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Key Facts

Full name
Harold Robb

Known as
Tim Robb

Born
17 December 1924

Died
2 March 1985 (aged 60)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 123d
Last game: 26y 258d

Height and weight
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 30, 5
North Melbourne: 5

Recruited from
Yarraville (1947); Footscray (1949)

Tim Robb

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FootscrayV/AFL1947-194940631.5845%8
North MelbourneV/AFL1949-195134511.5062%11
V/AFL1947-1951741141.5453%19
Total1947-1951741141.5453%19

AFL: 5,642nd player to appear, 3,178th most games played, 918th most goals kickedFootscray: 329th player to appear, 299th most games played, 102nd most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 414th player to appear, 362nd most games played, 126th most goals kicked

Christened Harold, but normally referred to as 'Tim', Robb was a lively, elusive rover with a keen eye for goal. He commenced his senior career in the VFA with Yarraville, producing football of such consistent high quality that it was only a matter of time before he began to receive offers from league clubs. In 1947 he made the shift, joining Footscray, where he played 40 VFL games in two and a half seasons, kicking 63 goals.

Midway through the 1949 season, Robb crossed to North Melbourne, and the following year he was a key factor in the club's reaching its first ever VFL Grand Final, which was lost to Essendon by 38 points. Playing as second rover, Robb was close to the Shinboners' best player on the day. He continued with North for another year, by which time he had played 34 senior games and booted 51 goals for the club.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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