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.
Martin Blake Jobe Watson caps off his third consecutive outstanding year with the game's most prestigious and famous individual honour.
Martin Blake Steve Johnson's concussion likely to prevent him from playing against Hawthorn.
Martin Blake Scott Thompson was innocent and rightly was cleared by the AFL's match review panel.
Martin Blake Could Dane Swan win the Brownlow Medal for a second year in a row?
Martin Blake After a nightmare spell of injuries, the Roos defender is making the most of his comeback.
Martin Blake Finishers are the must-have item this season, writes Martin Blake.
Martin Blake If Collingwood has problems, then some perspective is required.
Martin Blake North and Freo to star in off-Broadway hit, writes Martin Blake.
Martin Blake The Kangaroos will be seeking space, but they are likely to find it occupied by the Eagles.
Martin Blake Winless Essendon picks its strongest possible squad for tomorrow's NAB Cup match against Sydney.
Martin Blake This time a year ago, Tory Dickson was labouring at his father's steel fabrication business.