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              The Universe and Me
                

              The Universe and Me (Hardback)

              By Murphy, Bob

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              ISBN 9781441503367
              Released NZ 14 Apr 2009
              Publisher XLIBRIS
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              A Boy Called Bob: Becomes an AFL Footballer

              A Boy Called Bob: Becomes an AFL Footballer (Paperback)

              By Murphy, Bob; Wilson, Tony

              • RRP: $23.00
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              This is the story of a boy called Bob. He?s a little scrawny, a little scruffy, and he likes to sniff footballs (weird). But he has the game in his veins and he?s determined to be one of the greats, like his hero from the mighty Tigers, Matthew Richardson.And he will be! But not ...without a few misadventures first ... His older brother and sister are the worst, he has a major crush on a girl who doesn?t seem to notice him, and his footy oval at school is actually a rectangle and instead of grass, it?s covered in gravel! But that?s not going to stop him.Follow Bob as he gets drafted to the Western Bulldogs at seventeen, slogs his guts out at training with the big Dogs, and eventually becomes one of the greatest football captains ever.
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              ISBN 9781760641429
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2019
              Publisher Black Inc
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              Leather Soul: A Half-back Flanker's Rhythm and Blues

              Leather Soul: A Half-back Flanker's Rhythm and Blues (Hardback)

              By Murphy, Bob

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              'The Footscray winters and the glorious liniment-scented afternoons. All of the laughs, the scraps, the yarns and the characters- they all left a mark on me. And I wouldn't change any of it.'- Bob Murphy Bob Murphy has never been a typical footballer. Music buff, Age columnist an...d Winnebago driver, he is as comfortable in a Fitzroy cafU or the front bar of a grungy pub as he is in the locker room. In this unique memoir, Murphy takes the reader inside his seventeen-year career, including his three years as captain of the Western Bulldogs, exploring the people, places and events that shaped him. From playing backyard cricket in 1980s Warragul to Community Cup with Paul Kelly in the 2000s, and from the joy of marrying his high school crush to the agony of a season-ending ACL rupture- the man described as the spirit of the Bulldogs has soul, and it's made of leather. How did the country kid with a gypsy's heart become an All-Australian captain? What's it like to have your club reach the AFL Grand Final for the first time in sixty-two years, and have to cheer from the sidelines? How does it feel to realise you can no longer do the things that made you great? The great Australian football bard Martin Flanagan has long insisted Bob Murphy has a book in him like no footballer has written. Leather Soul proves him right.
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              ISBN 9781760640521
              Published NZ 30 Jul 2018
              Publisher Black Inc
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              Murphy's Lore: Tales from the West
               

              Murphy's Lore: Tales from the West (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Murphy, Bob

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              Bob Murphy - footballer, music fan, dog walker, coffee drinker, hand shaker, train traveller and tree lover - has been a favourite of footy followers for many a year. Now captain of his beloved Western Bulldogs, he's showing the young pups at the Kennel how to play the great game... the right way. Collected here for the first time are the best of Bob's much-loved weekly newspaper columns - including his 'Fantasy Football League' teams of film stars, musos and pollies. From the strange joy of a wet Melbourne winter to the challenge of playing on the sublime Stevie J, Murphy's Lore shines with the warmth, wisdom and charm of the Dogs' evergreen champion.
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              ISBN 9781863957281
              Published NZ 25 Mar 2015
              Publisher Black Inc
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              Leather Soul: A Half-back Flanker's Rhythm and Blues

              Leather Soul: A Half-back Flanker's Rhythm and Blues (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Murphy, Bob

              • RRP: $38.00
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              'This isn?t your typical footy book.?-Michael Rowland, ABC News Breakfast presenter A young, naive kid, with a brand-new football. Over time, the leather aged from the bumps along the trail. The Footscray winters and some glorious liniment-scented afternoons. All of the laughs, t...he scraps, the yarns and characters. The game. It all left a mark on me, on my soul. Bob Murphy has never been a typical footballer. Music buff, Age columnist and Winnebago driver, he is as comfortable in a quiet corner of a Fitzroy cafe or the front bar of a grungy pub as he is in the locker room. Murphy takes the reader inside his 17-year career, including his three years as captain of the Bulldogs, exploring the people, places and events that shaped him- from playing backyard cricket in 1980s Warragul to Community Cup with Paul Kelly in the 2000s, and from the joy of marrying his high-school crush to the agony of a season-ending ACL ruptures. How did the country kid with a gypsy?s heart become an All-Australian captain? What?s it like to have your club win the grand final for the first time in 62 years and have to cheer from the sidelines? How does it feel to realise you can no longer do the things that made you great? The celebrated Australian football bard Martin Flanagan has long insisted Bob Murphy has a book in him like no footballer has written. Leather Soul proves him right. 'We are indebted to him for making us believe in the game again.? -Gerard Whateley
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              ISBN 9781760641412
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2019
              Publisher Black Inc
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              The Universe and Me
                

              The Universe and Me (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Murphy, Bob

              • Imp. $54.99
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              ISBN 9781441503350
              Released NZ 14 Apr 2009
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              Leather Soul: A Halfback Flanker's Rhythm and Blues
                

              Leather Soul: A Halfback Flanker's Rhythm and Blues (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Murphy, Bob; Narrator Russell, Simon

