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

Adam Goodes has right stuff to light the way for us all

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Martin Flanagan The standout piece for me in the 2008 AFL official history was an essay by Adam Goodes.

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Time the AFL got its head around concussion

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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.

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Sport and society have different standards

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Martin Flanagan This week we have again seen the public drama which now surrounds incidents of racial abuse in the AFL.

Swan nest's star hatchlings

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

Cry from the heart fuels spirit in Boomerang mob

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Martin Flanagan Hoods are off and earphones out at this footy business camp.

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Contemplate the works of a man, not the madness

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

Act now on football's changing landscape

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Martin Flanagan The AFL needs to act now on indigenous relations, writes Martin Flanagan.

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Tigers of 2012 are always ones to watch

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Martin Flanagan There's no shortage of Jack Dyer's immortal ''good ordinary players'' at today's Richmond.

Bombers away as Hird's men hit afterburners

Martin Flanagan Essendon is switched on and dangerous under the guidance of James Hird.