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.

Swans just keep on winning

Martin Blake, Sydney Sydney keeps on winning, relentlessly and impressively. You have to hand it to the top-of-the-table Swans.

Goddard says commitment to Saints not in doubt

St Kilda's Brendon Goddard

Martin Blake St Kilda's Brendon Goddard says he is happy with the way contract talks are moving with the club, despite the fact he has not committed to the Saints beyond this season.

Fiery Goddard embraces calmer side

Here, catch: Brendon Goddard prepares for his 200th game on Sunday.

Martin Blake When Brendon Goddard was suspended recently, he had a heart-to-heart chat with his coach.

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Goddard and Saints rise to the occasion

Brendon Goddard

Martin Blake Brendon Goddard's 200th game turns out to be one of his best for the Saints.

Crucial free to O'Brien ruled 'wrong'

Harry O'Brien goes for a mark in the final moments against St Kilda while Stephen Milne (44) lurks.

Martin Blake Decision that appeared to cost St Kilda draw against Collingwood found to be wrong.

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Hayes is St Kilda's best

Lenny Hayes.

Martin Blake Lenny Hayes has won his third Trevor Barker Award as St Kilda's best and fairest player.

Saints hit by injury, suspension for Bomber clash

The Saints have lost Rhys Stanley, seen here marking in front of Roo Sam Gibson,  for the medium-term.

Martin Blake St Kilda will be without both ruck-forward Rhys Stanley and utility James Blake for up to six weeks.

Star Crow grounded for three matches

Taylor Walker has been dealt his second suspension of the season.

Martin Blake Taylor Walker hits a brick wall in the form of the match review panel in his groundbreaking season.

MRP throws the book at big names

Taylor Walker

Martin Blake Adelaide’s key forward Taylor Walker, St Kilda star Brendon Goddard, Hawthorn defender Brent Guerra, Essendon half-forward Stewart Crameri and Richmond on-baller Daniel Jackson have all incurred the...

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