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Footscray Numbers 1925-2009

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This chapter mentions every number between 1-60 and the Footscray player who wore that particular guernsey. Only the number 56 has not been recorded as being on the back of a Footscray footballer in a senior game between 1925 and the end of 2009. It needs to be mentioned that the games and goals are for all Footscray games and goals in all numbers for the individual player, not just that specific number. For example the bloke who once sported number 60 didn’t wear it in all of his 283 games, so this chapter is about the actual number and who has worn it, even if only once or under a handful of times.

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Footscray and the F.A. Cup Final

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Results from 1925 to 2010

Below is the table that explains what Footscray were doing (or not doing in some years) on the weekend of the F.A. Cup Final from England (and Wales in the 2001-2006 years inclusive) from the 1925 season. This being our first in the Victorian Football League (V.F.L) after crossing over from the Victorian Football Association (V.F.A)

I began to take in interest in English soccer around Christmas time during the 1984-1985 campaign. This was when it was at its lowest ebb and it was unfashionable here in Australia. I remember soccer commentator ex-patriate Englishman Fred Villiers in Melbourne having to basically apologize on ‘World of Sport’ for what happened 12,000 miles away at the Luton Town v Millwall F.A. Cup tie when the Millwall fans rioted during the game. For Australians that don’t come from a soccer heritage like me, it was the worst time to begin being interested in the game. Then after that there was the Bradford fire. I woke up early that Sunday morning and heard on the radio as I was getting up to watch the ‘A Pleasant Sunday Morning’ program on Channel 2 which was a Sunday morning footy show that played highlights from selected games. I was eager to see more action from Richmond v Footscray that took place the day before on the cricket ground. The first news story was how over 50 people has lost their lives at a soccer match in England. I could not believe it could happen in modern times- then a few weeks later there was the Heysel tragedy in Belgium at the European Champions Cup Final. More deaths at a soccer match

The first F.A. Cup Final that I watched with more than just a passing interest was the 1985 one between Everton and Manchester United. Earlier that day I was at the Western Oval to see the Bulldogs lose to the Lions. This was the final victory Fitzroy ever had there over us at home, Brad Hardie kicked the first goal of the game to the Geelong Road End and in the last quarter Les Bamblett kicked an absolute ripper of a goal that should have lifted us to victory, but alas it didn’t. The next year was 100% better; we beat North Melbourne at the Western Oval, with Simon Beasley kicking 5 goals in the last quarter. So I began thinking about all the F.A. Cup Finals and decided to document every one of them from 1925 and what Footscray did on that particular round.

The first one that I remember was 1977 and how it was being promoted as some massive game in England between the two greatest and biggest clubs of all time. I remember hearing the scores after the game and that stuck in my mind- 2-1, but it wasn’t till some time later that I learned the two competitors were Manchester United and Liverpool. So I didn’t think much more about it till some years later.

Anyhow I looked up who Footscray played that day and I was there in the bottom level of the old Southern Stand. We were comfortably leading Richmond but they overran us in the last quarter and I felt cheated again. So after recalling 1977, 1985 and 1986, may as well do the lot, so here they all are from 1925 to the present day.

Chart Presentation

Up until 1988, all Footscray games were played on the Saturday afternoon before the F.A. Cup Final ‘kick off’ at midnight, Eastern Australian time. Nowadays with A.F.L games played outside of the old every game on the traditional Saturday afternoon, this table takes in the full weekend of the F.A. Cup Final, so Footscray matches on Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday are put with the F.A. Cup Final chart in the same way as the Saturday afternoon fixtures were.

Footscray games have the actual home team or the designated home team, presented first. So thus our name will be below our opponents in quite a few of these years

The F.A. Cup teams are NOT presented below where the winners name is on top. The first team of the two to make the final receives top billing; alphabetical order is used if they both made it at the identical time. This no longer happens with the semi-finals played on different days.

There was no F.A. Cup Final in 1940, 1941,1942,1943,1944 and 1945 due to World War 2, so as there is no set date(e.g. April 25 for Anzac Day) or set day (e.g. the first Tuesday in November- for the Melbourne Cup), no Footscray game was added to the chart in those 6 years. 

