

AFL

Cats, Magpies recall big guns for grand final replay

Collingwood defender Chris Tarrant during a training session at Gosch's Paddock.

Jesse Hogan and Martin Blake Teams for grand final rematch will bear strong resemblance to last year's decider.

Roos bag points, but Scott still worries

Andrew Swallow is congratulated by teammate Aaron Edwards after kicking a goal at Etihad Stadium yesterday.

Martin Blake Roos' coach says win as important for supporters as for the players.

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