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The Old Dark Navy Blues

A History of the Carlton Football Club

By Lionel Frost, Ian Collins (Foreword by)

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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

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EAN: 9781864485769
ISBN: 1864485760
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions: 26 x 19 centimetres (0.30 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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4 of 5 Stars! '

A version of the story of the Carlton Football Club.

As far as football books go, this one is reasonably decent, so Carlton fans or other interested bodies shouldn't be disappointed with this book, even if not great.

We Are the Navy Blues, indeed, so one for the blueboys collection.

3.5 out of 5

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