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Comeback - James Button

Paperback Published: 29th August 2016
ISBN: 9780522866155
Number Of Pages: 277

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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.

Anecdote-filled story of the rise from the horror years


Fascinating for Cats fans that lived through these years, but also informative for anyone interested in the politics and back-room dealings of sporting clubs



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ISBN: 9780522866155
ISBN-10: 0522866158
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 29th August 2016
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.48

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