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OPEN SEASON, Akermanis, Jason, with Smart, Gary
1 Akermanis, Jason, with Smart, Gary OPEN SEASON
Prahran, VIC, Australia Hardie Grant Books 2010 1740668243 / 9781740668248 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
viii, + 296pp., plus 2 x 8 page, colour, photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased and surface scuffed only. "No longer restrained by contractual obligations and free to speak at last, Aker reveals a no-holds-barred look at a stellar sporting career, including behind-the-scenes details of his falling out with Leigh Matthews, his move from the Brisbane Lions to the Western Bulldogs and his explosive final season, which was cut short amid very public controversy. Interwoven through the highs and lows of an outstanding professional professional life is his personal story . . . " Book weight approx. 630g. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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SACKED COACH : Life . . . Football . . . Death, Alves, Stan, with Davies, Col
2 Alves, Stan, with Davies, Col SACKED COACH : Life . . . Football . . . Death
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Crown Content 2002 1863503978 / 9781863503976 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
viii, + 292pp., plus 1 x 8 page b/white photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, small corner crease to several at rear. Illustrated card wrapper has soft corner crease to rear panel, negligible edgewear. "Stan Alves led the embattled Saints to their first grand final appearance in 26 years. The following year his sacking stunned the Australian sporting public . . . Understandably devastated, Stan let go of intense feelings of anger and bitterness, and turned adversity into triumph." Book weight approx. 445g. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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MY GAME: A Life in Football, Aylett, Allen
3 Aylett, Allen MY GAME: A Life in Football
South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Sun Books/Macmillan 1986 0725105070 / 9780725105075 1st Edition. Softcover Very Good 
x, + 261pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plates (happy snaps and action illustrated). Book clean and square. Leaves mildly tanned. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper lightly scuffed and edgeworn, minor tanning to inside covers. Allen Aylett was a North Melbourne and (then) Victorian Football League icon. He played his first game for the 'Shinboners' as a fresh-faced youngster in 1952, eventually playing a club record 220 appearances. Distinguished at state level, he later became AFL president. Assisted by journalist Greg Hobbs, this is his story . . . Contents include: Intro., 19 chapters, Postscript, Index. Book weight approx. 400g. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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THE GOLDEN YEARS : Stories from Hawthorn's Greatest Era, Browne, Ashley (Editor)
4 Browne, Ashley (Editor) THE GOLDEN YEARS : Stories from Hawthorn's Greatest Era
Docklands, VIC, Australia The Slattery Media Group 2011 1921778237 / 9781921778230 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
279pp., illustrated throughout: colour and b/white halftone plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated, matt boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Gloss illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, plus a minor surface scratch, else very good. Manna for the dedicated Hawthorn fan, contents include: Prelims., Foreword (Luke Hodge), Introduction, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, The Powerbrokers, The Golden Years, Honour Roll, Writers, Credits. Book weight approx. 1.5 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 70.50 AUD
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TALKING FOOTBALL : The 1997 Club 10 Diaries of Wayne Carey, Glen Jakovich, Tony Lockett, Michael Voss and Gavin Wanganeen, Christison, Darren (Edited by)
5 Christison, Darren (Edited by) TALKING FOOTBALL : The 1997 Club 10 Diaries of Wayne Carey, Glen Jakovich, Tony Lockett, Michael Voss and Gavin Wanganeen
Sydney, NSW, Australia Ironbark 1997 0330360310 / 9780330360319 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
