By the Balls

By the Balls

Memoir of A Football Tragic

Book - 2006
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"FOREWORD BY SEPP BLATTER Football veteran Les Murray is the face and voice of soccer broadcasting in Australia and is one of our nation's most influential people in sport. In this tell-all memoir Les tells of his humble origins as a migrant to Australia, through his struggles with life in a country that did not embrace the beautiful game, and details his rise to top of football media and commentary, at the same time documenting soccer's rise in popularity within the Australian sporting culture. Fleeing a crumbling Stalinist Hungary with his family in 1956 was shocking for Les as a young boy, discovering that Australia was a veritable football desert was even worse. From Budapest to Port Kembla is a huge cultural leap in anyone's language but Laszlo Urge had a single-minded passion for the game and made it count by choosing it as a faith. Following moderate success as a semi-pro player, Les then dabbled in rock and roll but then went on to become one of the game's most respected journalists, commentators and broadcasters. Well known beyond SBS as presenter and producer of SBS soccer programs, he has been directly involved in all major events covered by SBS Sport, including the Wo
Publisher: Milsons Point, N.S.W. : Random House Australia, 2006
ISBN: 9781740513555
Branch Call Number: B 796.334092 MURR
Characteristics: xiv, 315 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm


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