Download e-book for iPad: A-League: The Inside Story of the Tumultuous First Decade by Shaun Mooney,John Stensholt

By Shaun Mooney,John Stensholt

ISBN-10: 1863957596

ISBN-13: 9781863957595

In November 2004, buying centre billionaire Frank Lowy walked right into a packed media convention and introduced the construction of a brand new specialist soccer league. Armed with $15 million of presidency money, Lowy used to be approximately to wake the sound asleep colossal of Australian game. The A-League kicked off in 2005.

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

Relying on exceptional entry to key figures within the code, John Stensholt and Shaun Mooney show the genuine tale in the back of the A-League’s first ten years: the egos, the facility performs and the rows among a few of Australia’s richest males as they struggle to make the realm video game Australia’s favorite recreation.

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

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

‘There’s sufficient during this for a 20-year interval, such has been the decade in Australian membership soccer. pleasing, 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 technique, and has contributed to the Guardian Australia. formerly, Shaun wrote articles on retail and small enterprise advertising, which have been syndicated throughout six nations. He has additionally co-authored company books.

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

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