Day and Date Year Teams ¼ time ½ time ¾ time Full Time Extra Time
Saturday 25 April   Cardiff City 0 0
Wembley Sheffield United   1   1
  1925            
No game as the   VFL  season didn’t begin until May 2 1925
               
               
Saturday 24 April Bolton Wanderers 0 1
Wembley Manchester City   0   0
1926        
No game as the   VFL  season didn’t begin until May 1 1926
               
               
Saturday 23 April Cardiff City 0 1
Wembley Arsenal   0   0
1927        
No game as the   VFL  season didn’t begin until April 30 1927
               
               
Saturday 21 April Blackburn Rovers 2 3
Wembley Huddersfield T   1   1
1928        
Saturday 21 April R1 South Melbourne 3.6 6.7 11.10 14.16.100
Lakeside Oval Footscray 2.2 6.4 10.7 15.9.99
               
Saturday 27 April Bolton Wanderers 0 2
Wembley Portsmouth   0   0
1929        
Saturday 27 April R1 Footscray 3.7 6.7 9.16 10.18.78
Western Oval Fitzroy 1.1 6.2 7.3 10.9.69
               
Saturday 26 April Huddersfield 0 0
Wembley Arsenal   1   2
1930        
No game as the VFL  season didn’t begin until May 3 1930
               
               
Saturday 25 April Birmingham City 0 1
Wembley West Bromwich Albion   1   2
1931        
No game as the VFL  season didn’t begin until May 2 1931
         
               
¼ time 1/2 ¾ time 90 mins Extra time
Saturday 23 April Arsenal 1 1
Wembley Newcastle United   0   2
1932        
No game as the VFL  season didn’t begin until April 30 1932
         
               
Saturday 29 April Everton 1 3
Wembley Manchester City   0   0
1933        
Saturday 29 April R1 Footscray 1.2 5.5 6.5 11.11.77
Western Oval Essendon 3.3 4.5 8.7 10.11.71
               
Saturday 28 April Manchester City 0 2
Wembley Portsmouth   1   1
1934        
No game as the VFL  season didn’t begin until May 6 1934
         
               
Saturday 27 April Sheffield Wednesday 1 4
Wembley West Bromwich Albion   1   2
1935        
Saturday 27 April R1 Footscray 1.5 3.11 7.14 7.19.61
Western Oval Richmond 6.5 8.6 8.11 14.12.96
               
Saturday 25 April Arsenal 0 1
Wembley Sheffield United   0   0
1936        
No game as the VFL  season didn’t begin until May 2 1936
         
               
Saturday 1 May Preston North End 1 1
Wembley Sunderland   0   3
1937        
Saturday 1 May R2 Richmond 2.1 8.6 10.10 17.15.117
Punt Road Oval Footscray 6.3 7.4 10.8 12.11.83
               
Saturday 30 April Huddersfield 0 0 0
Wembley Preston North End   0   0 1
1938        
Saturday 30 April R2 Footscray 7.10 7.12 11.17. 13.17.95
Western Oval Fitzroy 1,0 4,0 8.3 10.5.65
               
Saturday 29 April Portsmouth 2 4
Wembley Wolverhampton   0   1
1939        
Saturday 29 April R2 Richmond 6.2 11.10 16.14 20.19.139
Punt Road Oval Footscray 6.1 8.1 14.6 17.8.110
               
No F.A. Cup Final 1940 World War 2          
No F.A. Cup Final 1941 World War 2        
No F.A. Cup Final 1942 World War 2        
No F.A. Cup Final 1943 World War 2        
No F.A. Cup Final 1944 World War 2
No F.A. Cup Final 1945 World War 2        
               
Saturday 27 April Charlton 0   1 1
Wembley Derby County   0   1 4
1946        
Saturday 27 April R2 St Kilda 4.2 5.2 8.3 11.3.69
Junction Oval Footscray 2.5 9.13 12.18 16.21.117
               
Saturday 26 April Charlton 0 1
Wembley Burnley   0   0
1947        
Saturday 26 April R2 Footscray 5.5 6.8 12.10 15.13.103
Western Oval Essendon 1.1 5.7 10.8 13.11.89
               
Saturday 24 April Manchester Utd 1 2
Wembley Blackpool   2   4
1948        
Saturday 24 April R2 Richmond 8.6 12.7 18.8 20.12
Punt Road Oval Footscray 1.1 6.2 6.4 8.9.57
               
Saturday 30 April Leicester City 0 1
Wembley Wolverhampton   2   3
1949        
Saturday 30 April R3 Melbourne 1.8 5.10 10.14 14.16.100
M.C.G Footscray 1.0 3.0 3.2 7.6.48
               
Saturday 29 April Liverpool 0 0
Wembley Arsenal   1   2
1950        
Saturday 29 April R2 Geelong 2.2 9.12 15.12 18.17.125
Kardinia Park Footscray 5.7 6.8 9.10 13.14.92
               
