For over a decade Fox Sport’s Simon Hill has been the voice behind Australian football’s greatest moments. He tells FourFourTwo about his 12-year journey and how he went from Australian football novice to evangelist.
In terms of my story in Australia, it’s the story of football’s growth. Not that it has anything to do with me, but I’ve been lucky enough to bandwagon on the back if it.
I have been part of some of the most fantastic moments that have happened in the last 12 years, so this book - Just a Gob on a Stick - doesn’t just tell those moments per se it’s more about the stories that were around them.
Everybody knows that John Aloisi scored the penalty and that Mark Schwarzer made the save against Uruguay in 2005 and that Harry Kewell scored in Stuttgart to put us through the round of 16 at the 2006 World Cup.
But what people don’t know is the stuff that happened around the scenes, around the game - things that happened to me, things that I witnessed, things that I heard, things that I saw, things that I did.
That’s more what this book is about and I hope that it gives people a little bit of insight if they are interested enough to read it, if not I understand.