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Absolutely bleeding green : the Raiders story / David Headon ; [foreword by] John McIntyre, Canberra Raiders patron and proud life member
Bib ID 8059204
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Headon, David John, 1950- author
 
Description Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2019 
©2019 
xii, 308 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), facsimilies (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781760875084 (hardcover)
Summary

“The Canberra Raiders’ spectacular grand final win against the Balmain Tigers in 1989 is widely regarded as Australian Rugby League’s greatest ever decider. For a fledging club this was an extraordinary and unexpected achievement, heralding a sequence of years that produced two more premierships and two near misses. The Raider’s trademark adventurous style of play was welcomed by all lovers of the game. Attacking football was back in vogue. David Headon tells the story of a unique football team that entered the Sydney competition in 1982 with little fanfare and plenty of pessimism, despite the fact that league had been an integral part of communities across the Limestone Plains for nearly a century. From this firm base, the Raiders emerged to made their mark. Absolutely Bleeding Green recounts the big wins and heart-wrenching losses as it follows the players through their Raider careers, revealing how the club was able to build exceptional team spirit, even in difficult times. It includes interviews with players past and present, with coaches and administrators, as well as with families and supporters who are so proud of the distinctive lime green jersey.”--Dust jacket gate fold.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-292) and index.

Subjects Canberra Raiders (Rugby league football team) -- History.  |  Rugby league football teams -- Australian Capital Territory -- History.  |  Rugby League football -- Australian Capital Territory -- History.  |  Rugby League football -- Australian Capital Territory.  |  Rugby League football players -- Australian Capital Territory -- Biography.  |  Rugby League football players -- Australian Capital Territory.  |  Sports teams & clubs  |  Australian Capital Territory -- History.  |  Australian
Form/genre Biographies
Other authors/contributors McIntyre, John, writer of foreword
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