Stormcloud Greed, Betrayal and Success - Melbourne Storm's Demise and Resurrection


Melbourne Storm was created in 1998 and situated in the heartland of a rival football code, it won three NRL premierships from five Grand Finals in its first twelve seasons and produced the best players in the game. It was the envy of clubs everywhere. But in 2010 Storm's famed winning culture was exposed as a fraud. The club had cheated. The club had consistently rorted the NRL's salary cap. Justice seemed hard and fast. They were fined and stripped of their trophies. A few in club management were fired, some club directors left and player managers were given suspensions. That was it. No-one was charged. Storm played out that season with admirable resolve, despite playing for no reward. In the following two seasons Melbourne Storm fought back and in 2012 won the Grand Final.
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ISBN:

9781742705989

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

304

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

RRP:

$29.99

Category:

Sport

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 August 2013

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Paul Kennedy