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.

Football

Malceski's snap is one for the ages

Martin Blake Sydney half-back Nick Malceski took centre stage in the final act of the classic.

AFL

Swans keep rolling along

Lewis Jetta.

Martin Blake For Carlton, the Waite-ing was over. Jarrad Waite made his return to a navy blue guernsey. But the waiting for a finals berth and a recovering from this cursed season is effectively over, and that...

One Dog no match for Swans

Adam Goodes celebrates a goal.

Martin Blake This is a tale of team versus individual. Almost inevitably, the former wins. It is simple mathematics.

Stevie J pays a high price

Steve Johnson.

Martin Blake Surely the Steve Johnson bump on Dan Hannebery does not constitute a reportable offence?

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Football

Winderlich back as Bombers test the best

Jason Winderlich is set to make his return from injury.

Martin Blake Winless Essendon picks its strongest possible squad for tomorrow's NAB Cup match against Sydney.

AFL

Tonight's NAB Cup games

Martin Blake A preview of tonight's NAB Cup matches, Essendon vs Sydney and Collingwood vs Adelaide.

Swan delivers the Goodes again

Adam Goodes

Martin Blake, Launceston Adam Goodes comes to Sydney's aid in his record-seting 304th game.

AFL

Franklin in the clear, but Cat fined for misconduct

Lance Franklin.

Martin Blake Hawthorn and Lance Franklin can breathe more easily after his report for rough play was thrown out by the match review panel.

AFL

Ratten joins chorus of dissent, but Hunt fine to stand

Josh Hunt stands on Eddie Betts' hand.

Martin Blake and Jared Lynch Carlton coach joins a chorus of discontent about the result of the Josh Hunt hand-stepping case.

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