Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

AFL

Time to pass some early tests

Greg Baum In the early rounds, the contending clubs present their credentials.

AFL

Just like last week for Port, but it's only half as good

Joel Selwood and Paul Chapman celebrate a goal.

Greg Baum The great Port Adelaide adventure of 2013 lasted precisely 23½ games.

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Second Brownlow, but Ablett still says dad is the best

Gary Ablett jnr and snr.

Greg Baum Both Gary Ablett and his illustrious father have a common source to thank: God

With a heave and a ho, Freo puts the Cats out

Greg Baum Frequently, the AFL finals are a new and self-contained season, not susceptible to the form or verities of the home-and-away rounds.

Some things change, but blessedly, others stay just as they are

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Greg Baum Seasons change, teams change, rules change, but THE rule doesn't.

Vale the Geelong Flyer, 'fair dinkum unbelievable'

Bob Davis

Greg Baum To put Geelong in the mood for the 1963 VFL grand final, coach Bob Davis brought in piano accordionist and television clown Happy Hammond.

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Sighs of relief from GWS

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Greg Baum Much as the football world likes a good conspiracy theory, this time it is unsustainable.

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Logic and key stats no match for Geelong's key Chap

Cats celebrate

Greg Baum Three certainties characterise the Geelong-Hawthorn rivalry, the grandest of the age.

Roos bust flat Cats

Drew Petrie

Greg Baum Ruthless Kangaroos take full advantage of a mentally and physically tired Geelong.

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If the hissy fits, or not

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Greg Baum Either tribunal is taking a softer line, or review panel is pressing speculative charges.

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It's difficult not to tackle a two-headed monster high

Greg Baum In trying, honourably, to deal with one problem, the AFL has created two more.

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Cats at a stretch but Blues laid low

Geelong celebrate their win over Carlton

Greg Baum Two damaged teams sought to use each other to regain their fluency and rhythm last night. At long length, Geelong succeeded.