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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Women coaching and playing football? It's a perfectly natural fit

Martin Flanagan So who do you believe? Gary Ayres or people who don't even put their names to their opinions? What Peta Searle deserves from here is a fair go.

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In an ideal footy world, everyone's a winner

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Martin Flanagan Though it's not the point of the game, I wish every team could celebrate a win every week.

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Dramatic developments as the Giants arrive

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Martin Flanagan There's high drama off the field in the AFL, but the Giants are threatening a revolution

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Big tick for Richmond over Jake King's bikie friend Toby Mitchell

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Martin Flanagan Jake King has given Richmond a lot. The Tigers have character and he's one of the reasons why.

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The making of Brendan McCartney

Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney.

Martin Flanagan If the emerging Western Bulldogs follow their coach's teachings, they will be built on solid foundations.

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A humble man of dignity

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Martin Flanagan I liked Henry from the start, but if I'd only met him that once I would have underestimated him.

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One-time Fitzroy stalwart now a Victory convert

Martin Flanagan By AFL standards, the A-League crowds aren't big, but then Fitzroy rarely had big crowds.

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A tale of two footies

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Martin Flanagan Game's finest strut their stuff in an era in which the game is undergoing rapid change.

After 888 games, Libba and Gary's beautiful friendship

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

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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.

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Inside AFL's pressure cooker

Martin Flanagan Footy's two games now. One's played on the field, the other's played in the media.

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A woman of red and blue

Martin Flanagan Demons fan Penny Mackieson says women stick during the hard times - it's a nurturing thing.

Picken's a blue-collar Bulldog

Martin Flanagan Billy Picken, father of the Western Bulldogs' Liam Picken, is one of the game's personalities.

Sitting pretty for the run home

Martin Flanagan The Tigers have more supporters who go to the footy dressed up and in costume than any other club.

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Charlie Sutton, a Bulldog through and through

Charlie Sutton in 1950

Martin Flanagan Charlie Sutton was built like a stump no tractor had ever managed to knock over.

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A band of brothers give Peace a chant

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Martin Flanagan On footy grounds you earn respect by what you do and the Peace team earns respect.

Nothing like football to break the ice

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Martin Flanagan The game plays a role in one family's development.