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Absolutely Bleeding Green: The Raiders Story

Absolutely Bleeding Green: The Raiders Story (Hardback)

By Headon, David

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'There is no team that gives pleasure to the sporting public like the Canberra Raiders.' - Bob Hawke, former Prime Minister of Australia The Canberra Raiders' spectacular grand final win against the Balmain Tigers in 1989 is widely regarded as Australian rugby league's greatest e...ver decider. For a fledgling club this was an extraordinary and unexpected achievement, heralding a sequence of years that produced two more premierships and two near-misses. The Raiders' trademark adventurous style of play was welcomed by all lovers of the game. Attacking football was back in vogue. David Headon tells the story of a unique football team that entered the Sydney competition in 1982 with little fanfare and plenty of pessimism, despite the fact that league had been an integral part of communities across the Limestone Plains for nearly a century. From this firm base, the Raiders emerged to make their mark. Absolutely Bleeding Green recounts the big wins and heart-wrenching losses as it follows the players through their Raider careers, revealing how the club was able to build exceptional team spirit, even in difficult times. It includes interviews with players past and present, with coaches and administrators, as well as with families and supporters who are so proud of the distinctive lime green jersey. 'This terrific book tells the story of a unique club that changed my life forever, just as the Raiders changed rugby league forever.' - Mal Meninga, rugby league Immortal, Canberra Raiders Hall of Fame
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ISBN 9781760875084
Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Format Hardback
Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order

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ISBN-13 9781760875084
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Published 5 Nov 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Headon, David
Category Sports Teams & Clubs
Rugby League
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 796.3338099471
Weight 660g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Ball Games: Field & Outdoor
ONIX Text General/trade