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July 2012


Hardback with gloss dustjacket






297 x 210 x 25 mm


1,500 g

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The Official Collingwood Illustrated Encyclopedia 2012

As Australian football's biggest and most famous club, Collingwood has a rich history–from its humble beginnings during the depression of the 1890s to its recent Grand Final appearances. The Official Collingwood Illustrated Encyclopedia celebrates this mighty club, piecing together all the elements of the jigsaw that make up this great institution–from the team's founders to modern heroes, be they players or coaches. With comprehensive coverage of premierships won and lost over the years, and a host of memorable moments, the club's highs and lows are captured through stunning photography and informative essays. There is also a section packed with statistics and records, serving as a reminder of the team's greatest achievements.

This updated version of the encyclopedia includes an account of both 2010 Grand Finals against St Kilda and Dane Swan's 2011 Brownlow Medal win. Magpies fans will also find detailed  profiles of 2011 and 2012's new inductees to the Hall of Fame, a thrilling account of the team's remarkable comeback in the last quarter of the round 9 match against Adelaide at Etihad Stadium in 2011, and a moving account of Mick Malthouse's final days with the team and his struggle to control his emotions when the final whistle after securing a three-point preliminary final victory against Hawthorn just days before their encounter with Geelong in the 2011 Grand Final.


Glenn McFarlane

Glenn McFarlane is a senior football writer with the Herald Sun newspaper and the author of several books, including the Official Collingwood Encyclopedia and the Shane Crawford biography, That's What I'm Talkin' About. Glenn is a passionate Collingwood supporter.

Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts has written seven books about Collingwood, including the highly acclaimed A Century of the Best, the club’s centenary book, and Collingwood at Victoria Park, also written with Glenn McFarlane. He is the president of the Australian Football Heritage Group.


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