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Fabulous Phil : The Phil Carman Story - Matt Watson

Fabulous Phil

The Phil Carman Story

Paperback

Published: 1st June 2017
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Every generation has a player who leaves opponents, teammates, coaches and fans slack-jawed and breathless.

Phil Carman was the player of his generation, capable of turning a game in five minutes with inspirational marks and goals.

Carman was the first full-time professional footballer, the fittest player of his era. He played with such ease and grace that success seemed inevitable. But Carmen's temperament was affected by the greatest interstate war the game has ever seen. His individual streak meant the success he craved eluded him.

Carman missed grand finals due to suspension. He clashed with teammates, coaches, fans and infamously head-butted Graham Carbery, a boundary umpire. More than thirty years since Carman played football, he is still remembered as one of the most controversial, single-minded and brilliant footballers in History.

In Fabulous Phil, Carman tells his side of the story, and the men he played with and against tell their side of the story, of what Carman was capable of...

The book itself is a fascinating insight into football as it was and will never be again.

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3.0

A good yarn

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  • Easy To Read
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    A good yarn about a flawed character who could have been a genius as an athlete or a footballer, but his temperament and his individualism prevented it. I saw him dominate SA football in 1975. Oh what he could have been!

     
    4.0

    Answers many questions not previously known.

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      This book provides answers to the many questions that occurred during this highly skilled footballers career.

       
      5.0

      Definitely buy this book again

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Informative
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        Eye-opener to what Phil Carman really was like.

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        ISBN: 9781925367850
        ISBN-10: 1925367851
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 440
        Published: 1st June 2017
        Publisher: Brolga Publishing Pty Ltd
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 14.8  x 3.5
        Weight (kg): 0.67