Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

Fans find a silver lining

Greg Baum Melbourne goes down by 94 points to West Coast, but it's not all bad.


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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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.

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.


Accidents do happen, and are often unavoidable


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...

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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.


Pies resist any hint of Demon deliverance


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.