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.

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.

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Dal can take Roos north

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

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Hawks kicked better, Freo should kick itself

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

Who is Dane Swan?

Collingwood's Dane Swan

Martin Flanagan Approaching his 200th game, he is a decorated (in more ways than one) player who's had his share of controversies.

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Putting the pieces together

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Martin Flanagan Thirst for knowledge and chance to positively influence young lives help to drive Brad Scott's coaching career.

After 888 games, Libba and Gary's beautiful friendship

Martin Flanagan On the road to Metricon, a legendary player bonds with a legendary supporter.

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.

Survival of the fittest

Martin Flanagan In a game that's more rough and tumble than ever, it takes something special for a player to stand out.

Memo Dees: listen to Mick, surprise us all

Martin Flanagan Mick Malthouse wants Melbourne to love the game again - not a bad idea.

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A history lesson in a tough game

Martin Flanagan There was no snow on the mountain but a cold wind was blasting in from the west.