Wednesday 29th June, 2022

Round 1 Full Listing

FOOTSCRAY’S FULL LISTING OF OPENING ROUND RESULTS 1925 – 2008

(and also the one drawn game from 1957)

Here is Footscray’s full listing of games played on the opening day of the season.

The category SEASON displays the years that Footscray has been involved with the Victorian Football League (V.F.L.), then from 1990 the competition’s new name- the Australian Football League (A.F.L.) since leaving the Victorian Football Association (V.F.A). So 1925 is the first year 1/84 as it is the first of the 84 years. The year 1996 is 72/84 as it was the 72nd consecutive season that Footscray has been with the League.

The list stretches from that first season in 1925 through to 2008 and the fairytale result and performance by Brad Johnson in his 300 th game on Round 1.

Year Season Opponent Venue Result By Day Date
1925 1/84 Fitzroy Brunswick Street Loss 9 Saturday 02 May 1925
1926 2/84 Geelong Corio Oval Loss 66 Saturday 01 May 1926
1927 3/84 Essendon Western Oval Loss 47 Saturday 30 April 1927
1928 4/84 South Melbourne Lakeside Oval Loss 1 Saturday 21 April 1928
1929 5/84 Fitzroy Western Oval WIN 9 Saturday 27 April 1929
1930 6/84 Fitzroy Brunswick Street Loss 14 Saturday 03 May 1930
1931 7/84 Hawthorn Western Oval WIN 1 Saturday 02 May 1931
1932 8/84 Essendon Windy Hill Loss 51 Saturday 30 April 1932
1933 9/84 Essendon Western Oval WIN 6 Saturday 29 April 1933
1934 10/84 Essendon Windy Hill Loss 11 Saturday 05 May 1934
1935 11/84 Richmond Western Oval Loss 35 Saturday 27 April 1935
1936 12/84 Geelong Corio Oval Loss 75 Saturday 02 May 1936
1937 13/84 Essendon Western Oval WIN 4 Saturday 24 April 1937
1938 14/84 South Melbourne Lakeside Oval Loss 29 Saturday 23 April 1938
1939 15/84 Essendon Western Oval Loss 5 Saturday 22 April 1939
1940 16/84 Richmond Punt Road WIN 12 Saturday 27 April 1940
1941 17/84 Hawthorn Western Oval WIN 41 Saturday 26 April 1941
1942 18/84 Richmond Punt Road Loss 20 Saturday 09 May 1942
1943 19/84 NO ONE NOWHERE BYE Saturday 08 May 1943
1944 20/84 Geelong Western Oval WIN 58 Saturday 06 May 1944
1945 21/84 Richmond Punt Road WIN 10 Saturday 21 April 1945
1946 22/84 Essendon Western Oval WIN 2 Saturday 20 April 1946
1947 23/84 St Kilda Junction Oval WIN 61 Saturday 19 April 1947
1948 24/84 St Kilda Western Oval WIN 80 Saturday 17 April 1948
1949 25/84 Richmond Punt Road Loss 69 Monday 18 April 1949
1950 26/84 St Kilda Western Oval Loss 9 Saturday 22 April 1950
1951 27/84 Richmond Punt Road WIN 1 Saturday 21 April 1951
1952 28/84 Essendon Western Oval WIN 5 Saturday 19 April 1952
1953 29/84 Carlton Princes Park WIN 5 Saturday 18 April 1953
1954 30/84 St Kilda Western Oval Loss 11 Saturday 17 April 1954
1955 31/84 Collingwood Victoria Park WIN 56 Saturday 16 April 1955
1956 32/84 Fitzroy Western Oval WIN 29 Saturday 14 April 1956
1957 33/84 Geelong Kardinia Park Draw Monday 22 April 1957
1958 34/84 Collingwood Western Oval Loss 54 Saturday 12 April 1958
1959 35/84 St Kilda Junction Oval Loss 20 Saturday 18 April 1959
1960 36/84 Geelong Western Oval WIN 31 Monday 18 April 1960
1961 37/84 Richmond Punt Road WIN 28 Saturday 15 April 1961
1962 38/84 Hawthorn Western Oval WIN 33 Saturday 21 April 1962
1963 39/84 North Melbourne Arden Street Loss 37 Saturday 20 April 1963
1964 40/84 Richmond Western Oval WIN 30 Saturday 18 April 1964
1965 41/84 Geelong Kardinia Park Loss 2 Monday 19 April 1965
