Tuesday 26th September, 2017

Footscray Games

Footscray
vs.
Melbourne
Grand Final 1954
Some action from all quarters
Commentators: Some bloke written up as "Mr Football"
Some of the Footscray cast
John Kerr #1,  Arthur Edwards #11,  Ron Stockman #17, 
Dave Bryden #18,  Doug Reynolds #28,  Ron McCarthy #33
Footscray Coach: Charlie Sutton (Playing-Coach)
Footscray Captain: Charlie Sutton
Some of the Melbourne cast
Ken Christie #4,  Ian McLean #5,  Ken Albinston #6, 
Geoff McGivern #17,  Ralph Lane #34,  Ken Melville #38
Melbourne Coach: Norm Smith
Melbourne Captain: Geoff Collins
Field Umpire(s): Jack McMurray Junior
Boundary Umpire(s): William Treloar & Malcolm Henderson
Goal Umpire(s): Edward White & Alfred Rees
"Alan Martin handballs over to Donald – they had a beautiful combination around the half back line picked up by Johnny Kerr best on ground in 54 Grand Final -effort by that player towards Gilmore. A stab pass by Gilmore a beautiful pass hits Jack Collins right on the chest."


Ted Whitten narrating this in 1991
Saturday 25th September 1954 from the MCG
Footscray
vs.
Melbourne
Grand Final 1954
This retrospective was recorded sometime prior to HSV 7's Grand Final Footy Marathon of 1983
Commentators: Sandy Roberts introduces this clip many years after Lew Richards & Teddy Whitten talk over the 8 minutes
Some of the Footscray cast
Peter Box #5,  Roger Duffy #7,  Don Ross #9, 
Herb Henderson #25,  Harvey Stevens #32,  Brian Gilmore #34
Footscray Coach: Charlie Sutton (playing coach)
Footscray Captain: Charlie Sutton
Some of the Melbourne cast
Denis Cordner #1,  Geoff Case #7,  Lance Arnold #10, 
Stuart Spencer #12,  Noel Clarke #26,  John Beckwith #30
Melbourne Coach: Norm Smith
Melbourne Captain: Geoff Collins
Field Umpire(s): Jack McMurray Junior
Boundary Umpire(s): Malcolm Henderson & William Treloar
Goal Umpire(s): Alfred Rees & Edward White
"There goes Doug Reynolds once more this is a nice piece of football you will see him take a handball back here & eventually the ball bounces back into his arms & he puts it through on his left boot, we could do anything in the last quarter"

Teddy Whitten
Saturday 25th September 1954
Hawthorn
vs.
Footscray
Grand Final of 1961
Nearly all of the 1st quarter (misses the first bounce)
Commentators: Mike Williamson, Bert Deacon, Geoff Raymond & Reg Hickey
Some of the Hawthorn cast
Graham Arthur #2,  Graham Cooper #10,  Steadman (Sted) Hay #20, 
Alexander Campbell (Cam) McPherson #26,  Reg Poole #29,  Garry Young #31
Hawthorn Coach: John Kennedy
Hawthorn Captain: Graham Arthur
Some of the Footscray cast
Teddy Whitten #3,  Bob Ware #4,  Keith Beamish #6, 
Cameron McDonald (Onka) #9,  Barney McKellar #30,  Ian Bryant #37
Footscray Coach: Teddy Whitten (Playing-Coach)
Footscray Captain: Teddy Whitten
Field Umpire(s): Frank Schwab
Boundary Umpire(s): John Hicks & Herb Kent
Goal Umpire(s): Keith Cree & William Ludlow
“Has a second bite of the cherry and puts it though, that’s his second, Johnny Quarrell’s second”


Michael Williamson
Saturday 23rd September 1961 from the MCG
Hawthorn
vs.
Footscray
Grand Final 1961
Nearly all of the 2nd quarter (misses start of qtr)
Commentators: Geoff Raymond, Reg Hickey, Mike Williamson & Bert Deacon
Some of the Hawthorn cast
John Fisher #5,  John Winneke #12,  John Cunningham #19, 
John Peck #23,  John McArthur #28,  Reg Poole #29
Hawthorn Coach: John Kennedy
Hawthorn Captain: Graham Arthur
Some of the Footscray cast
Merv Hobbs #2,  John Schultz #14,  John Quarrell #15, 
John Hoiles #23,  Jack Slattery #24,  John Jillard #25
Footscray Coach: Teddy Whitten (playing coach)
Footscray Captain: Teddy Whitten
Field Umpire(s): Frank Schwab
Boundary Umpire(s): Herb Kent & John Hicks
Goal Umpire(s): Keith Cree & William Ludlow
"Well Beamish is down on the ground and I didn't hear the siren go there but the siren has gone, Mike you heard it did you?"




