Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

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Collingwood turns ship around with win over Port Adelaide

Greg Baum This match had the quality of two teams clinging to the wreckage, knowing that it would only bear one of them.

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Jake Carlisle leaves his mark on submissive Magpies

Jake Carlisle marks ahead of Collingwood's Marley Williams.

Greg Baum It was a long afternoon for Collingwood. It is becoming a long season. But it may suddenly be shortened by a week or two of what once looked certain to be finals football.

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Magpies hit their straps, Saints hit the wall

Magpie Alex Fasolo high-fives supporters after the team's big win on Friday night.

Greg Baum Less than 35,000 were at Etihad stadium on Friday to watch Collingwood trounce St Kilda by 86 points, the smallest ever Friday night crowd for a Collingwood game against another Victorian team.

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Bump's life passes before its eyes

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Greg Baum Last week, the bump had a near-death experience. Now its vital signs are being monitored again as six players digest the match review panel's verdicts on their bumps.

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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.

Career on high beam for a devoted Pie

Blossoming: Dayne Beams.

Greg Baum Dayne Beams voluntarily withdrew from last year's grand final because of an injury.

Plans will change for Magpies and Eagles

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Greg Baum Collingwood and West Coast must simultaneously try to anticipate the other's adjustments.

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Hawks grasp chance to show winning credentials

Hawks forward Buddy Franklin leaps over teammate Cyril Rioli as he bursts out of a pack.

Greg Baum Hawks get a week off, Magpies must lick their wounds and play a semi-final.

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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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One-way traffic after early fling

COlin Garland is beaten to the ball by Travis Cloke

Greg Baum This was one quarter of match, three quarters of match practice. The first quarter was Melbourne's nod to the occasion, the biggest day of its football year.

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Swans in the driver's seat to sink Pies

Jude Bolton battles Nick Maxwell.

Greg Baum Sydney begins the indigenous round in style, with a 47-point defeat of Collingwood.

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Magpie miracle

Collingwood's Travis Cloke.

Greg Baum The contract for the grand final we had to have is almost complete, but only after an epic escape by Collingwood.

Celebrating football's broadest church

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Greg Baum GWS on course to be first club to finish season with more leaders than premiership points.

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Blue chip tradition

Collingwood's Darren Jolly battles with Carlton's Matthew Kreuzer.

Greg Baum The rumbling builds for what is more than just another match.

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Heart-stopper

Bombers forward Leroy Jetta lays a strong tackle on Magpie Alex Fasolo.

Greg Baum Seventeen years after Collingwood and Essendon drew in what is called the start of the Anzac Day footy tradition, they played themselves to an epic standstill again.

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