Gangland This Unsporting Life

James Morton, Susanna Lobez
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Gangland This Unsporting Life

Subjects

True crime

Published

1 October 2019

ISBN

9780522874808

Weight

336g

Size

233mm x 154mm

Subjects

True crime

Imprint

Victory Books

Gangland This Unsporting Life

James Morton, Susanna Lobez
Bribes, drugs and rorts are too often the drivers for who triumphs in sport
Sport has always attracted organised crime. Huge sums of money are wagered in every arena, and rorts, swindles and unsporting behaviour have shadowed players of all codes. Cricket and footy are not immune, with Heath Shaw and Ben Cousins caught up in gambling and drugs, and NRL star Ryan Tandy in match-fixing. Plenty of punters have criminal connections-Alphonse Gangitano and the Moran brothers. Drugs play a major part on and off the fields of play (looking at you, Essendon Football Club and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks) with horses and greyhounds also routinely doped. James Morton and Susanna Lobez investigate the cheating underbelly of sport, from the first cricket pitch invasion in the 1890s through to the contemporary scandals that will leave you wondering if there is such a thing as a sporting chance.
Sport has always attracted organised crime. Huge sums of money are wagered in every arena, and rorts, swindles and unsporting behaviour have shadowed players of all codes. Cricket and footy are not immune, with Heath Shaw and Ben Cousins caught up in gambling and drugs, and NRL star Ryan Tandy in match-fixing. Plenty of punters have criminal connections-Alphonse Gangitano and the Moran brothers. Drugs play a major part on and off the fields of play (looking at you, Essendon Football Club and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks) with horses and greyhounds also routinely doped. James Morton and Susanna Lobez investigate the cheating underbelly of sport, from the first cricket pitch invasion in the 1890s through to the contemporary scandals that will leave you wondering if there is such a thing as a sporting chance.

James Morton

James Morton

James Morton, a former defence lawyer in England, is one of Britain's leading experts on crime, and the author of more than twenty books including his best-selling Gangland series. He also co-authors Shotgun and Standover, an account of the Painters and Dockers' union. Together with Susannah Lobez, he has written four books including Dangerous to Know and Kings of Stings.

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Susanna Lobez

Susanna Lobez

Susanna Lobez is an actor-turned-barrister-turned-broadcaster. She has been an ABC specialist legal presenter on The Law Report (radio) and Law Matters (TV). She has written feature articles for The Age and columns for the Sunday Herald Sun. She co-authors 11 books together with James Morton, including the bestselling Dangerous to Know and Kings of Stings.

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