Jack Dyer called Jack Broadstock the most talented footballer he had seen. Others called him variously a genius, criminal, poet and confidence man.
He played football like no one else of his time and helped Richmond to the 1943 premiership. Opponents found him impossible to contain with his size, pace and finely wrought skills.
Yet his career was shrouded in mystery and misadventure. Where he went trouble and controversy followed. He drifted from West Adelaide to Richmond to Whyalla, Kalgoorlie, Stansbury and back. It wasn't until after he finished playing that he was finally contained by a finely wrought police sting.
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