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.

AFL

Neil Kerley, the man and the legend

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Martin Flanagan South Australia's answer to Ted Whitten deserves to be elevated to his true status: 'legend'.

AFL

One-time Fitzroy stalwart now a Victory convert

Martin Flanagan By AFL standards, the A-League crowds aren't big, but then Fitzroy rarely had big crowds.

AFL

Ablett worthy of medal treble

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Martin Flanagan Gary Ablett is so consistently good at what he does on the football field it assumes the appearance of ordinariness.

AFL

A woman of red and blue

Martin Flanagan Demons fan Penny Mackieson says women stick during the hard times - it's a nurturing thing.

AFL

Fremantle's unlikely lads deliver plenty of great theatre - and they are made for the biggest stage of all

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Martin Flanagan I AM a Hayden Ballantyne fan. He won me over with his performance in the opening match of the 2012 season.

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AFL

Freo's the pest that won't quit

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Martin Flanagan Players either buy into Ross Lyon's game plan or - they disappear!

AFL

Seas run dry for the Colonel

Jubilant Hawks fans at Glenferrie Oval on Sunday.

Martin Flanagan The Colonel's attachment to the Hawthorn Football Club is an object of fascination to me.

AFL

A tale of two footies

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Martin Flanagan Game's finest strut their stuff in an era in which the game is undergoing rapid change.

Picken's a blue-collar Bulldog

Martin Flanagan Billy Picken, father of the Western Bulldogs' Liam Picken, is one of the game's personalities.

Swan nest's star hatchlings

Adam Goodes.

Martin Flanagan Three years ago, I sat on Bondi beach with the Sydney player known simply as LRT.

Sitting pretty for the run home

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Martin Flanagan The Tigers have more supporters who go to the footy dressed up and in costume than any other club.

Born to lead

Hawks captain Luke Hodge.

Martin Flanagan A strong-minded kid has grown into one of the AFL's finest captains, a formidable competitor but a man still strongly bonded with his home town.

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Dons the love of Killer's life

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Martin Flanagan I haven't reached John Kilby before he introduces himself and reaches for my hand, saying, ''John Kilby, Martin. The players call me 'Killer'.

The positives keep coming as the stars align for a classic season

Hayden Ballantyne

Martin Flanagan The Dockers have pulled another eccentric player out of their forward pocket.

Football's a community at the Top End

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Martin Flanagan When the Tiwi Bombers play the Nightcliff Tigers in the NTFL grand final it will be great footy.

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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