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Brendan Fevola was 17 years old when he was drafted by the Carlton Football Club. Less than a year later, he played his first senior game in front of more than 50,000 people. Despite the Blues' slide down the ladder and Fev's difficult relationship with one of his first coaches, Wayne Brittain, his extraordinary goal-kicking skills and the mentorship of later coach Denis Pagan saw him become one of the best full-forwards in AFL history and winner of two Coleman Medals. Off-field controversies overshadowed Fev's on-field brilliance and saw him traded to the Brisbane Football Club for the 2010 season before being sacked by the Lions in February 2011. Life continued to unravel with his gambling addiction leading to mounting debts, marriage breakdown, depression and thoughts of suicide. This is a personal and ultimately positive story of Fev's life in football, the ups and downs both onfield and off, and his hopes for the future. It includes an inside look at life at the Blues and the Lions as a player, as well as intimate insights into Brendan's experience of family, gambling and depression.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Brendan Fevola , Adam McNicol
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
Country of Publication: Australia
Dimensions: Width: 16.60cm , Height: 3.10cm , Length: 24.00cm
ISBN 10: 1742704212
Publication Date: 22 June 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
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Brendan Fevola began playing football with the Narre Warren Junior Football Club before going on to play senior football with the Carlton Football Club from 1998 to 2009, and with the Brisbane Football Club in 2010. He is a dual-winner of the Coleman Medal and widely regarded as one of the best fullforwards in the history of the game. He lives in Melbourne with wife Alex and their three daughters. Adam McNicol writes for the AFL and has two previous books: The Danihers with Terry, Neale, Anthony and Chris Daniher; and All Bets are Off with David Schwarz.
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