Saturday 28 April Blackpool 0 0
Wembley Newcastle United   0   2
1951        
Saturday 28 April R2 Footscray 1.2 2.7 3.7 5.11.41
Western Oval Carlton 1.3 1.10 4.15 4.16.40
               
Saturday 3 May Newcastle United 0 1
Wembley Arsenal   0   0
1952        
Saturday 3 May R3 North Melbourne 3.4 4.5 8.8 11.11.77
Arden Street Footscray 1.0 7.1 8.6 10.6.66
               
Saturday 2 May Blackpool 1 4
Wembley Bolton Wanderers   2   3
1953        
Saturday 2 May R2 Footscray 1.3 3.9 5.10 8.13.61
Western Oval Geelong 5.1 9.5 14.8 15.12.102
               
Saturday 1 May Preston North End 1 2
Wembley West Bromwich Albion   1   3
1954        
Saturday 1 May R3 Footscray 6.0 9.5 11.11 17.14.116
Western Oval South Melbourne 2.5 2.6 3.8 3.11.29
               
Saturday 7 May Manchester City 1 1
Wembley   Newcastle United   1   3
1955        
Saturday 7 May R4 Footscray 1.1 2.5 4.8 4.12.36
Western Oval Essendon 0.1 2.2 2.5 2.11.23
               
Saturday 5 May Birmingham City 1 1
Wembley Manchester City   1   3
1956        
Saturday 5 May R4 Collingwood 3.1 10.6 10.6 12.15.87
Victoria Park Footscray 3.2 9.3 10.7 11.7.73
               
Saturday 4 May Manchester Utd 0 1
Wembley Aston Villa   0   2
1957        
Saturday 4 May R3 Footscray 2.1 4.4 7.6 9.10.64
Western Oval Carlton 0.3 1.6 4.7 7.9.53
               
Saturday 3 May Bolton Wanderers 1 2
Wembley Manchester Utd   0   0
1958        
Saturday 3 May R4 Footscray 0.0 2.6 3.6 7.12.54
Western Oval North Melbourne 3.0 5.1 6.4 6.4.40
               
Saturday 2 May Nottingham Forest 2 2
Wembley Luton Town   0   1
1959        
Saturday 2 May R2 Footscray 2.1 3.4 4.5 8.7.55
Western Oval Carlton 3.6 8.6 11.12 15.14.105
               
Saturday 7 May Blackburn Rovers 0 0
Wembley Wolverhampton   1   3
1960        
Saturday 7 May R3 Hawthorn 0.0 3.6 4.7 6.9.45
Glenferrie Oval Footscray 2.8 2.9 4.15 6.17.53
               
Saturday 6 May Tottenham Hotspur   0   2
Wembley Leicester City 0 0
  1961        
Saturday 6 May R4 Footscray 3.5 4.8 7.13 10.13.73
Western Oval Collingwood 0.1 5.3 5.3 10.4.64
               
Saturday 5 May Tottenham Hotspur 1 3
Wembley Burnley   0   1
1962        
Saturday 5 May R3 Melbourne 2.1 7.4 12.5 14.10.94
M.C.G Footscray 0.1 4.3 4.8 4.11.35
               
Saturday 25 May Leicester City   0   1
Wembley   Manchester Utd   1   3
1963        
Saturday 25 May R6 Essendon 2.3 8.4 12.8 13.16.94
Windy Hill Footscray 3.6 5.10 6.12 6.18.54
               
Saturday 2 May Preston North End   1   2
Wembley West Ham United   0   3
1964        
Saturday 2 May R3 Footscray 0.3 4.8 6.9 8.12.60
Western Oval   Collingwood 2.2 4.6 9.13 11.13.79  
               
Saturday 1 May Liverpool   0   0 2
Wembley Leeds United   0   0 1
1965
Saturday 1 May R3 Footscray 2.3 5.6 5.8 6.12.48
Western Oval Essendon 4.3 8.6 13.11 18.18.126
               
Saturday 14 May Everton   0   3
Wembley Sheffield Wednesday 1 2
1966
Saturday 14 May R4 Footscray 4.1 5.2 11.12 12.12.84
Western Oval Fitzroy 0.0 1.11 1.11 5.16.46
               
Saturday 20 May Chelsea   0   1
Wembley Tottenham Hotspur   1   2
1967
Saturday 20 May R6 Footscray 0.0 4.3 4.4 4.7.33
Western Oval Essendon 4.9 5.9 9.13 11.13.79
               
