Absolutely Bleeding Green
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction

Chapter 1: Roots: Frederick Campbell to 1921
Foundation years
The strength of southern football
Points of the Lazarus sundial

Chapter 2: A league of their own: 1921-81
Rugby League begins
Bob Craig
Between the wars
A homegrown nursery
War years and after
International glamour
Blues, Roos and a blur named Larry
Changing the game
Time to roll up the sleeves

Chapter 3: The Canberra phenomenon: 1982-85
Sink or swim
The Pioneers, 1982
'Upset of the decade' and other achievements, 1983
Two steps forward, one step back, 1984 and 1985

Chapter 4: A movie script come to life: 1986-90
One long nightmare, 1986
So close and yet, 1987
Opportunity missed, 1988
'Inside each of you is a dream', 1989

Chapter 5: The team of the '90s: 1990-2001
Oozing class, 1990
Rise, fall and rise again, 1991-93
Mal Meninga and the last crusade, 1994
Surviving Super League, 1995-96
The changing of the guard, 1997-2001

Chapter 6: Harder yards: 2002-present
Winters of content, winters of discontent, 2002-06
Leave your ego at the door, 2007-08
Return of a favourite son, 2009-13
Forever Green, 2014-18

Chapter 7: Six again!: 2019

Chapter 8: Ties that bind

Key sources
The Canberra Raiders
Index

About the Author

David Headon is a Canberra-based historian and cultural consultant, and a regular commentator on cultural, political and social issues on ABC Radio. He is a Foundation Fellow at the Australian Studies Institute of the ANU, and recipient of a Centenary Medal in 2001. David is editor of The Best Ever Australian Sports Writing and, with Lex Marinos, of League of a Nation, and he is the author of several other books on Australian history, culture and sport.

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'You do not have to be a rusted on fan to find Absolutely Bleeding Green fascinating.' - Canberra Times

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