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 Three consecutive defeats by less than a goal will test the patience of any fan.
Michael Gleeson and Martin Blake Collingwood has decided to suspend premiership midfielder Sharrod Wellingham.
Martin Blake A phlegmatic Collingwood is dealing with its worst injury blight in years as another two star players went down yesterday.
Martin Blake Injuries will test the depth of both clubs, writes Martin Blake.
Martin Blake and Jesse Hogan Kirk Ugle is this year's Anzac Day project player. In the spirit of the clubs giving a young player his debut on the biggest of home-and-away stages, Ugle, 19, was the surprise inclusion in...
Martin Blake Nathan Brown waited more than 12 months for this day. He made the most of it.
Martin Blake Collingwood beat Essendon on a video review of Jarryd Blair's clinching goal, but coach Nathan Buckley is not happy with the AFL's new system of checking goal umpire's decisions.
Martin Blake Eight months ago on the biggest stage the game offers, two young men hit flashpoints.
Martin Blake Tyson Goldsack has had a 10-out-of-10 season. He has played all 10 senior games for Collingwood, a step forward for a player who has never quite established himself in six years of football.
Martin Blake Collingwood is football's hydra. Cut someone down in black and white and another pops up, hungrier and just as dangerous.
Martin Blake and Jared Lynch Carlton coach joins a chorus of discontent about the result of the Josh Hunt hand-stepping case.
Martin Blake Collingwood has a selection dilemma with three top players proving their fitness and available for the potential grand final preview against West Coast at the MCG on Saturday.