Saturday 18 May Everton   0   0 0
Wembley West Bromwich Albion   0   0 1
  1968        
Saturday 18 May R6 Footscray 3.1 8.6 10.6 13.7.85
Western Oval Melbourne 1.2 2.6 6.8 6.12.48
               
Saturday 26 April Leicester City   0   0
Wembley Manchester City   1   1
1969        
Saturday 26 April R4 Hawthorn 4.3 8.6 14.10 19.16.130
Glenferrie Oval Footscray 3.5 7.9 8.11 12.13.85
               
Saturday 11 April Chelsea   1   2 2
Wembley Leeds United   1   2 2
  1970        
Saturday 11 April R2 Essendon 3.5. 6.8. 8.13 10.14.74
Windy Hill Footscray 2.5. 6.11. 7.14 14.22.106
               
Saturday 8 May Liverpool   0   0 1
Wembley Arsenal   0   0 2
1971        
Saturday 8 May R6 Footscray 8.1 9.4 13.4 18.5.123
Western Oval Hawthorn 5.4 9.8 12.9 16.11.107
               
Saturday 6 May Leeds United 0 1
Wembley Arsenal   0   0
1972        
Saturday 6 May R6 Footscray 3.2 7.4 12.14 16.16.112
Western Oval Fitzroy 3.3 6.7 9.8 13.12.90
               
Saturday 5 May Leeds United   0   0
Wembley   Sunderland 1 1
  1973        
Saturday 5 May R5 Hawthorn 6.3 7.7 13.12   18.16.124
Glenferrie Oval Footscray 2.4 12.8 14.10   16.12.108
               
Saturday 4 May Newcastle United   0   0
Wembley Liverpool   0   3
1974
Saturday 4 May R5 Hawthorn 1.6 3.7 8.13 8.14.62
Waverley Footscray 1.0 4.4 6.10 11.19.85
               
Saturday 3 May West Ham United   0   2
Wembley Fulham   0   0
  1975        
Saturday 3 May R5 Footscray 4.3 6.6 10.8 12.9.81
Waverley Collingwood 1.1 4.8 6.13 9.16.70
               
Saturday 1 May Manchester Utd   0   0
Wembley Southampton   0   1
1976        
Saturday 1 May R5 Richmond 4.2 6.10 9.13 12.17.89
M.C.G Footscray 4.5 7.11 12.16 15.20.110
               
Saturday 21 May Manchester  Utd   0   2
Wembley Liverpool   0   1
  1977        
Saturday 21 May R8 Richmond 3.8 6.10 8.13 16.18.114
M.C.G Footscray 4.6 9.9 12.15 13.17.95
               
Saturday 6 May Arsenal   0   0
Wembley Ipswich Town   0   1
1978        
Saturday 6 May R6 Footscray 4.3 7.3 11.6 16.9.105
Waverley South Melbourne 2.3 4.6 10.12 18.15.123
               
Saturday 12 May Arsenal   2   3
Wembley Manchester Utd   0   2
  1979        
Saturday 12 May R6 Geelong 1.6 3.8 8.14 9.18.72
Kardinia Park Footscray 0.2 4.2 6.4 7.5.47
               
Saturday 10 May West Ham United   1   1
Wembley Arsenal   0   0
1980        
Saturday 10 May R7 Footscray 1.2 3.6 6.7 10.10.70
Western Oval Richmond 3.1 9.10 17.12 27.18.180
               
Saturday 9 May Manchester City   1   1 1
Wembley Tottenham Hotspur   0   1 1
  1981        
Saturday 9 May R7 North Melbourne 1.2 9.5 14.10 17.16.118
Waverley Footscray 2.6 3.9 4.10 7.12.54
               
Saturday 22 May Tottenham Hotspur   0   0 1
Wembley Queens Park Rangers   0   0 1
  1982        
Saturday 22 May R9 Richmond 2.6 7.7 12.11 21.13.139
M.C.G Footscray 2.2 3.5 7.9 14.14.98
               
Saturday 21 May Brighton   1   2 2
Wembley Manchester Utd   0   2 2
  1983        
Saturday 21 May R9 Fitzroy 2.5 5.11 9.16 13.21.99
Waverley Footscray 6.3 10.4 15.9 22.13.145
               
Saturday 19 May Watford   0   0
Wembley Everton   1   2
1984        
Saturday 19 May R8 St Kilda 1.1 7.7 8.8 13.11.89
Moorabbin Footscray 2.5 4.8 6.13 9.17.71
               
