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Barassi: The Biography
Biography
<font size="+1">Barassi: The Biography</font><br><i>Biography</i>

Author: Peter Lalor
Publisher: Allen & Unwin 2010
ISBN: 978-1-74237-909-8
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Long before Ronald Dale Barassi played his first match of league football, he'd already made a significant impact on the game. At the age of five his soldier father was killed at Tobruk. Some years later the Melbourne Football Club successfully approached the VFL to introduce a father-son rule so that Ronald Jr would not be lost to them via the suburban zone system of the time.

Innovative, creative, visionary, and ferociously tenacious, Ron's achievements are legendary. As a champion player he is credited with having all but invented the position of ruck rover and as a premiership coach he is said to have revolutionised the use of handball. He was also one of the first (and certainly one of the loudest) to push for fully nationalising the game. But as integral as Ron Barassi is to football, he is quick to point out that 'It was never my Life'.

Now for the first time Barassi tells his story - the whole story - in his own words. Peter Lalor has gone behind the legend to reveal the man and to tell the tale of a fatherless boy who was determined to make his own way in the world.