              • RRP: $59.50
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              Through nine years as a columnist with The Age, Bob Murphy revealed himself to be a very different footballer indeed. Shunning the stern-faced statistical analysis that dominates the AFL landscape, he revisited the things about the game that captivated him as a child. His words w...ere the smells of leather and liniment leaping off the page. Gentle, romantic, funny, whimsical, thoughtful, sad - Murphy's writing is rich, tender yet powerful, above all achingly human. In Leather Soul, he uses moments and events from the last three years of his 312 game career - his three seasons as Western Bulldogs captain - as trigger points to revisit his early career and wander back through his youth, exploring along the way the people and places that have shaped him, from his former priest and nun parents, to wife Justine and their three children, to the teammates and mentors that colour a footballer's life. How did the country kid with a gypsy's heart, who carried his footy gear under his arm because he didn't even have a bag, become an All-Australian captain? How does it feel to turn an opponent inside out with a shimmy of the hips, to connect boot to ball with the crispness of a musical note, to watch it sail majestically through the goals? How do you reconcile the club you love achieving the one thing you've truly longed for when you're a spectator, broken of body and heart? How does it feel to know you can no longer do the things that made you great, that the sun is setting and it's time to go? The great Australian football bard Martin Flanagan has long insisted Bob Murphy has a book in him like no footballer has written. Leather Soul proves him right.
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              ISBN 9781721340415
              Released NZ 16 Oct 2018
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
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              Murphy's Lore: Tales from the West
               

              Murphy's Lore: Tales from the West (EPUB ebook)

              By Murphy, Bob

              Bob Murphy - footballer, music fan, dog walker, coffee drinker, hand shaker, train traveller and tree lover - has been a favourite of footy followers for many a year. Now captain of his beloved Western Bulldogs, he's showing the young pups at the Kennel how to play the great game... the right way. Collected here for the first time are the best of Bob's much-loved weekly newspaper columns - including his 'Fantasy Football League' teams of film stars, musos and pollies. From the strange joy of a wet Melbourne winter to the challenge of playing on the sublime Stevie J, Murphy's Lore shines with the warmth, wisdom and charm of the Dogs' evergreen champion. 'I like Bob's writing. It's thoughtful, funny, perceptive. It could be the Irish in him, the way he comes at things slightly askew. And wherever he goes, music's always close by.' -Paul Kelly 'Bob writes like an elegant gonzo journalist. He's in the thick of it, writing from the tense silence inside the maelstrom, without the belligerence and bellicosity, but as a team man, a family man, and one who cares about the game, whether it's a kick in the park or at the most scrutinised level. A wink and a nod of a gift every week of the season.' -Tim Rogers 'Only Bob Murphy's musings could bring together art, sport, culture, family, community, passion, pride, pain, life, death, love, zoneball and the whole damn thing.' -Tex Perkins 'These pieces take the reader across the boundary line to view the game from a player's point of view.' -Spectrum Bob Murphy joined the Western Bulldogs via the 1999 draft, and is now club captain. He has played over 270 matches and is known for his silky skills in both attack and defence. Off the field, Bob writes regularly for the Age newspaper. Murphy's Lore is his first book.
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              ISBN 9781925203240
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              Released NZ 25 Mar 2015
              Publisher Schwartz Publishing Pty. Ltd
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              Leather Soul: A Half-back Flanker's Rhythm and Blues
               

              Leather Soul: A Half-back Flanker's Rhythm and Blues (EPUB ebook)

              By Murphy, Bob

              Bob Murphy has never been your average footballer. Music buff, Age columnist and Winnebago driver, he is as comfortable in the corner of a cafe or grungy pub as he is in the locker room. Murphy takes us inside his 17-year career, including three years as Bulldogs captain, exp...loring the people and places that shaped him: from kicking a tattered football around as a kid in Warragul to coaching the Community Cup with Paul Kelly, and to two season-ending ACL ruptures. How did the country kid with a gypsy's heart become an All-Australian captain? What's it like to have to watch from the sidelines as your club wins the grand final for the first time in 62 years? How does it feel to realise you can no longer do the things that made you great? The celebrated Australian football bard Martin Flanagan has long insisted Bob Murphy has a book in him like no footballer has written. Leather Soul proves him right. 'We are indebted to him for making us believe in the game again.' -Gerard Whateley 'This isn't your typical footy book.' -Michael Rowland, ABC News Breakfast presenter '[An] honest, moving and brutally self-aware account ...' -Bill Perrett, The Sydney Morning Herald 'Leather Soul paints a poignant picture of a man struggling to overcome the enormity of missing out on the game of his life.' -Kate O'Halloran, The Guardian 'Bob Murphy's got a great story to tell, and he does it pretty damn well. He was an exceptional footballer. Lucky lad, he's an exceptional writer too. Leather Soul is ... superb.' -Paul Amy, Leader Newspaper and Inside Football 'There is only one Bob Murphy.' -Martin Flanagan
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              ISBN 9781743820568
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              Released NZ 2 Jul 2019
              Publisher Schwartz Publishing Pty. Ltd
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              Bears I Have Known: A Park Ranger's True Tales from Yellowstone & Glacier National Parks
               

              Bears I Have Known: A Park Ranger's True Tales from Yellowstone & Glacier National Parks (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Murphy, Bob

              • RRP: $33.99
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              A park ranger's stories about bears in Yellowstone and Glacier national parks.

              ISBN 9781931832649
              Released NZ 10 Apr 2006
              Publisher Riverbend Publishing
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