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 Five key questions to ponder when assessing whether Hawthorn can break Geelong's spell.
Martin Blake Geelong's malaise is back, although the dreaded premiership hangover may be a way off yet.
Martin Blake Teams of this calibre in the bottom of the eight assure some surprises.
Martin Blake Geelong's players and coaching staff will wake up on the Gold Coast on Monday morning, choosing to escape the Victorian winter for a training camp for the second year in a row as they search for...
Martin Blake Fans stayed away, which was some occurrence for the stoic lot who follow Geelong.
Martin Blake Collingwood's Sharrod Wellingham has accepted a minimum three-match suspension by the AFL's match review panel over his controversial hit on Carlton's Kade Simpson in last Friday night's game at the...
Martin Blake Geelong picks another callow team for second-round NAB Cup encounter with Gold Coast.
Martin Blake It was a difficult day at Geelong, with an ill wind howling out of the north.
Martin Blake Luke Parker is flying under the radar at Sydney, writes Martin Blake.
Jesse Hogan and Martin Blake Teams for grand final rematch will bear strong resemblance to last year's decider.
Martin Blake Tom Hawkins has inked a new deal with Geelong until the end of 2015.