1966 42/84 North Melbourne Western Oval Loss 12 Monday 25 April 1966
1967 43/84 St Kilda Moorabbin Loss 81 Saturday 15 April 1967
1968 44/84 North Melbourne Western Oval Loss 16 Monday 15 April 1968
1969 45/84 Fitzroy Princes Park WIN 56 Monday 07 April 1969
1970 46/84 Collingwood Western Oval Loss 64 Saturday 04 April 1970
1971 47/84 Collingwood Victoria Park Loss 83 Saturday 03 April 1971
1972 48/84 Essendon Western Oval Loss 61 Monday 03 April 1972
1973 49/84 Fitzroy Junction Oval Loss 50 Saturday 07 April 1973
1974 50/84 Geelong Western Oval WIN 45 Saturday 06 April 1974
1975 51/84 Melbourne M.C.G Loss 11 Saturday 05 April 1975
1976 52/84 Essendon Western Oval Loss 1 Saturday 03 April 1976
1977 53/84 Collingwood Victoria Park Loss 11 Saturday 02 April 1977
1978 54/84 North Melbourne Western Oval Loss 69 Saturday 01 April 1978
1979 55/84 Melbourne M.C.G Loss 12 Saturday 07 April 1979
1980 56/84 Fitzroy Western Oval Loss 12 Saturday 29 March 1980
1981 57/84 St Kilda Western Oval Loss 49 Saturday 28 March 1981
1982 58/84 Essendon Windy Hill Loss 109 Saturday 27 March 1982
1983 59/84 Geelong Waverley Loss 31 Saturday 26 March 1983
1984 60/84 Richmond Western Oval WIN 39 Saturday 31 March 1984
1985 61/84 Carlton Princes Park WIN 30 Saturday 30 March 1985
1986 62/84 St Kilda Western Oval WIN 17 Monday 31 March 1986
1987 63/84 Essendon Waverley Loss 59 Saturday 28 March 1987
1988 64/84 Sydney Waverley WIN 26 Monday 04 April 1988
1989 65/84 Carlton Princes Park WIN 59 Saturday 01 April 1989
1990 66/84 St Kilda Western Oval Loss 63 Sunday 01 April 1990
1991 67/84 Collingwood Waverley Loss 70 Sunday 24 March 1991
1992 68/84 Adelaide Football Park WIN 27 Sunday 22 March 1992
1993 69/84 Collingwood M.C.G Loss 20 Friday 26 March 1993
1994 70/84 Richmond Western Oval WIN 2 Saturday 26 March 1994
1995 71/84 Sydney Western Oval WIN 17 Sunday 02 April 1995
1996 72/84 Brisbane Gabba Loss 87 Saturday 30 March 1996
1997 73/84 Fremantle Princes Park Loss 4 Saturday 29 March 1997
1998 74/84 Brisbane Gabba WIN 46 Saturday 28 March 1998
1999 75/84 Adelaide Football Park WIN 13 Saturday 27 March 1999
2000 76/84 Adelaide Football Park WIN 23 Saturday 11 March 2000
2001 77/84 Southern Saints Docklands Loss 5 Saturday 31 March 2001
2002 78/84 Adelaide Docklands Loss 19 Sunday 31 March 2002
2003 79/84 Country Cats Docklands WIN 39 Sunday 30 March 2003
2004 80/84 West Coast Docklands Loss 7 Sunday 28 March 2004
2005 81/84 Eastern Magpies M.C.G WIN 32 Monday 28 March 2005
2006 82/84 Eastern Tigers Docklands WIN 115 Friday 31 March 2006
2007 83/84 Country Cats Docklands WIN 20 Sunday 01 April 2007
2008 84/84 Adelaide Docklands WIN 3 Sunday 23 March 2008

Summary
Victories 39
Draws 1
Ties 0
Defeats 44
TOTAL 84

Ties and draws are the same in that both teams receive 2 points.

FNWB makes a distinction between a tied game and a drawn game. A tie in FNWB terminology is when both teams have the identical score in goals and behinds as well as the final tally. A draw in FNWB speak is where the final score is identical for both teams but the goals and behinds are different. So therefore the 1957 game at Kardinia Park which finished –

Geelong 11.11.77
Footscray 10.17.77

is considered a draw at FNWB rather than a tie as Footscray had the more scoring shots. If both teams were 11.11.77 or 10.17.77 it would be recorded by FNWB as a tie.