By the Balls: Memoir of a football tragic by Les Murray

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October 2006, no. 285
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Jay Daniel Thompson reviews 'By the Balls' by Les Murray

By the Balls: Memoir of a football tragic

by Les Murray

Random House, $34.95 pb, 315 pp, 174051355X

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By the Balls: Memoir of a football tragic by Les Murray

Reviewed by
October 2006, no. 285

IBy the Balls opens in the 1950s, when young Laszlo Urge and his family were forced to leave Stalinist Hungary and head to Australia. Laszlo was shocked to find his new country to be a ‘dry and colourless’ place where soccer (which he refers to as ‘football’) was unpopular. However, this situation was to change. In the following decades, Laszlo became ‘Les Murray’, a popular television sports commentator who has publicly championed his favourite game.

Jay Daniel Thompson reviews 'By the Balls' by Les Murray

By the Balls: Memoir of a football tragic

by Les Murray

Random House, $34.95 pb, 315 pp, 174051355X

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