Straight Shooter

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Random House Australia, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 395 pages
"Matthew Lloyd at his peak was a goal kicking machine in an era where the power forward was fading from the game. A five-time all Australian, he topped the AFL goal kicking three times in his 270 game career and kicked the ton twice, his first in the Essendon Premiership season of 2000. Born into a football family, it was clear early in his career that he had the ability to surpass his father John's 29 games with Carlton. For a while it looked he would head to Carton as well, but Essendon conjured up a complex deal to secure the talented 16-year-old in the 1994 pre-season draft. Brothers Simon and Brad each played football too and are now involved with the Fremantle Football Club, and sister Kylie works on The Footy Show at Channel 9. His mother Bev, even met his father at the football. Sport, and in particular football, was and remains in the blood. This book is the story of a kid driven by a fear of failure to climb the highest peaks in football. Of a young footballer who taught himself a process to become the most accurate shot for goal in the AFL after a tirade from one his coaches. It is how a boy with natural ability became the captain of the Essendon Football Club, a prem

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About the author (2011)

Andrew Clarke's has written three coauthored biographies, including his work with aerial skier Lydia Lassila and motor racing legend Mark Skaife. It is his 16th book. Matthew Lloyd is a former Australian rules footballer who played for and was the captain of the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League. Lloyd is currently an assistant coach at the AIS-AFL Academy and an AFL commentator.

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