At 208cm tall, Justin "Harry" Madden has a very different perspective to most people. The former Carlton ruckman and veteran of over 300 games has always delighted in marching to his own drum in the increasingly uniform world of the AFL.
'Real Footballer's Don't Cry' casts an astute and gently cynical eye over the football world he has lived and played in for over nineteen years. Everything from stadiums, club functions, training camps, old team-mates, grand finals and team doctors right through to players refusing to retire with dignity (something that the author knows a little about) comes under Justin's scrutiny. The result is a volume of sporting memories that are hilariously funny, deeply perceptive and always endearing. They are tall tales - from an even taller teller.