Media Reviews

"Paddocks to Pitches is without doubt the most definitive and comprehensive source of statistics, information, trivia and overall knowledge of football in Australia, and I am both pleased and proud that it specifically focuses on our game here in WA.‚"

Peter Hugg Chief Executive, Football West

“In a digital age where information comes and goes in a blitz of megabits, Paddocks to Pitches is on solid ground with a permanent record of the game’s history.” Jonathan Cook - Former Sports writer The West Australian

“Richard Kreider’s previous books A Soccer Century and The Soccerites have established him as the premier historian of the game in Western Australia and this marvellous compilation consolidates that reputation.”

Roy Hay - Football Federation of Australia: Panel of Football Historians, Sports and Editorial Services Australia

"Richard Kreider has produced the definitive history of the world game in WA. His dedication to many years of research has paid off with an astonishingly detailed account of the 19th-Century pioneers. Through turbulent spells of regime change, the all-conquering Perth Kangaroos, the advent of Perth Glory and up to 2011 league champions Balcatta. It is a must-have collector's treasure."

Mel Moffat - Football Hall of Fame WA

"Here, as in all his other books, WA’s Richard Kreider brings not only his infectious enthusiasm for the round ball game, but his forensic skills and rigorous research to delight the reader with a lively account of the game in the West."

Bill Murray - Football Federation of Australia: Panel of Football Historians Author: The World’s Game: A History of Soccer(1996) : Football: A History of the World Game (1994)

“This body of work has come about after four years of hard tireless effort by an incredible, dedicated, talented historian and researcher. Richard has taken us back to where it all began in 1896 when our forefathers brought the world’s most passionate Code to our shores. We should never take our history for granted, as it is as rich here, as anywhere else in the world. This book brings alive our identity, some wonderful memories and enormous pride.”

Louis Prospero - Chairman – Football Hall of Fame WA