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

By Shaun Mooney,John Stensholt

In November 2004, purchasing 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 cash, Lowy was once approximately to wake the slumbering vast of Australian game. The A-League kicked off in 2005.

Over the competition’s first decade it has visible greater than its fair proportion of drama, off and on the sector. overseas superstars have come to play, eccentric billionaires have received and bought franchises, and golf equipment have folded after haemorrhaging thousands of greenbacks. but the soccer has been passionate and eye-catching, 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 exhibit the real tale at 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 fight to make the realm video game Australia’s favorite activity.

‘Money, energy, ego and ambition. Throw within the ordinary 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. interesting, informative, this covers all of it – the nice, the undesirable, the ugly.’—Adam Peacock, Fox Sports

Shaun Mooney is the writer of soccer magazine Leopold process, and has contributed to the Guardian Australia. formerly, Shaun wrote articles on retail and small company advertising and marketing, that 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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