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.

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Brett Kirk takes Aussie rules to the world

Martin Flanagan Brett Kirk looks leaner and browner than when I saw him last, but the smile is as clear as ever. 

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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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Fremantle's unlikely lads deliver plenty of great theatre - and they are made for the biggest stage of all

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Martin Flanagan I AM a Hayden Ballantyne fan. He won me over with his performance in the opening match of the 2012 season.

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Freo's the pest that won't quit

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Martin Flanagan Players either buy into Ross Lyon's game plan or - they disappear!

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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.

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No normal mindset at Fremantle

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Martin Flanagan Ross Lyon has created an 'abnormal' culture of hardness at the Dockers.

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Coach out to break male dominance

Martin Flanagan Australia's 50 best women footballers will play a curtain-raiser at the MCG on Saturday.

The positives keep coming as the stars align for a classic season

Hayden Ballantyne

Martin Flanagan The Dockers have pulled another eccentric player out of their forward pocket.