The Western Bulldogs’ fairytale 2016 was a distant memory by the time Richmond raised the trophy in 2017. Both would rather forget 2018. Legendary Bulldogs’ Captain Bob Murphy and Richmond tragic George Megalogenis discuss the highs and lows of an AFL-suffused life, as detailed in Bob’s entertaining memoir Leather Soul, and consider the unexpected thesis of George’s The Football Solution: that Richmond’s 2017 premiership could help save Australia.
Chair: Tom Wright
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George Megalogenisis an award-winning author and journalist with three decades' experience in the media.His most recent book is The Football Solution, a paean to his beloved Richmond Football Club.
Bob Murphy played for the Western Bulldogs for 17 years and was their captain for 3. Murphy has written regularly forThe Age, and his first book wasMurphy’s Lore. His new book is Leather Soul.
Tom Wright is a theatre writer, best known for his adaptations and translations, and is the host of the Adelaide Festival’s Breakfast with Papers at the Riverbank Palais.
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