For Geelong fans, Matthew Scarlett is an AFL legend.
As one of the most popular and long-standing players in the history of the club, Scarlett is an old-fashioned type of footballer - a man whose hard work and commitment on the footy field are legendary, and whose passion for winning is strong enough to galvanise an entire team.
An instinctive player and a natural strategist, Scarlett was Geelong's formidable full-back for fifteen years, and played a key role in their three premiership victories of 2007, 2009 and 2011. Known as a man of few words, in Hold the Line Scarlett gives us the inside run on his whole career: what went into making those premiership teams the most fearsome force in modern football, his views on his teammates and coaches, and the dirt on the Cats' bitter rivalry with the St Kilda Football Club. From his two on-field punching incidents through to his legendary toe poke, Scarlett's insights into the game and his role at Geelong are riveting.
Down to earth, honest and fearless, in Hold the Line Matthew Scarlett shows us why when he does talk, people sit up and listen.