‘Don’t you dare say anything until you calm down, we’ll talk about this then,’ said Barry Davis.
And instead of delivering one of his infamous ‘sprays’, football’s messiah Ron Barassi backed off.
A three-time VFL/AFL premiership player, Davis led North Melbourne to its first ever premiership in 1975. The image of him being embraced immediately afterwards by a grateful Barassi is one of footy’s most-endearing images.
This tribute by Barry’s brother Ken comes 60 years after Davis first walked into Windy Hill – home of the electrifying John Coleman – beginning one of the most illustrious careers of all.
A member of both the Essendon and North Melbourne’s Teams of the Century, Davis was player, team-man, captain,coach, motivator, mentor and family man… he was truly Born to Play.
We think this will be one of the most important new ‘AFL’ books to appear for the Father’s Day-Christmas market.
We expect copies by September.
Do pre-order now.
There is also a collector’s edition available signed by Barry, Tim and old teammates