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    Jim Johnson 2017-08-19 16:06

    Dick Lee and his A Type Of Stab Punt!
    An amazing secret that almost slipped through the cracks.
    See the following for some history you may have missed?

    (1) tjpc type of of swb-punr'in"wh!'c'h swb-punt which he he dropped I

    lhc ball point-first and stabbed ulike;w

    a shot arrow with hair-line accuracy. ; g —-,and i:

    inaccurate.a lost art. „..game Kicking, he says, is wo

    Section (1) above is an extract from the 2559 word Electronically Translated Text of “Dick! Dick!-Dick-e-e-e “ By H. A. de Lacy as published on Trove in The Sporting Globe 21 June 1941.
    As you can see if you had never heard of a stab punt the above section would not mean anything special.
    See section (2) below for Jim Johnson’s corrections to the above section (1).

    (2) . “a type of stab-punt in which he dropped
    the ball point- first and stabbed it like
    a shot arrow with hair-line accuracy. He says he
    always picked
    crowd and took aim at it.”
    a lost art.
    spot in the
    Kicking, he says

    As can be seen if you had not heard of a stab punt or did not know how to kick one the above section (1) would not mean anything special.

    The above corrections (2) were recorded on Trove by Jim Johnson on June 1 2015.
    There were five words in section (1) to enable Jim Johnson to recognise his target of “stab punt” or “drop punt”. The key words for him in this number (1) group were “punt” “ball point first”and “dropped”. These words were legible amongst this small selected group of words. Jim immediately looked, using magnification, at the actual
    on line news paper text in which he discovered the amazing words of
    “A Type Of Stab Punt”.
    Because Jim, at age fifteen in May 1949, had invented and perfected his Stab Punt Kick he was able to recognise the potential that " A Type Of Stab Punt" presented.

    As Jim had requested from Trove early advice, on certain soon to be released sections of The Sporting Globe and The Age, he was able to discover information at the earliest possible time. He also had vast knowledge on his special subject of interest the “Stab Punt” & the “Drop Punt” pre 1960.

    DICK LEE sees FLAWS By H. A. de Lacy.
    Sporting Globe Sat 18th May 1940
    Extracts from the above as selected by Jim Johnson.

    Dick Lee, former Collingwood star, is acknowledged to be the game's greatest centre forward. He has been spoken of as the "daddy of them all."
    This week Lee was induced to talk to Hec de Lacy about the game as he knew it.
    Place M o s t Telling
    I think the place the most telling and most accurate.
    "I always pickcd out some object behind the goal in the crowd or surroundings that approximately gave me the centre of the goal from where I was kicking. I fired for that
    object. I wonder if players do this today.

    From close in I dropped the ball end on and kicked a punt
    from the end of the ball.

    Practice it in the back yard with a stick as a target. Once you get the hang of it the accuracy will surprise you. I won many contests at the Eastern Market and on the stage with that kick with narrow little goals to shoot at. See also
  2. Noavatar

    Jim Johnson 2017-08-19 16:06

    Dick Lee and his A Type Of Stab Punt!
    An amazing secret that almost slipped through the cracks.
    See the following for some history you may have missed?

    (1) tjpc type of of swb-punr'in"wh!'c'h swb-punt which he he dropped I

    lhc ball point-first and stabbed ulike;w

    a shot arrow with hair-line accuracy. ; g —-,and i:

    inaccurate.a lost art. „..game Kicking, he says, is wo

    Section (1) above is an extract from the 2559 word Electronically Translated Text of “Dick! Dick!-Dick-e-e-e “ By H. A. de Lacy as published on Trove in The Sporting Globe 21 June 1941.
    As you can see if you had never heard of a stab punt the above section would not mean anything special.
    See section (2) below for Jim Johnson’s corrections to the above section (1).

    (2) . “a type of stab-punt in which he dropped
    the ball point- first and stabbed it like
    a shot arrow with hair-line accuracy. He says he
    always picked
    crowd and took aim at it.”
    a lost art.
    spot in the
    Kicking, he says

    As can be seen if you had not heard of a stab punt or did not know how to kick one the above section (1) would not mean anything special.

