Greg Baum

Greg Baum

Greg Baum is chief sports columnist and associate editor with The Age

AFL

Tigers see off plucky Demons

Wrapped up: Demon Matt Jones and Tiger Shane Edwards get in a tangle.

Greg Baum For Melbourne, the season has been reduced to mitigation of its margins of defeats.

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Richmond hangs on to emerge from history's cold shadow

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Greg Baum More than 80,000 descended onto a floodlit MCG, here was the heart of football.

The Brownlow of Jobe

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 24:  Jobe Watson of the Bombers poses with the Brownlow Medal during the 2012 Brownlow Medal at Crown Palladium on September 24, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Greg Baum Essendon captain Jobe Watson out-stays a packed field to win the 2012 Brownlow Medal.

Draft tales: boys becoming men

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Greg Baum Emma Quayle's The Draft follows five draftees and their time in the AFL cauldron.

AFL

Richmond signals a changing of the guard

Hard to hold: Jack Riewoldt booted seven goals for the Tigers.

Greg Baum Richmond is 2-0 for the first time since 1997, and St Kilda is 0-2 for the first time since 2000.

Tigers fight to the finish but fall short

Dejected Tiger Jack Riewoldt leaves the field.

Greg Baum Class and poise get unbeaten West Coast Eagles across the line.

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Dawning of a brand new day

Essendon player Nathan Lovett-Murray

Greg Baum Essendon and Richmond, the traditional owners of this most joyous of AFL theme matches, have had their recent dark days - Richmond's in particular are the stuff of mythology - but this night met as...

Sighs of relief from GWS

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Greg Baum Much as the football world likes a good conspiracy theory, this time it is unsustainable.