Martin Blake

Martin Blake

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.

Charity begins at home in Kangaroos' new World Vision

Martin Blake North's arrangement with World Vision does not involve any exchange of money.

Petrie in hot water over tribunal criticism

Drew Petrie

Martin Blake North Melbourne vice-captain Drew Petrie is facing an AFL sanction over public criticism of the AFL tribunal, but the Kangaroos have accepted they can go no further in defending midfielder Jack...

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Baby steps as Bombers on the mend

Dustin Fletcher

Martin Blake Essendon keeps taking two steps back for each step forward in the injury stakes.

Grima happy to have a role

Good run: North Melbourne's Nathan Grima missed the opening seven rounds this year but has been a fixture in the side since.

Martin Blake After a nightmare spell of injuries, the Roos defender is making the most of his comeback.

'Boomer' blitz fires the Roos

Bounding: Brent Harvey (left) proved a handful for Michael Hibberd, kicking three goals in as many minutes.

Martin Blake For half a game, Essendon and North Melbourne played footy from the 1970s.

Buckley wants MRP reviewed

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley.

Martin Blake Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says he was "surprised" by the decision to reprieve Western Bulldog Will Minson for stomping and has called for the AFL to review the Match Review Panel at season’s...

A marvellous 'mockbuster'

Brett Harvey

Martin Blake North and Freo to star in off-Broadway hit, writes Martin Blake.

AFL

Tigers get Goodes news with star out

Adam Goodes grimaces as he holds his back during the match against the Adelaide Crows.

Martin Blake Richmond has just won the footballing equivalent of the lottery.

AFL

Cats, Magpies recall big guns for grand final replay

Collingwood defender Chris Tarrant during a training session at Gosch's Paddock.

Jesse Hogan and Martin Blake Teams for grand final rematch will bear strong resemblance to last year's decider.

Roos bag points, but Scott still worries

Andrew Swallow is congratulated by teammate Aaron Edwards after kicking a goal at Etihad Stadium yesterday.

Martin Blake Roos' coach says win as important for supporters as for the players.

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North woes deepen with CEO's resignation

North Melbourne's former CEO Eugene Arocca.

Will Brodie and Martin Blake North Melbourne's unhappy season has tumbled further into turmoil, with CEO Eugene Arocca departing the club days after the club's humbling 115-point loss to Hawthorn in Launceston.

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Young Roo works his way to front

Ball-winner: Leigh Adams battles the Crows.

Martin Blake Leigh Adams will not need extra motivation as North Melbourne heads into a critical clash with St Kilda.

Football

Low blow, says Archer

North Melbourne legend Glenn Archer

Martin Blake North Melbourne legend Glenn Archer says West Coast has broken the players' code by accusing Roos' forward Lindsay Thomas of staging as Eagles coach John Worsfold backed away from the controversial...

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