Bob Murphy - footballer, music fan, dog walker, coffee drinker, hand shaker, train traveller and tree lover - has been a favourite of footy followers for many a year. Now captain of his beloved Western Bulldogs, he's showing the young pups at the Kennel how to play the great game the right way.
Collected here for the first time are the best of Bob's much-loved weekly newspaper columns - including his 'Fantasy Football League' teams of film stars, musos and pollies. From the strange joy of a wet Melbourne winter to the challenge of playing on the sublime Stevie J, Murphy's Lore shines with the warmth, wisdom and charm of the Dogs' evergreen champion.
'Life, death, love, zoneball and the whole damn thing'
'Bob's like an elegant gonzo journalist. He's in the thick of it, writing from inside the maelstrom of AFL footy . . . A gift every week of the season'
BOB MURPHY joined the Western Bulldogs via the 1999 draft, and is now club captain. He has played over 270 matches and is known for his silky skills in both attack and defence. Off the field, Bob writes regularly for The Age newspaper. Murphy's Lore is his first book.