Saturday 18 May Everton   0   0 0
Wembley Manchester Utd   0   0 1
1985        
Saturday 18 May R8 Footscray 4.1 6.3 8.7 11.7.73
Western Oval Fitzroy 4.5 6.8 9.12 12.15.97
               
Saturday 10 May Everton   1   1
Wembley Liverpool   0   3
  1986        
Saturday 10 May R7 Footscray 1.2 3.6 6.10 14.11.95
Western Oval North Melbourne 3.7 4.12 7.15 10.17.77
               
Saturday 16 May Tottenham Hotspur   2   2 2
Wembley Coventry City   1   2 3
  1987        
Saturday 16 May R8 Melbourne 4.4 6.7 6.13 11.15.81
M.C.G Footscray 3.5 8.10 12.13  
               
Saturday 14 May Liverpool   0   0
Wembley Wimbledon   1   1
1988        
Sunday 15 May R7 Brisbane Bears 1.5 2.7 8.9 10.12.72
Carrara, QLD Footscray 1.1 4.8 5.12 9.17.71
               
Saturday 20 May Everton   0   1 2
Wembley Liverpool   1   1 3
1989        
Saturday 20 May R8 Footscray 1.5 2.5 6.10 8.16.64
Western Oval Fitzroy 1.2 5.8 6.9 9.9.63
               
Saturday 12 May Crystal Palace   1   2 3
Wembley Manchester Utd   1   2 3
  1990        
Saturday 12 May R7 North Melbourne 1.3 5.8 10.11 12.13.85
M.C.G Footscray 7.5 9.8 12.10 12.15.87
               
Saturday 18 May Tottenham Hotspur   0   1 2
Wembley Nottingham Forest   1   1 1
  1991        
Saturday 18 May R9 Footscray 4.2 9.3 12.9 15.11.101
Western Oval Brisbane 4.4 6.9 10.10 14.12.96
               
Saturday 9 May Sunderland   0   0
Wembley Liverpool   0   2
  1992        
Sunday  10 May R8 West Coast 8.6 13.8 15.14 19.19.133
Subiaco, Perth Footscray 0.1 3.3 7.5 11.8.74
               
Saturday 15 May Sheffield Wednesday   0   1 1
Wembley Arsenal   1   1 1
1993        
Saturday 15 May R8 Carlton 2.3 5.6 9.10 11.12.78
Princes Park Footscray 5.4 10.5 12.11 15.16.106
               
Saturday 14 May Chelsea   0   0
Wembley Manchester Utd   0   4
1994        
Sunday 15 May R8 Melbourne 4.4 8.8 10.10 13.13.91
M.C.G Footscray 3.2 5.4 11.7 14.10.94
               
Saturday 20 May Everton   1   1
Wembley Manchester Utd   0   0
  1995        
Saturday 20 May R8 Footscray 1.0 4.1 8.2 13.6.84
Western Oval North Melbourne 6.5 8.6 8.12 15.15.105
               
Saturday 11 May Manchester Utd   0   1
Wembley Liverpool   0   0
  1996        
Sunday  12 May R7 Richmond 2.3 4.6 12.8 17.11.113
M.C.G Footscray 4.2 6.3 7.5 9.8.62
               
Saturday 17 May Chelsea   1   2
Wembley Middlesborough   0   0
  1997        
Friday 16 May R8 Eastern Magpies 4.4 10.6 13.11 19.15.129
M.C.G Western Bulldogs 4.3 6.11 7.14 11.17.83
               
Saturday 16 May Arsenal   1   2
Wembley Newcastle United   0   0
  1998        
Sunday 17 May R8 Eastern Hawks 6.2 9.4 11.8 14.12.96
Waverley Western Bulldogs 5.1 11.3 16.6 21.10.136
               
Saturday 22 May Newcastle United   0   0
Wembley Manchester Utd   1   2
1999        
Friday  21 May R9 Eastern Magpies 1.6 5.7 7.14 12.16.88
M.C.G Western Bulldogs 4.2 8.7 14.9 19.12.126
               
Saturday 22 May Aston Villa   0   0
Wembley Chelsea   0   1
2000        
Saturday 22 May R11 Fremantle Dockers 5.6 8.7 10.7 12.9.81
Subiaco, Perth Western Bulldogs 6.1 11.5 20.8 27.12.174
               
