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In Black & White
In Black & White (Large Print)
125 Moments That Made Collingwood
by Michael Roberts and Glenn McFarlane
Publisher Black Inc. Publishing
Published on: 17 January 2017
Categories Sports & Recreation
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Our Price: US$24.99
 

Volume(s): 1
Format Details: 16pt, Verdana
ISBN(s): 9781525237188
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About the Book
To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Collingwood Football Club, this is the story of the Magpies - moment by moment, year by year. Remarkably quickly after its inception in 1892, Collingwood became the powerhouse club of the competition. Soon it was developing fierce rivalries on the field and establishing itself as the nation's leading sporting organisation off it - a position it has never relinquished. In Black & White tells the story of this fabled club, through the good years and the bad. From the Magpies' historic first match - fittingly, against Carlton - all the way through to the newly established women's team, In Black & White relives the highs and lows of footy's greatest club: the dominant 'Machine' sides of 1927-30, the devastating boardroom battles, the agonising 'Colliwobbles' era, the exhilarating 1990 flag, the revolutionary coaching succession plan, and many more. This is the story of Collingwood - the biggest, most loathed but also most loved football club in Australia.
About the Author
Glenn McFarlane's proudest moment in his short football career was being presented with a Collingwood Under-17s jumper by Machine Team champion Harry Collier. Born into a Collingwood family, he has long been a passionate fan of the Magpies, thanks to being 'brainwashed' by his mother at an early age. Glenn's grandfather, Charlie Dibbs, was the full-back in those four successive Premierships. Glenn corresponded with, and met, a number of Charlie's teammates, including Collier and Harold Rumney. Glenn represented Collingwood in under-age football and cricket teams, but his passion was always sports journalism. He started a cadetship with the Sun News-Pictorial before joining the Sunday Herald Sun. He was sports editor of the Sunday Herald Sun for 11 years and is now a senior sports reporter with the Herald Sun. Glenn is married to Christine and has three children, Lachlan, Elise and Charlotte. Michael Roberts is a journalist and author who has written or edited 10 books, most on Australian football. He is the president of the Australian Football Heritage Group and is the Collingwood Football Club's official historian. He is also co-owner of media and content company Media Giants. Michael first dreamed of playing for Collingwood at the age of about four. Some 40 years later he still holds onto that dream, though he concedes his prospects of a call-up are now diminishing. He still has his autographed copy of Peter McKenna's My World of Football.
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