Greg Baum

Greg Baum

Greg Baum is chief sports columnist and associate editor with The Age

Bans, bargain bans, going cheap

Greg Baum So, charged to get to the bottom of the first great drugs-in-sport crisis in Australian history, ASADA's solution is a sweetheart deal? For the 17 Cronulla players, suspensions backdated so far that...

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Bombers humiliate old enemy

Essendon's Dyson Heppell wraps up Carlton's Dylan Buckley.

Greg Baum The most ominous aspect for the Blues was that it was not hard to see this coming.

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For the love of a good man

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Greg Baum There are many types of love, says Kevin Sheedy in his tribute to Tom Hafey. Between husband and wife, parent and child, family members; all are distinct forms.

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Bombers fans' boo boo

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Greg Baum Essendon fans spent so much time and energy booing at Etihad stadium last Friday that it was a wonder they got around to cheering at all.

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Essendon unveils new training facility

Essendon training facility

Greg Baum There's no other way of saying this: the way Essendon has grown between seasons, it is as if the club is on steroids.

The Brownlow of Jobe

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 24:  Jobe Watson of the Bombers poses with the Brownlow Medal during the 2012 Brownlow Medal at Crown Palladium on September 24, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Greg Baum Essendon captain Jobe Watson out-stays a packed field to win the 2012 Brownlow Medal.

Essendon's family faces the world

James Hird signs autographs at the Bombers' family day.

Greg Baum It was too hot for kicking footballs but not nearly too hot for a show of staunch football faith.

Bombers put on a winning face

Greg Baum The two faces of Essendon became one in Adelaide on Friday night.

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Battle-weary squads finally play on

Bombers players and coach James Hird.

Greg Baum Despite feel and appearance, this was day one, round one, and so a time of fresh starts.

Dons take limelight on special night

Michael Long and Nicky Winmar at the MCG on Saturday.

Greg Baum It was Dreamtime at the 'G and there was much for those on hand to celebrate and appreciate.

Almost perfect, says delighted Hird

Essendon coach James Hird offers a word of advice to his team at quarter-time.

Greg Baum and Jake Niall Upbeat coach hails Essendon's defensive effort against Sydney as best of year.

The harder they fall

Essendon.

Greg Baum Conservative, solid, even patrician: from the beginning, these words were associated with the Essendon Football Club.

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Weird and wonderful as Bombers soar

Essendon players and coach James Hird belt out the team song in the rooms after the come-fron-behind win over Carlton.

Greg Baum James Hird will coach Essendon again but not in such a weird and wonderful game.

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Sorry, pointless end for the Bombers

Essendon

Greg Baum Essendon was playing for no points and Richmond for academic points.

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Let's talk football, if you dare

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Greg Baum In the court of popular opinion, Darren Jolly was damned if he did and damned if he didn't.

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