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 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 Five key questions to ponder when assessing whether Hawthorn can break Geelong's spell.
Martin Blake Surely the Steve Johnson bump on Dan Hannebery does not constitute a reportable offence?
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...
Martin Blake Collingwood has made a last-ditch punt on Chris Dawes for the qualifying final.
Martin Blake CAM Mooney missed seeing the first goal of the 2011 grand final.
Martin Blake Eight months ago on the biggest stage the game offers, two young men hit flashpoints.
Martin Blake Geelong picks another callow team for second-round NAB Cup encounter with Gold Coast.