Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

AFL

Coaching's exquisite agony

Greg Baum At some point today, Alastair Clarkson and Ross Lyon will realise the day can only end at one end of the emotional scale.

AFL

Purple turns to puce as wayward Freo is left feeling green

AFL Grand Final 2013 MCG, Dejected Fremantle Dockers at the MCG. 28th September 2013 The Age Sport, Photo by Jason South.

Greg Baum Nat Fyfe marked brilliantly over Jarryd Roughead, kicked at a goal and missed everything.

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Nick Riewoldt: the fire still burns

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Greg Baum At 18, Nick Riewoldt was the shining light in a struggling St Kilda team. At 30, he still is.

Dockers force a passage to final frontier

Arm wrestle: North Melbourne's Michael Firrito takes hold of Michael Barlow.

Greg Baum Fremantle settles top eight with shock 53-point win over North Melbourne.

With a heave and a ho, Freo puts the Cats out

Greg Baum Frequently, the AFL finals are a new and self-contained season, not susceptible to the form or verities of the home-and-away rounds.

Injury concerns for Adelaide

On song: The Crows celebrate their victory last night.

Ashley Porter and Greg Baum Adelaide will go into next Saturday's preliminary final against Hawthorn without another key forward.

Despite the doubts, Crows in final four

Packing a punch: Jason Porplyzia celebrates with Nathan van Berlo after kicking one of his three goals last night.

Greg Baum, Adelaide Against Fremantle in last night's semi-final, Adelaide did it their way, which is to say the hard way.

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Dockers remain upbeat despite disappointment

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Greg Baum Adelaide rejoiced in its semi-final win on Friday night, but whatever the equal and opposite emotion is, it was not apparent in the Fremantle rooms.