By Michael Roberts,Glenn McFarlane
Remarkably fast after its inception in 1892, Collingwood grew to become the powerhouse membership of the contest. quickly it used to be constructing fierce rivalries at the box and developing itself because the nation’s best wearing supplier off it – a place it hasn't ever relinquished. In Black & White tells the tale of this fabled membership, during the strong years and the bad.
From the Magpies’ old first fit – fittingly, opposed to Carlton – all through to the newly confirmed women’s workforce, In Black & White relives the highs and lows of footy’s maximum membership: the dominant ‘Machine’ facets of 1927–30, the devastating boardroom battles, the agonising ‘Colliwobbles’ period, the exhilarating 1990 flag, the progressive training succession plan, and lots of more.
This is the tale of Collingwood – the largest, such a lot loathed but additionally such a lot enjoyed soccer membership in Australia.
Michael Roberts is a journalist and writer who has written or edited greater than a dozen books, such a lot on Australian soccer. he's the legitimate historian for the Collingwood soccer membership, president of the Australian soccer background team and co-owner of media and content material corporation Media Giants. He consistently desired to play for the Magpies yet strict VFL zoning ideas and a scarcity of expertise made it most unlikely. He nonetheless has his youth Collingwood jumper and autographed reproduction of Peter McKenna’s My international of Football. Michael’s spouse, Belinda, is additionally a Magpie, and they’re nonetheless hoping to transform their little ones, Isabel and Will.
Glenn McFarlane has lengthy been a passionate fan of the Magpies, having been ‘brainwashed’ by way of his mom at an early age. Glenn represented Collingwood in underage soccer and cricket groups, yet his ardour used to be continually activities journalism. The Magpies gained the flag in his first 12 months of masking soccer in 1990. He was once activities editor of the Sunday usher in Sun for eleven years and is now a senior activities reporter for the Herald Sun. Glenn is married to Christine and has 3 youngsters, Lachlan, Elise and Charlotte.