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 The Kangaroos will be seeking space, but they are likely to find it occupied by the Eagles.
Martin Blake Lenny Hayes' reprieve by match review panel proves that not all head-high contact draw sanction.
Martin Blake Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says he was "surprised" by the decision to reprieve Western Bulldog Will Minson for stomping and has called for the AFL to review the Match Review Panel at season’s...
Jared Lynch, Martin Blake Western Bulldog Will Minson's reprieve at the AFL Tribunal for stomping has fractured opinion among leading club officials and commentators.
Martin Blake Essendon will put its season on the line by fielding its best on-paper team for a month.
Martin Blake Roos' coach says win as important for supporters as for the players.
Martin Blake Steve Johnson's concussion likely to prevent him from playing against Hawthorn.
Martin Blake Scott Thompson was innocent and rightly was cleared by the AFL's match review panel.
Martin Blake, Matt Murnane Leading player manager Paul Connors has been forced into a public apology after his strident criticism of an ''interfering'' AFL, as the fallout from the Chris Judd suspension swirled yesterday.