Martin Flanagan is a journalist and author who writes on sport, Australian culture and the relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous Australia.
Martin Flanagan David Koch's grandfather drove a tractor at a saltworks and the family lived in the Port Adelaide area.
Martin Flanagan Once upon a time in this country, a game was born. It was influenced by games from other places but it was also unlike them.
Martin Flanagan Adelaide Oval is now a place for screams not dreams.
Martin Flanagan There's high drama off the field in the AFL, but the Giants are threatening a revolution
Martin Flanagan If you missed Port Adelaide v West Coast last weekend, you missed the best game of the season so far.
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 If the emerging Western Bulldogs follow their coach's teachings, they will be built on solid foundations.
Martin Flanagan Though it's not the point of the game, I wish every team could celebrate a win every week.
Martin Flanagan This week, the AFL had a meeting of the players billed as its 'multicultural ambassadors'.
Martin Flanagan Thirst for knowledge and chance to positively influence young lives help to drive Brad Scott's coaching career.
Martin Flanagan On the road to Metricon, a legendary player bonds with a legendary supporter.
Martin Flanagan Shaun Burgoyne is a quiet man with a persistent smile and what a Hawthorn official calls ''a definite presence''.
Martin Flanagan The proud Aborigine - "Silk" to his mates - helps glue the club together on and off the field.
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 Tasmania, I always say, was colonised twice - once by the British and once by Victoria and Victorian attitudes.
Martin Flanagan There was no snow on the mountain but a cold wind was blasting in from the west.
Martin Flanagan There's no shortage of Jack Dyer's immortal ''good ordinary players'' at today's Richmond.
Martin Flanagan North Hobart Football Club is under threat. It has a record of success that compares to Port Adelaide.
Martin Flanagan The game plays a role in one family's development.