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  1. Mr T.

    Captain Blood in Bronze

    CAPTAIN BLOOD IN BRONZE Speech by Senator Rod Kemp - Minister for the Arts and Sport unveiling of the Jack Dyer Statue. Sunday 21 September 2003 Clinton Casey [President Richmond Football Club]; David Mandie [Patron, Richmond Football Club]; members of the Dyer family, Mitch Mitchell...
  2. Mr T.

    Trivia and interesting facts about Jack Dyer

    TRIVIA AND INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JACK DYER Jack Dyer's date of birth was wrongly recorded in an early reference as being November 13, 1913 but the correct date is November 15, 1913. For many years Jack was listed as having played 310 games for the Tigers. Early records showed that in his...
  3. Mr T.

    THOSE ROY BOYS - Roar34's Further recollections of Jack Dyer

    THOSE ROY BOYS Roar34's Further recollections. Apropos of my posting on the ‘Captain Blood is Dead’ topic on PRE yesterday, I realise there is a part of the story not fully explained. I made mention that Jack Dyer was instrumental in Richmond making it into the 1947 Final Four, and I hold...
  4. Mr T.

    Roar34's memories of Jack Dyer as posted on the original PRE message board

    Roar34's memories of Jack Dyer as posted on the original PRE message board. Since reading of the demise of Jack Dyer I have been too emotionally upset to post anything up until now. I think I am probably the oldest contributor to PRE. I saw my first Richmond game in 1939. For those who are...
  5. Mr T.

    PRE member Roar34 shares his real life memories of Jack Dyer

    PRE member @Roar34 shares his real-life memories of Jack Dyer. I saw my first Richmond game in 1939. For those who are too young to realise what living in those days was like, we were just coming out of a depression, some people would never really recover from those times. Then, we had WW2...
  6. Mr T.

    Farewell to the legendary Captain Blood

    Farewell to the legendary Captain Blood August 24 2003 / The Age Few men have had a greater impact on Australian football than Jack Dyer, the great Richmond champ. David Austin explains why. Jack Dyer, who died yesterday at the age of 89, was a footballing colossus turned all-round media...
  7. Mr T.

    Special prayers for Dyer

    Special prayers for Dyer 23 August 2003 / Sunday Herald Sun By MARY PAPADAKIS and CHRIS TINKLER FOOTY legend Jack "Captain Blood" Dyer will be honoured in a prayer service at the church where he served as an altar boy. The 89-year-old Richmond star passed away in his sleep at Box Hill Hospital...
  8. Mr T.

    Tough, but boy could he play

    Tough, but boy could he play By SHAUN PHILLIPS and MICHAEL WARNER 25 August 2003 / Herald Sun THE image of the stony-faced enforcer meting out rough justice often obscured the on-field achievements of Jack Dyer. So said current Richmond skipper Wayne Campbell yesterday as he joined the throng...
  9. Mr T.

    A final roar for a fallen Tiger

    A final roar for a fallen Tiger By Martin Blake, August 28 2003, The Age Football is full of myths, legends, misconceptions and half-truths - and one of them is that Jack Dyer, or "Captain Blood" to the masses, was more hard-man than great player. So when his old mate Bob Davis stood up to...
  10. Mr T.

    Church on the hill hosts a fitting farewell

    Church on the hill hosts a fitting farewell By NICK PAPPS, 28 August 2003, Herald Sun FOR more than 100 years, St Ignatius Church has watched over Richmond, guiding it through wars, the Great Depression and the good times. And yesterday the imposing bluestone building at the top of Richmond...
  11. Mr T.

    Life tribute to Dyer

    Life tribute to Dyer By SHAUN PHILLIPS and MICHAEL WARNER, 25 August 2003, Herald Sun JACK Dyer will be honoured with a public church service, a reunion of past Richmond champions - and a striking 3-metre bronze statue. Hundreds of mourners are expected to pack St Ignatius Catholic Church at...
  12. Mr T.

    Mourning more than a legend

    Mourning more than a legend By Caroline Wilson, August 28 2003, The Age There was always going to be a level of discomfort at Tigerland this week when Jack finally went. Because Richmond is no longer the great club he helped create and the 24-year drought that followed his last flag in '43 has...
  13. Mr T.

    The heart of Tigerland

    The heart of Tigerland 28 August 2003, Herald Sun TIGER great Kevin Bartlett gave the eulogy at Jack Dyer's funeral yesterday. Here is an edited extract. MUCH has been said about Jack Dyer over the past few days. Most of it has been true, although there have been a few stories I think have...
  14. Mr T.

    Tigerland salutes Captain Blood

    Tigerland salutes Captain Blood 28 August 2003, Herald Sun, By MICHAEL WARNER FOOTBALL greats and diehard fans yesterday farewelled the greatest Tiger of them all: Jack "Captain Blood" Dyer. More than 1000 people packed St Ignatius Catholic Church in Richmond, the battlers' suburb Dyer made...
  15. Mr T.

    Captain Blood hangs up boots

    Captain Blood hangs up boots 25 August 2003 A SIGN of how times have changed was Richmond's tribute to Jack Dyer at Telstra Dome, a dry indoor venue while the rain fell like tears on the vacant Punt Rd oval across town. Jack Dyer charged through mud and rain over 18 seasons to 1949 at the...
  16. Mr T.

    'I offer no apologies'

    'I offer no apologies' By TREVOR GRANT 25 Aug 2003, Herald Sun GIDDAY-how-are-ya-goin'-nice-to-meet-ya' . . . In one flowing mouthful, Jack Dyer would offer his customary greeting, look you in the eye and shake your hand. Suitably overwhelmed by his presence, you would offer your name, he...
  17. Mr T.

    Davis calls for Dyer state funeral

    DAVIS CALLS FOR DYER STATE FUNERAL By Robert Grant August 24 AUSTRALIAN football great Bob Davis has called for a state funeral for AFL legend Jack Dyer, who died today. And former Collingwood skipper Lou Richards believes a statue should be erected to honour the Richmond champion. Richards...
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    Football farewells Jack Dyer

    FOOTBALL FAREWELLS JACK DYER 27 August, 2003 by Jordan Chong, afl.com.au A true legend of the game was farewelled in grand style on Wednesday morning as the football world gathered to celebrate the life of Jack Dyer. St Ignatius Church in the heart of Richmond was filled to its 800-seat...
  19. Mr T.

    The Life and Times of Captain Blood

    THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CAPTAIN BLOOD 29 August, 2003, by Geoff Slattery, afl.com.au Jack Dyer has been a larger-than-life presence in football since he first pulled on a pair of boots. Geoff Slattery remembers the man they called 'Captain Blood'. My first working day in journalism was as a...
  20. Mr T.

    Lou Richards: Jack a great mate

    Lou Richards: Jack a great mate 3 August 2003 Sunday Herald Sun By LOU RICHARDS I MET Jack Dyer about 60 years ago when he was a big, bruising ruckman for Richmond and I was a cheeky, young rover for Collingwood. We first crossed paths when Collingwood didn't have a ruckman to contest a...