Saint and Sinner: The Autobiography of a Rugby League Legend by Alex Murphy

Saint and Sinner: The Autobiography of a Rugby League Legend by Alex Murphy

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The tale of how a little man reached the summit of his profession, and helped other little men along the way. Murphy recalls the men he played for, with and against in the past, airs his views on rugby league in the 1990s, and considers the influence of TV and money on his beloved sport.

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Alex Murphy has always been hard to ignore - in a glittering rugby league career spanning four decades, fame and controversy have always been present. Murphy's row with Wigan chairman and one-time friend Maurice Lindsay, when he was accused of trying to strangle him with his own telephone cord; the time Syd Hines headbutted him at Wembley, believing Murphy had deliberately taken a dive to get him sent off; his two tours, including the 1958 "Battle of Brisbane", and how he "spat the dummy", costing himself a third tour...All this and more are given the unique Murphy treatment in this no-holds-barred autobiography. "Saint and Sinner" is the tale of how a little man reached the summit of his profession, and helped other little men along the way. Murphy recalls the men he played for, with and against in the past, airs his views on rugby league in the 1990s and considers the influence of TV and money on his beloved sport.

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SKU GOR001347409
Title Saint and Sinner: The Autobiography of a Rugby League Legend
Author By (author) Alex Murphy
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Mainstream Publishing
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 208
ISBN 10 1840183098
ISBN 13 9781840183092
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Alex Murphy has always been hard to ignore - in a glittering rugby league career spanning four decades, fame and controversy have always been present. Murphy's row with Wigan chairman and one-time friend Maurice Lindsay, when he was accused of trying to strangle him with his own telephone cord; the time Syd Hines headbutted him at Wembley, believing Murphy had deliberately taken a dive to get him sent off; his two tours, including the 1958 "Battle of Brisbane", and how he "spat the dummy", costing himself a third tour...All this and more are given the unique Murphy treatment in this no-holds-barred autobiography. "Saint and Sinner" is the tale of how a little man reached the summit of his profession, and helped other little men along the way. Murphy recalls the men he played for, with and against in the past, airs his views on rugby league in the 1990s and considers the influence of TV and money on his beloved sport.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001347409
Title Saint and Sinner: The Autobiography of a Rugby League Legend
Author By (author) Alex Murphy
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Mainstream Publishing
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 208
ISBN 10 1840183098
ISBN 13 9781840183092
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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