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 no shortage of Jack Dyer's immortal ''good ordinary players'' at today's Richmond.
Martin Flanagan What strikes me about the coming season is the number of teams with realistic grounds to believe they can improve.
Martin Flanagan Jake King has given Richmond a lot. The Tigers have character and he's one of the reasons why.
Martin Flanagan The Tigers have more supporters who go to the footy dressed up and in costume than any other club.
Martin Flanagan A boy from the Tasmanian bush made quite a mark in the big smoke before ''retiring'' to Hobart.
Martin Flanagan Essendon is switched on and dangerous under the guidance of James Hird.
Martin Flanagan I might not have gone to the footy last weekend but my daughter egged me into it. "Weather looks a bit grubby," I said when she rang. ";Not from where I'm standing" she replied.
Martin Flanagan Thirteen young Koori women sit at the scarred tree overlooking the MCG.