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Saturday 23 October 2010

Review: Cracking the Footy Codes

"Australians are obsessed with sport... and it is the four major football codes that have us most obsessed."

So writes journalist Squires in this guide to learning all about football in Australia. Covering AFL, soccer, rugby league and rugby union, this is the only book you'll need to know it all - and impress everyone around you with this newfound knowledge.

Each section begins with a glance at the overall game - what type of ground it's played on, the structure of the game, the main idea of it - and moves on to a 'pitch' from the relevant CEO, the history, the ground, duration, players and scoring.

All the rules are covered and the information you need to know - including some authentic sayings you can use to really sound like an expert.

And, to test how much of an expert you now are, the book finishes with a Quadricodal Quiz. Walk the talk and answer most of these correctly, and Squires declares you a "Footy Tragic".

Are you ready to become one?

Title: Cracking the Footy Codes
Author: Tony Squires
Publisher: AKA Publishing, $24.95 RRP
Publication Date: March 2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780980453027
For ages: Primary school, teenagers, young adults
Type: Non-fiction

This book is available online