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Playing to Win : The inside story of Hawthorn's journey to an 11th premiership - Michael Gordon

Playing to Win

The inside story of Hawthorn's journey to an 11th premiership

By: Michael Gordon, Alastair Clarkson (Foreword by)

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Published: 1st March 2014
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Playing to Win reveals the intimate story of how Hawthorn, Australia’s most successful football club over the past 60 years, won its 11th premiership.

Award-winning author Michael Gordon takes the reader inside the room at the key moments during the highs and lows of Hawthorn’s five-year journey, from an unexpected flag in 2008 to redemption in 2013 after a narrow defeat in 2012. He exposes how the ‘Kennett Curse’ was overcome, and Alastair Clarkson’s formula for transforming his players when they cross the white line. Based on unparalleled access and frank interviews with all the key figures, this book is compulsory reading for anyone who wants to understand how to succeed in sport.

Playing to Win is an insider's view of how the Hawthorn Football Club won its 11th premiership in 2013 and, in the process, established itself as Australia's most successful football club over the past 60 years. From an unexpected flag in 2008 to redemption in 2013, Playing to Win captures the memorable moments that enrich this club's already colourful history-a history that began as the perennial easy-beats of the competition.

Award-winning author Michael Gordon takes the reader inside the private meetings at the key moments during the highs and lows of a five-year journey, offering extraordinary insights into the pressures and realities of elite professional sport. Based on unparalleled access and frank interviews with all the key figures, including Alastair Clarkson, Luke Hodge, Sam Mitchell, Jarryd Roughead and many more players and coaches, Playing to Win reveals how the 'Kennett Curse' was overcome; how Jeff Kennett considered dropping the coach to the VFL in 2010; and the coach's formula for transforming his players when they crossed 'the white line' in the 2013 Preliminary Final against Geelong.

Playing to Win is compulsory reading for anyone who wants to understand how successful organisations work together to create a winning culture.

ISBN: 9780992363192
ISBN-10: 0992363195
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 207
Published: 1st March 2014
Publisher: Geoff Slattery Publishing Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 15.4
Weight (kg): 0.41