Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

Greg Baum

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.

The Brownlow of Jobe

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 24:  Jobe Watson of the Bombers poses with the Brownlow Medal during the 2012 Brownlow Medal at Crown Palladium on September 24, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Greg Baum Essendon captain Jobe Watson out-stays a packed field to win the 2012 Brownlow Medal.

Hawks find a way to stem tide

Stopped: Hawthorn’s Josh Gibson tackled by North’s Majak Daw.

Greg Baum Hawthorn holds on to beat North Melbourne by three points in a pulsating match.

AFL

Stop playing the man, fans want their boys to soar

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Greg Baum Many moan that hands-free marking denies the game the spectacle of a show of strength. But should it not firstly be a test of skill?