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 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 Hawthorn defender Josh Gibson and Western Bulldogs skipper Matthew Boyd are among the unlucky players who missed out on All-Australian squad selection yesterday.
Martin Blake Fremantle pulls off the most momentous win of its 18-year history in the AFL.
Martin Blake Ross Lyon and Fremantle are working well together, writes Martin Blake.
Martin Blake Tigers' angry response to late inclusion of ruckman Aaron Sandilands has a postscript.
Martin Blake The bad news for Carlton is that the Blues need to win both their remaining games to play finals.
Martin Blake North and Freo to star in off-Broadway hit, writes Martin Blake.
Martin Blake Fremantle has turned the lower half of the top eight upside down.
Martin Blake Essendon will put its season on the line by fielding its best on-paper team for a month.
Martin Blake Fremantle midfielder Nat Fyfe appears set to play in tonight's game against St Kilda.
Martin Blake, Launceston Clint Young sang the club song with his brother, and they were a happy team at Hawthorn again.
Martin Blake, Launceston Hawthorn's season back on track after Alistair Clarkson's team monsters Fremantle.