Bomber. The Whole Story

Thompson Mark, Blake Martin

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Michael Joseph/Penquin
Publisher Place: Australia
Publisher Year: 2016
Edition: First Edition

Description: 346 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Mark Thompson has had more than his fair share of challenges and dramas in his career. Hes been part of five premierships: three as a player at Essendon, where he was coached by the best, and two at Geelong, where he coached that clubs greatest team of all. He exited the game amid the Essendon supplements scandal with unfinished business. After 34 years at a thousand kilometres an hour, Thompson has taken the opportunity to reflect on the game that shaped him and to reveal the personal cost of his involvement at the top level. We ride the bumps of the coaches box, the boardroom and the press conferences as Mark Thompson handles things his own way. He talks about his mentors, his proteges and contemporaries with insight and candour. And he reveals the development of what became his trademark as a successful coach: building a team from the ground up to play defence-first accountable footy, with kamikaze ball movement, under a teacher-mentor relationship. This is as good a book about football as youll get, from a purist who is not interested in the politics of the AFL. His legacy is some of the greatest footy to be played in the modern era. I hate group-think, its just not my style. I have never been part of any boys club in footy. I have been an independent going right back to my youth ...I make no apologies for saying what I think. It is my story, after all.

ISBN: 9780143797142


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