Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

Frail links stretched thin in the Daisy chain

Greg Baum Collingwood's inaugural big league captain, Bill Strickland, was recruited from Carlton. That was in 1897.

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AFL considers first out, first pick national draft proposal

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Greg Baum Economist reviewed draft data as 16-team competition from 1997 to 2009 and modelled alternative.

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Time to pass some early tests

Crunch: Jarryd Blair and Mitch Duncan crash together.

Greg Baum In the early rounds, the contending clubs present their credentials.

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Carlton coach says defeat came as rude shock

Mick Malthouse

Greg Baum Carlton coach Mick Malthouse labelled his team's 81-point capitulation to Essendon at the MCG on Sunday evening as "embarrassing", said it came as a rude shock to him and revealed that the players...

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Bombers humiliate old enemy

Essendon's Dyson Heppell wraps up Carlton's Dylan Buckley.

Greg Baum The most ominous aspect for the Blues was that it was not hard to see this coming.

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Shaw needs to be exorcised of his defensive demons

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Greg Baum Collingwood has many decisions to make about its list and its game plan.

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Slippery surface no problem for coaches

Sydney's Nick Malceski and Carlton's Dennis Armfield try to stay upright as they tussle for the ball.

Greg Baum Whatever tripped up Carlton, it was not the playing surface, averred coach Mick Malthouse.

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Coaching's exquisite agony

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Greg Baum At some point today, Alastair Clarkson and Ross Lyon will realise the day can only end at one end of the emotional scale.

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Hypocrisy the other big Brownlow winner

Greg Baum Here is an executive summary of the messages put out by the AFL this week.

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Shifty shades of Blue

Brett Ratten.

Greg Baum Ruthless Carlton is changing again and forever in a hurry.

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Different club, but same old grumpy Malthouse

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Greg Baum Twelve days apart, at Princes Park, two Carlton coaches faced the media music.

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Cereal thriller: breakfast with Mick and Bucks

Carlton coach Mick Malthouse and Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley.

Greg Baum Charity breakfast ahead of grudge match takes on the air of a weigh-in.

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Magpies have the final say

Collingwood's Scott Pendlebury celebrates his goal that sealed the match.

Greg Baum Mick and the Magpies never did cross paths at the MCG on Sunday.

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Leaders must act or risk whole fragile alliance falling apart

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Greg Baum An amateur football club I know has the same theme song as St Kilda.

Body language is raw, potent and deafening

Greg Baum Don't take this the wrong way, but what's with all this taking things the wrong way?

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Blue-collar Carlton fails late in game

Hawthorn celebrate.

Greg Baum Irresistible early and late, Hawthorn prevailed over an honest but outmanned Carlton at Etihad stadium on Friday night.

How will the ball bounce this time?

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Greg Baum It should have gone straight. If it had, it would have led to honour and glory and an inviolable place in St Kilda legend and the history of the game. But it didn't.

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Richmond hangs on to emerge from history's cold shadow

Luke McGuane

Greg Baum More than 80,000 descended onto a floodlit MCG, here was the heart of football.

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Tigers are stirring

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick.

Greg Baum Damien Hardwick is confident of lifting his youngsters to new heights.

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Footy business a meet market

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