Written by AFL Online on 14th Mar 2013
Kevin Sheedy’s latest book is made up of short essays in which Sheedy reflects on his illustrious career and the future of the AFL.
The book covers topics as broad as a night Grand Final, the role of the media, tanking and the future of the game in NSW/QLD. Sheedy also discusses the players and personalities who’ve influenced his career including Ron Evans, Max Basheer, Eddie McGuire, James Hird, and Paul Roos.
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The Long March by Kevin Sheedy
Kevin Sheedy is a true legend of the Australian game of football. He is a man whose impact has gone beyond that of player —251 games for Richmond from 1967-79—and coach—for Essendon and Greater Western Sydney. Having notched a record-breaking 1000 VFL/AFL games by 2012, Sheedy has been a relentlessly outspoken leader, educator and provocateur at the forefront of football’s evolving landscape as it continues its long march up the east coast of Australia.
Uncompromising in its approach, The Long March is a series of punchy essays that sees Sheedy push the boundaries on topics as diverse as Australia’s Indigenous history, rugby and Israel Folau, winning premierships, the media, and tactics on and off the field. He also reflects on life-changing meetings with the people on his journey, including Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, Oasis star Liam Gallagher and legendary cricketer Sir Donald Bradman.
As always, controversial, knowledgeable, philosophical, and political, Sheedy in The Long March gives a no-holds-barred take on life as he knows it.
The Long March will be available in all good book stores from April 1.
You can purchase the book online at slatterymedia.com.au