Jake Niall

Jake Niall

Jake Niall is a senior sports writer at 'The Age' specialising mainly in coverage of the AFL. He writes a weekly column for 'The Sunday Age' and has been on staff with 'The Age' or 'Sunday Age' since 1995. Jake, who combines original news with commentary, match-based writing, features and analysis, has won a number of awards, including the Alf Brown award for the best performer in AFL media in 2012, the Melbourne Press Club's 2007 Quill award for best sports story in any medium and a Walkley award, shared with colleagues Richard Baker, Nick McKenzie, Caroline Wilson and John Silvester, for best coverage of a major issue (Essendon scandal) in 2013.

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Grundy, Reid agree to terms with Pies

Jake Niall Collingwood has secured two of its key players - Brodie Grundy and Ben Reid - on long-term contracts.

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Scott Pendlebury confirmed as Collingwood's new captain

Scott Pendlebury

Jake Niall Collingwood has confirmed that raging hot favourite Scott Pendlebury is the new captain of the club.

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The incumbent

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Jake Niall The man who made the "Crowbots" so formidable might be just the man for the Demons.

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Dees won't be rushed on coach

Peter Jackson.

Jake Niall Paul Roos remains the only coach outside the club that Melbourne has contacted about the coaching job.

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Walsh departure 'nothing sinister'

Geoff Walsh.

Jon Pierik and Jake Niall Collingwood chief executive Gary Pert says there is nothing 'strange' about the timing of Geoff Walsh's departure.

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Watts waits for call on new coach

Jack Watts

Jake Niall Jack Watts will decide whether to re-sign only after coaching position settled.

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Roos deal not done yet: Lions

Paul Roos.

Jake Niall The majority of the Brisbane Lions' board still wanted to retain Michael Voss until six weeks ago, according to club chairman Angus Johnson.

Roos unlikely to take Lions job, says Lynch

In demand: Paul Roos.

Jake Niall Alastair Lynch believes his close friend Paul Roos unlikely to take on Lions job.

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Lions set to interview Neil Craig

Neil Craig

Jake Niall Brisbane Lions will interview Melbourne caretaker coach for coaching position this week.

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The life of Brian: Hawks have seen a different Lake

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Jake Niall Old Dog Brian Lake is learning new tricks as a Hawk, but the evolution is not without its risks.

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The least shall be first

Jake Niall Favourite son or long-apprenticed assistant coach, who would you want your club to select?

Out of the hole

Jake Niall It was no groundhog year for the Tigers who appear to be a club escaping the shadows of the past.

Hitouts to the Max

Jake Niall Since Leigh Brown retired, Collingwood has struggled with second ruck/forward role.

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Spoiling the spoiler: The Swans' big task

Hawthorn's Josh Gibson

Jake Niall Josh Gibson is always a fistful, and Sydney needs a plan.

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A Giant move for Cameron?

Leon Cameron.

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Leon Cameron is in Sydney today meeting with the Giants about a vacancy there.

Why brown and gold is the new black

Hawks superstar Buddy Franklin prepares to run through the banner

Jake Niall Hawthorn has players coming back from injury and is well placed to be the 2012 premier.

Buckley and the search for footy utopia

Nathan Buckley

Jake Niall How Collingwood's new coach will differ from the old is one of the most compelling questions of the new AFL season.

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Pendlebury will stick with Pies: Buckley

Collingwood's Scott Pendlebury.

Jake Niall Coach confident 2011 best and fairest will reject overtures from other clubs.

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