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VFA Blast from the past # 1
A look back at old VFA Recorders from yesteryear > > Here is VFA blast from the past # 1 > From the VFA Recorder Sunday August 17, 1975 > > Ladders > 1st Division > W L FOR AGST % PTS > Geelong West 14 2 1883 1422 132.4 56 > Port Melbourne 12 4 1963 1469 133.6 48 > Dandenong 11 5 1637 1452 112.7 44 > Coburg 9 7 1804 1579 114.2 36 > Preston 7 9 1647 1718 95.8 28 > Caulfield 6 10 1704 1899 89.7 24 > Oakleigh 6 10 1558 1767 88.1 24 > Prahran 6 10 1570 1911 82.1 24 > Sandringham 5 11 1566 1670 93.7 20 > Williamstown 4 12 1466 1911 76.7 16 > > 2nd Division > W L D FOR AGST % PTS > Brunswick 15 3 2264 1565 144.6 60 > Camberwell 13 4 1 2134 1622 131.5 54 > Sunshine 13 5 2155 1679 128.3 52 > Frankston 12 6 2086 1758 118.6 48 > Northcote 12 6 2028 1991 101.8 48 > Mordialloc 8 9 1 1752 1771 98.9 34 > Yarraville 7 11 1937 2166 89.4 28 > Waverley 6 12 2073 2180 95.0 24 > Werribee 2 16 1429 2475 57.7 8 > Box Hill 1 17 1578 2229 79.7 4 > > It was Finals time in 2nd Division > The 1st Semi Final was between Sunshine and Frankston at Toorak Park. > Sunshine was too strong in winning 17.15.117 to Frankston's 13.15.93 > Graeme Sladdin kicked 5 with Richard 'Rags' Radziminski and Club Legend > 'Jumping Joe' Benson kicking 2 each. Former coach of Coburg, Preston and Box Hill Harold Martin kicked one goal for the Crows. > Notable players for the Dolphins were Captain Coach Ray Davies who also > played with Dandenong, plus ex Redleg team mates in Vaughan Ellis and > Graham 'Josh' Kendall who coached the Dolphins in later years. > Also there was Lightning Premiership Matches played at Toorak Park for the > teams that did not make the finals in 2nd Division. > Yarraville under Coach Laurie Aghan played BoxHill which was coached by > Geoff Bryant. > Laurie Aghan was the 2000 coach of VAFA team Aquinas in the VAFA D1 > Section. > Laurie was a very successful coach in the Amateurs, especially with > Reservoir Old Boys. > In the other Lightning Premiership match Waverley played Werribee. > In 1st Division the Channel 0 match of the day was played at Princes Park, > Caulfield. > Dandenong was too strong for Caulfield by kicking 25.16.166 to the Bears > 16.15.111. > For Caulfield ex North Melbourne player Mick Hawking kicked 5 goals. > Mick Hawking along with former South Melbourne, Richmond and Caulfield > player Ray Ball once featured in Channel 0 game show of the 70s, Almost > Anything Goes. > Jim 'Frosty' Miller kicked a lazy 12 goals for the Redlegs to take his > year tally to 76 goals.Notable players for Dandenong were Alan Harper who > was famous for the Fred Cook incident in the 1976 Grand Final, Pat > Flaherty, Travis Payze and Caulfield Captain Coach in Tony Jewell. > Williamstown under Captain Coach Ted Whitten sealed the Wooden Spoon after > losing to Prahran 8.21.69 to Prahran 11.13.79. > Wayne Johnston kicked 2 goals for Prahran. > Star studded Geelong West under Coach Billy Goggin had a big win over > Preston by 94 points. > Geelong West kicked 22.16.148 to Preston 7.12.54. > For the Roosters legendary Joe Radojevic kicked 5 goals as did centreman > Tony Gilmore. > Peter Stevens and Terry Bright kicked 3 each. > John Newton relation of Bert 'Moonface' Newton kicked 2 goals for the > Bullants, with notable players being future VFL players in Craig Stewart > and Leigh Carlson. > Coburg playing at home outlasted sandringham in winning 14.15.99 to > 12.10.82. > Former Essendon and Footscray player Alan Mannix booted 6 goals for the > Coburg, while Peter Smith kicked 3 to take his tally to 76 goals. > For Sandringham former St.Kilda player Ian Cooper kicked 2 goals as did a > player called Liddell (is he any relation to current Zebra Chad) . > Notable players for Coburg included Centreman and former Williamstown Les > Stillman, Athol Hodgetts, Cricketing legend John 'Barrel' Scholes and a > young Phil Cleary who was recruited from Coburg Amateurs. > Port Melbourne won a close tussle against Oakleigh in a good win away from > home. > The Borough won 19.12.126 to 16.21.117. > For Port Freddie Cook had a quiet day for his standard as he only booted 5 > to take his tally to 99 goals. > Paul Goss and David 'Sam' Holt kicked 3 each. > While for Oakleigh former Richmond and South Melbourne player Eric Moore > kicked 3 for the Oaks. > Moore was Coach for Box Hill in its first VFA flag in 1984, which happened > to be against Oakleigh. > > In Marc Fiddian's memory lane it was back to season 1930. > The ladder read: > W L D % PTS > Oakleigh 16 4 132.4 64 > Northcote 15 5 144.9 60 > Williamstown 13 7 113.3 52 > Yarraville 12 8 115.4 48 > Port Melbourne 10 9 1 100.2 42 > Preston 10 9 1 97.4 42 > Brighton 10 10 105.4 40 > Coburg 9 9 2 104.7 40 > Brunswick 7 11 90.4 28 > Prahran 6 12 75.1 24 > Camberwell 5 13 83.2 20 > Sandringham 1 17 63.0 4 > > Oakleigh who joined the VFA the previous year, won the flag from the 1929 > premier Northcote. > Frank Seymour from Northcote topped the Goalkicking with 110 goals and > Port Melbourne's Ted Hyde won the Recorder Cup (forerunner to the Liston) > with 9 votes. >
