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              Crimmo: The Peter Crimmins Story

              Crimmo: The Peter Crimmins Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Eddy, Dan

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              Peter Crimmins was small in stature, but his presence loomed large at Hawthorn during his 176 games (1966-75). A tenacious rover and popular captain who helped establish the Hawks as a powerhouse in the Victorian (now Australian) Football League, the cheeky, blond-headed Crimmins... was widely acclaimed as the most courageous player in the game. 'Crimmo' was a standout in Hawthorn's victorious 1971 Grand Final victory over St Kilda; his dominant on-ball partnership with the legendary Leigh Matthews during that period was as dynamic as any the game had seen. But it was Crimmins' off-field courage which endeared him to fans of all clubs. Appointed captain for 1974 he would play all but one game in the premiership season but missed Hawthorn's finals campaign after he had a cancerous testicle removed. He returned to lead the team in 1975, before cancer again forced him to step away from the game. Undetered he made a valiant quest to be selected for the 1975 Grand Final. Hawthorn's decision to overlook their skipper for that match remains the most controversial selection call in football history. Crimmins's health deteriorated during 1976, yet he fought gamely to the end. After the Hawks secured the 1976 Premiership, Clive Mackinnon's award-winning photograph of the gravely ill Crimmins surrounded by his jubilant teammates is one of the most emotive ever captured. Days later, Crimmins was dead. He was just 28. Having left behind wife Gwen (then 31), and sons Ben (4) and Sam (2), the outpouring of grief that followed was unprecedented for a footballer to that time. It was no surprise that Crimmins has been immortalised at Hawthorn, with the club champion winning the Peter Crimmins Medal. In Crimmo: The Peter Crimmins Story, acclaimed footy writer Dan Eddy describes Peter Crimmins' remarkable impact on The Hawthorn Football Club, his teammates and Australian football.
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              ISBN 9780975836255
              Published AU 2 Sep 2020
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Always Striving: Always Striving is not a blow-by-blow account of the history of the Essendon Football Club. Instead, this book highlights the key moments, people and events that have helped to define it through more than 140 years of existence.

              Always Striving: Always Striving is not a blow-by-blow account of the history of the Essendon Football Club. Instead, this book highlights the key moments, people and events that have helped to define it through more than 140 years of existence. (Hardback)

              By Eddy, Dan

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              Always Striving is not a blow-by-blow account of the history of the Essendon Football Club. Instead, this book highlights the key moments, people and events that have helped to define it through more than 140 years of existence. From the establishment of the club in the 1870s,... to four successive premierships in the 1890s, the first VFL title in 1897, the brilliance of Albert Thurgood, Dick Reynoldsa three Brownlow Medals, John Colemanas high marking, the Windy Hill brawl against Richmond, Leon Bakeras famous goals in the 1984 Grand Final, Kevin Sheedyas jacket waving and, in more recent times, Dustin Fletcheras 400th game; there are many moments that have established the Bombers as one of Australiaas greatest sporting clubs. Always Striving looks at 80 of the best, and, as it covers every generation, is a must-have for any lover of the Red and Black.
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              ISBN 9780987342836
              Published AU 15 Aug 2017
              Publisher The Slattery Media Group (AFL
              Interest Age Children
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              The Norm Smith Medal: The Players who delivered on AFL/VFL football's grandest stage.

              The Norm Smith Medal: The Players who delivered on AFL/VFL football's grandest stage. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Eddy, Dan

              • RRP: $39.99
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              The Norm Smith Medal, inaugurated in 1979 and awarded to the best player on AFL Grand Final day, is one of footballs highest honours. In this unprecedented survey of the players who strode onto the MCG and dominated the games most important day, Dan Eddy captures some of footys m...ost memorable feats in the words of the men whose brilliance turned the contest. Now, for the first time, football lovers will be taken on a thrilling journey, from each medalists early days in football, right up until the moment he stood on the presentation dais soaking up the roar of the crowd. Riding every bump, celebrating each goal, and savouring in the unforgettable atmosphere of the day, readers will gain fresh and often surprising insights into classic Grand Final performances of the modern era. Named for the towering figure of the Melbourne Football Cluba man who played in four Premierships for the Demons and led them to six more in the space of a decade, as the games most revered and influential coachthe Norm Smith Medal has for five decades honoured the best of the best: the player who performed most brilliantly when the pressure was greatest: on that final Saturday in September. Unlike the Brownlow, the Norm Smith Medal is voted by members of the media, with a different panel appointed each year. From Wayne Harmess unforgettable, team-lifting display in 1979, through Gary Ayress brave, narrow-eyed brilliance in Hawthorns swaggering 1980s sides, right up to Dustin Martins flawless, unprecedented finale to the 2017 season, The Norm Smith Medal is a fascinating account of the games greatest individual performances.
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              ISBN 9781921778872
              Published AU 31 Jul 2018
              Publisher The Slattery Media Group (AFL
              Interest Age General Audience
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