Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

Plans will change for Magpies and Eagles

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Greg Baum Collingwood and West Coast must simultaneously try to anticipate the other's adjustments.

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Marley Williams' place in Collingwood team should be taken from him

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Greg Baum If Collingwood steps back and thinks for a moment now, it will see that playing Williams is folly.

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Pies in for quick kill

Magpie Travis Cloke is spoilt by Blayne Wilson and Eric MacKenzie of the Eagles at the MCG.

Greg Baum Collingwood's Travis Cloke takes the lead for the Coleman Medal as his side demolishes West Coast.

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Big-time player takes his final curtain call

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Greg Baum Alan Didak didn't just kick goals, he made a production of them.

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Coaching's exquisite agony

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Greg Baum At some point today, Alastair Clarkson and Ross Lyon will realise the day can only end at one end of the emotional scale.

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Saints desperately close

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Greg Baum If St Kilda is rebuilding, this might be remembered as the first peg in the ground, once it soothes away the hurt.

Hawks' victory sews up top spot

Lance Franklin makes his mark at the MCG.

Greg Baum Suddenly, anyone's season looks distinctly like someone's. At the very least, it is Hawthorn's to lose.

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Dan for all seasons

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Greg Baum The Daniel Kerr highlights reel screened to the Eagles before his 200th game had the lot.

Anguish and ecstasy in finals farewell

Bittersweet victory: Magpies Sharrod Wellingham, Jarryd Blair and Dayne Beams shed a tear for John McCarthy.

Greg Baum Semi-final victory hurt so good for Collingwood at the MCG last night. In yet another epic of football as tug-of-war, the Magpies dug in their heels to beat West Coast by 13 points.

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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

Eagles v Demons

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

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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It's difficult not to tackle a two-headed monster high

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Greg Baum In trying, honourably, to deal with one problem, the AFL has created two more.

Anguish of the shouldabeens

Greg Baum There is no premiership so coveted as the one that can never be won.

The Sheedy wave washes over the land

Bomber fans wave their scarves in triumph over West Coast, emulating their former coach Kevin Sheedy

Greg Baum The freewheeling spirit of Kevin Sheedy moves across the AFL again.

To stem the tweets, we need a rule tweak

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Greg Baum The holding-the-ball rule could benefit by borrowing from another sport.

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All just a game ... of patience

Greg Baum Sam Gibson got a model girlfriend long before he got his first AFL game last weekend.

Magpies hang on in an epic tug-of-war

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Greg Baum For the whole of the final frantic minute, the Eagles could well have reversed that result.