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 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...
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.
Martin Blake Travis Cloke is the one. He has a history of troubling Sydney and is key to the Pie's chances.
Martin Blake, Launceston Adam Goodes comes to Sydney's aid in his record-seting 304th game.
Martin Blake Alastair Clarkson talks up Swans' premiership credentials after Hawthorn's second-half collapse.
Martin Blake The clubs are not perfect in rewarding their defenders, but they are at least on to it.
Martin Blake Melbourne has run out of patience with Jack Watts.
Jesse Hogan and Martin Blake Teams for grand final rematch will bear strong resemblance to last year's decider.
Martin Blake, Launceston Clint Young sang the club song with his brother, and they were a happy team at Hawthorn again.
Martin Blake Hawthorn, minus Lance Franklin and Luke Hodge, hammers the Bulldogs.