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Oh dear.  Johnny Lord was a great player for us, and  a gentleman of the highest order.  His passing puts a lot of things into perspective. RIP Johnny.

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Met John a couple of years ago when I started writing my book and he was fantastic help, despite recovering from a recent health scare. Very sorry to hear this.

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He spoke at Frank Adams funeral a couple of years ago, although I never spoke to him in person he seemed a nice guy. They had the 64 cup at the funeral at the end of his speech he said that cup is the second best premiership cup  pause then  The Best one is the next one. 

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2 hours ago, Supermercado said:

Met John a couple of years ago when I started writing my book and he was fantastic help, despite recovering from a recent health scare. Very sorry to hear this.

By coincidence I finished reading your book today. Well done you!And you finished it with a quote from John Lord..I am old enough to remember John  - terrific player.

 

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John was for many years a volunteer tour guide for the MCC, and an excellent and knowledgeable one at that. He’ll be greatly missed. RIP Mr Lord.

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He was no. 4 (if I can remember correctly?)

I will always remember him collecting a centre tap out, wheeling around and letting loose, kicking a long bomb 

they were great days and he was a grand player 

 

or was he no. 10 ?

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Yes ..  #4 in our last GF win, as CHF and back up ruck (though Graeme Wise usually ran all day).

Also as I recall played CHB at times.

I remember his breaking his collarbone in a blatant tunnelling incident I think v Hawthorn.

He was also a key in our huge 2nd SF win over Collingwood in 1964 with 3 goals 

Never met him and of course interviews were pretty rudimentary those days but always seemed a friendly sort of guy.

One more link gone from our last flag

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Lordy was my U/15 football coach at East Malvern Football club back in the late 70's. An absolute gentleman. As a Melbourne mad person it was awesome having him as the coach. RIP John.

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On 7/31/2021 at 5:49 PM, Bimbo said:

He and Graham Wise were my first hero's as a kid.

In the case of John Lord, it may have been in anticipation of my current hair style.

 

JL and RDB (No.2 and everybody's (but yours Bim?) No.1) for me as a kid. But, more importantly, 'snap' to your 2nd sentence!?‍?

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Yes John Lord was my footy hero, he was a great high mark and a star of a grand final win against Collingwood on a very wet day. I remember the incident Monocular mentioned, after going down with that broken collarbone he was able to deliver a bullet pass to Barry Bourke before being assisted off the ground.

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A wonderful player and person from our glory days.

There are a number now that we still can make their memories so much  more cherished in their later years.

R.I.P. No 4 John Lord.

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John came along to the Canberra Demons supporter group in the 1990s and gave a wonderful talk on his career with Melbourne, the 1964 finals and the lives of the team members afterwards.

It was a memorable night and he was a wonderful gentleman.

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On 7/31/2021 at 6:29 PM, Crompton's the man said:

He was no. 4 (if I can remember correctly?)

I will always remember him collecting a centre tap out, wheeling around and letting loose, kicking a long bomb 

they were great days and he was a grand player 

 

or was he no. 10 ?

RIP big fella. You were right first time. No 10 was Ken Emselle.

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