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Leather Soul: A Half-back Flanker’s Rhythm and Blues by Bob Murphy

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‘A young, naive kid, with a brand-new football. Over time, the leather aged from the bumps along the trail. The Footscray winters and some glorious liniment-scented afternoons. All of the laughs, the scraps, the yarns and characters. The game. It all left a mark on me, on my soul.’ —Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy played for the Western Bulldogs for 17 years and was their captain from 2015 to 2017. In 2015 Murphy was names captain of the year at the AFL Players Association awards and was also captain of the All-Australian team.

In Leather Soul Murphy takes the reader inside his 17-year career, including his three years as captain of the Bulldogs, exploring the people, places and events that shaped him: fomr playing backyard cricket in 1980s Warragul to Community Cup with Paul Kelly in the 2000s, and from the joy of marrying his high school crush to the agony of a season-ending ACL rupture.

Format: Hard cover

Pages: 320pp, 1 x16pp picture section

Size (cm): 23.4 x 15.3

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