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Max Mayo Camberwell FC

Here`s one for Cobra, do you remember Max Mayo? played for Camberwell back in the 1940`s. I`m in Cambodia just now & got talking to an Aussie bloke from Tin Can Bay in QLD who was originally from Melbourne, we got talking footy as you do when you are from Victoria & he could remember Mopsy Fraser playing for Richmond & Port & also this bloke called Max Mayo, who i had never heard of. I googled his name & turns out he must have been some sort of player, just wondered whether you could recall back that far.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/22236586

http://www.redlegsmuseum.com.au/ON_FIELD/PLAYERS/MAYO__Max.aspx

http://www.safooty.net/norwoodredlegs/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=4569

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/47587148?

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/48291261?

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I didn't start regularly following Camberwell until 1955 although I had attended some games and part games in the previous three seasons. I did not know Max Mayo.
There is a mistake in the Norwood Redlegs Museum item. He could not have debuted with Norwood at Football Park as it was not there in his playing time, which wasn't 1991! And, SANFL football in February??
Foofall Park, as one well known but deceased commentator called it, opened in 1974.

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Max Mayo played for Camberwell in 1946, 12 Games for 49 Goals. He was a full-forward with 3 bags of 7 goals, including 7 each in the opening 2 Rounds against Oakleigh and Prahran.

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no doubt about u Cobra, a repository of information (as distinct from a suppository, according to Tony Abbott)

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From the Argus newspaper before the match

BOTH VFA

TEAMS_AT TOP

Strong, well balanced, and evenly matched teams have been chosen by Camberwell and Sandringham for the VFA grand final tomorrow.

Both have made changes, but apart from the absence of Mayo at Cam- berwell and Scollary at Sandringham, they are probably the strongest sides either club could have chosen tins season. In their earlier games this year they have provided thrilling struggles-the first going to San- dringham by three points and the second to Camberwell by four. Indi- cations are that their match to- morrow will be just as close,He didnt play in the 1946 GF which Sandringham won by 7 pts although Camberwell finished on top

5/10/1946
Venue: St Kilda CG
Attendance: 30000
Gate: £2316

Sandringham 2.2 (14) 9.7 (61) 11.10 (76) 14.15 (99)
Camberwell 6.7 (43) 6.9 (45) 11.12 (78) 13.14 (92)

Goals:
Sandringham Brokenshire 4, Lowry 4, Parker 2, Bencraft 2, Pole, Holmes
Camberwell Bond 3, Oliver 2, Herbert 2, Shields 2, Collier, Bradford, Bristowe, Boyall

Umpire: Merrington

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seems he was a bit injury prone but a better than average player, would the Collier & Boyall listed in Camberwell`s goal kickers have been of Collingwood fame?

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[quote=Wally from Williamstown]

seems he was a bit injury prone but a better than average player, would the Collier & Boyall listed in Camberwell`s goal kickers have been of Collingwood fame?

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Marcus Boyall and Albert Coller were from Collingwood Camberwell were coming to the end of the Dr Liston era ( he died in 1944 and was VFA Pres for a number of years)) who as President during the late 1930s recruited the likes of Laurie Nash,Albert Collier and Marcus Boyle to the club when there was no permit agreement with the VFL.
Even with this plethora of VFL stars they could never pluck a premiership.

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Post #5 has run two items together.
The mention of Mayo was in The Argus of Friday 4 October, 1946:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/22379881?searchTerm=sandringham&...|||l-decade=194|||l-year=1946|||l-month=10

Match report:
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/page/1674467?zoomLevel=2&&&&&&&&&&&&&sea...|||l-decade=194|||l-year=1946|||l-month=10

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Wally from Williamstown wrote:

seems he was a bit injury prone but a better than average player, would the Collier & Boyall listed in
Camberwell`s goal kickers have been of Collingwood fame?

Marcus Boyall and Albert Coller were from Collingwood Camberwell were coming to the end of the Dr Liston era ( he died in 1944 and was VFA Pres for a number of years)) who as President during the late 1930s recruited the likes of Laurie Nash,Albert Collier and Marcus Boyle to the club when there was no permit agreement with the VFL.
Even with this plethora of VFL stars they could never pluck a premiership.

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The man who lured the great Laurie Nash to Camberwell was Dr Frank Hartnett.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/12456731

John James Liston, president of the VFA for 28 years, was from Williamstown not Camberwell.

Hartnett was a visionary who had a dream to get Camberwell into the then VFL & also into district cricket, which sort of happened with the merger with Collingwood Cricket Club.

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[quote=Wally from Williamstown]

billythekid wrote:

Wally from Williamstown wrote:seems he was a bit injury prone but a better than average player, would the Collier & Boyall listed in
Camberwell`s goal kickers have been of Collingwood fame?
Marcus Boyall and Albert Coller were from Collingwood Camberwell were coming to the end of the Dr Liston era ( he died in 1944 and was VFA Pres for a number of years)) who as President during the late 1930s recruited the likes of Laurie Nash,Albert Collier and Marcus Boyle to the club when there was no permit agreement with the VFL.
Even with this plethora of VFL stars they could never pluck a premiership.

The man who lured the great Laurie Nash to Camberwell was Dr Frank Hartnett.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/12456731

John James Liston, president of the VFA for 28 years, was from Williamstown not Camberwell.

Hartnett was a visionary who had a dream to get Camberwell into the then VFL & also into district cricket, which sort of happened with the merger with Collingwood Cricket Club.

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Sorry I must be getting old LOL I knew it was DR Hartnett and somehow I ended up with Liston.
Im pretty sure his Surgery was not far from the ground It was Hartnetts money and influence around Camberwell that got the likes of Nash ,Boyall etc to the Wells

I think he may have wanted to be VFA President at some stage and cracked the shits when he didnt get the top job.

Ive always wondered why Camberwell were never a very successful club - they had everything going for them massive local population and a very good ground and facilities for the time in fact it was at least as good as Hawthorns tin pot ground at Glenferrie.

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no probs, i knew it wasn`t JJ Liston coz i know he was involved with Willi, and i read a book a few years back on Laurie Nash & it referred to Dr Hartnett quite a bit, a very influential figure in football back in the day.

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