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Carlton Football Club Carlton North, Victoria

The Carlton Football Club, founded in 1864, is the third oldest of the Victorian-based league clubs and in 1897 became a foundation member of the VFL (now AFL). It has been victorious in more Grand Finals than any other club in League history.

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PO Box 83 Carlton North Victoria 3054
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+61 9389 6200; (03) 9387 1400

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Ikon Park 400 Royal Parade Carlton North Victoria

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Hardcover Book - Football Record 1997

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

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Hardcover book made in 1997 ti keep original copies of all Souvenir and Special Edition Football Records published during the 1997 AFL season.

Hardcover Book - Football Record 1992

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

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Hardcover book made in 1992 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1992. Coach: David Parkin Captain: Stephen Kernahan Best & Fairest: Stephen Kernahan Leading Goal-kicker: Stephen Kernahan - 83 goals

Hardcover Book - Football Record 1991

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

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Hardcover book made in 1991 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1991. Coach: David Parkin Captain: Stephen Kernahan Best & Fairest: Justin Madden Leading Goal-kicker: Stephen Kernahan - 46 goals Leading Brownlow Vote-getter: Peter Dean - 11 votes

Hardcover Book - Football Record 1990

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

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Hardcover book made in 1990 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1990. President: JD Elliott Treasurer: J Perriam General Manager: IS Collins Coach: Alex Jesaulenko Captain: Stephen Kernahan Vice-captain: Craig Bradley Deputy Vice-captain: David Rhys-Jones Best & Fairest: Stephen Silvagni Brownlow highest: Stephen Silvagni - (16 votes) Leading Goalkicker: Stephen Kernahan (69 goals) State of Origin representatives: S Silvagni, A Gleeson (Vic) S Da Rui (WA)

Hardcover Book - Football Record H. & .A 1989

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

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Hardcover book made in 1989 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1989. Coach: Robert Walls / Alex Jesaulenko Captain: Stephen Kernahan Vice Captain: Justin Madden Leading Goal-kicker: Stephen Kernahan - 59 goals

Hardcover Book - Football Record H. & A. 1988

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

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Hardcover book made in 1988 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1988. Captain: Stephen Kernahan Coach: Robert Walls Leading Goal-kicker: Stephen Kernahan - 54 goals Best & Fairest: Craig Bradley

Hardcover Book - Football Record H. & A. 1987

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

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Hardcover book made in 1987 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1987. Carlton would win their 15th VFL/AFL premiership, defeating by 33 points in the 1987 Grand Final. Carlton 3.5 6.8 10.11 15.14 104 Sat 26-Sep-1987 2:50 PM Att: 92,754 Venue: M.C.G. Hawthorn 4.2 4.9 7.13 9.17 71 Carlton won by 33 pts Captain: Stephen Kernahan Coach: Robert Walls Leading Goal-kicker: Stephen Kernahan - 73 goals Best & Fairest: Stephen Kernahan

Colour Magazine - The Blues Yearbook 1972

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Colour Magazine

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Record of 1972 Premiership Year

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Yearbook of 1972 Premiership Season. The foreword is by the Carlton President George Harris

