Author(s): Paul Daffey
Behind the Goals is a history of the Victorian Country Football League, the body that ran country football in the game's heartland for 90 years. It explores the reasons the body was formed and its success in administering the game in town and country in the boom years of the 1950s through to the corporate era in the 1980s. It traces the VCFL's transformation from an almost entirely voluntary organisation to a body with many salaried workers in the managerial age of the 2000s. It features larger personalities with bold visions and quiet achievers who made sure the books were right. In tracing the story of country football, it offers sweeping insights on the story of football through Australia.