    The above corrections (2) were recorded on Trove by Jim Johnson on June 1 2015.
    There were five words in section (1) to enable Jim Johnson to recognise his target of “stab punt” or “drop punt”. The key words for him in this number (1) group were “punt” “ball point first”and “dropped”. These words were legible amongst this small selected group of words. Jim immediately looked, using magnification, at the actual
    on line news paper text in which he discovered the amazing words of
    “A Type Of Stab Punt”.
    Because Jim, at age fifteen in May 1949, had invented and perfected his Stab Punt Kick he was able to recognise the potential that " A Type Of Stab Punt" presented.

    As Jim had requested from Trove early advice, on certain soon to be released sections of The Sporting Globe and The Age, he was able to discover information at the earliest possible time. He also had vast knowledge on his special subject of interest the “Stab Punt” & the “Drop Punt” pre 1960.

    DICK LEE sees FLAWS By H. A. de Lacy.
    Sporting Globe Sat 18th May 1940
    Extracts from the above as selected by Jim Johnson.

    Dick Lee, former Collingwood star, is acknowledged to be the game's greatest centre forward. He has been spoken of as the "daddy of them all."
    This week Lee was induced to talk to Hec de Lacy about the game as he knew it.
    Place M o s t Telling
    I think the place the most telling and most accurate.
    "I always pickcd out some object behind the goal in the crowd or surroundings that approximately gave me the centre of the goal from where I was kicking. I fired for that
    object. I wonder if players do this today.

    From close in I dropped the ball end on and kicked a punt
    from the end of the ball.

    Practice it in the back yard with a stick as a target. Once you get the hang of it the accuracy will surprise you. I won many contests at the Eastern Market and on the stage with that kick with narrow little goals to shoot at. See also
  3. Noavatar

    Jim Johnson 2017-08-19 16:22

    Dick Lee and his A Type Of Stab Punt!
    An amazing secret that almost slipped through the cracks.
    See the following for some history you may have missed?

    (1) tjpc type of of swb-punr'in"wh!'c'h swb-punt which he he dropped I

    lhc ball point-first and stabbed ulike;w

    a shot arrow with hair-line accuracy. ; g —-,and i:

    inaccurate.a lost art. „..game Kicking, he says, is wo

    Section (1) above is an extract from the 2559 word Electronically Translated Text of “Dick! Dick!-Dick-e-e-e “ By H. A. de Lacy as published on Trove in The Sporting Globe 21 June 1941.
    As you can see if you had never heard of a stab punt the above section would not mean anything special.
    See section (2) below for Jim Johnson’s corrections to the above section (1).

    (2) . “a type of stab-punt in which he dropped
    the ball point- first and stabbed it like
    a shot arrow with hair-line accuracy. He says he
    always picked
    crowd and took aim at it.”
    a lost art.
    spot in the
    Kicking, he says

    As can be seen if you had not heard of a stab punt or did not know how to kick one the above section (1) would not mean anything special.

    The above corrections (2) were recorded on Trove by Jim Johnson on June 1 2015.
    There were five words in section (1) to enable Jim Johnson to recognise his target of “stab punt” or “drop punt”. The key words for him in this number (1) group were “punt” “ball point first”and “dropped”. These words were legible amongst this small selected group of words. Jim immediately looked, using magnification, at the actual
    on line news paper text in which he discovered the amazing words of
    “A Type Of Stab Punt”.
    Because Jim, at age fifteen in May 1949, had invented and perfected his Stab Punt Kick he was able to recognise the potential that " A Type Of Stab Punt" presented.

    As Jim had requested from Trove early advice, on certain soon to be released sections of The Sporting Globe and The Age, he was able to discover information at the earliest possible time. He also had vast knowledge on his special subject of interest the “Stab Punt” & the “Drop Punt” pre 1960.

    DICK LEE sees FLAWS By H. A. de Lacy.
    Sporting Globe Sat 18th May 1940
    Extracts from the above as selected by Jim Johnson.

    Dick Lee, former Collingwood star, is acknowledged to be the game's greatest centre forward. He has been spoken of as the "daddy of them all."
    This week Lee was induced to talk to Hec de Lacy about the game as he knew it.
    Place M o s t Telling
    I think the place the most telling and most accurate.
    "I always pickcd out some object behind the goal in the crowd or surroundings that approximately gave me the centre of the goal from where I was kicking. I fired for that
    object. I wonder if players do this today.

    From close in I dropped the ball end on and kicked a punt
    from the end of the ball.

    Practice it in the back yard with a stick as a target. Once you get the hang of it the accuracy will surprise you. I won many contests at the Eastern Market and on the stage with that kick with narrow little goals to shoot at. See also

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