On the Premiership Trail - More Travels in Victorian Country Football

Author(s): Paul Daffey


"We're on the premiership trail," is a saying - OK, it's a cliché - used by emboldened football players and officials who claim that they're on the road to team success. They offer an image of a premiership flag fluttering from a pole above the clubrooms. They're on the path to glory. They can feel it in their battered bones. In his book on his country travels during the 2019 footy season, Paul Daffey follows several premiership trails and observes the state of many flagpoles. He looks into what makes Nathalia such a strong club. And how Kyabram won so many games in a row. He watches a wet grand final in West Gippsland. He stands in the shadows of a grandstand in Ballarat. In the drizzle of Warrnambool, Daffey spends a day with the legendary coach Adam Dowie. At Sandy Creek, in the state's North East, he listens to tales about a ground that was once called a cow paddock but now looks like a green carpet in a house of hills. "We're on the premiership trail," is a saying that offers a sense of journey. In this, his fifth book on the Australian game, Paul Daffey takes another journey into the soul of country footy. The result is another work of warmth and affection, featuring towering punts and goals on the run. It ripples and flickers like a premiership flag.


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General Fields

  • : 9780646826608
  • : New Holland Publishers Pty, Limited
  • : New Holland (Australia)
  • : November 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paul Daffey
  • : Paperback
  • : en