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From the Association Football Recorder, May 11, 1957 Northcote v Brunswick played on Saturday May 11 1957 at Westgarth St. Oval Northcote On the front cover of the recorder was an advertisement for Colvan Potato Chips & Straws plus an ad for Tattersalls Sweep Consultations. Other Advertisements in the recorder includes The Sun News~ Pictorial, Sphere Insurance Company, Australian National Airways and Melford Motors. Premiership Ladder after 3 Rounds W L For Agst % Pts Brunswick 3 - 265 169 156.8 12 Williamstown 3 - 246 174 141.4 12 Yarraville 3 - 246 184 133.7 12 Preston 2 1 264 191 138.2 8 Coburg 2 1 291 221 127.1 8 Moorabbin 2 1 300 238 126.1 8 Camberwell 2 1 244 224 108.9 8 Port Melbourne 1 2 282 163 173.0 4 Box Hill 1 2 199 187 106.4 4 Northcote 1 2 243 272 89.3 4 Brighton 1 2 232 296 78.4 4 Prahran - 3 216 380 56.8 - Sandringham - 3 130 272 47.8 - Oakleigh - 2 145 324 44.8 - Note that last season's 2004 VFL premier Sandringham is languishing 13th position back in 1957. Notes by Statician Coburg and Preston have met 52 times with Coburg leading 28 to 21 with one draw. Mooabbin journey to Box Hill. Both clubs joined the VFA in 1951 and have met on 9 occasions with the Kangas (Moorabbin) leading 6 to 3. Northcote and Brunswick meet for the 79th time with the Wickers leading 53 to 23 with 2 draws. Unusual games between the two include Northcote's 4.0.24 to Brunswick 11.22.88 back in July 1909. Northcote was on target in 1924 when it kicked 13.1.79 to Brunswick 8.13.61. Brighton travels to Oakleigh but trails the Devils 22 to 26 in the previous 48 clashes. On the 24th August, 1946 there was a total of 52 behinds kicked in the match between Camberwell and Port Melbourne. Port won by kicking 16.33.129 to the Cobras 13.19.97. Port leads Camberwell 31 wins to 18. Williamstown leads Yarraville 31 to 15 in the 46 times they have clashed. Prahran was admitted to the VFA in 1899 whereas Sandringham joined in 1929. In the 42 clashes between the two, Prahran leads Sandy 24 to 18. Leading Goal Kickers after 3 Rounds Bob Bonnett (Port Melbourne) 15 Chard (Preston) 13 Hewes (Coburg) 13 Hart (Brighton) 13 McPherson (Williamstown) 11 George Schofield (Moorabbin) 11 Higson (Camberwell) 9 also of note is Ray 'Slug" Jordan with 7 goals for Coburg *Bob Bonnett was a legendary goalkicker with Port and George Schofield kicked a swag of goals for Moorabbin (he also played with Richmond). On the same page as the Goalkickers is an ad for the VFA Annual Ball to be held at St.Kilda Town Hall on Monday, 20th May, 1957. It is also promoting the Moorabbin v Coburg clash which will be held at the South Melbourne Cricket Ground next Wednesday, at 8pm. Admission to the Reserve is 4/- and the Outer is 3/- Children will be admitted to all parts of the Ground for 2/-
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Hey vfa , with the marc fiddians 1930 info does it have who played for Brunswick that year. l'm asking because that was around the time my dad played for them . Thanks Fruity
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NB It was Peter Schofield that played for Moorabbin in the 1950s His main claim to fame was that he kicked 22 goals in a match at Linton St against Sandringham.
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Fruity, I'll check some annual reports from Brunswick from the 1930s. I'll see if a mate has reports from the 30s. He most likely does. Moorabbin played at Cheltenham, Moorabbin, McKinnon and Bentleigh as their home grounds. Cheltenham was for only one year I think before playing at Morrabbin. In their return to the VFA they played at Moorabbin then played at McKinnon for only one season before finiashing up at Bentleigh. Schofield must have been a very good player.
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Thanks VFA but l made a goof. :? .......it was the 50s not 30s . The old man was born in the thirties. l know he was good but not that good to be playing when he was born. lol
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vfa, Enjoyed this post. I collect a bit of old VFA memorabillia and have an Association Football Recorder from the 1927 1st Semi Preston v Brighton. The game was played at the motordome and some of the gems include; "The Cup for best & fairest being awarded to E (Snowy) Martin the clever wingster of the Coburg eighteen." From the Brighton Club Notes - "Stewart who burst a blood vessel, doubtful to play" From Preston notes - "This is the first occasion that Preston has been placed in the first four. In the old days no premiership list was complete without Preston at the foot." Brighton referred to as "the Seasiders", 1927 team photo included (available to supporters for 6d). Number of photo's of players from both clubs and strangely little jokes dotted throughout including 2 pages of "halftime humour" Final Ladder Coburg 18 wins 0 losses Brighton 14 - 4 Port Melbourne 13 - 5 Preston 12 - 6 Northcote 11 - 7 Williamstown 7 - 1 - 10 Brunswick 6 - 12 Camberwell 5 - 13 Prahran 2 - 1 - 15 Geelong (Association) 1 - 17 30 pages in all. The match ended in a draw with Brighton 8.14.62 and Preston 7.20.62. Brighton won the replay by 14 points. In a strange twist of fate the second semi between Coburg and Port Melbourne also was a draw with Coburg winning the replay and then the Grand Final. It was Geelong Associations last season in the VFA with Yarraville taking their place in 1928