Martin Flanagan

Martin Flanagan

Martin Flanagan is a journalist and author who writes on sport, Australian culture and the relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous Australia.

Who is Dane Swan?

Martin Flanagan Approaching his 200th game, he is a decorated (in more ways than one) player who's had his share of controversies.

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Contemplate the works of a man, not the madness

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Martin Flanagan One of the many regrets of the past week is that the stature of Adam Goodes' performance has been forgotten.

After 888 games, Libba and Gary's beautiful friendship

Martin Flanagan On the road to Metricon, a legendary player bonds with a legendary supporter.

Basking under a green light

Martin Flanagan Shaunie, as Bruce calls him, has a manner that's both friendly and immediate.

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Relatively curious about Dane Swan

Martin Flanagan He's "old" Collingwood, the product of a proud clan … and is like one of the family.

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Hawks kicked better, Freo should kick itself

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Martin Flanagan One of the game's oldest sayings is: 'Good kicking is good football.' Hawthorn kicked better.

Legend of the Tassie Tiger

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Martin Flanagan A boy from the Tasmanian bush made quite a mark in the big smoke before ''retiring'' to Hobart.

Obituary

More than a great sportsman

Jim Stynes with the Demons cheer squad.

Martin Flanagan JIM STYNES, 1966-2012The young Irishman crossed the oceans to make an indelible mark in his adopted land through sport and community work.

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'Your story's bigger than you, Jimmy, but that was always going to happen'

Martin Flanagan

Martin Flanagan He was known and adored by so many and - in the end - it was as if we all shared part of his epic fate.