The Old Dark Navy Blues
A History of the Carlton Football Club
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|Format:||Hardback, 240 pages|
|Other Information: ||72 b&w illustrations, 48 colour illustrations|
|Published In: ||Australia, 01 March 1998|
Carlton is the most successful club in the AFL both in premierships and financially. This book looks at the develpment of the club as an institution as well as the history of the fans. All the club's playing and boardroom chatracters appear, their greatest games, all-ins, goals and disgraces. Here is the tale of how the local team of the most enthusiastic football suburb in Victoria became a professional, financially secure club in a national competition, a club which has won more premierships in the first hundred years of VFL/AFL than any other.
Table of Contents
Forward by Ian CollinsPrefaceIntroduction1. A Gentlemen's Sporting Club2. 'Symptoms of Decay'3. The Legend of Jack Worrall4. The Making of Princes Park5. Among the Contenders6. The South Melbourne Influence7. Lean Years8. A Team of Barassis9. Life After Barassi10. The Wheel TurnsConclusionBibliographical NoteClub Records
en stood out in the cheerless afternoon facing the bitterness of a southwesterly gale.'" "During the break, Barassi looked at the handball total on his statistics sheet...[He] had long regarded handball not simply as a means of getting out of t
|Publisher: ||Allen & Unwin|
|Dimensions: ||26.0 x 19.0 centimetres (0.30 kg)|