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 I GUESS Jude was always going to be tough. He had to be. Growing up with two sporty elder brothers, their grand finals and Test matches in the Ballarat backyard were brutal.
Emma Quayle and Martin Blake Some of the more notable anomalies arising from the AFL's biggest award.
Martin Blake Jobe Watson caps off his third consecutive outstanding year with the game's most prestigious and famous individual honour.
Martin Blake Could Dane Swan win the Brownlow Medal for a second year in a row?
Martin Blake Finishers are the must-have item this season, writes Martin Blake.
Martin Blake The bad news for Carlton is that the Blues need to win both their remaining games to play finals.
Martin Blake Twice this season, Jason Blake has played pivotal parts in St Kilda wins.
Martin Blake Clint Jones will have slept easily last night. He will have known his opponent for tonight's game against Richmond, most likely Trent Cotchin, and that he is required to lock down on him for the sake...
Martin Blake In the Mick Malthouse reign at Collingwood, the Magpies stopped using taggers.