Martin Flanagan is a journalist and author who writes on sport, Australian culture and the relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous Australia.
Martin Flanagan Over the past decade, when people have declared that there are no characters in footy any more, I’ve thought, “Well, you can’t have met Jonathan Brown”.
Martin Flanagan If you missed Port Adelaide v West Coast last weekend, you missed the best game of the season so far.
Martin Flanagan Popular sports like NRL and AFL are actively becoming less violent, in part because they have a changing audience, in part because they are being pursued by ever more vengeful litigants.
Martin Flanagan If the emerging Western Bulldogs follow their coach's teachings, they will be built on solid foundations.
Martin Flanagan South Australia's answer to Ted Whitten deserves to be elevated to his true status: 'legend'.
Martin Flanagan Not all great players are great personalities. The Brisbane Lions captain is both.
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 One of the game's oldest sayings is: 'Good kicking is good football.' Hawthorn kicked better.
Martin Flanagan Like that of Aboriginal painter Albert Namatjira, the story of Liam Jurrah runs at two levels.
Martin Flanagan John Kennedy's actions on and off the field were backed by words of wisdom.