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 This is a tale of team versus individual. Almost inevitably, the former wins. It is simple mathematics.
Martin Blake Bulldogs captain says that the bye straight after the club's worst performance of the season was bittersweet.
Martin Blake Bulldogs break two-game losing streak in eclipsing Port Adelaide at Docklands.
Martin Blake Hawthorn, minus Lance Franklin and Luke Hodge, hammers the Bulldogs.
Martin Blake Brendon Goddard's 200th game turns out to be one of his best for the Saints.
Martin Blake Could Dane Swan win the Brownlow Medal for a second year in a row?
Martin Blake Senior, experienced players to take part in final practice match against reigning premier Geelong.
Martin Blake Brad Scott says his players need to toughen up with the main season just a few weeks away.
Martin Blake This time a year ago, Tory Dickson was labouring at his father's steel fabrication business.