Martin Flanagan is a journalist and author who writes on sport, Australian culture and the relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous Australia.
Martin Flanagan There's a lot more to Nathan Jones than you see on the football field. It's not a mask he wears out there; it's a blanket mental attitude.
Martin Flanagan Jeremy Howe is the best Tasmanian player of his kind since the generation of Brent Crosswell, Johnny Greening and Royce Hart. The electrifying kind.
Martin Flanagan Liam Jurrah's season appears to be over after reports emerged today that he has left Victoria and is living with relatives in Adelaide.
Martin Flanagan As Pearce Hanley points out, he didn’t choose the AFL – the AFL, through the Brisbane Lions, chose him.
Martin Flanagan The story of the MCG, and all that it means to us, flows on like a river.
Martin Flanagan What strikes me about the coming season is the number of teams with realistic grounds to believe they can improve.
Martin Flanagan If tanking charges are proven, a grey issue will turn into one that's black and white.
Martin Flanagan There's a lot of things in the world to get upset about, to take brave stands for and against.
Martin Flanagan Demons fan Penny Mackieson says women stick during the hard times - it's a nurturing thing.
Martin Flanagan Liam Jurrah's AFL season is over, but his manager and the Demons say his career is not.
Martin Flanagan Like that of Aboriginal painter Albert Namatjira, the story of Liam Jurrah runs at two levels.
Martin Flanagan Melbourne has a new look and much rides on the new coach and his players.
Martin Flanagan Sport may be the only way young men like Liam Jurrah can avoid the death and despair.
Martin Flanagan When the Tiwi Bombers play the Nightcliff Tigers in the NTFL grand final it will be great footy.
Martin Flanagan The Demon great will live on in the power of an instrumental piece named after him.
Martin Flanagan Mick Malthouse wants Melbourne to love the game again - not a bad idea.
Martin Flanagan He was known and adored by so many and - in the end - it was as if we all shared part of his epic fate.
Martin Flanagan Colin Garland is a Tasmanian and the island state remains at the heart of his passions.