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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Players
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''Tickets began to have qualms even in the instant that passed between the headbutt starting and the headbutt landing ..."

'Ex-Australian rules footballer Ian 'Tickets' Thompson is the bad boy darling of TV's top rating sports show, 'Leather and Lace'. The more offensive he is, the more the fans love him.

'But how will a million viewers, not to mention the police, react to his unprovoked assault on a homeless man? More to the point, what about his trigger-happy employer, media tycoon Sir Barry Haynes?

'To Billy Nock, fading champion, icon of fair play and host of the dismally rating rival football show, these are crucial questions. And when it starts to look like there's a scheme afoot to ensure Tickets gets away with it, Billy is spurred to action.

'Tony Wilson's wickedly funny first novel does for the world of sports media what TV close-ups did for the squirrel grip. Players will grab you from the very first page - and it won't let you go.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my father, who played.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2005 .
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      Extent: 375p.
      ISBN: 1920885587

Works about this Work

Q and A : Tony Wilson Olivia Hill Douglas (interviewer), 2007 single work interview
— Appears in: The Age , 11 January 2007; (p. 3)
Familiar Faces, but This Battle of TV Networks Is a Novel Matthew Ricketson , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 2 April 2005; (p. 7)

— Review of Players Tony Wilson , 2005 single work novel
Satire Joins the Rush of New Football Writings Greg Baum , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 9 April 2005; (p. 4)
Spice of Truth in the Mince David Cohen , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 April 2005; (p. MO8)

— Review of Players Tony Wilson , 2005 single work novel
Untitled Fred Pawle , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Limelight , May 2005; (p. 51)

— Review of Players Tony Wilson , 2005 single work novel
The Fast and the Foolish Make High-Rating Fun Bernard Zuel , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 April 2005; (p. 11)

— Review of Players Tony Wilson , 2005 single work novel
Wilson Kicks with a Novel for the Masses Ian Syson , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 April 2005; (p. 5)

— Review of Players Tony Wilson , 2005 single work novel
This Week's Selections Cameron England , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 May 2005; (p. 12)

— Review of Players Tony Wilson , 2005 single work novel
Untitled Fred Pawle , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Limelight , May 2005; (p. 51)

— Review of Players Tony Wilson , 2005 single work novel
Spice of Truth in the Mince David Cohen , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 April 2005; (p. MO8)

— Review of Players Tony Wilson , 2005 single work novel
Satire Joins the Rush of New Football Writings Greg Baum , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 9 April 2005; (p. 4)
Q and A : Tony Wilson Olivia Hill Douglas (interviewer), 2007 single work interview
— Appears in: The Age , 11 January 2007; (p. 3)
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