Malcolm Blight: A Life in Football

Malcolm Blight: A Life in Football


By (author) Tim Watson, By (author) James Weston

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  • Format: Hardback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 232mm x 34mm | 640g
  • Publication date: 6 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: South Yarra
  • ISBN 10: 1742700241
  • ISBN 13: 9781742700243
  • Sales rank: 184,860

Product description

Malcolm Blight is as famous for his mercurial nature as he is for his footy and his coaching. He's been a fixture on the Aussie Rules scene since he began playing for the Woodville FC in the SANFL in the late 1960s. In the 1970s he joined North Melbourne FC and made his mark as a consistently brilliant player, who twice played in a premiership side. He was the first player to win both the Magarey and Brownlow medals, the only player to top both the SANFL and VFL goalkicking lists, and the only player to captain both Victorian and South Australian representative sides. He was also an equally brilliant but also controversial coach, with stints at North Melbourne and Woodville as a player coach, and at Geelong, Adelaide and St Kilda as a senior coach. His career has been marked by success and drama in equal portion, but both friends and enemies revere him as a legend. He is currently a sports commentator on Channel Ten and board member of the new Gold Coast Suns FC.

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Tim Watson is a former Essendon FC player who played in multiple premiership teams and clocked up 307 games in his playing career. Later he was coach of St Kilda FC in 1999-2000. He is currently a prominent sports journalist and media personality, with roles including sports newsreader on Seven News, sports columnist in The Age, and radio host of morning program Morning Glory on SEN 1116. James Weston is a Melbourne-based writer whose latest project was Brad Johnson's memoir.