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Description - The Mightiest Magpies: The Story Of Every Collingwood Premiership Season by Michael Roberts

It's 1902 and Collingwood introduces short-passing tactics that revolutionise the game. It's 1917 and the Magpies rally to keep the VFL competition alive, providing welcome distraction from the war. It's 1930 and the Pies with their fourth premiership in a row. It's 1958 and Phone Kyne is urging his players to bleed for him, to protect that record. It's 2010 and the supporters start chanting, possessed with black-and-white belief. While each premiership season is unique, each bears the Collingwood stamp in some way. From 1896's delivery on a promise of 'Progress and the Premiership' to 2010's 'Side by Side' victory, the importance of team effort, fighting to the end and solid leadership on and off the field emerge to define the character of the men who have pulled on the black-and-white, and the club. Whether it's a behind victory, a triumph of the underdog, and the brilliance of a well-drilled and talented team, the journey to each flag is recreated in this great tale of sustained success.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781921518775
ISBN-10: 1921518774
Format: Hardback
(273mm x 229mm x 28mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Michael Joseph
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2011
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts is a Melbourne-based journalist and author with a particular interest in Australian Rules football and its history. He has written several books on the game, including 1998's High Flyers- The Greatest Marks of All Time, and was the pictorial editor for 100 Years of Australian Football, the AFL's Centenary book. Michael currently edits and produces supporter magazines for five AFL clubs. He is not the former St Kilda player turned TV reporter.

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