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Front Cover many player autographs from 1972 playing list including premiership players. 1972 Summary Carlton would win their 11th Premiership by defeating Richmond by 27 points at the MCG. This win would be our 3rd Premiership in 5 years, and from 4 Grand Finals (1968, 1969, 1970 and 1972) in one of the more successful streaks in our Club's proud history. In a high scoring game, Carlton scored 28.9.177 to Richmond, 22.18.150. 1972 marked the introduction of the final 5 for the first time in VFL history, one year too late for the club, which had finished fifth in the previous year. Carlton and Richmond were by far the best two clubs during the home and away season, with the Blues finishing 1st with an 18 win, 1 draw and 3 loss record, 2 points ahead of the Tigers in second place. The club played consistent footy all year, never losing two games in a row. Winning streaks included 5 in a row (rounds 5 to 9) and 8 in a row to finish the last eight home and away games. With the introduction of the Elimination Final for the first time, Carlton was the only club to have a bye in the first week of finals. In the second week, we would meet Richmond after they had comfortably accounted for Collingwood in the Qualifying Final. The Semi Final would be a great game, with the Blues opening a 13 point lead by three quarter time. Richmond would kick 4 goals in the last term to level the match by the final siren, 8.13 (61) being scored by each side. In the Semi Final Replay the Tigers would kick away from the Blues in the second quarter, winning comfortably and advancing directly to the Grand Final. St Kilda were slightly better than Carlton in the first half of the Preliminary Final, holding an 11 point half time lead. The Blues would show why they were currently a competition power in the second half, kicking 9 goals to 5 to beat the Saints by 16 points, and advance to the clubs fourth Grand Final in five years. Carlton would smash Richmond in the Grand Final, kicking 8 goals in the first quarter, 10 goals in the second, and 7 goals in the third to lead by 54 points at three quarter time. The Tigers would kick 7 goals to 3 in the final term to add some respectability to the final score, but the result was never in doubt. Ladder Pos Team Wins Draws Losses Points For Against % 1 Carlton 18 1 3 74 327.275.2237 228.298.1666 134.3 2 Richmond 18 0 4 72 358.321.2469 293.340.2098 117.7 3 Collingwood 14 1 7 58 343.280.2338 246.271.1747 133.8 4 St Kilda 14 0 8 56 283.291.1989 241.275.1721 115.6 5 Essendon 14 0 8 56 333.319.2317 307.298.2140 108.3 6 Hawthorn 13 0 9 52 324.333.2277 295.280.2050 111.1 7 Footscray 11 0 11 44 273.292.1930 289.304.2038 94.7 8 Melbourne 10 0 12 40 290.303.2043 276.273.1929 105.9 9 Fitzroy 9 0 13 36 282.305.1997 296.286.2062 96.8 10 Geelong 7 0 15 28 285.284.1994 344.305.2369 84.2 11 Sth Melbourne 2 0 20 8 206.277.1513 340.283.2323 65.1 12 Nth Melbourne 1 0 21 4 226.272.1628 375.339.2589 62.9 People of 1972 Captain: John Nicholls Coach: John Nicholls Leading Goal-kicker: Greg Kennedy - 76 Best & Fairest: Geoff Southby Leading Brownlow votes: Alex Jesaulenko, Trevor Keogh - 11 Milestones Debuts: Rod Austin, Eric Pascoe, David Dickson, Greg Kennedy Lower Levels Reserves: The Blues also competed in the Reserves Preliminary Final. The team can be viewed here.

Hardcover Book - Football Record H. & A. 1986

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

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Hardcover book made in 1986 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1986. Captain: Mark Maclure Coach: Robert Walls Leading Goal-kicker: Stephen Kernahan - 62 goals Best & Fairest: Craig Bradley and Wayne Johnston

Hardcover Book - Football Record H. & A. 1985

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

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Hardcover book made in 1985 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1985. Captain: Wayne Johnston Coach: David Parkin Leading Goal-kicker: Mark Maclure - 48 goals Best & Fairest: Justin Madden

Letter from Victorian Football League 1981 - VFL Registration Form 5A

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Letters & copy of form from VFL

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A now defunct Form 5A registration of player

