By Jason Goldsmith and Lucas Gillard

Be My Guest - Football Superstars in Australia

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Be My Guest is a tribute to the many football superstars who have played club football in Australia, as well as the simple, elegant but often flawed logic that bringing football superstars to Australia will provide a turbo boost to Australia's domestic football competition - whether that be the NSL or the A-League. 

From Australia's first guest star in Alex 'Sandy' Young from Tongala in 1914, through to household names such as  Ossie Ardiles, Trevor Francis, Bobby Moore, Nicola Berti, and George Best, Jason Goldsmith and Lucas Gillard recount the background and steps to get the superstars here, and how the players, fans and competition benefited - or, in too many instances, didn't.

It is a book that will bring fond memories who remember the players and the times, as well as a welcome addition to the pantheon of Australian football and social history that serves as a reminder of what, or who, worked as a marketing strategy and who didn't. 

Enjoy the Be My Guest soundtrack while you read - the most popular song in Australia from the year the football guests visited!


More Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Published:  August 2021
  • ISBN:  978-1-925914-17-7, 978-1-925914-18-4 (ePub)
  • Weight: 0.5kg
  • Size:  234mm x 156mm
  • Pages: 232 including 16 pages of colour images
  • Imprint: Fair Play Publishing

About the Author

Jason Goldsmith lives in the inner north of Melbourne. A father of two, he is heavily involved in community sport and a big fan of Australian footballers and the national teams. He loves nothing more than watching the progress of the Socceroos and Matildas at World and Asian Cups.

Green and Golden Boots is his third book following Surfing for England (2019) and Be My Guest (2021) which was co-written with Lucas Gillard. All three books and many more really good football books are available via Fair Play Publishing.

Shipping Information

We offer standard postage services at cost provided by Australia Post to all destinations, which varies by weight and destination (Australia, New Zealand, and Rest of World).

We aim to dispatch Australian book orders within two working days and worldwide orders within five working days. Australia Post standard delivery schedule is 3-5 days after postage within Australia; up to 10 working days to New Zealand; and up to 15 working days elsewhere in the world. You will receive an email from us when your order has been despatched.

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Be My Guest - Football Superstars in Australia - test18Aug
Regular price $29.99
Regular price Sale price $29.99
Lucas Gillard with Jason GoldsmithGeorge Best Down Under
George  Best Down Under