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 Three consecutive defeats by less than a goal will test the patience of any fan.
Martin Blake Could Dane Swan win the Brownlow Medal for a second year in a row?
Martin Blake Finishers are the must-have item this season, writes Martin Blake.
Martin Blake Brett Ratten believes his midfield will deliver victory, writes Martin Blake.
Martin Blake The mirage of a dramatically improved Richmond takes just one match to be exposed.
Martin Blake It was a difficult day at Geelong, with an ill wind howling out of the north.
Martin Blake Luke Parker is flying under the radar at Sydney, writes Martin Blake.
Martin Blake Clint Jones will have slept easily last night. He will have known his opponent for tonight's game against Richmond, most likely Trent Cotchin, and that he is required to lock down on him for the sake...