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A now defunct Form 5A registration of player of four time premiership player David McKay Career : 1969 - 1981 Debut : Round 3, 1969 vs Footscray, aged 19 years, 165 days Carlton Player No. 809 Games : 263 Goals : 277 Last Game : Grand Final, 1981 vs Collingwood, aged 31 years, 325 days Guernsey No. 43 Height : 191 cm (6 ft. 3 in.) Weight : 92 kg (15 stone, 0 lbs.) DOB : November 5, 1949 Premiership Player 1970, 1972, 1979, 1981 Carlton Hall of Fame (1996) One of the most spectacular high marks of his era, David Robert James “Swan” McKay was a Carlton star for twelve seasons, and a key member of four Premiership teams. Recruited from Newlyn, near Ballarat in central Victoria, McKay arrived at Princes Park in 1968 as a raw-boned 19 year-old. Coach Ron Barassi liked what he saw, and quickly realised that the laconic, easy-going country kid had the makings of something special after only a handful of games in the Blues’ number 43 guernsey. At 191cm and 95 kg he was robust enough to play in the ruck, while his exceptional aerial skills allowed him to hold down a key position. The problem was that he had joined the reigning premiers, so he wasn’t able to claim a regular place in the side until after the Blues were beaten by Richmond in the ’69 Grand Final. Early in the following season, McKay was given a chance at centre half-back, and took to it “like a swan to water.” Quick for his size and blessed with wonderful judgement, “Swan” soon became a crowd favourite. From that season on and throughout his career, it was only on rare occasions when the weekly televised football highlights package did not include footage of him drifting across the front of the pack to pluck the ball from the hands of an opponent, or leaping high over three or four sets of shoulders to take another soaring high mark. By 1970, McKay was embedded in the Carlton defence and hadn’t missed a game all season. After the Blues wound up second on the ladder, David experienced the thrill of a VFL final for the first time in his 29th senior match, when almost 113,000 fans packed into the MCG to see Collingwood beat Carlton by 10 points in a high-scoring Semi Final. Swan took 10 marks amid his 16 possessions that afternoon, and although his side was beaten, he revelled in the occasion. A fortnight later, after destroying St Kilda in a one-sided Preliminary Final, Carlton met Collingwood again in the Grand Final in front of an even bigger crowd. McKay was in trouble early against his taller, equally athletic opponent Len Thompson, but rallied after half time to get right on top as the Blues came from 44 points down to shatter Collingwood in the greatest of all Grand Final comebacks. Swan took nine telling marks and collected 18 possessions to be hailed as Best on Ground, before collecting the first of his four Premiership medals. One of the hallmarks of the Carlton teams coached by Barassi was their versatility, so as his career progressed, McKay started spending time up forward or in the ruck. From then on, when a game was in the balance and a goal or two was sorely needed, he was the man the Blues often looked for. He worked hard on his shooting for goal and became a reliable forward option. The 1972 final series must rank as one of Carlton’s finest hours, as the Blues fought their way through three hard, cut-throat games to meet the raging favourites Richmond in the Grand Final. In that remarkable encounter on a fine, cool day at the MCG, Swan lined up in a back pocket to cover the Tigers’ resting ruckmen and for once, lowered his colours to Richmond’s Neil Balme, who kicked 5 goals – but the Blues still won by 27 points and McKay picked up his second medal. In August 1973, Swan brought up game number 100 against Footscray at the Western Oval. Carlton won by nine points – thanks to McKay’s 13 marks in great game at centre half-back. A month later, the Blues and the Tigers met again on Grand Final day, and – still smarting from their surprise defeat the previous year – Richmond went head-hunting in a spiteful match. Swan was shifted forward early and kicked two majors, but neither he nor his team could match Richmond’s ferocity and the Tigers won the flag by 30 points. Midway through the following season, in round 14, 1975 - McKay was embroiled in another infamous encounter at Essendon’s Windy Hill – a game that saw eight players (himself included) reported. On a wet and miserable day dominated by a howling wind, Swan’s 22 disposals, 14 marks and eight goals won the game for Carlton, and making that victory even sweeter, he later escaped suspension for striking. By the time Carlton was knocked out of the finals in 1976 by straight-sets defeats at the hands of Hawthorn and North Melbourne, McKay was 27 and had racked up 172 games. But he felt he needed relief from the pressure-cooker life of a VFL footballer, so he agreed in principle to join WAFL club Subiaco. When he requested a clearance from Carlton however, the Blues steadfastly refused. Both sides dug in their heels, and some unfortunate headlines resulted before Swan relented and resumed training some weeks into 1977. In round 13 of that season, on a freezing cold and wet Saturday afternoon at the Junction Oval, bottom side Fitzroy caused a huge upset by beating Carlton by 7 points. In his 181st game, McKay took 9 marks, and his second goal of the game was the 200th of his career. McKay’s fourth Grand Final came in 1979 against Collingwood. By then one of only five survivors from the ’73 team, Swan was approaching his 30th birthday. yet still playing valuable, consistent football. In a close, absorbing match on a wet and slippery MCG that day, Carlton again won a nail-biter by just 5 points, thanks to Wayne Harmes’ famous swipe at the ball from a forward pocket in the last minutes of the game. The ball ended at the feet of Ken Sheldon, whose goal clinched Carlton’s twelfth Premiership, and McKay’s third. Throughout the majority of his career, Swan was a durable type who rarely suffered serious injury. That all changed in 1980 however, when he rolled an ankle, played on, and compounded the injury which hampered him for the rest of his career. Carlton made the finals again, but dropped out after successive losses. That was a bitter blow for the Blues, who promptly sacked coach Peter Jones and reinstated David Parkin. Because of his ankle, Swan missed a number of games early in 1981, but was back to near his best for the finals. Carlton destroyed Geelong by 40 points in the second Semi Final and marched into the Grand Final as hot favourites against Collingwood. In a typically fierce and physical decider, Collingwood led by 21 points late in the third quarter, before the confident Blues overwhelmed them in the last term - winning Premiership number four for Swan McKay, and flag number thirteen for Carlton. One of the goals in that vital last quarter came from the big number 43. It was his second major of the game, and his last kick in league football. Amid the jubilation of victory in the rooms after the game, Swan announced his retirement after 263 games and 277 career goals. He was a few weeks short of his thirty-second birthday and it was an appropriate way to end the playing career of one of the club’s favourite sons. Following his retirement, McKay stayed involved at Princes Park in a number of off-field roles. He was inducted into the Carlton Hall of Fame in 1996, and later became a high-profile critic of Carlton’s President John Elliott. When Elliott was voted out of office in 2002, McKay was appointed a director of the club under new President Ian Collins. During 1999 and 2000, David's son James McKay played eight Reserves games and kicked two goals for Carlton. Milestones 100 Games : Round 21, 1973 vs Footscray 150 Games : Round 2, 1976 vs Essendon 200 Games : Round 10, 1978 vs Footscray 250 Games : Round 9, 1981 vs South Melbourne 100 Goals : Round 13, 1974 vs Geelong 200 Goals : Round 13, 1977 vs Fitzroy

