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.

AFL

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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Adam Goodes has right stuff to light the way for us all

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Martin Flanagan The standout piece for me in the 2008 AFL official history was an essay by Adam Goodes.

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Dal can take Roos north

Martin Flanagan What strikes me about the coming season is the number of teams with realistic grounds to believe they can improve.

AFL

Even as he takes a bow Kevin Sheedy, leader of Giants, stands tallest

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Martin Flanagan Kevin Sheedy's final week as an AFL coach was a busy one.

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A giant leaves the Giants

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Martin Flanagan Kevin Sheedy has loved his time at GWS, and the view from outside the Melbourne bubble.

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Relatively curious about Dane Swan

Martin Flanagan He's "old" Collingwood, the product of a proud clan … and is like one of the family.

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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!

Swan nest's star hatchlings

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Martin Flanagan Three years ago, I sat on Bondi beach with the Sydney player known simply as LRT.

Culture not simply a word

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Martin Flanagan There's a lot of things in the world to get upset about, to take brave stands for and against.

Tigers of 2012 are always ones to watch

Martin Flanagan There's no shortage of Jack Dyer's immortal ''good ordinary players'' at today's Richmond.

Bombers away as Hird's men hit afterburners

Martin Flanagan Essendon is switched on and dangerous under the guidance of James Hird.

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A history lesson in a tough game

Martin Flanagan There was no snow on the mountain but a cold wind was blasting in from the west.