In the summer of 2003, a mob of mature Melbourne women threw caution, asthma inhalers and orthopaedic inserts to the wind and formed a football (soccer) team to play in the lower division of the metropolitan league. The Mighty Bras - as the Brunswick Zebras became known - have defied the odds and their old bones ever since to prove that, well, winning isn't everything. Coach and author Paul Connolly has steered the Bras through their occasional triumphs and frequent troubles. His deft and delightful memoir is a suburban sports story about friendship, community and shared ideals. And testament that football is, indeed, a ‘funny old game'.