Martin Flanagan is a journalist and author who writes on sport, Australian culture and the relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous Australia.
Martin Flanagan The AFL treats Tasmania pretty much as the British Colonial Office treated the colony of New South Wales during the 19th century.
Martin Flanagan Last week, at the Lighthouse writers’ festival in Airey’s Inlet, I was asked the best thing I had seen in sport.
Martin Flanagan The story of the MCG, and all that it means to us, flows on like a river.
Martin Flanagan So who do you believe? Gary Ayres or people who don't even put their names to their opinions? What Peta Searle deserves from here is a fair go.
Martin Flanagan The Colonel's attachment to the Hawthorn Football Club is an object of fascination to me.
Martin Flanagan By AFL standards, the A-League crowds aren't big, but then Fitzroy rarely had big crowds.
Martin Flanagan In the minute before the ball was bounced on Saturday, I realised our game had changed significantly.
Martin Flanagan John Kennedy's actions on and off the field were backed by words of wisdom.
Martin Flanagan Approaching his 200th game, he is a decorated (in more ways than one) player who's had his share of controversies.
Martin Flanagan Australia's 50 best women footballers will play a curtain-raiser at the MCG on Saturday.
Martin Flanagan As James Hird knows, life's a lot simpler when you're a kid.
Martin Flanagan Billy Picken, father of the Western Bulldogs' Liam Picken, is one of the game's personalities.