Shaw Things: Insights into Tasmanian, Australian and world sport by Rob Shaw | PB
“A must-read if you like your sports reports insightful and funny.” ~ Ricky Ponting, former Australian Test cricket captain
English-born, Tasmanian-based journalist Rob Shaw has been writing about sport for more than three decades. Having amassed more than 750 weekly columns in The Examiner newspaper, Shaw Things is a selection of his favourites.
From a rain-lashed yacht in Bass Strait to sun-drenched MCG on AFL grand final day, Cradle Mountain National Park to Glasgow City Hall and the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro to Queenstown’s gravel oval, Shaw’s musings span the geographical and cultural extremes of the sporting world.
Drawing on the experience of two Olympic and three Commonwealth Games, rugby, soccer and cricket World Cups, Ashes Test matches, tennis Grand Slams, Formula One Grand Prix and State of Origin rugby, his observations add colour to black and white reports.
Often controversial, usually humourous and always insightful, Shaw’s writing has gained a loyal following across Tasmania and beyond.
The foreword is written by former Tasmanian and Australian cricket captain George Bailey.
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