Jake Niall

Jake Niall

Jake Niall is a senior sports writer at 'The Age' specialising mainly in coverage of the AFL. He writes a weekly column for 'The Sunday Age' and has been on staff with 'The Age' or 'Sunday Age' since 1995. Jake, who combines original news with commentary, match-based writing, features and analysis, has won a number of awards, including the Alf Brown award for the best performer in AFL media in 2012, the Melbourne Press Club's 2007 Quill award for best sports story in any medium and a Walkley award, shared with colleagues Richard Baker, Nick McKenzie, Caroline Wilson and John Silvester, for best coverage of a major issue (Essendon scandal) in 2013.

AFL

Carlton coach Mick Malthouse blasts umpiring non-calls

Jake Niall Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has questioned three umpiring decisions - including a last minute incident involving Geelong runner Nigel Lappin and Mitch Robinson - in the wake of Carlton's unlucky...

AFL

Hawthorn revival almost too late

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Jake Niall Hawthorn comes back from a seemingly hopeless position to beat the Cats for the first time since the 2008 AFL grand final and reach this year's decider.

AFL

Cats set to pounce on Demon, Roo

AFL, Football,Round 10. North Melbourne V Brisbane Lions at Etihad Stadium.North's Hamish McIntosh in action.
May 30 2009.THE AGE SPORT.  Picture by SEBASTIAN COSTANZO

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Geelong has emerged as a major off-season player, it's eye on Rivers and McIntosh.

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AFL

Swans firm for Tippett: rivals

Kurt Tippett

Jon Pierik and Jake Niall Swans appear to be the front-runners for the Adelaide forward's services.

The journey

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Jake Niall Free agency is changing the AFL trading road map, it could be a difficult path for some.

Torn free

Jake Niall Under the new system players have greater freedom and flexibility - but so do the clubs.

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Cats grab trio from rivals in departure from club policy

Hamish McIntosh

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Geelong has already set itself the goal of reaching the top four in 2013.

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Silence of the Blues a surprise

Blue target: Quinten Lynch.

Jake Niall If there was a club that seemed made for free agency, it was surely Carlton.

Up to eight new Demons for opening round

Melbourne's Shannon Byrnes and Jack Viney.

Jake Niall Melbourne's massive turnover will see the Demons field a radically revamped team for round one.

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Best in the nest

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Jake Niall Fans may fancy the Hawks, Pies, Swans and Crows, but it's the Eagles who could take flight this season.

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No tanks, but a flogging for the Demons

Fans vent their anger as Melbourne players walk back after losing to Essendon.

Jake Niall The question will be asked again in the coming days of why the Demons are so dismal.

AFL

Sore Hawkins not at risk: Scott

Tom Hawkins

Chloe Saltau and Jake Niall Geelong coach Chris Scott insists that time out of the game won't help Tom Hawkins.

Football

Demons in purgatory

Future unclear: Brent Moloney.

Jake Niall Melbourne takes the radical step of putting contract discussions with 11 players on hold until mid-October, as the club delays decisions on players' futures until it has entered the free agency and...

Watts moving forward in Demons reshuffle

Jack Watts and marking over Nathan Lovett-Murray last season.

Jake Niall Melbourne coach Mark Neeld says he intends to play the talented youngster forward.

Saints endure hellfire

St Kilda v Melbourne

Jake Niall Twice this season, Melbourne has been close at half-time, only to be blown to pieces in the third quarter..

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