Saturday 12 May Arsenal   0   1
Cardiff Liverpool   0   2
  2001        
Friday  11 May R7 Central Demons 4.4 6.5. 9.5 12.5.77
MCG Western Bulldogs 5.4 7.11 12.13 15.17.107
               
Saturday 04 May Arsenal   0   2
Cardiff Chelsea   0   0
  2002        
Saturday 04 May R6 Northern Blues 3.2 5.5 8.7 9.14.68
Western Bulldogs 5.5 8.7 11.11 14.12.96
               
Saturday 17 May Arsenal   1   1
Cardiff Southampton   0   0
  2003        
Sunday  18 May R8 Northern Blues 2.8 6.11 9.14 15.17.107
Princes Park Western Bulldogs 4.3 6.9 9.13 14.16.100
               
Saturday 22 May Manchester Utd   1   3
Cardiff Millwall   0   0
2004        
Sunday  23 May R9 Northern Blues 5.1 10.4 12.4 12.7.79
Princes Park Western Bulldogs 7.3 10.5 16.5 16.8.104
               
Saturday 21 May Arsenal   0   0 0 #
Cardiff Manchester Utd   0   0 0
2005        
Sunday  22 May R9 Western Bulldogs 4.3 5.7 7.12 10.16.76
Sydney Cricket G Sydney Swans 1.4 5.7 11.9 13.11.89
               
Saturday 13 May Liverpool   0   3 3#
Cardiff West Ham United   1   3 3
  2006        
Sunday 14 May R7 Port Adelaide 1.4 5.9 9.11 13.12.90
Adelaide, S.A Western Bulldogs 7.5 13.7 20.9 25.16.166
               
Saturday 19 May Manchester Utd   0   0 0
Rebuilt Wembley Chelsea   0   0 1
  2007        
Sunday  20 May R8 Western Bulldogs 5.3 8.8 15.12 20.15.135
Docklands Eastern Magpies 5.3 11.7 13.13 14.18.102
               
Saturday 17 May Portsmouth   1   1
Rebuilt Wembley Cardiff City   0   0
  2008        
Saturday 18 May R8 Fremantle Dockers 6.2 9.5 14.8 17.9.111
Subiaco, Perth Western Bulldogs 6.3 9.4 11.8 17.12.114
               
Saturday 30 May Chelsea   1 1 2
Rebuilt Wembley Everton   0 1 1
  2009        
Saturday 30 May R10 Western  Bulldogs 5.2 13.2 16.7 18.9.117
Canberra, A.C.T Sydney Swans 2.2 2.3 7.4 12.5.77
               
Saturday 15 May Chelsea   0   1
Rebuilt Wembley Portsmouth   0   0
  2010        
Saturday 15 May R8 Western  Bulldogs        
Canberra, A.C.T Sydney Swans        
               
The Replays – 1970, 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1990
Day and Date Year Teams ¼ time ½ time ¾ time Full Time Extra Time
Wed 29 April Chelsea   0   1 2
Old Trafford Leeds United   1   1 1
  1970        
Saturday 2 May R5 Footscray 5.5 9.7 11.10 11.13.79
Western Oval Hawthorn 2.4 6.6 11.8 11.10.76
               
Thursday 14 May Manchester City   1   2
Wembley Tottenham Hotspur   1   3
  1981        
Saturday 16 May R8 Richmond 5.4 10.8 17.13 25.17.167
MCG Footscray 3.2 8.4 13.10 17.15.117
               
Thursday 27 May Tottenham Hotspur   1   1
Wembley Queens Park Rangers   0   0
  1982        
Saturday 29 May R10 Footscray 3.3 5.5 9.8 15.10.100
Western Oval North Melbourne 4.4 11.10 19.14 23.20.158
               
Thursday 26 May Brighton   0   0
Wembley Manchester Utd   3   4
  1983        
Saturday 28 MAY R10 Footscray 6.8 8.12 15.21 17.26.128
Western Oval St Kilda 3.1 9.8 10.12 11.16.82
               
Thursday 17 May Crystal Palace   0   0
Wembley Manchester Utd   0   1
  1990        
Sunday 20 May R8 Footscray 1.2 4.6 6.10 11.12.78
Western Oval Essendon 3.7 8.8 13.11 14.13.97
               
Thursday 20 May Sheffield Wednesday   0   1 1
Wembley Arsenal   1   1 2
  1993        
Saturday 22 May R9 Footscray 5.1 13.5 15.6 22.11.143
Western Oval St Kilda 4.4 4.5 10.8 11.13.79