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Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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    y Best on Ground Peter Corris (editor), John Dale (editor), Camberwell : Viking , 2010 Z1716393 2010 anthology autobiography prose

    'Nothing unites or divides people as much as the tribal loyalty of AFL supporters. Combining passion for the game with a talent for words, seventeen writers explore the full range of supporters' emotions, from the fervour of a convert to the weariness of the long-term sufferer, the guilt of the turncoat to the joy of the flag-winner.

    'These writers know what it's like to barrack and can always find a good story - and the game itself offers scenarios that are sometimes stranger than fiction. Jean Bedford's return to football might have been prompted by a life-size papier-mache model of Plugger; Sean Gorman remembers only too well when a field umpire unexpectedly took a neat chest mark; and Tony Wilson tried in vain to prolong his playing career with the Hawks by tutoring Shane Crawford in maths.

    'From the Dockers to the Doggies, every club gets a guernsey - but beyond the team allegiances, this is a book for those who love footy. You'll find more than a little of yourself in the true appreciation these writers have for our national game.' (From the publisher's website.)

    Camberwell : Viking , 2010
    pg. 198-214
Last amended 23 Nov 2010 16:50:53
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  • Footscray, Footscray - Maribyrnong area, Melbourne - West, Melbourne, Victoria,
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