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bulldogboy
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1923 Grand Final - Footscray vs Port Melbourne

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1923_VFA_season

With Port playing Footscray in a final this weekend i thought it was timely to look at the last time these teams featured in a final series (check out above link).

It was 1923. The first thing i noticed was the final four teams and their similarities to this season (Footscray, Port, Willy and Box Hill which are Hawthorn's affiliated team).

Port and Dogs won their semi finals and then played in the final which was won by Port. But apparently as Footscray were the minor premier they were entitled to a rematch which they won by 14 points at Arden street in front of 18000 spectators.

Seven players were reported so maybe there were some scores to be settled from the previous week!

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MegaA
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RIPPED OFF !!!! Seeing the harsh hand we were dealt nearly 100 years ago the only way to even this would be If we lose - as minor premiers having a re-match against Footscray !!!!

37 times Grand finalists
16 times premiers
21 times runners up - THE MIGHTY BOROUGH!

I'M PORT MELBURNE BORN,
I'M PORT MELBOURNE BRED,
I'LL BE PORT UNTIL I'M DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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That's it MegaA! Retrospective rules.

Also both teams will have to wear replica 1923 gear, knickerbockers etc.

Supporters will likewise have to dress accordingly. Also each supporter bringing a bag of stones to throw at the opposition supporters.

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MegaA
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In fine Port tradition will have to chase supporters to North Port station and pelt them with stones as they wait for the train !!! (Will have to bring back the Port Melbourne train)

37 times Grand finalists
16 times premiers
21 times runners up - THE MIGHTY BOROUGH!

I'M PORT MELBURNE BORN,
I'M PORT MELBOURNE BRED,
I'LL BE PORT UNTIL I'M DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!