Martin Blake

Martin Blake

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.

Franklin back as Hawthorn ups the ante

Martin Blake LANCE Franklin's long-awaited return from a hamstring injury and illness, along with the inclusion of former captain Sam Mitchell and Josh Gibson, gives Hawthorn an imposing look for the...

Henderson's year over

Carlton's Lachie Henderson.

Martin Blake Carlton has lost key-position player Lachie Henderson for the season.

Bulldog Minson offered a week

Martin Blake Western Bulldogs' season of woe is made worse with ruckman Will Minson being offered a one-match suspension for stomping by the AFL's match review panel.

Hayes cleared by MRP

Mitch Duncan takes a mark against St KIlda that was later disallowed.

Martin Blake Lenny Hayes' reprieve by match review panel proves that not all head-high contact draw sanction.

Football

Another casualty for Blues

AFL Round 18. Essendon vs Carlton at the MCG.
Blues midfielder Mitch Robinson in action.
Melbourne. 23 July 2011.
Picture by PAUL ROVERE / THE AGE

Martin Blake Carlton's hard-nosed midfielder Mitch Robinson has joined the pre-season casualty list.

Blues bomb out in NAB Cup but coach stays upbeat

Martin Blake A MONTH ago, Carlton was being touted as a premiership contender. Four weeks on, the Blues have all but doused that particular flame themselves.

AFL

Blues bomb out in NAB Cup, but coach stays upbeat

Chris Judd.

Martin Blake A month ago, Carlton was being touted as a premiership contender.

AFL

From pretenders to contenders in five easy steps

Martin Blake Martin Blake finds ways Carlton can conjure a miracle against Collingwood tonight

AFL

Wellingham quick to accept three-match ban for controversial bump

Sharrod Wellingham and Kade Simpson

Martin Blake Collingwood's Sharrod Wellingham has accepted a minimum three-match suspension by the AFL's match review panel over his controversial hit on Carlton's Kade Simpson in last Friday night's game at the...

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