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.

Pyke, tryer

Martin Blake He's run the length of the field against the All Blacks and now he's kicking goals for the Swans.

The Tigers' fade a habit they must break

Adelaide v Richmond

Martin Blake Three consecutive defeats by less than a goal will test the patience of any fan.

Martin Blake

Can the Hawks end the hoodoo?

Geelong v Hawthorn

Martin Blake Five key questions to ponder when assessing whether Hawthorn can break Geelong's spell.

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Eade could Power up

Rodney Eade.

Martin Blake Rodney Eade is a potential candidate for the vacant Port Adelaide coaching job.

Rocket power

Rodney Eade

Martin Blake and Jon Pierik Rodney Eade a potential candidate, Scott Burns endorsed as coach-in-waiting after Matthew Primus quits Port Adelaide.

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Good man to have back

Marching on: Sean Dempster is feeling good.

Martin Blake Sean Dempster is taking the game on and he and St Kilda are benefiting.

MCG travel bug won't go away

The MCG.

Martin Blake Four Victorian clubs have made the finals and four from outside the game's heartland.

Swans set to end Magpies' streak

Martin-Blake-sport-dinks

Martin Blake Everyone falls in love with the qualifying final winners and dumps the losers, but recent history shows that it is not necessarily a good guide to the preliminary finals.

Football

Demonised coach shrugs off trial by fire

Mark Neeld

Martin Blake It's hard to remember an AFL coach who had a tougher initiation than Mark Neeld.

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AFL

Hit for six

Lenny Hayes.

Matt Murnane and Martin Blake This year's AFL fixture throws up its challenges and opportunities for all clubs - even if the balance of each is not the same - and St Kilda and Carlton are facing their challenging periods right...