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Brown Covered Excercise Scrap Book - 1956 Carlton

From the Collection of Carlton Football Club Ikon Park 400 Royal Parade Carlton North Victoria

Brown Covered Exercise Book
23 cm x 15 cm
Object Registration
Historical information
1956 Season depicted by a collection of newspaper articles and personal entries
When Made
A collection of newspaper articles depicting Carlton's 1956 season in an Olympic Year for Melbourne.
1956 Summary
After losses in the first two rounds to Essendon and Melbourne (two of the 1955 finalists), Carlton managed to win 6 games in a row between rounds 3 and 8. The Blues would have won 8 in a row if not for a 1 point loss to Geelong in round 9. After round 10, the Blues sat fourth on the ladder, with a game in hand over fifth place.

Our strong mid-season form deserted us, and the club could only manage a 3 win, 1 draw and 4 loss record in its last 8 games. Going into the last game of the season, the Blues still clung onto 4th place on the ladder, half a game in front of Footscray. With the last game of the season being the Dogs at Princes Park, the Blues had a strong chance of playing finals football. Unfortunately, Footscray narrowly outscored Carlton in every quarter, resulting in a 17 point win and leapfrogging the Blues for 4th spot.

The season did point to the continued improvement in the club's playing fortunes, showing year-on-year improvement for the club since the low point of 1954. This improvement would continue in 1957, with the club making the finals for the first time since 1952.
Inscriptions & Markings
Olympic Symbol & Carlton Emblem both on front cover
Last updated
24 Sep 2019 at 2:25PM