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.

Martin Blake

Can the Hawks end the hoodoo?

Martin Blake Five key questions to ponder when assessing whether Hawthorn can break Geelong's spell.

Stevie J pays a high price

Steve Johnson.

Martin Blake Surely the Steve Johnson bump on Dan Hannebery does not constitute a reportable offence?

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Dawes finds an opening as Magpies bolster ruck

Chris Dawes

Martin Blake Collingwood has made a last-ditch punt on Chris Dawes for the qualifying final against Hawthorn at the MCG tonight after the out-of-form ruck-forward was dropped for the last round of the...

AFL

Dawes finds an opening as Pies bolster ruck

Chris Dawes

Martin Blake Collingwood has made a last-ditch punt on Chris Dawes for the qualifying final.

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

Martin-Blake-sport-dinks

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

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Geelong rests stars, but Hawkins set to return

Martin Blake Geelong picks another callow team for second-round NAB Cup encounter with Gold Coast.

Football

Goals, grog, pain, pleas: camera catches it all

AFL.Grand Final 2011 at the MCG.Collingwood v Geelong.Geelongs Travis Varcoe celebrates. 1 October 2011.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Martin Blake CAM Mooney missed seeing the first goal of the 2011 grand final.

Pies, Cats up for rematch

Geelong's Tom Hawkins battles with Collingwood's Ben Reid.

Martin Blake Eight months ago on the biggest stage the game offers, two young men hit flashpoints.

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