About the Book
How did a country/regional football club in a metropolitan competition come from being broke and forced to withdraw from the competition to win back-to-back flags, set records unbroken to this day and be regarded as one of the all-time champion teams, all in the space of a decade?
This is the story of the Geelong Football Club's
premiership triumphs of 1951-52 that saw Geelong change the way the game
was played with an emphasis of speed and agility over brawn, and a
direct attacking style that started from the backline.
The events leading up to Geelong's withdrawal from
and readmission to the competition.
The rebuilding of the team 1944-1950.
A description of and statistics from all of Geelong's
Many photos not published in 60 years or more, including ones in colour.
Plus features on:
Recruiting and payment of players.
Playing positions of the time.
Football and the media.
The 11 opposition clubs.