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Murphy's Lore: Tales from the West by [Murphy, Bob]
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Bob Murphy – footballer, music fan, dog walker, coffee drinker, hand shaker, train traveller and tree lover – has been a favourite of footy followers for many a year. Now captain of his beloved Western Bulldogs, he’s showing the young pups at the Kennel how to play the great game the right way.

Collected here for the first time are the best of Bob’s much-loved weekly newspaper columns – including his ‘Fantasy Football League’ teams of film stars, musos and pollies. From the strange joy of a wet Melbourne winter to the challenge of playing on the sublime Stevie J, Murphy’s Lore shines with the warmth, wisdom and charm of the Dogs’ evergreen champion.

‘I like Bob's writing. It's thoughtful, funny, perceptive. It could be the Irish in him, the way he comes at things slightly askew. And wherever he goes, music's always close by.’ —Paul Kelly

‘Bob writes like an elegant gonzo journalist. He’s in the thick of it, writing from the tense silence inside the maelstrom, without the belligerence and bellicosity, but as a team man, a family man, and one who cares about the game, whether it’s a kick in the park or at the most scrutinised level. A wink and a nod of a gift every week of the season.’ —Tim Rogers

‘Only Bob Murphy’s musings could bring together art, sport, culture, family, community, passion, pride, pain, life, death, love, zoneball and the whole damn thing.’ —Tex Perkins

‘These pieces take the reader across the boundary line to view the game from a player’s point of view.’ —Spectrum

Bob Murphy joined the Western Bulldogs via the 1999 draft, and is now club captain. He has played over 270 matches and is known for his silky skills in both attack and defence. Off the field, Bob writes regularly for the Age newspaper. Murphy’s Lore is his first book.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1165 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Nero (25 March 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00PTGOFQK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #78,056 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Murph's Alright 28 October 2015
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Bob Murphy is a much under rated AFL footballer who is now Captain of the Western Bulldogs, a club that I don't support but have always been sympathetic to as it has been very much a battler's club and keeps hanging in there. He is not only a full time professional footballer but a writer with The Age and his articles have been much read and enjoyed over the past seven or eight years. They are what makes up this book.

He comes across as a nice guy and one who is not prone to blowing his own trumpet, despite being a music fan! I enjoyed reading this book and found it warm and enlightening and particularly about what happens on the field from a player's perspective. This is a book that deserves to be read and is certainly one of the better more intellectual reads from sports people. He also speaks warmly of the volunteers who help out in all football clubs and the characters in them.

The cover could be a bit off putting as it for me suggests football in a past time, whereas it is definitely about today's playing environment. However, forget about the old footy card cover (suggestive to me of the 1950s) and open up the book. You will find it a great read and one you will probably want to keep in your personal library.