Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

AFL

Last-quarter blitz gives Demons breathing space

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.

AFL

Hawk win goes to script

Hawks hopping happy: Lance Franklin (left) helps Isaac Smith celebrate his goal.

Greg Baum It is one thing for a game to become a mismatch on the day. It is another for it to be a mismatch before it begins.

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.

Dogs unleash winning form at long last

Time to celebrate: Luke Dahlhaus is thrilled with the Bulldog victory.

Greg Baum For the Western Bulldogs, the result of this slog of a match mattered.

AFL

Accidents do happen, and are often unavoidable

Greg-Baum-sport-dinks

Greg Baum The match review panel has developed such a mania for finding not just cause, but culpability in every heart-in-mouth happening on the football ground that it is wonder it did not prefer a charge of...

Comments 11

Melbourne drowning, not waving

Kicking on: Melbourne youngster Sam Blease kicked his first goal in the AFL yesterday, despite the best efforts of the likes of Carlton champion Chris Judd.

Greg Baum After a dour struggle, inevitably it was the Blues who prevailed.

AFL

Pies resist any hint of Demon deliverance

Greg-Baum-sport-dinks

Greg Baum Imitation was proved to be the sincerest form of flattery at the MCG yesterday, but not yet for Melbourne the path to deliverance.