Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

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A better style of loss for Buckley's Magpies

Greg Baum For Collingwood, after two rousing wins, this was not so much a setback as a check.

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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Wounded Magpies call on plan B, and C and ...

Tagger: North's Jack Ziebell tries to cling to Collingwood's Dane Swan.

Greg Baum This was a tale of the best laid plans of mice and football clubs.

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Magpies have the final say

Collingwood's Scott Pendlebury celebrates his goal that sealed the match.

Greg Baum Mick and the Magpies never did cross paths at the MCG on Sunday.

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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.

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Lou Richards wins the Kennedy award: you can bet on it

Centre of attention: Lou Richards surrounded by family and Collingwood players on Thursday.

Greg Baum Lou Richards and John Kennedy first met more than 60 footy seasons ago, as captains of Collingwood and Hawthorn respectively.

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Time to pass some early tests

Crunch: Jarryd Blair and Mitch Duncan crash together.

Greg Baum In the early rounds, the contending clubs present their credentials.

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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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Rising Pie finds feet down back

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Greg Baum Lachie Keeffe will play a cornerstone role against Hawthorn in a game that will expose how much of Collingwood's late-season recovery is real.

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Honest Pies have their hopes dashed

Hawks flyer: Cyril Rioli on the run.

Greg Baum This was the victory of a ladder leader and premiership favourite over a team from outside the top four.

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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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Shaw needs to be exorcised of his defensive demons

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Greg Baum Collingwood has many decisions to make about its list and its game plan.

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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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Swans in the driver's seat to sink Pies

Jude Bolton battles Nick Maxwell.

Greg Baum Sydney begins the indigenous round in style, with a 47-point defeat of Collingwood.

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Danger defused, Dons, Carlisle give Pies boot

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Greg Baum As the siren sounded to mark the most significant of Essendon's run of five wins in what has been an astonishing start to 2013, Jake Carlisle walked crookedly from the interchange bench to join his...

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.

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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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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.

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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Hawks grasp chance to show winning credentials

Hawks forward Buddy Franklin leaps over teammate Cyril Rioli as he bursts out of a pack.

Greg Baum Hawks get a week off, Magpies must lick their wounds and play a semi-final.