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Robbo
Casey Demons withdraw from 2020 VFL Season

Casey Demons just annnounced they will withdraw from 2020 VFL season. They have cited it on medical and health grounds.

the remaining 7 clubs are continuing to try and get a season going from August 1.

 

Robbo

I am very disappointed by this decision 

I would hope the remaining 7 clubs can still compete in a season. It would be a bad look if there is no VFL season this year.

vfa
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Very disappointing with all the effort the VFL clubs have put into getting the season to go ahead.
Maybe there is a chance Preston can put in a team. Perfect chance for the old bullants to resurface.
Short notice but not that far fetched. Would be many footballers out there itching for a game.

CGull

Yes it is unfortunate Robbo but its not a bad look at all in fact probably the opposite.Tough decisions are never easy.

vfa
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Vermont ??
I am sure if a strong metro club was interested they could easily be included for the eighth spot.

billythekid

What do you expect from a totally AFL run  (reserves) Club?No different to what happened to Preston /Northern Blues.

If it stays at 7 clubs the it will only be a 6 match season.

I just hope this is a wake up call for the Zebras to try and to somehow get out of the arrangement with St Kilda.

vfa
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Throwback to 1877 VFA being the only comp

Round 1

24 May 1877 Geelong 1 1 Venue: Argyle Square Ground, Geelong; Attendance: 1500-2000
Melbourne 1 3 Result: Melbourne won by 2 goals

24 May 1877 Ballarat 0 0 Venue: Wynne's Paddock, Ballarat
Carlton 0 0 Result: DRAW

Round 2

2 June 1877 Melbourne 1 1 Venue: Melbourne Football Ground; Attendance: 3000-4000
Hotham 0 1 Result: DRAW
Scheduled to start 2:30pm but actually started at 3:20pm. Age: “the newly formed Hotham club was known to be exceptionally strong, as it had been constituted from a combination of the old North Melbourne and Carlton Imperial clubs.” Encroachment of spectators was a problem.
2 June 1877 St Kilda 1 1 Venue: St Kilda
Albert Park 1 1 Result: DRAW

Round 3

9 June 1877 Melbourne 1 1 Venue: MCG; Attendance: 10000
Carlton 1 2 Result: Carlton won by 1 goal
First football game played on the MCG in many years.
9 June 1877 Geelong 1 1 Venue: Argyle Square Ground, Geelong; Attendance: 1500
Ballarat 0 0 Result: Geelong won by 1 goal
Drizzling rain made the ground very greasy.

Round 4

16 June 1877 Albert Park 0 0 Venue: Albert Park; Attendance: 1500
Carlton 1 3 Result: Carlton won by 3 goals
Encroachment of spectators 'not excessive'

Round 5

23 June 1877 Melbourne 0 1 Venue: Melbourne Football Ground; Attendance: 2000
Barwon 1 1 Result: DRAW
Grandstand reversed to face away from the cricket ground. Game started 30 minutes late. Barwon goal umpire denied a Melbourne goal. Longden of Melbourne chased a spectator who blocked his kick at goal up Wellington Parade followed by 500 to 600 spectators.

Round 6

30 June 1877 St Kilda 0 0 Venue: St Kilda; Attendance: 700
Melbourne 0 4 Result: Melbourne won by 4 goals
St Kilda kicked a goal in the first half which was subsequently lost when it was discovered on half time they were playing with 22 men (although probably not at the time of the goal)

Round 7

2 July 1877 Melbourne 2- 3- Venue: Melbourne Football Ground; Attendance: 1000-1500
Ballarat 0-2 0-2 Result: Melbourne won by 3 goals
First time a temporary fence was used.

Round 8

7 July 1877 Carlton 2 5 Venue: Madeline Street Ground; Attendance: 3000-5000
Hotham 0 0 Result: Carlton won by 5 goals

7 July 1877 Barwon 0 1 Venue: Commun na Feine ground, Geelong
Albert Park 1 1 Result: DRAW

Round 9

14 July 1877 Carlton 1 4 Venue: Madeline Street Ground; Attendance: 6000
Melbourne 0 0 Result: Carlton won by 4 goals

14 July 1877 Geelong 2 2 Venue: Argyle Square Ground, Geelong; Attendance: 1500
St Kilda 0 0 Result: Geelong won by 2 goals
St Kilda only had 18 men, “but were allowed two excellent substitutes by Geelong”

Round 10

21 July 1877 St Kilda - 0 Venue: St Kilda
Carlton - 7 Result: Carlton won by 7 goals

21 July 1877 Hotham 1-4 5-4 Venue: Madeline Street Ground; Attendance: 2000-3000
Melbourne 0-12 0-13 Result: Hotham won by 5 goals
The Argus reported: “The ground was very wet in places, and almost unfit to play upon.” Melbourne played with 19 men.

