Sheilas, Wogs and Poofters: An Incomplete Biography of Johnny Warren and Soccer in Australia

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Sheilas Wogs and Poofters An Incomplete Biography of Johnny Warren and Soccer in Australia None

  • Title: Sheilas, Wogs and Poofters: An Incomplete Biography of Johnny Warren and Soccer in Australia
  • Author: Johnny Warren Andy Harper Josh Whittington
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Sheilas, Wogs and Poofters: An Incomplete Biography of Johnny Warren and Soccer in Australia”

    1. This is the bible for anyone wanting to get some kind of insight into Australian soccer/football in the period dominated by the man who epitomized the sport in this country. For anyone who lived through the years leading up to that memorable night when the Socceroos finally returned to the World Cup, defeating Uruguay in Sydney in November 2005, and had followed the development of football through all its more than deserved challenges and stumbles, 'Sheilas, Wogs and Poofters' is an instantly re [...]

    2. This is an outstanding book. It chronicles the life of one of Australia's best loved footballers, Johnny Warren. Skippy (as he was known affectionately) was not only a charismatic, attacking player, he became the voice of Australian football (aka soccer) and helped the code find its voice against the xenophobic, homophobic, racist positioning of the code by the commentators of competing codes, both forms of Rugby and Australian Rules. Hence the book's title. Warren helped popularise football to [...]

    3. Sheilas, Wogs & Pooters: An Incomplete Biography of Johnny Warren and Soccer in Australia (2002) by Johnny Warren, Andy Harper and Josh Whittington covers Warren's great career as a very successful football player and Australian soccer manager, commentator and promoter and provides a simultaneous history of Australian soccer from the late 1950s until the early 2000s.Warren was in Botany on a street that would, incredibly, provide three representatives of Australia in various sports. He somew [...]

    4. This was a fascinating book about something I know nothing about - soccer in Australia. To be honest, I saw it in a second hand shop in Tasmania and couldn't resist the title. However, reading it was properly worthwhile. Warren has an enormous amount of energy and love for the game and his frustration at the systems in place that have thwarted the growth of the sport in Australia are palpable. I loved the stories of playing in war zones and the Socceroos epic World Cup qualifying journeys. Howev [...]

    5. Excellent autobiography of Warren's life, a life whose struggles mirrored the struggles of Australian football. Anyone who wants perspective on where the game is today, should definitely read this book.

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