248pp., plus 2 x 16 page, b/white, photographically illustrated sections, b/w illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly scuffed only. "Five club champions from five different capital cities tell the story of their very different 1997 seasons. With dramatic inside coverage of all the triumphs and heartaches of the closest fought and most competitive season in memory, 'Talking Football' takes you behind the scenes and inside the lives of five of AFL's superstars. Each week - from pre-season training to the Grand Final itself - is covered by the players' personal diaries, as well as a general news round-up and a special forum where they give their own opinions of the topical issues . . . " Book weight approx. 565g. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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DIPPER : Life on the Rollercoaster, Dipierdomenico, Robert (with Joe St John)
6 Dipierdomenico, Robert (with Joe St John) DIPPER : Life on the Rollercoaster
Chatswood, NSW, Australia New Holland 2012 1742573290 / 9781742573298 Second Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
221pp., plus 1 x 16 page b/white and colour photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper has a small, soft crease to rear panel. From the rear cover: " . . . takes the reader through Dipper's early life as the son of hard-working migrants, from his rocky development as a football 'fringe player' to his hilarious days as football's famous boundary rider. Dipper opens up on the extreme highs and lows of his career, leaving nothing in the dressing room . . . " Book weight approx. 372g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.56 AUD
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CAPTAIN BLOOD'S WILD MEN OF FOOTBALL. Volume 1, Dyer, Jack and Hansen, Brian
7 Dyer, Jack and Hansen, Brian CAPTAIN BLOOD'S WILD MEN OF FOOTBALL. Volume 1
Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia Brian Edward Hansen 1995 064614782x / 9780646147826 Reprint Softcover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
xi, + 307pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper minimally indented, small sticker ghost to front panel. From the rear cover: They were the tough men. The men who never took a backward step. The Wild Men of Football. In 150 years of the game, these rugged, rough and ready players have made their mark - and some infamous reputations." This Volume 1 includes: Dermott 'The Kid' Brereton, Mark 'Jacko' Jackson, 'Lethal' Leigh Matthews, 'Big Bad' Mal Brown, 'Mad Dog' Robert Muir, Darren 'Pants' Millane and 'Captain Blood' Jack Dyer. Book weight approx. 590g. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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BULLDOG : 2015 Season Guide, Editor/Writer: Denis Bicer, et al
8 Editor/Writer: Denis Bicer, et al BULLDOG : 2015 Season Guide
Footscray, Victoria, Australia Western Bulldogs (Footscray Football Club) 2015 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
66pp., colour-plate illustrations throughout (player profiles and advertisements). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Photographic, colour-portrait (Robert Murphy, team captain) card wrapper minimally splayed only. Textblock unmarked. A club production, primarily featuring contemporary player profiles, but also containing additional club highlights . . . Book weight approx. 190g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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BIG JACK : My Sporting Life, Elliott, John
9 Elliott, John BIG JACK : My Sporting Life
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Schwartz Publishing, in Conjunction with Melbourne Books 2003 1863951172 / 9781863951173 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xviii, + 299pp., plus 16 page, b/white and colour, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain blue boards mildly colour-stripped on front panel, indentation to rear panel. Leaves very slightly tanned at head, else clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a corresponding indentation to rear panel. " . . . reveals a man of great insight into the game and the business of Australian Rules football, a man of great energy and action and ultimately a 'true blue' Melbourne boy who loves his footy." Contents include: Acks., Prologue, 18 chapters over three 'parts', Index. Book weight approx. 655g. 
