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Martin Flanagan: In defence of grass roots footy

If you missed Martin Flanagan’s Norm Smith Oration toast, or would just like to revisit it, we now have vision to go with the words. Martin reminds those charged with looking after the administration (and commerce) of the game that they ignore grass roots football at their peril.

Grass roots and green shoots: in praise of Martin Flanagan

Beaut response to Martin Flanagan’s defence of grass roots footy from self-appointed footy missionary to new Guinea Scott Reid.

Almanac (Tassie) footy – a speech by Martin Flanagan: More than a Name

We have followed the progress of the North Hobart FC and its name change over recent times. Well, there’s been a victory for the people and footy culture. North Hobart has its name back and to celebrate Martin Flanagan spoke at Saturday’s club lunch. This is the full text of his speech (after an edited version appeared in The Age).

Brent Crosswell, Martin Flanagan and 1970

Marty Gleason on the significance of Brent Crosswell as a figure of both humanity and dissent.

Martin Flanagan reviews Footy Town (published in the Age)

I was just putting some info together about Footy Town for someone who has just heard about it, and recalled this terrific review from Martin Flanagan. We have a few copies left if anyone is interested. JTH

Read Martin Flanagan’s glowing review essay of Footy Town: Stories of Australia’s Game.

An open letter of footy and political wondering to Martin Flanagan

In the absence of weekly touchstones, David Wilson has navigated by the stars through 2017. And he now “takes the game on” by posting this open letter of wondering to Martin Flanagan.

An open letter of humble thanks to Martin Flanagan

David Wilson has put into words the essence of what many of us are feeling with this letter of thanks to Martin Flanagan. No doubt we all have a Martin Flanagan story. No doubt we all feel a sense of gratitude, and loss.

A letter from Martin Flanagan

When Martin Flanagan left The Age, David Wilson wrote a letter of humble thanks to him. This is Martin Flanagan’s reply. [Thanks Flanners. Welcome to the Almanac. We are thrilled to have you. We love that the rhythm of your Saturday contemplation has not missed a beat. JTH]

Martin Flanagan and a reappraisal of 1992

Adam Fox makes a mighty fine debut in these pages with this piece on Martin Flanagan and perspective. Welcome Adam. And any insight into Frank Zappa would be greatly appreciated.

Martin Flanagan on Matt Zurbo (from The Age)

Martin Flanagan’s recent column from The Age on Almanac favourite, Matt Zurbo. Matt’s book Champions All is out now.

Martin Flanagan profiles Long Bombs to Snake in The Age

Martin Flanagan has had a significant influence on sports writers and sports writing in Australia. He has profiled Long Bombs to Snake (our sports writing journal) in The Age.

Martin Flanagan in conversation with Bob Murphy at the Wheeler Centre

Martin Flanagan in conversation with Bob Murphy at the Wheeler Centre. [This film runs for an hour and is well worth seeing – Ed]

Martin Flanagan on Sue Currie’s book A Mouthful of Flies (from Saturday’s Age)

Martin Flanagan says this is a book more Australians should read.

Book Launch: Gideon Haigh & Martin Flanagan

Martin Flanagan talks sport with Gideon Haigh 6:30pm Wednesday 8 December Bella Union Bar, Trades Hall Cnr Victoria & Lygon Sts, Carlton “Does cricket make money in order to exist, or does it exist in order to make money?” In his new book Sphere of Influence, Gideon Haigh follows cricket’s biggest story since Kerry Packer’s [Read more]

Richard Flanagan: ‘Our politics is a dreadful black comedy’ – National Press Club speech in The Guardian

Australian author Richard Flanagan addressed the National Press Club as part of the Canberra Writers Festival.

Sports Writers Festival: The Flanagan Oration

Yvette Wroby happily met and heard from sports-writing elder Martin Flanagan, at last night’s Sports Writers Festival Oration. [Includes link to the full transcript of M Flanagan’s speech, “Sport and politics: the Adam Goodes case reconsidered, one year on.”]

Almanac Art – Aussie Rules: Passion and Pain Exhibition

You are all invited to the Opening of ‘Aussie Rules – Passion and Pain Exhibition’. Inspired by Yvette Wroby’s ‘Siren’s Call’, the event has it all, a fan’s room, memorabilia exhibitions from Collingwood and St Kilda FC’s, with Martin Flanagan as guest speaker, and tons of art from Almanac’s Kendra Heil, Kate Birrell and Yvette Wroby. Please RSVP. Details within.

A Wink from the Universe at Willy Lit Fest (June 17)

Our own John Harms will be in conversation with Almanac favourite Martin Flanagan on his captivating volume on the 2016 Premiers, “A Wink from the Universe”

Commonwealth Games 2018 – Netball: Catching up with Lisa Alexander

Lisa Alexander is coach of the Diamonds. Martin Flanagan penned this profile piece (first published in The Age).

Local Footy and Mighty Wallpaper

Matt Zurbo is the subject of Martin Flanagan’s column in The Age today. Here is a piece he wrote in July 2012.