The Footy Almanac on Fabulous Phil

Matt Watson’s book Fabulous Phil is receiving positive reception from many news/media outlets (such as, AFL360,,, The Adelaide Advertiser, The Herald Sun and 3AW and now The Footy Almanac) and with good reason – it is a in-depth book that is filled with insight, interviews and personal accounts about the life and adventures of Phil Carman and his memorable career. It doesn’t shy away from the interactions and reactions he had to and from people around him at the peak of his on-field career, the decisions and events that went right, the ones that went wrong (including his 20-week suspension for head-butting a boundary umpire in 1980) and Phil Carman’s life since then.

“The book brings the reader right up to date with Carman’s life. A fascinating tale, meticulously researched and written by Matt Watson. No punches pulled, no controversy under-analysed…”The Footy Almanac, part of it’s glowing review of Fabulous Phil.
The full article can be found at Almanac Book Review: “Fabulous Phil – The Phil Carman Story” by Matt Watson.

Phil Carman appearing on AFL360 speaking with Mark Robinson. Photo credit: AFL360 / theramble (YouTube)

If you haven’t nabbed your copy of Fabulous Phil yet, it is available at all good bookstores and can be ordered directly from Phil Carman’s website:
ISBN: 9781925367850

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