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On the Couch

The lure of the long grass calls tonight as we wipe aside the domestic tasks in preparation of a long weekend couch session across fox, channel 7 and 10 and 3AW. I was with Johnny R when he sang “I’m a lazy sodddddddddd”

Strolling to client today around Swan Street, Richmond came accross this fabulous mural detailing various historical stimuli. Close to the bakery where 7 years earlier my dog disgraced itself over their outdoor furniture and pavement space when a passing car backfired.

Jack Dyer with Ben Cousins style haircut. Personally I prefer the 3 cm shaved above the ears look. Done well to elude the Don and Errol and give birth to the drop punt here.

The KB Artist otherwise known as Ben Nason ignores the lead from that Footroot Flats guy to do it himself.
The King of Braybrook puts the slipper into Charles Kingsford Smith. Smith become the father of cloud computing when he took his sliderule with him to predict fuel use over long distances.

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2 Responses to On the Couch

  1. James (Jim) Johnson says:

    Mick nobody knows everything.
    Re “Jack Dyer with Ben Cousins style haircut. Personally I prefer the 3 cm shaved above the ears look. Done well to elude the Don and Errol and give birth to the drop punt here.

    The birth of the drop punt was not at Richmond. See ‘ on google “Dyer sees Red” 31 March-1948-Trove-National Library of Australia in which Jack Dyer says of his drop punt:
    “Dick Lee, famous Collingwood forward, used the same type of kick.”

    Amongst other things you might learn on “stab Kick to Stab Punt and Drop Kick to Drop Punt” on google is my actual invention of my Stab Punt at the age of fifteen in 1949. Also in 1948 I perfected my drop punt as a field pass. I was a little ahead of my time.
    One of the items in “stab Kick to Stab Punt and Drop Kick to Drop Punt” is

    “The first player to exploit the accuracy of the drop-put.”
    Forwards today should have seen Lee getting goals in his heyday. He got them from the boundary line,

    and was the first player to exploit the accuracy of the drop-punt.

    Lee could get nine goals from 10 kicks. He kicked 713 goals with Collingwood in a decade when 50 goals won a forward the League’s top ranking. You’ll find Lee today in the Collingwood room. He still has an eye and a kindly word of advice for a young forward.
    From “My Diary” By Hec de Lacy. Sporting Globe Wed 6 May 1953 Page 3.
    Researched recently by Stab Punt Jim Johnson.
    For much more see “Stab Kick to Stab Punt & Drop Kick to Drop Punt” – Trove.

    Respectfully yours

    Jim Johnson

  2. Mickey Gee says:

    Cheers Jim for the update. I didnt research just called on common myth. Thanks for setting me straight. The kick has survived longest of all apart from the odd torpedo. My dad was of your generation and the power and accuracy of his stab kick into his forties never ceased to amaze me. All the best, Mick

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