Hardcover Book - Football Record H. & A. 1984

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

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Hardcover book made in 1984 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1984. Captain: Wayne Johnston Coach: David Parkin Leading Goal-kicker: Warren Ralph - 55 goals Best & Fairest: Bruce Doull - 4th win after 1974, 1977 and 1980

Menu for Dinner - Dinner to the Carlton Football Club 13/7/25 Hotel Metropole Bourke Street Melb

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Small Menu

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Mid Season Dinner Carlton Football Club 1925

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Era of mid season club dinners, toasting the King & various groups of Carlton FC notable. Some comments next to each dish humour of the day.

Hardcover Book - Football Record H. & A. 1980

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, blue

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Hardcover book made in 1980 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1980. Captain: Mike Fitzpatrick Coach: Peter Jones Leading Goal-kicker: Wayne Johnston - 51 goals Best & Fairest: Bruce Doull

Hardcover Book - Football Record H. & A. 1979

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, navy blue

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Hardcover book made in 1979 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1979. Carlton would win their 12th VFL/AFL premiership defeating Collingwood by 5 points in the 1979 Grand Final. Carlton 0.4 5.7 10.12 11.16 82 Sat 29-Sep-1979 2:50 PM Att: 113,545 Venue: M.C.G. Collingwood 2.2 5.6 7.9 11.11 77 Carlton won by 5 pts Captain & Coach: Alex Jesaulenko Leading Goal-kicker: Ken Sheldon - 53 goals Best & Fairest: Mike Fitzpatrick

Hardcover Book - Football Records H. & A. 1978

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, navy blue

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Hardcover book made in 1978 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1978. Captain: Alex Jesaulenko Coach: Ian Stewart / Serge Silvagni / Alex Jesaulenko Leading Goal-kicker: Rod Galt - 49 goals Best & Fairest: Trevor Keogh