Geoff Raymond
Saturday 23rd September 1961
Hawthorn
vs.
Footscray
Grand Final 1961
3rd quarter in whole
Commentators: Mike Williamson, Bert Deacon, Geoff Raymond & Reg Hickey
Some of the Hawthorn cast
Les Kaine #1,  Ian Law #7,  Brendan Edwards #9, 
Malcolm Hill #11,  Colin Youren #30,  Garry Young #31
Hawthorn Coach: John Kennedy
Hawthorn Captain: Graham Arthur
Some of the Footscray cast
Teddy Whitten #3,  Bob Ware #4,  Bob Spargo #8, 
Alex Gardiner #12,  Bernie Lee #29,  Barney McKellar #30
Footscray Coach: Teddy Whitten (playing coach)
Footscray Captain: Teddy Whitten
Field Umpire(s): Frank Schwab
Boundary Umpire(s): John Hicks & Herb Kent
Goal Umpire(s): Keith Cree & William Ludlow
Very interesting to note that Beamish is off the ground for Footscray, he's been replaced by Charlie....Charlie.... Stewart from Shepparton who gets his big chance this afternoon on the half forward flank, Quarrell goes into the roving position in the forward pocket
Bert Deacon
Saturday 23rd September 1961 from the MCG
Hawthorn
vs.
Footscray
Grand Final 1961
4th quarter in whole
Commentators: Mike Williamson, Geoff Raymond, Reg Hickey & Bert Deacon
Some of the Hawthorn cast
Graham Arthur #2,  Ron Nalder #3,  Morton Browne #4, 
Ian Mort #14,  Phil Hay #20,  John McArthur #28
Hawthorn Coach: John Kennedy
Hawthorn Captain: Graham Arthur
Some of the Footscray cast
Charlie Stewart #5,  Ken Duff #16,  Graham Ion #17, 
Charlie Evans #28,  Ian Bryant #37,  Barry Ion #38
Footscray Coach: Teddy Whitten (playing coach)
Footscray Captain: Teddy Whitten
Field Umpire(s): Frank Schwab
Boundary Umpire(s): Herb Kent & John Hicks
Goal Umpire(s): Wiliam Ludlow & Keith Cree
Ware just wide of the centre looking for Hobbs, Hobbs takes the mark, Hobbs is running into goal for them & its through, its through for Footscray
Mike Williamson
Saturday 23rd September 1961 from the MCG
Essendon
vs.
Footscray
Round 9 of 18 from 1964
Some of the last quarter
Commentator(s): Don Hyde, Jim Taylor & Keith Drinan
Some of the Essendon cast
Terry Rodgers # 2,  Lindsay McGie #4,  Geoff Gosper # 6, 
Barry Capuano #12,  Graham Beissel #29,  Paul Doran #36
Essendon Coach: John Coleman
Essendon Captain:
Some of the Footscray cast
Frank Johnson #11,  Rob Taylor #12,  Ken Duff #16, 
John Jillard #25,  Barry Smith #31,  Ivan Marsh #33
Footscray Coach: Teddy Whitten (Playing-Coach)
Footscray Captain:
Field Umpire(s): Charles Gaudion
Boundary Umpire(s): Desmond Fitzgerald & Richard Kidd
Goal Umpire(s): Bryan Grant & James Perry
"Coutts baulks and turns around handballs to Hobbs
he couldn't miss it’s a goal and its Merv Hobbs third"
Jim Taylor
Saturday 13th July 1964 from Windy Hill
St Kilda
vs.
Footscray
Round 11 of 18 from 1966
10 minutes of the 4th quarter
Commentator(s): Michael Williamson & Alan Gale (Butch) of HSV 7
Some of the St Kilda cast
Rodger Head #1,  Ross Oakley #12,  Kevin Billing #22, 
Kevin Roberts #23,  Ian Rowland #26,  Jack Austin #39
St Kilda Coach: Alan Jeans
St Kilda Captain: Darrel Baldock
Some of the Footscray cast
Bryan Pleitner #11,  Kelvin Delmenico #18,  Peter Shanahan #21, 
Rod O'Connor #23,  Graeme Chalmers #27,  Gary Dark #43
Footscray Coach: Teddy Whitten (Captain- Coach)
Footscray Captain: Teddy Whitten as above
Field Umpire(s): Stan Fisher
Boundary Umpire(s): Bernie Lowden & Harold Marsh
Goal Umpire(s): Harold (Steve) Stevens & Leslie Barratt
Here is the kick now from Jillard to the wing position on the outer side Schultz in front takes the mark in front of Mynott.
Mike Williamson
Saturday 2nd July 1966 from Moorabbin
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