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1911 revisited: Second Semi-Final

The 1911 VFL Second Semi-Final saw Jack Worrall's present come up against his past, reports John Butler, as Essendon, the minor premiers, took on Carlton at the MCG.
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Posted by John Butler, 14th Sep
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1911 revisited: Round 18

John Butler examines the political and societal landscape of Melbourne and Victoria with the final round of the 1911 VFL season as a backdrop.
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Posted by John Butler, 30th Aug
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1911 revisited: Round 17

With two rounds remaining, Fitzroy was running out of time to stake a claim for a place in the top four. John Butler continues his journey through the 1911 VFL season.
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Posted by John Butler, 23rd Aug
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1911 revisited: Round 16

As John Butler explains, the VFL took a break for the 1911 National Carnival before South faced Fitzroy in a vital round 16 match.
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Posted by John Butler, 3rd Aug
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1911 revisited: Round 15

St Kilda's woes continued into round 15 and the on-field impact was dramatic, as John Butler explains in his look back at the VFL in 1911.
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Posted by John Butler, 25th Jul
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1911 revisited: Round 14

Continuing his 1911 VFL retrospective, John Butler makes St Kilda and its ongoing idiosyncrasies the focus of his round 14 review.
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Posted by John Butler, 19th Jul
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1911 revisited: Round 12

As John Butler continues to take us through the 1911 season, he looks back the coldest Saturday in VFL history. But the inclement weather did not keep the fans away.
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Posted by John Butler, 28th Jun
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1911 revisited: Round 11

As John Butler continues his look back at the 1911 season, he reminds us of why Collingwood-Fitzroy clashes rarely passed without incident.
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Posted by John Butler, 18th Jun
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1911 revisited: Round 8

John Butler continues to look back at the 1911 season, highlighting the muddy conditions that plagued matches in the VFL and beyond.
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Posted by John Butler, 25th May
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1911 revisited: Round 7

As John Butler looks back at round seven of the 1911 season, he recalls the days when players were asked to saddle up for two games in little more than 48 hours.
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Posted by John Butler, 17th May
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1911 revisited: Round 6

John Butler looks back at the early days of the Richmond Football Club before taking us through round six of the 1911 VFL season.
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Posted by John Butler, 9th May
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1911 revisited: Round 5

John Butler continues his look back at the 1911 VFL season, with player payments and 'blackguardism' topics of conversation leading into round five.
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Posted by John Butler, 27th Apr
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1911 revisited: Round 4

John Butler's look back at the 1911 continues, with round four seeing the Carlton Football Club in strife for the on-field behaviour of its players.
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Posted by John Butler, 16th Apr
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John Butler

Ranked Draftee

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Joined 27th Mar 2017

Last seen 28th Sep 2017

Teams

AFL: Carlton (VIC)

Local: North Ballarat (VIC)

About Me

John Butler has written extensively about football at The Footy Almanac, The Guardian Australia, and Australian Football.com.

Favourite Players

Patrick Cripps, Jacob Weitering, Darcy Vescio, Brianna Davey

Favourite Moment

1970 Grand Final, 1972 Grand Final, 1979 Grand Final, 1981 Grand Final, 1982 Grand Final, 1987 Grand Final, 1995 Grand Final, 1999 Preliminary Final,

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.