Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

AFL

Magpies hit their straps, Saints hit the wall

Greg Baum Less than 35,000 were at Etihad stadium on Friday to watch Collingwood trounce St Kilda by 86 points, the smallest ever Friday night crowd for a Collingwood game against another Victorian team.

AFL

Pies in for quick kill

Magpie Travis Cloke is spoilt by Blayne Wilson and Eric MacKenzie of the Eagles at the MCG.

Greg Baum Collingwood's Travis Cloke takes the lead for the Coleman Medal as his side demolishes West Coast.

Plans will change for Magpies and Eagles

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Greg Baum Collingwood and West Coast must simultaneously try to anticipate the other's adjustments.

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Swans break free from the Collingwood spell

Adam Goodes celebrates with Lewis Roberts-Thompson.

Greg Baum The story of last night's finals football was told in one post-modern moment in the first quarter at Sydney's ANZ stadium.

Spirit of the Bloods leads to premiership

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Greg Baum The Sydney Swans will never know how they won this premiership, except that it is the way they always win.

A new Bloods, still with its links to the old team and its culture

Adam Goodes and Nick Malceski.

Greg Baum The Swans' popularity now transcends even Melbourne-Sydney sectarianism.

Fans find a silver lining

Eagles v Demons

Greg Baum Melbourne goes down by 94 points to West Coast, but it's not all bad.

Tigers fight to the finish but fall short

Dejected Tiger Jack Riewoldt leaves the field.

Greg Baum Class and poise get unbeaten West Coast Eagles across the line.

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