Price: 9.40 AUD
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FOOTBALL YEAR 95 : A Record of The 1995 Australian Football League Season, Greg Denham (Text by) Graeme Bond (Statistics by)
10 Greg Denham (Text by) Graeme Bond (Statistics by) FOOTBALL YEAR 95 : A Record of The 1995 Australian Football League Season
Carlton North, VIC, Australia Pagemasters 1995 1875575251 / 9781875575251 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall (Oblong) 
192pp., plus 16 page colour, photographically-illustrated (Grand Final) section, b/white illustrations throughout (Sporting Pix). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly scuffed only. The fifth annual edition of 'Football Year'. Contents include: Foreword: 3AW's Shane Healy, The Finals, The Year - Week by Week, Heroes and Milestones, The Statistics. Book weight approx. 605g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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THE CENTURIONS : The History of Australian Rules Goal Kickers 1897 - 1997, Hansen, Brian
11 Hansen, Brian THE CENTURIONS : The History of Australian Rules Goal Kickers 1897 - 1997
Australia Brian Hansen Nominees 1997 1876151064 / 9781876151065 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, + 340pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: "This publication tells the story of the great goal achievers of Australian Rules - from Essendon's Charlie 'Commotion' Pearson who gave us the first high mark - the first screamer, through the hundred years of League champions: Albert Thurgood, Lee, Coventry, Mohr, Vallence, Pratt, Todd, Titus, Fanning, Coleman, Peck, Wade, Hudson, McKenna, Jesaulenko, Roach, Ablett, Dunstall, Lockett, Kernahan, Modra, Rocca, Richardson, etc., etc. It is the first definitive study of goal kicking and the men who became the most controversial and colourful personalities in the game." Book weight approx. 622g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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THE MAGPIE YEARS  '94, Hansen, Brian
12 Hansen, Brian THE MAGPIE YEARS '94
Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia Brian Hansen Publications 1994 0646164953 / 9780646164953 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
240pp., 16 page colour, photographically-ilustrated section (includes team photo), plus b/white photographic illustrations throughout (Ken Rainsbury). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. An intended annual publication, 'The Magpie Years' was first published in 1993 to complement 'The Centenary History of the Collingwood Football Club', 1992. Numerous contents, including The Year, Match-by-Match. Book weight approx. 580g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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THE MAGPIE YEARS '93, Hansen, Brian
13 Hansen, Brian THE MAGPIE YEARS '93
Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia Brian Hansen Publications 1993 0646164953 / 9780646164953 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
224pp., 16 page colour, photographically-illustrated section (includes team photo), plus b/white photographic illustrations throughout (Ken Rainsbury). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper (team photo to rear panel) has soft corner crease, and is negligibly scuffed only. An intended annual publication, 'The Magpie Years' was first published in 1993 to complement 'The Centenary History of the Collingwood Football Club', 1992. Numerous contents, including The Year, Match-by-Match. Book weight approx. 580g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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THE MAGPIE YEARS '95 : The Continuing Story of the Collingwood Football Club  (Volume 3), Hansen, Brian
14 Hansen, Brian THE MAGPIE YEARS '95 : The Continuing Story of the Collingwood Football Club (Volume 3)
Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia Brian Hansen Publications 1995 0646261932 / 9780646261935 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
208pp., 16 page colour photographically-illustrated section, plus b/white photographic illustrations throughout (Ken Rainsbury). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated (team photo to rear cover)card wrapper has a small pressure mark to rear panel. An intended annual publication, 'The Magpie Years' was first published in 1993 to complement 'The Centenary History of the Collingwood Football Club', 1992. Numerous contents, including The Year, Match-by-Match. Book weight approx. 600g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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THE MAGPIE YEARS '95 : The Continuing Story of the Collingwood Football Club  (Volume 3), Hansen, Brian
15 Hansen, Brian THE MAGPIE YEARS '95 : The Continuing Story of the Collingwood Football Club (Volume 3)
Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia Brian Hansen Publications 1995 0646261932 / 9780646261935 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
208pp., 16 page colour photographically-illustrated section, plus b/white photographic illustrations throughout (Ken Rainsbury). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated (team photo to rear cover)card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. An intended annual publication, 'The Magpie Years' was first published in 1993 to complement 'The Centenary History of the Collingwood Football Club', 1992. Numerous contents, including The Year, Match-by-Match. Book weight approx. 600g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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THE MAGPIE YEARS '96 : The Continuing History of the Collingwood Football Club. Volume 4, AFL Season 1996, Hansen, Brian
