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'Old Boy' lists his greatest players

Comment - "Old Boy" was former Essendon player Reginald William Wilmott and worked as a journalist for more than 40 years. His son was Chester Wilmott a war correspondant, he reported on the the Australian Army's efforts to halt the Japanese on the Kokoda Tr
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Article by Reg Wilmott, 25th Mar

In search of Spencer's Pictures

Comment - As well as the self destructing nitrate films, many old films were gathered and were then set on fire for a scene of a ship burning in the silent movie For The Term of His Natural Life in 1927. The tons of nitrate film packed into the ship's hull
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Article by Andrew Gigacz, 14th Mar

From a humble start, a giant rises

Comment - Paul Deela; The South Australian link is also in Collingwood's choice of uniform. In 1891 when the South Australians played against Victoria, they wore black and white jumpers, white shorts and black socks. Nearly 12 months before Collingwood first
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Article by Michael Roberts, 21st Aug

Vics down SA in tight contest

Comment - The South Australians wore the same uniform as they did in Adelaide on 03 June 1891 against Victoria. The Australasian then decribed it, "that the South Australian team should play in black and white jerseys and caps, white knickers and black hose
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Article by Argus Staff Writer, 18th Sep

Rethinking the historical record

Comment - Why start at 1877? The newspapers talked about the Premier team back in the 1860's. As for my team Carlton, they have won 23 Premierships starting in 1869, all in the top competition of the day. Players who were in transition from the VFA to
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Article by Adam Cardosi, 5th Sep

From a humble start, a giant rises

Comment - Brian, Brittania was the forerunner to Collingwood, and they had been around as a successful junior club since the late 1870's their home ground was Victoria Park. There may not have been much land in Collingwood itself and that may be why Victori
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Article by Michael Roberts, 21st Aug

From a humble start, a giant rises

Comment - I'm not sure what Carlton's membership was in 1892, but in 1890 it was 1,186 and in 967 in1893, so in 1892 it would have been more than 400. A crowd of 16,000 was excellent, but crowds of 20,000 plus were common and 30,000 were not unknown. A worl
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Article by Michael Roberts, 21st Aug

Football in Australia in the 1850s

Comment - Brian, There is a map which shows a cricket oval on the southbank of the Yarra (opposite between Elizabeth and Queen Streets), about where The Eureka Tower is now located. Looks like it fronts onto City Road. The map also shows a cricket ground whe
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Article by Roy Hay, 23rd Jul

The Full Points Footy story

Comment - Congratulations John on your fantastic devotion to the Australian game. You sent me your book FPF Encyclopedia of Aust. Football Clubs Vol 1 to me in Oxfordshire when we were in holidaying England in 2009, it's a good read and a useful reference boo
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Article by Adam Cardosi, 31st Jul

The case for

Comment - Just started looking at the site, looks good. Will you keep Full Points Footy's write ups on all clubs suburban and country? Really like the early history of the game and have tried to have some of that in the Carlton history site Blueseum.
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Article by Adam Cardosi, 20th Jun
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Pete McLean

Ranked Draftee

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Joined 21st Jun 2012

Last seen 1st Feb 2014


AFL: Carlton (VIC)

Local: To be completed

About Me

Retired, and Blueseum's Pre VFL researcher.

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