Book Launch: ‘The Definitive Rulebook’ by Malcolm Ashwood

(L-R) Ross Dillon, Rulebook, Roger Woodcock, Geoff Wilson, Alby Menzel, David Payne and Wayne Phillips.



Congratulations to Norwood stalwart (and longtime Footy Almanac contributor) Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood on the launch of his book last night in Adelaide. As you might expect, there was a big Norwood turnout.


The launch was compered by former Australian test player Wayne Phillips. Speakers included former Norwood star David Payne.


The Definitive Rulebook is available from Dillons Norwood Bookshop for $33


Or you can contact Rulebook at [email protected] and he’ll be only too happy to assist you.


Rulebook and Wayne Phillips



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  1. John Butler says

    Congratulations, Rulebook!

    Hope you had a great night. :)

  2. Outstanding RB. Congratulations on a fabulous effort. Hope you enjoyed the night.

  3. Congrats Malcolm, I believe the book launch was a great success. To paraphrase the late Bob Hawke, “Antone who hasn’t got a copy of the Definitive Rulebook is a BUM” a MUST READ FOR ALL SPORTS’ LOVERS.

  4. Congrats, RB. Excellent stuff.

  5. Thanks folks greatly appreciated- good night,Flipper and Payney were fantastic and yes anyone who would like a book please email me

  6. Dave Brown thank you !

  7. Almanacas, in case you don’t realize it, today, the 30th Jan is Rulebook’s birthday. I’m sure everyone would like to wish Malcolm a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

  8. Onya Rulebook! Could not think of anyone more deserving of a wider audience. Passion and work ethic are a might combination.

  9. Well done Rulebook!! When are you going to launch it in the “home of football – Victoria”? Better still where can I get a copy of it.
    Wondering if your latest Australian wicket keeper gets a mention?
    If passion is rated in percentages you would be at least 120%

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