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.

AFL

Reward at last for Dons' skipper

Martin Blake Jobe Watson caps off his third consecutive outstanding year with the game's most prestigious and famous individual honour.

Thompson cleared on Johnson collision

Scott Thompson and Steve Johnson.

Martin Blake Steve Johnson's concussion likely to prevent him from playing against Hawthorn.

Accidents can happen

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Martin Blake Scott Thompson was innocent and rightly was cleared by the AFL's match review panel.

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Vote magnet in medal tilt again

Dane Swan

Martin Blake Could Dane Swan win the Brownlow Medal for a second year in a row?

Grima happy to have a role

Good run: North Melbourne's Nathan Grima missed the opening seven rounds this year but has been a fixture in the side since.

Martin Blake After a nightmare spell of injuries, the Roos defender is making the most of his comeback.

Forward thinking

Sydney's Jesse White in action.

Martin Blake Finishers are the must-have item this season, writes Martin Blake.

Pies know the score and it must get better

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Martin Blake If Collingwood has problems, then some perspective is required.

A marvellous 'mockbuster'

Brett Harvey

Martin Blake North and Freo to star in off-Broadway hit, writes Martin Blake.

North v West - which direction?

West Coast v North Melbourne

Martin Blake The Kangaroos will be seeking space, but they are likely to find it occupied by the Eagles.

Football

Winderlich back as Bombers test the best

Jason Winderlich is set to make his return from injury.

Martin Blake Winless Essendon picks its strongest possible squad for tomorrow's NAB Cup match against Sydney.

Dogs find the answer with Dickson

Off the leash: Tory Dickson escapes the clutches of Leigh Adams.

Martin Blake This time a year ago, Tory Dickson was labouring at his father's steel fabrication business.

Face your demons

Greater Western Sydney's Tom Scully

Martin Blake Tom Scully is going to a place a few have been before him, and none found it pleasant.

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