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From the Match Details report, the leading 3 goalkickers on the leaderboard were all century makers. Pretty sure Doug Wade finished his career at Norf. Great era for full forwards.
I don't think Wade kicked 100 that year. Certainly Hudson, McKenna and Jesaulenko did in 1970
 

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1971 - Round 14
at Lakeside Oval
[3 July 1971]

South Melbourne 18 - 15 - 123
Footscray 19 - 11 - 125




I'm pleased this game has been mentioned. I was too young to remember it but my older brothers often referred to Max Parker with irony right through the 1970s and 1980s during times when we lacked an effective tall forward. His brief stint with my hometown - Leongatha - in the LVFL might have piqued their obsession as much as his (literally) fifteen minutes of fame at the Lakeside Oval.

Max's VFL career was over less than a month later. All five of his games were played in consecutive weeks in the second half of 1971 as a seventeen year old. He carved out a notable SANFL career, mostly with Woodville (301 games in total). I seem to recall there was talk of him returning to Footscray later in the 1970s but that obviously never eventuated.

Pity the reports of this game focussed on South Melbourne's 'one that got away' narrative. [As an aside, check out Collingwood's score in the VFL Match Details report].

The Age - 5 Jul 1971
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Thanks VM I appreciate the effort. My memory was a little confused I thought Max Parker kicked a few more goals but we did think we had found the answer to our forward woes but after 5 more games it was all over.

That game was also a reminder of how good David Darcy was for us. When talking about the best father son combinations David and Luke have to be in the conversation.

I see David Thorpe was also listed in the best players. David was an outstanding centreman in his day but his disposal was not the best. That triggered another memory of mine. One game at (then ) Western Oval Thorpe got the ball in the clear started streaming down the wing and promptly put the ball out of bounds on the full. His reaction was to yell" f***,f***,f***" right in front of my mum. Mum was not impressed. Different times and different social standards nowadays.

Thanks again for chasing up the details
 

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Round 21 and 22 in 1976.

Footscray 4.11 (35) Fitzroy 3.16 (34) VFL Park

Carlton 15.17 (107) Footscray 15.17 (107) Princes Park


R21 we beat Fitzroy by a point with (from memory) an after the siren goal by Alan Stoneham at Waverley. God it was a horrible game of footy as the scores indicate.

R22 we drew with Carlton. That draw secured of spot in the finals.

Pretty exciting way to make finals.

Id love to read about those last 2 games if you come across them.

TIA
 

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Round 21 and 22 in 1976.

Footscray 4.11 (35) Fitzroy 3.16 (34) VFL Park

Carlton 15.17 (107) Footscray 15.17 (107) Princes Park


R21 we beat Fitzroy by a point with (from memory) an after the siren goal by Alan Stoneham at Waverley. God it was a horrible game of footy as the scores indicate.

R22 we drew with Carlton. That draw secured of spot in the finals.

Pretty exciting way to make finals.

Id love to read about those last 2 games if you come across them.

TIA
I remember being at that first one. Didn't he run around the guy on the mark just before the siren? Could be wrong :p
 

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I remember being at that first one. Didn't he run around the guy on the mark just before the siren? Could be wrong :p
Perhaps Fossie. It was a long time ago. My memory is a shot from the boundary after the siren but that may have been me replaying it in the back yard the next day.
 

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Time to revisit a long forgotten thread.

1994 - Round 8
at MCG
[15 May 1994]

Melbourne 13 - 13 - 91
Footscray 14 - 10 - 94


Mark Hunter was my favourite player of the early 1990s. Match stats of 35 disposals, 5 tackles plus a goal = three Brownlow votes.


Herald Sun - 16 May 1994
Footscray Football Club - Report [1] - Herald Sun - 16 May 1994.jpg


The Age - 16 May 1994
Footscray Football Club - Report [1] - The Age - 16 May 1994.jpg


The Age - 16 May 1994
Footscray Football Club - Report [2] - The Age - 16 May 1994.jpg


The Age - 16 May 1994
Footscray Football Club - Stats - The Age - 16 May 1994.jpg


The Age - 16 May 1994
AFL Scoreboard - The Age - 16 May 1994.jpg
 
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