16 Hansen, Brian THE MAGPIE YEARS '96 : The Continuing History of the Collingwood Football Club. Volume 4, AFL Season 1996
Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia Brian Hansen Publications 1996 0646164953 / 9780646164953 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
208pp., 16 page colour, photographically-illustrated section, plus b/white photographic illustrations throughout (Sporting Pix). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly indented. An intended annual publication, 'The Magpie Years' was first published in 1993 to complement 'The Centenary History of the Collingwood Football Club', 1992. Numerous contents, including The Year, Match-by-Match. Book weight approx. 550g. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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THE TIGER FILES. Volume 3. The Continuing Story of the Richmond Football Club. AFL Season 1997, Hansen, Brian
17 Hansen, Brian THE TIGER FILES. Volume 3. The Continuing Story of the Richmond Football Club. AFL Season 1997
Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia Brian Hansen Nominees 1997 1876151110 / 9781876151119 First Edition Softcover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
xvi, + 190pp., unpaginated colour plates. Intext b/white halftone plates - images that will gladden the heart of any Tiger fan (photographs by Sporting Pix). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-illustrated card wrapper minimally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. This is the third volume of 'The Tiger Files', an ongoing record of activities of the Richmond Football Club, capturing the year-by-year struggles of the club, players and their stories, dramas and glories . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Rounds 1 - 22. Book weight approx. 495g. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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THE TIGER FILES. The Story of the Richmond Football Club. Volume 1 (The Day by Day Adventures of the Mighty Tigers of '95), Hansen, Brian and Dyer, Jack
18 Hansen, Brian and Dyer, Jack THE TIGER FILES. The Story of the Richmond Football Club. Volume 1 (The Day by Day Adventures of the Mighty Tigers of '95)
Mt. Waverley, VIC, Australia Brian Hansen Publications 1995 0646261940 / 9780646261942 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
208pp., illustrated throughout: colour and b/white halftone plates - images to gladden the heart of any Tiger fan . . . Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn only. Textblock lightly bumped on upper foredge corner. This is the first volume of 'The Tiger Files', an ongoing record of the activities of the Richmond Football Club, and the people who make up the club. Contents include: Prelims., Tiger Files, Tiger Rebirth, Tales of Redemption, 1994 Senior List, Stars in Colour, Finals Time, Rebirth of Tigerland, Outgunned, Finals in Colour, Northey Walkabout, The Year Round by Round. A scarce title of 'Tiger Heaven'. Book weight approx. 605g. 
Price: 47.00 AUD
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THE TIGER FILES. Volume 2. The Continuing Story of the Richmond Football Club. AFL Season 1996, Hansen, Brian and Free, Tony
19 Hansen, Brian and Free, Tony THE TIGER FILES. Volume 2. The Continuing Story of the Richmond Football Club. AFL Season 1996
Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia Brian Hansen Nominees 1996 187615103x / 9781876151034 First Edition Softcover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
168pp., illustrated throughout: (photography by Sporting Pix), colour and b/white halftone plates - images to gladden the heart of any Tiger fan . . . Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn and bumped. Textblock undamaged. This is the second volume of 'The Tiger Files', an ongoing record of the activities of the Richmond Football Club, capturing players' stories, dramas and glory for the club on and off the field . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Tigerland Faces, A Huge Revamp, Lightning Premiership, Team of the Century, 1996 Senior List, The Year - Round by Round, Stars in Colour. A scarce title of 'Tiger Heaven'. Book weight approx. 450g. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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THIS FOOTBALL CENTURY, Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim
20 Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim THIS FOOTBALL CENTURY
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Wilkinson Books 1996 186350222x / 9781863502221 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
258pp., b/white archival photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, with the slightest hint of tanning to edges. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper has a small, soft crease to lower front and rear panel, light bump to head of spine. " . . . tells how the VFL/AFL spawned at a humble meeting in a Melbourne art gallery in 1896, grew to become a national obsession. The VFL/AFL survived two world wars without interruption and, in the process, spawned generation after generation of football heroes . . . " Contents include: Introduction, 1890s-1996. Book weight approx. 650g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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