Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

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Jack Clancy of the overflowing

Greg Baum Jack Clancy was large in life, and larger than it.

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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.

Career on high beam for a devoted Pie

Blossoming: Dayne Beams.

Greg Baum Dayne Beams voluntarily withdrew from last year's grand final because of an injury.

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Taking the contact out of sport

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Greg Baum As sensibilities change, so too are the crunching nature of our games.

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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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A doubting Thomas

Sidelined no more: Josh Thomas has put a string of injuries behind him.

Greg Baum And with good cause, but four-game Magpie has spread his wings.

How will the ball bounce this time?

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Greg Baum It should have gone straight. If it had, it would have led to honour and glory and an inviolable place in St Kilda legend and the history of the game. But it didn't.

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AFL's favourite sons may rise but they can also fall

Greg Baum This week might cause clubs to exercise greater discernment when playing favourites.

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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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He who hesitates is lost, here endeth the lesson

Greg Baum A footballer's instinct, training and obligation is to go for the ball, of course, but how?

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