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Comeback : the fall and rise of Geelong / James Button
Comeback : the fall and rise of Geelong / James Button
Button, James2016
James Button fell in love with the Geelong Football Club as a boy. It was a family affair. But as the years wore on and the defeats mounted, one nagging question became louder and louder: would his team ever win a premiership again? Comeback tells the Geelong story:how a town unloved by the big city up the road turned to football to show it was as good as anyone. It paints the characters:two Gary Abletts, 'Polly' Farmer, Bob Davis, 'Bomber' Thompson, Matthew Scarlett, Joel Selwood and many others:who helped to make Geelong a byword for excitement, and it explains how a bunch of talented but flashy individuals ended years of despair by finding the magic ingredient that makes a great team. More than a book about sport, Comeback shows how the history of a town and the spirit of a place can be funnelled through the fortunes of a football club.
Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2016.
viii, 336 pages, 8 pages of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
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