Martin Blake

Martin Blake

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

Can the Hawks end the hoodoo?

Martin Blake Five key questions to ponder when assessing whether Hawthorn can break Geelong's spell.

Franklin back as Hawthorn ups the ante

Hawthorn's Lance Franklin

Martin Blake LANCE Franklin's long-awaited return from a hamstring injury and illness, along with the inclusion of former captain Sam Mitchell and Josh Gibson, gives Hawthorn an imposing look for the...

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Shock as All-Australian squad named

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Martin Blake Hawthorn defender Josh Gibson and Western Bulldogs skipper Matthew Boyd are among the unlucky players who missed out on All-Australian squad selection yesterday.

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Martin Blake

Preliminary discussions: Part three

Martin Blake Travis Cloke is the one. He has a history of troubling Sydney and is key to the Pie's chances.

Swan delivers the Goodes again

Adam Goodes

Martin Blake, Launceston Adam Goodes comes to Sydney's aid in his record-seting 304th game.

Sydney bridges gap

Swan Ted Richards gets ready to handball as Adam Goodes arrives in support.

Martin Blake Alastair Clarkson talks up Swans' premiership credentials after Hawthorn's second-half collapse.

Back-line players need greater recognition

Martin Blake The clubs are not perfect in rewarding their defenders, but they are at least on to it.

AFL

Dees dump Watts for Cats clash

Jack Watts

Martin Blake Melbourne has run out of patience with Jack Watts.

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AFL

Cats, Magpies recall big guns for grand final replay

Collingwood defender Chris Tarrant during a training session at Gosch's Paddock.

Jesse Hogan and Martin Blake Teams for grand final rematch will bear strong resemblance to last year's decider.

Happy and victorious

Hawks fly: Matthew Suckling kicks a goal in Hawthorn's big win over Fremantle at Aurora Stadium yesterday.

Martin Blake, Launceston Clint Young sang the club song with his brother, and they were a happy team at Hawthorn again.

No 'Buddy' worries for Hawthorn

Got him: Hawthorn's Brad Sewell is tackled by Bulldog Ryan Griffen.

Martin Blake Hawthorn, minus Lance Franklin and Luke Hodge, hammers the Bulldogs.