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August 2013








234 x 153 x 20 mm


580 g

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Finding Jack Dyer

On November 15, fans of Australian football will celebrate the 100th birthday of the most famous Tiger of all time—Jack ‘Captain Blood’ Dyer. Ten years since his death, the real story of the renowned Tiger hardman has not been told in any detail, other than in caricature and hype, much of it promoted by the man himself during his illustrious media career. We know he was a football hero during the Depression era and WWII eras, a premiership player, coach and enforcer who by the end of his 312-game career had broken 64 collarbones (well, so he said). We also know he was a master of brutalising the English language and one of football’s first TV, print and radio celebrities.


Tony Hardy

Tony Hardy is the author of Race Around the Sports World (published by The Slattery Media Group). He has written regularly for The Age, The Australian and Good Weekend. 

From 2008–09, he had his own weekly satirical sports ‘column’ on 612 ABC Brisbane’s Afternoon Show with Richard Fidler.   When not writing, he works as a freelance creative director and has won international awards for his advertising creative.


The Courier

Read a review of Finding Jack Dyer that appeared in The Courier

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Richmond Football Club

Watch Tony Hardy speak with Richmond Football Club in the lead up to Jack Dyer's 100th anniversary

The Weekend Australian

Read a review of Finding Jack Dyer that appeared in The Weekend Australian

MMM Melbourne - Breakfast

Listen to an interview with Tony Hardy on MMM Melbourne - Breakfast

Richmond Football Club

Read a story that appeared on the Richmond Football Club website.

Richmond Tiger Talk

Listen to an interview with Tony Hardy on Richmond Tiger Talk

The Age

Read a story on Finding Jack Dyer that appeared in The Age on August 14


ABC Central and Western Plains

Listen to an interview with Tony Hardy on ABC Central and Western Plains.

Five Minutes with Tony Hardy

Learn more about Finding Jack Dyer author, Tony Hardy.

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