Post by Cody Shorter / 20 March 2017 / 2 Comments
If you’ve ever gone looking for a definitive list of Australian football books, you’ll know that it’s a difficult task. The number of books covering Australian players, teams, coaches, leagues or just our footballing history are few and far between. But they are out there, and we intend to find and read them all.
Cody and I have committed to getting our hands on any and all Australian football books and creating the complete library for Australian football fans, complete with descriptions, reviews, ratings, and where to find them.
This page will be a summary of the books we’ve already reviewed, ranked from best to worst in our unqualified opinions! We’ll be adding to this page regularly, and would love to hear from you if you have requests, recommendations, and whether you agree or disagree with our assessments.
8.0/10 – Changing the Game: Football in Australia Through My Eyes by Ange Postecoglou with Andy Harper
We’d recommend this book to every football supporter, but particularly to aspiring elite players and coaches.
7.0/10 – One Fantastic Goal: A complete history of football in Australia By Trevor Thompson
This is the sort of book that we think all Australia football fans will get something from. People particularly interested in our football history should give this book a go.
5.5/10 – Legacy By Tim Cahill
While it can and should be enjoyed by any footballing fan, we recommend you give this to young boys and girls who have aspirations to play football professionally.
Books on our to-read list
To celebrate Australian football. To grow Australian football. And to find those who would stand with us. That is our mission.
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