Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

One way or another, the Magpies prevail

Greg Baum Anzac Day brought two of everything. Two processions, from the shrine in the morning, to the other shrine in the afternoon. Each was in its own way reverential.

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Blue night for Daisy as his old mates make life tough

Dale Thomas comes off at half-time.

Greg Baum Dale Thomas' rebaptism as a Carlton player was sealed in the sweat and tears of a defeat.

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Viney bump was out of time

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Greg Baum Jack Viney's two-match suspension was remitted at least partly because he was considered to have had too little time to do other than crash into Tom Lynch.

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Steve Johnson, the midfielder who pushes boundaries

Where did he go: Steve Johnson gets away from the chasing pack.

Greg Baum Steve Johnson is matter-of-fact when he explains the evolution of his bag of football kicks.

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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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Marley Williams' place in Collingwood team should be taken from him

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Greg Baum If Collingwood steps back and thinks for a moment now, it will see that playing Williams is folly.

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Swans missing Mummy

Greg Baum The Swans are not so much struggling to come to terms with Lance Franklin as they are missing their "Mummy".

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.

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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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Magpie thrives in whole new ball game

Greg Baum In many ways, Scott Pendlebury looks what he is, a basketballer playing football.