Shaun Mooney,John Stensholt's A-League: The Inside Story of the Tumultuous First Decade PDF

By Shaun Mooney,John Stensholt

ISBN-10: 1863957596

ISBN-13: 9781863957595

In November 2004, procuring centre billionaire Frank Lowy walked right into a packed media convention and introduced the construction of a brand new expert soccer league. Armed with $15 million of presidency cash, Lowy was once approximately to wake the sound asleep monstrous of Australian game. The A-League kicked off in 2005.

Over the competition’s first decade it has noticeable greater than its justifiable share of drama, off and on the sphere. overseas superstars have come to play, eccentric billionaires have got and offered franchises, and golf equipment have folded after haemorrhaging thousands of bucks. but the soccer has been passionate and pleasing, and attendances and tv audiences have grown as Australians have embraced the sport as by no means before.

Relying on unheard of entry to key figures within the code, John Stensholt and Shaun Mooney demonstrate the genuine tale at the back of the A-League’s first ten years: the egos, the ability performs and the rows among a few of Australia’s richest males as they fight to make the area video game Australia’s favorite recreation.

‘Money, strength, ego and ambition. Throw within the bizarre soccer fit and you've got the tale of the A-League – from forgotten video game to unforgettable glory.’—Francis Leach, ABC

‘Once i began, I couldn’t placed it down. an excellent and riveting perception into the 1st decade of the A-League.’—Ray Gatt, the Australian

‘There’s adequate during this for a 20-year interval, such has been the decade in Australian membership soccer. exciting, informative, this covers all of it – the great, the undesirable, the ugly.’—Adam Peacock, Fox Sports

Shaun Mooney is the writer of soccer magazine Leopold procedure, and has contributed to the Guardian Australia. formerly, Shaun wrote articles on retail and small company advertising, which have been syndicated throughout six international locations. He has additionally co-authored enterprise books.

John Stensholt is an award-winning journalist for the Australian monetary Review, and edits the BRW Rich record. His paintings has additionally seemed within the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Financial Review Magazine.

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