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 Twice this season, Jason Blake has played pivotal parts in St Kilda wins.
Martin Blake Lance Franklin is beloved by the masses, but not necessarily by the umpires.
Martin Blake St Kilda will be without both ruck-forward Rhys Stanley and utility James Blake for up to six weeks.
Martin Blake Brendon Goddard's 200th game turns out to be one of his best for the Saints.
Martin Blake, Sydney Sydney keeps on winning, relentlessly and impressively. You have to hand it to the top-of-the-table Swans.
Martin Blake, Sydney St Kilda rueing what coach Scott Watters calls a ''lost opportunity'' after a late fade-out.
Martin Blake Under Grant Thomas, St Kilda did not particularly rate the importance of ruckmen.