Overview:Collingwood: A Love Story - A multi-generational saga of football, love, war, forgiveness and, most critically, identityEvery year when Collingwood plays Essendon in the AFL's annual Anzac Day match, Collingwood president Eddie McGuire carries an old horseshoe into the team's changing rooms and passes it around. The players examine it as he relates the great footy club story behind it. It's early in the twentieth century and Doc Seddon, a Collingwood player, introduces his childhood sweetheart, Louie, to his dashing team mate, Paddy Rowan. Paddy sweeps Louie off her feet and they marry. But war intervenes. Doc and Paddy go off to fight, leaving Louie to raise Paddy's baby. When Paddy is killed, Doc promises that he will always look after Paddy's wife and child. Just before the 1917 Grand Final, he sends a horseshoe back from the Somme, where he continued to serve. It brings the Magpies luck-they win.It is a lovely story. Except, of course, that fairytales didn't come true in Collingwood, the biggest slum of Melbourne. What really happened to them is a much grittier tale.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725641-9780522858808. It was written by the following authors: Paul Daley. Book Collingwood: A Love Story, which can be read online, published by the company: Melbourne University Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Biography, Sports Books, True Stories. The book was published on 2011-10-30 00:00:00. It has 288 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 389 g. File for download Collingwood: A Love Story has PDF format and is called collingwood-a-love-story.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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