Author: Gus Smarrini
Can you name the 19 men who were once coached by the legendary Tom Hafey, and then went on to become senior coaches themselves? Or can you field a team of players who wore the same guernsey number at two clubs? How about those ‘Angelic’ types who, with over 250 games under their belt, NEVER made it into the umpire’s book?
Based on the popular, long running segment on SEN 1116, Gus Smarrini’s Best of Team Talk contains over 100 of the most zany and quirky teams imaginable.
From players who always wore long sleeves to those who share a name with a famous identity, Best of Team Talk provides hours of utterly addictive reading and is the ultimate companion for footy buffs of all ages, whether at the office, workshop or over a few drinks at the local.
But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some legends thought of the book:
“A rare literary masterpiece. Pure genius, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry. Smarrini talks the ‘Team Talk’ talk like no other. Buy the book, don’t wait for the film...cos there won't be one!” - Russell Gilbert, Australian Comedy icon and avid Bulldog fan.
“I missed out on selection in Carlton’s Team of the Century, but being named Captain of the Picture Men has helped ease the disappointment.” - Warren “Wow” Jones, 1982 Carlton premiership ruckman.
“I’d almost trade in my Brownlow for a Team Talk guernsey… on second thoughts, I wouldn’t. But it is a truly entertaining book from first page to last. A must read for all supporters and even players - past and present.” - Tony Liberatore, 1990 Brownlow Medallist & Footscray Legend.