By Bob Murphy
Collected right here for the 1st time are the simplest of Bob’s much-loved weekly newspaper columns – together with his ‘Fantasy soccer League’ groups of movie stars, musos and pollies. From the unusual pleasure of a rainy Melbourne wintry weather to the problem of taking part in at the chic Stevie J, Murphy’s Lore shines with the heat, knowledge and style of the canines’ evergreen champion.
‘I like Bob's writing. it really is considerate, humorous, perceptive. it can be the Irish in him, the way in which he comes at issues a bit askew. And at any place he is going, music's consistently shut by.’ —Paul Kelly
‘Bob writes like a sublime gonzo journalist. He’s within the thick of it, writing from the demanding silence contained in the maelstrom, with no the belligerence and bellicosity, yet as a workforce guy, a relatives guy, and one that cares in regards to the video game, no matter if it’s a kick within the park or on the so much scrutinised point. A wink and a nod of a present a week of the season.’ —Tim Rogers
‘Only Bob Murphy’s musings might collect paintings, recreation, tradition, kinfolk, neighborhood, ardour, delight, soreness, existence, dying, love, zoneball and the full rattling thing.’ —Tex Perkins
‘These items take the reader around the boundary line to view the sport from a player’s element of view.’ —Spectrum
Bob Murphy joined the Western Bulldogs through the 1999 draft, and is now membership captain. He has performed over 270 fits and is understood for his silky talents in either assault and defence. Off the sphere, Bob writes usually for the Age newspaper. Murphy’s Lore is his first book.
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