Paul Amy is a sports journalist at Leader Newspapers and Inside Football. He spent most of his childhood in Fish Creek, South Gippsland, where his neighbour and former Richmond player, John Ryan, regaled him with tales about Captain Blood, Jack Dryer. He first watched football in the outer at Victoria Park, Collingwood, with his father, Bill, and can still remember the sight of big Len Thompson breasting the banner. He was also an avid viewer of VFA matches telecast on Channel 0. Paul is married with three daughters. He is the author of Fabulous Fred: The Strife and Times of Fred Cook.