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

Dal can take Roos north

Martin Flanagan What strikes me about the coming season is the number of teams with realistic grounds to believe they can improve.

Hawthorn: Where great expectations are ever present

Martin Flanagan Why is Hawthorn so good? The story starts with John Kennedy, the prophet who guided his tribe from the football wilderness to the land of premiership glory.

AFL

Hawks kicked better, Freo should kick itself

Dink

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

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.

Hawks take to Tassie and the feeling is mutual for converted

Martin Flanagan Tasmania, I always say, was colonised twice - once by the British and once by Victoria and Victorian attitudes.