Martin Flanagan is a journalist and author who writes on sport, Australian culture and the relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous Australia.
Martin Flanagan Ever since I can remember, Brian Dixon has been championing the idea that Australian football should be an international game.
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.
Martin Flanagan There's high drama off the field in the AFL, but the Giants are threatening a revolution
Martin Flanagan I got on the train last Sunday expecting to stand among footy fans and listen to their gossip. There were no footy fans.
Martin Flanagan Essendon stalwart invokes the passion that once helped his now-embattled club soar.
Martin Flanagan What strikes me about the coming season is the number of teams with realistic grounds to believe they can improve.
Fremantle's unlikely lads deliver plenty of great theatre - and they are made for the biggest stage of all
Martin Flanagan I AM a Hayden Ballantyne fan. He won me over with his performance in the opening match of the 2012 season.
Martin Flanagan Players either buy into Ross Lyon's game plan or - they disappear!
Martin Flanagan If tanking charges are proven, a grey issue will turn into one that's black and white.
Martin Flanagan The ABC's decision to axe the Marngrook Footy Show is regrettable.
Martin Flanagan Richmond's Daniel Jackson says he has never known what he wanted to do with his life.
Martin Flanagan Thirst for knowledge and chance to positively influence young lives help to drive Brad Scott's coaching career.
Martin Flanagan Hoods are off and earphones out at this footy business camp.
Martin Flanagan At the end of the day, coaches are like cooks, writes Martin Flanagan.
Martin Flanagan As James Hird knows, life's a lot simpler when you're a kid.
Martin Flanagan Tasmania, I always say, was colonised twice - once by the British and once by Victoria and Victorian attitudes.
Martin Flanagan In a game that's more rough and tumble than ever, it takes something special for a player to stand out.