Sheilas, Wogs and Poofters
An Incomplete Biography of Johnny Warren Revised edition
By (author) Johnny Warren
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Sheilas, Wogs and Poofters by Johnny Warren
Book DescriptionA Fascinating account of a great sporting life and an insider's look at the byzantine world of soccer politics. The essential Australian story of the World Game - Bob Carr Johnny Warren received an MBE (1973), ASM (2000) Centenary Medal (2001), OAM (2003) and the FIFA Order of Merit (2004) Johnny Warren is a credit to Australia and the game that he loves. His is a great story which I heartily recommend to all sports fans - Martin Tyler From a nine-year-old who was initially rejected by his local under-12's team because he was "too small and needed to go home and eat more porridge" to leading the Socceroos from 1964 to 1974 through three World Cup campaigns as captain and vice-captain, Johnny Warren witnessed every stage of Australia's soccer journey for over fifty years. From the days you were called a "sheila", "wog" or "poofter" if you played soccer to today when players such as Harry Kewell are celebrated as our brightest sporting stars and prized by overseas clubs; from the curse placed on the Socceroos in 1969 by an African witch doctor through to more than thirty agonising years of trying to qualify for soccer's Holy Grail, the World Cup, Johnny Warren revealed the hig
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781740512220
(178mm x 117mm x 37mm)
Imprint: Random House Australia
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Johnny Warren
Finals, Paperback (February 2006)
It's a few weeks before the finals and Coach Wallace has to go overseas, but he leaves the Rovers in the hands of a new coach. His methods lead to bitter divisions and a game that is no longer fun. When Lil's brother arrives home from playing for the state team, he helps the Rovers devise a plan to get them back on track. Ages 8+.
Striker, Paperback (October 2005)
There's a new kid at Jasper's school. His name is Aamir and he can't speak English. But when Jasper remembers his grandad saying that you don't need language to play sport, he takes Aamir onto the soccer field to teach him, but Aamir already has a few tricks of his own. This book is for children aged 8 to 12.
Game of Life, Paperback (April 2005)» View all books by Johnny Warren
Jasper Zammit is going to be a soccer legend. The only problem is that he needs to learn how to play first, instead of daydreaming about the future right in the middle of a game with his actual team. When a new girl, Lil, joins the team, Jasper thinks he has found someone as obsessed with soccer as he is. Ages 8+.
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Author Biography - Johnny Warren
Johnny Warren needs no introduction in world soccer circles. His services to the game were acknowledged in 1973 when he became the first soccer identity to be presented with an MBE. In 1988, he was inducted into the Australian Sports Hall of Fame. In 2002 he received an Order of Australia Medal. Johnny was co-host on SBS Television's On the Ball for many years. He died in November 2004.
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