Martin Flanagan is a journalist and author who writes on sport, Australian culture and the relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous Australia.
Martin Flanagan Shaunie, as Bruce calls him, has a manner that's both friendly and immediate.
Martin Flanagan One of the many regrets of the past week is that the stature of Adam Goodes' performance has been forgotten.
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 Footy Town gets to the heart of our great game, bringing the characters and humour to life.
Martin Flanagan Ross Lyon has created an 'abnormal' culture of hardness at the Dockers.
Martin Flanagan This week, the AFL had a meeting of the players billed as its 'multicultural ambassadors'.
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'.
Martin Flanagan The US-ification of Aussie rules is being imposed apace.
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 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.
Martin Flanagan Three years ago, I sat on Bondi beach with the Sydney player known simply as LRT.
Martin Flanagan Billy Picken, father of the Western Bulldogs' Liam Picken, is one of the game's personalities.
Martin Flanagan Tasmania, I always say, was colonised twice - once by the British and once by Victoria and Victorian attitudes.
Martin Flanagan Club takes the chance to forgive the misdemeanours of its troubled players.
Martin Flanagan When I went to Yuendumu in 1987 - two years before Liam Jurrah was born - it shocked me. I was both in my country and in another country.
Martin Flanagan When the Tiwi Bombers play the Nightcliff Tigers in the NTFL grand final it will be great footy.
Martin Flanagan A boy from the Tasmanian bush made quite a mark in the big smoke before ''retiring'' to Hobart.
Martin Flanagan Mick Malthouse wants Melbourne to love the game again - not a bad idea.
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.