Hardcover Book - Football Record - H. & A. - Night Series - 1977

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, navy blue

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Hardcover book made in 1977 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season and Night Series of 1977. Captain: Robert Walls Coach: Ian Thorogood Leading Goal-kicker: Mark Maclure - 39 goals Best & Fairest: Bruce Doull

Dinner Program & Menu - Carlton Football Club November 21st 1957 to Mr H R Clover

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Four Page Program & Menu 1927

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Dinner to Mr H R Clover player Career : 1920-24, 1926-31 Debut : Round 2, 1920 vs. Richmond, aged 25 years, 46 days Carlton Player No. 346 Games : 147 Goals : 396 Guernsey No. 1 Last Game : Semi Final, 1931 vs. Collingwood, aged 36 years, 180 days Height : 185 cm (6 ft. 1 in.) Weight : 86.5 kg (13 stone, 9 lbs.) DOB : 20 March, 1895 League Leading Goalkicker: 1922 Leading Goalkicker: 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1926, 1928 Best and Fairest: 1929 Captain Coach: 1922-1924, 1927 Champion of the Colony: 1921 VFL AFL Hall of Fame Carlton Hall of Fame Team of the Century President: 1956-57 Vice President: 1932, 1935-54 Club Secretary: 1925-26 Horace “Horrie” Clover was Carlton’s star centre half-forward of the 1920’s; a high flying, long-kicking champion who enjoyed a stellar career with the Old Dark Navy Blues, then went on to be one of our longest-serving administrators. But even before he took the field for Carlton, Clover had to conquer the odds on the battlefields of France in World War 1. From Maryborough in central Victoria, Horrie enlisted in the 1st AIF in September 1915. After basic training, he embarked for France with reinforcements for the 7th Battalion in January of 1916. Soon pitched into the horrors of trench warfare, he fought and survived until September of that year, when he was transferred to a machine gun company and promoted to the rank of Corporal. On Christmas day, 1916, Horrie was struck down with acute appendicitis. He was evacuated to a field hospital for emergency surgery, where the doctors discovered that his appendix was gangrenous and that his life was in danger. He was immediately transferred to London for specialist treatment, and months of recuperation. Pronounced unfit for further front-line service, he was repatriated back to Australia in August 1917, and honourably discharged in May of the following year – six months before the Armistice. Having recovered, and keen to have a crack at senior football, Clover trained with Richmond and Melbourne before Carlton gave him an opportunity at VFL level. And how he delivered! In his first match in 1920 – ironically, against Richmond - he kicked four goals from centre half-forward, and hit the post three times! By the end of his first season at Princes Park, Clover was one of Carlton’s drawcards. Former Australian Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies was just one of the many Carlton fans who were captivated; “he was the most artistic of high marks, unforgettable at half-forward,” said Menzies. Horrie could kick a football, too. A balanced, deceptively quick mover, he was a glorious running drop-kick for goal. Playing against Richmond again at Princes Park in July, 1921, he let fly with a monster kick that was later measured at 86.26 metres – that’s 94 yards, 2 feet in imperial terms! And there are numerous other instances where he roosted the ball more than 70 metres. In round 12 of 1921, he slotted 13 goals in a game against St Kilda; a club record which still stands today. The Blues made the finals in third place in 1921 and battled through to meet Richmond for the Premiership. Then the heavens above the MCG opened up on the day before the decider, turning the ground into a quagmire. In what was to be Clover’s only Grand Final appearance, Richmond won a slogging, mauling contest by four points. While Premiership glory eluded him, Horrie was Carlton’s top goalkicker in three of his first four seasons, including 1922, where his total of 58 was the competition’s best. He was appointed captain of the Blues that same year, and in 1923 took on the dual role of captain-coach. Over 1924 / 1925, he suffered more debilitating illness that prevented him from playing all season. Unable to pull on his football boots, he took on the job of Club Secretary, and continued in that position even after returning to the field in 1926. When he did eventually resume, he formed a new, powerful Carlton forward set-up with a young Harry “Soapy” Vallence at full-forward. Twice more – in 1926 and 1928, Clover’s brilliance and accuracy in front of goal saw him at the top of Carlton’s goal-kicking, and in 1929 – aged 34, he was honoured with the captaincy of Victoria against WA in his ninth and final game in the Big Vee. show_image.php?id=205 Horrie Clover retired as a player in 1931 after 147 games. His total of 396 goals is still ranked fifth best in