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  • Published: 27 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742533735
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
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Football Legends of the Bush

Local Heroes and Big Leaguers


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Football buff and much-published author Ken Piesse has assembled a truly exceptional book of facts, trivia and anecdotes that will amuse, inform and fascinate AFL fans everywhere.

Football Legends of the Bush is a stirring collection of tales about the best country players who went on to the big league and the hometown heroes who stayed behind and contributed to their local teams.  From Bunbury to Warragul and beyond, you'll find a smorgasbord of yarns covering stunning upsets, embarrassing blunders, staggering goal tallies and famous larrikins.  This definitive book of bush footy includes
Country teams who beat the big leaguers The most goals scored in a season Favourite football sons, region by region Match brawls and other incidents A first-gamer who was best afield with two left boots The man who could kick around corners and lots more! Football buff and much-published author Ken Piesse has assembled a truly exceptional book of facts, trivia and anecdotes that will amuse, inform and fascinate AFL fans everywhere.

  • Pub date: 27 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742533735
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
Categories:

About the Author

Ken Piesse

Ken Piesse has had a love affair with cricket since first accompanying his dad to the Melbourne Cricket Ground and scoring the old Sheffield Shield games. He was truly hooked by the time Santa brought him a copy of the 1965 Wisden one Christmas.

A radio commentator and feature journalist for Fox Sports' popular Inside Cricket, Ken is also the author of nearly thirty books on the sport, including Cricket's Colosseum: 125 Years of Test Cricket at the MCG, TJ Over the Top and All Out for One, a compendium of his best interviews and anecdotes from the past thirty years. He edited Cricketer and Australian Cricket magazines for twenty-five years, and has won many Cricket Victoria media awards for writing, radio and his TV work. He is the president of the Australian Cricket Society.

As a player, Ken once dismissed Bob Hawke in a match at the MCG, prompting the Prime Minister to respond that it was the first time he'd been caught out by a journalist in twenty-five years. He also had David Hookes caught on the fence at the MCG one day, but says Hookesy was hitting into a howling gale and there was no such thing as roped-off boundaries back then.

In 2009, he is publishing (with Penguin) the Extraordinary Book of Australian Cricket (out August), tall tales and true from all levels of the game. Recently, he, too, he wrote  The Greatest Game: Timeless tales from the greats of Aussie Rules and The Ashes: a celebration of cricket's greatest rivalry (both published by Penguin).

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