Round 11

28 July 1877 Carlton 0-1 2 Venue: Madeline Street Ground; Attendance: 2000-4000
Geelong 0-7 0 Result: Carlton won by 2 goals

28 July 1877 Albert Park 0-0 0- Venue: Albert Park
Hotham 0- 2- Result: Hotham won by 2 goals
Albert Park “guilty of the unsportmanlike tactics of kicking the ball out of bounds to waste time.”

Round 12

4 August 1877 Carlton 0 1 Venue: Madeline Street Ground; Attendance: 1500
Albert Park 0 0 Result: Carlton won by 1 goal

Round 13

11 August 1877 Barwon 2-9 2-12 Venue: Geelong Agricultural Showgrounds; Attendance: 600-700
Hotham 0-0 1-9 Result: Barwon won by 1 goal
Crowd very partial, cheering the local players and hissing the visitors. Ground extremely unsuitable, a strong wind blowing downhill to one of the goals.

Round 14

18 August 1877 Carlton 0-2 3-12 Venue: Madeline Street Ground; Attendance: 4000
Hotham 1-1 1-1 Result: Carlton won by 2 goals

18 August 1877 Ballarat 0 0 Venue: Wynne's Paddock, Ballarat
Barwon 0 0 Result: DRAW

Round 15

25 August 1877 Melbourne 0-1 2-2 Venue: Melbourne Football Ground; Attendance: 5000-7000
Carlton 2-5 2-7 Result: DRAW

Round 16

1 September 1877 Hotham 0-4 0-8 Venue: Royal Park
Albert Park 0-2 0-3 Result: Hotham won on forfeit
Albert Park withdrew their team before the end to protest at the umpiring, after two seemingly valid goals were denied by the Hotham goal umpire. The Footballer 1877 lists this result for Albert Park as: “Lost, left the ground”

Round 17

8 September 1877 Carlton 3- 3-12 Venue: Madeline Street Ground
St Kilda 0- 0- Result: Carlton won by 3 goals
St Kilda started with 16 men but eventually had 19 playing.
8 September 1877 Melbourne 2-2 2-4 Venue: Melbourne Football Ground; Attendance: 5000-7000
Hotham 0-3 0-5 Result: Melbourne won by 2 goals
Play commenced 3:30pm due to late appearance by Melbourne.

Round 18

15 September 1877 Melbourne 0-5 1-8 Venue: Melbourne Football Ground; Attendance: 3000-4000
Albert Park 0-0 0-0 Result: Melbourne won by 1 goal

Round 19

22 September 1877 Barwon 1-4 1 Venue: Geelong Agricultural Showgrounds; Attendance: 3000-4000
Carlton 0-0 0 Result: Barwon won by 1 goal

22 September 1877 Melbourne 2-0 6-20 Venue: Melbourne Football Ground; Attendance: 2000-3000
St Kilda 0-2 0-2 Result: Melbourne won by 6 goals

Round 20

29 September 1877 Carlton 2-4 2-9 Venue: Madeline Street Ground; Attendance: 7000-10000
Melbourne 2-3 3-10 Result: Melbourne won by 1 goal

Robbo

Casey's decision makes no sense 

City of Casey down 5 active cases with 16 and is no longer a hot spot. No new active cases for 4 days.

vfa
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Is it Melbourne demons decision ?
At least we still a season kicking off with Coburg v Sandy. Not sure where this game will be played. Highgate Reserve Craigieburn looks unlikely. If it is a televised game more than likely at North Port Oval.

billythekid

"In a statement released on Friday, Melbourne's general manager of football Josh Mahoney said an increase in coronavirus cases in Victoria forced the club's hand."

Robbo.There is no Casey "Demons" FC its 100% Melbourne reserves and Melbourne would have made the decision in their interests.

Dont forget Melbourne took Springvale/Caseys ground and eventully got rid of the Scorpians name.

billythekid

vfa I note that Melbourne matches were played at the Melbourne Football Ground which was not the MCG as the VFA were not allowed to play at the MCG till a few years later when the cricket club realised they could make a quid out of this new fangled football!

"Although some Melbourne players and officials were associated with the cricket club, the football club was not initially allowed to use the MCG, so it used a nearby field  "Melbourne Football Ground" at Yarra Park as its home ground instead".

Considering Melbourne had a population of only 400,000 in the 1870s there were some very good crowds at these early matches.

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