Carlton’s proud history (only displaced for fourth when Brendan Fevola broke through in 2007/2008) – and it should be remembered that all but a handful of his games were played at centre half-forward, not in the goal square. In 1932 he was elected Vice-President of the Carlton Football Club, but retired after one year. In February 1935 on learning of Terry Ogden's the serious illness, Clover and Newton Chandler offered their services for a blood transfusion for the club's wing man. After a blood test Chandler's blood was accepted. However, Ogden passed away the next month. Clover stood again in 1935, was elected – and spent twenty unbroken years serving his beloved Blues. He even took on the Presidency in 1956, aged 60, and was as vigorous and determined as ever in his two years in the job. Carlton Football Club mourned deeply when Horrie Clover passed away on the first day of January, 1984. Three years later, he was among the first to be inducted into the Carlton Hall of Fame. Testament to his stature in the game as a whole, he was elected to the AFL Hall of Fame in 1996; and May 2000 saw him named as one of four emergencies in Carlton’s Team of the Century. A champion in every sense of the word, he spent 37 years of his remarkable life at Princes Park. Footnote The Argus published an article on Maryborough, April 12 1930, it said; "Clover has been the leading half-forward in League ranks for some time. It takes a specialist to fill the position capably, and the Carisbrook man does this admirably. Like good wine he has improved with age, and besides being one of the greatest half forwards that has ever appeared on a football field, he is about the best all round kicker that has ever played the game. He excells in punting, drop, and place kicking. He is a great marksman and a splendid exponent, one of the greatest the district has produced, besides being a fair cricketer also." When Clover returned to football in 1926, The Argus mentioned that they thought it was the first time a member of the Permit and Umpire Committee had played in a League game. 13 GOAL AWARD Round 12, 1921 At the Carlton AGM held on Monday 27 February 1922, Horrie Clover "was presented with ball used on the occasion, the St.Kilda club having generously donated it to the Carlton officials, who had it mounted for the purpose." (Age February 22 1922) 1922 The Art Of Forward Play Horrie wrote an article for the Sporting Globe August 30 p7 To read click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article184798404 1928 Idol of Carlton Crowds - Australia's Best Centre Half Forward The Sporting Globe's football writer W. S. "Jumbo" Sharland writes about Horrie Clover To read click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article183958222 Footballer Who Gambles With Death. Daily Pictorial (Sydney) article about Horrie. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article246129350 1932 Jack Worrall on Clover Writing for the Australasian September 03 p7; "Take Horrie Clover as an example, a real specialist, one of the best forwards the game has seen, and the best all-round kick that has ever come under my purview. For that reason he deserves a line to himself. He played the game like a sportsman, was a glorious high mark, and could cover a great distance by either drop, punt, or place kick - a remarkable accomplishment. Many players have been notable kicks in two aspects of the game, yet none have equalled Clover in the three branches. His nearest rival as an all-round kick, though not quite as certain in his efforts, was Frank Caine, of Carlton, who, like Clover, also hailed from the country." 1933 Coming Football Champion Melbourne, Saturday A special warning was issued to the Victorian Football League delegates last night by Mr. D. H. Crone, a Carlton delegate, not to angle for a certain "coming" champion that the Carlton Club had signed up that day. At first delegates were a little puzzled at the statement, but when it was explained that Horrie Clover, former champion half-forward, had that day become the father of of a son they burst into sustained laughter. It was only by persistent ringing of the bell by the chairman that order was restored. (News (Adelaide) May 20 1933 p3) 1933 - The Place Kick A letter to The Argus via the Huon Times about the lack of place kicking expertise in the VFL. The writer mentions that he got Horrie to play football in Maryborough after he saw the then 15 y.o. place kick a ball 63 yards, and later with Carlton, Clover place kicked 8 goals in one match. To read click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article137253000 Milestones 50 Games: Round 1, 1923 vs Fitzroy 100 Games: Round 18, 1927 vs St Kilda 100 Goals: Round 18, 1921 vs Collingwood 200 Goals: Round 3, 1924 vs St Kilda 300 Goals: Round 11, 1928 vs Geelong Links Articles: The Magical 'Three Goal Average' | A Letter From Horrie | Our Flagless Greats Blueseum: Stat Shot for Horrie Clover | Career Breakdown | Clover's big goals hauls | Clover's Blueseum Image Gallery

