Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

AFL

In the script at Hawthorn, (P) is for premiership

Greg Baum Waverley Park was (P) again on Thursday, and for Hawthorn that bodes well.

AFL

Last-quarter blitz gives Demons breathing space

Melbourne players celebrate after their first win.

Greg Baum Never in its 153-year history can Melbourne Football Club have reached a lower ebb than at three-quarter time at the MCG on Sunday.

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The harder they fall

Essendon.

Greg Baum Conservative, solid, even patrician: from the beginning, these words were associated with the Essendon Football Club.

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.

The Brownlow of Jobe

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 24:  Jobe Watson of the Bombers poses with the Brownlow Medal during the 2012 Brownlow Medal at Crown Palladium on September 24, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Greg Baum Essendon captain Jobe Watson out-stays a packed field to win the 2012 Brownlow Medal.

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Coaching's kooky monsters

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Greg Baum 'We're weirdos, coaches,' said Clarkson, addressing a roomful of peers and proteges.

The coup that backfired

What will Israel Folau do next? (Thumbnail)

Greg Baum It is hard to think of a redeeming feature for this experiment.

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Anguish of the shouldabeens

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Greg Baum There is no premiership so coveted as the one that can never be won.

The Sheedy wave washes over the land

Bomber fans wave their scarves in triumph over West Coast, emulating their former coach Kevin Sheedy

Greg Baum The freewheeling spirit of Kevin Sheedy moves across the AFL again.

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Let's talk football, if you dare

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Greg Baum In the court of popular opinion, Darren Jolly was damned if he did and damned if he didn't.

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AFL

Stealth Bomber has defenders in gun

New outlook: Leroy Jetta has played every game since James Hird took over.

Greg Baum It was Easter Sunday, 2007, and Essendon's changeroom was buzzing with new life.

'His life was a miracle. He should never have been an AFL footballer, but he became a legend.'

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Greg Baum Typically, Irish saints left their shores to spread Christianity throughout Europe.

Orange people show faith as footy takes a giant leap

Here we come: Phil Davis and Callan Ward lead the Giants onto the ground last night.

Greg Baum, Sydney The landing of a second team in Sydney, was the AFL's moonshot.

Footy business a meet market

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Greg Baum Long before two sides meet, a lot of meetings have taken place.