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The Football Solution

Narrated by: George Megalogenis
Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Politics
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A sport unlike any other in the world, football has always been Australia's bellwether. But at a time when politics is increasingly conducted like sports - full of one-eyed tribalism, captain's calls and policy dictated by the Newspoll scoreboard - football is the one institution that's more relevant than ever. 

And it's Richmond that's out in front of the pack. Before it could win the 2017 premiership, the club had to change how it thought about good leadership. By weaving together the game's conflicted history, a sharp-eyed analysis of Richmond's off-field turbulence and his own love of the Tigers, Megalogenis reveals just how Richmond found a new way to win - and how Australia might do the same.

©2018 George Megalogenis (P)2018 Penguin Random House Australia

Critic Reviews

"Richmond are not yet ahead in the premiership wars, but through inspired leadership, they're streets ahead in the culture wars." (Barrie Cassidy)

 

"Megalogenis has done it again, but with an unexpected twist." (Hugh Mackay)

"A public intellectual who barracks for Richmond argues that the Tigers' 2017 flag contains the seeds of our national resurgence. That's some footy argument...." (Martin Flanagan)

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Enthralling for thinking tigers

Nicely constructed social history of the RFC, with some apt cameos from magpies, pollies and the NRL.

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A highly recommend read!

George skillfully weaves the story of a football club to force the current crop of politicians to reflect on themselves, “why do they (the voters) think I’m ineffective?”

A highly recommend read!

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A good listen

More than anything it's a good hearted yarn about Melbourne, Richmond and the history of the AFL, with a slightly nerdy bent and a tale about leadership and demographic change. I enjoyed it even as a Collingwood supporter.

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  • 24-03-2020

Thought provoking

I've never er been much of an AFL fan despite living in Melbourne for 13 years but this book is a fascinating insight into AFL and especially Richmond. The comparison with Australian politics is thought provoking and spot on. A definite recommendation from me.