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By (author) Roy Masters
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Bad Boys by Roy Masters
Book DescriptionWhen do the football codes burn brightest? When the fireflies of controversy dance around them. They say best men are moulded out of faults, and, for the most, become much more the better, for being a little bad. Shakespeare, Measure for Measure Roy Masters examines the sex scandals, fierce rivalries, gambling excesses, boardroom rants, bar room bust-ups, media headbutting and taxi-hijacking that have taken place across all codes of football in Australia over the last few years. Bringing together historical perspective and contemporary insight, Bad Boys provides a glimpse into the past when 'to be a fan was an act of faith' and checks the pulse of the new generation of over-indulged players in a media saturated age. Roy Masters is a legend in the world of sport and an esteemed media commentator, and he offers plenty of stories from his own days coaching, covering, and watching 'bad boys'. Without shying away from the salacious stories and out-of-bounds antics, Roy brings genuine analysis and investigation into the current state of play and what can be done to apportion the blame, improve the behaviour and put footballers' actions into a larger social
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781741667561
(199mm x 134mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Random House Australia
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: Australia
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An overview of the evolution of Australian sport during the 20th century, this is a lament for the innocence and good sportsmanship of a former time. In today's winning-is-everything world what has sport - and we as viewers - lost as a result? Roy Masters explores how we might be able to juggle the inherent inconsistencies in our vision of sport.
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Author Biography - Roy Masters
Roy Masters coached first grade rugby league for ten years. He is St George's longest- serving coach and Western Suburbs Coach of the Century. An award-winning sports journalist, he has written for The Sydney Morning Herald for two decades. Roy is a member of a well-known literary and media family, his mother Olga being one of Australia's foremost novelists. An inaugural member of the Australian Sports Commission (1984), Roy still serves on the board, having initiated the program of modified sports for primary school children. Roy is married to Elaine Canty and divides his time between Sydney and Melbourne.
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