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 Brett Ratten's last game for Carlton ends in more heartache, with St Kilda winning by 15 points.
Martin Blake, Sydney Sydney keeps on winning, relentlessly and impressively. You have to hand it to the top-of-the-table Swans.
Martin Blake Brendon Goddard's 200th game turns out to be one of his best for the Saints.
Martin Blake Decision that appeared to cost St Kilda draw against Collingwood found to be wrong.
Martin Blake Geelong acknowledges that Josh Hunt needs to change the way he tackles.
Martin Blake Fremantle midfielder Nat Fyfe appears set to play in tonight's game against St Kilda.
Martin Blake The arrival of Terry Milera and Ahmed Saad has had an immediate impact on St Kilda.
Martin Blake A win against fancied Carlton has St Kilda inside the top eight.
Martin Blake Stephen Milne says he is proud of his 250-game milestone, especially his resilience.
Martin Blake Stephen Milne always plays to his strengths, writes Martin Blake.
Martin Blake This was Stephen Milne's night and St Kilda's night, unequivocally.
Martin Blake TWO moments encapsulated this game, both in the third quarter when St Kilda was on the verge of finally breaking Essendon's spirit.
Martin Blake Lenny Hayes is playing plenty well enough to plough on into a 15th season next year.