Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

Haunted Demons fans are ready to give up the ghost

Greg Baum In its support profile, Melbourne Football Club often is portrayed as a split personality.

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Last-quarter blitz gives Demons breathing space

Melbourne players celebrate after their first win.

Greg Baum Never in its 153-year history can Melbourne Football Club have reached a lower ebb than at three-quarter time at the MCG on Sunday.

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Demons fail to reach their goals

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Greg Baum Melbourne played like men possessed, Carlton like a self-possessed team.

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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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AFL's conundrum: where have all the goals gone?

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Greg Baum A week ago, as the world knows, Germany scored seven goals against Brazil in the World Cup. In AFL football on the weekends each side of that match, there were nine instances of teams scoring seven...

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Stay of execution for the bump

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Greg Baum The bump is not in mortal danger, after all. It hasn't even changed nature, particularly.

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Closing the deal with Andrew Demetriou

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Greg Baum In Andrew Demetriou's 11 years, the AFL has entrenched itself as the most prosperous and powerful sports body in the land.

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Top pick decides to be choosy

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Greg Baum A player who seeks to change clubs because of personal ambition is liable to be seen as selfish.

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A demon for doing it his way

Greg Baum Aaron Davey was a puff of fresh air when he came along in 2004.

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Coaching's kooky monsters

Greg Baum 'We're weirdos, coaches,' said Clarkson, addressing a roomful of peers and proteges.

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Blowing the whistle on panic

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Greg Baum The Australian sporting landscape - dramatised and catastrophised looks a bleak place.

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Gloating not in the game plan

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Greg Baum The central issue for Essendon is who knew what and when - governance.

Fans find a silver lining

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Greg Baum Melbourne goes down by 94 points to West Coast, but it's not all bad.

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Leaders must act or risk whole fragile alliance falling apart

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Greg Baum An amateur football club I know has the same theme song as St Kilda.

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Silent majority vilified to life

Greg Baum What Eddie McGuire said was in fact a classic example of casual racism.

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Hawk win goes to script

Hawks hopping happy: Lance Franklin (left) helps Isaac Smith celebrate his goal.

Greg Baum It is one thing for a game to become a mismatch on the day. It is another for it to be a mismatch before it begins.

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Dees lack method in their madness

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Greg Baum Melbourne announced only what is patently obvious anyway, that it is in an unholy mess.

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One-way traffic after early fling

COlin Garland is beaten to the ball by Travis Cloke

Greg Baum This was one quarter of match, three quarters of match practice. The first quarter was Melbourne's nod to the occasion, the biggest day of its football year.

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Kennett not man of the moment for Dees

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Greg Baum Melbourne's road back to self-respect will be long and slow, but there is one affirmative act that it can perform immediately, and that is to distance itself, politely but emphatically, from Jeff...

Celebrating football's broadest church

Greg Baum GWS on course to be first club to finish season with more leaders than premiership points.