1997 Author - The Broady Skulls
The Broady Skulls is a hilarious novel about the newest team in the Australian Football League.
The foreward, by AFL legend Simon Madden, says it all !
"I have been involved in football since I was ten years old which is now close on thirty years. In that time I have seen our great game from many view points.
I have seen it as a child growing up in under age competitions, as a wide-eyed rookie breaking into league ranks, as the developing player, as a Norm Smith medalist, as a premiership player and as a former champion. I have seen it in all it's grandeur, in all it's harshness. I have seen it make men and I have seen it break them, I have been part of it's history, part of it's soul.
One book truly captures all of this - the emotion, the heartache, the exultation, the furore, the excitement - the true essence of our great game. This is not that book.
A few special people have an insightful vision into the people's game, both past, present and future. Brian Mannix is not one of those people."