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A dinner to celebrate career Horrie Clover in 1957

Hardcover Book - Football Record - First Round - 1976 - Carlton

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, navy blue

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Hardcover book made in 1976 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1976. Captain: Alex Jesaulenko Coach: Ian Thorogood Leading Goal-kicker: Robert Walls - 55 goals Best & Fairest: Trevor Keogh

Event Program - Grand Final Dinner 1962

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Four page program

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Losing GF 1962

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Program & Menu for post match dinner 1962 GF, a loss to Essendon Carlton 1.1 7 5.6 36 7.8 50 8.10 58 Essendon 6.5 41 7.7 49 10.10 70 13.12 90 Venue: M.C.G. Date: Saturday September 29, 1962 Result: Loss by 32 points Umpire: Jack Irving Crowd: 98,385 Goalkickers: B.Williams 3, J.Nicholls 2, G.Donaldson, M.Cross, K.Greenwood. Best: S.Silvagni, M.Crowe, J.James, B.Cox, G.Donaldson, B.Williams. Injuries: Nil Game Review It was a tale of contrasting preparation for the Grand Finalists, with the Blues having been involved in three games decided by less than a goal in a row, while Essendon hadn't played for three weeks. Leading up to the match Essendon had injury problems, with Terry Rodgers unable to take the field and ruckman Geoff Leek requiring a pain killing injection to get him up for the game. Leek actually fooled the Essendon match committee by passing his fitness test (during which he was asked to kick a medicine ball) by using his good leg - not the suspect one. When the ball was bounced to start the Grand Final, Essendon straight away looked like the fresher side, and slammed on 6 goals to one to take control. Carlton dug deep in the second term and fought back, kicking 4 majors and closing the gap to only 13 points by the half-time break. The Bombers surged again in the third term, with their forwards looking lively and dangerous. The Blues were just out-gunned, and trailed by 20 points at the last break. The game became spiteful in the first few minutes of the last quarter, as Essendon overwhelmed the Blues defence. They kicked three quick, unanswered goals to establish a 39-point advantage, and from thenh on had the flag in their bag. As the heat went out of the game, Cross scored a consolation goal for Carlton, but it was a case of too little too late. Best players in a well-beaten Carlton side were Serge Silvagni, who continually stood against the tide, John James and Graham Donaldson up forward, Bob Crowe in defence, and Berkley Cox, who controlled the centre. 1962 Grand Final Team B: 8 John Benetti 18 Peter Barry 16 Maurie Sankey HB: 26 Graeme Anderson 20 Wes Lofts 14 Bob Crowe C: 19 Ian Collins 9 Berkley Cox 30 Murray Kick HF: 13 Graham Donaldson (c) 10 John James 12 John Gill F: 5 Ken Greenwood 22 Tom Carroll 36 Peter Falconer Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (vc) 1 Serge Silvagni 7 Bruce Williams Res: 32 Vasil Varlamos 23 Martin Cross Coach: Ken Hands In: V. Varlamos Out: B. Buckley

Hardcover Book - Football Record - First Round - 1975 - Carlton

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, navy blue

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Hardcover book made in 1975 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1975. Coach: John Nicholls Captain: Alex Jesaulenko Vice Captain: Robert Walls Leading goal scorer: Robert Walls - 59 goals

Hardcover Book - Football Record - First Round - 1974 - Carlton

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, navy blue

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1974 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1974. Captain & Coach: John Nicholls Leading Goal-kicker: Craig Davis - 45 goals Best & Fairest: Bruce Doull Retirements: John Nicholls - 331 games (club record)

Hardcover Book - Football Record - First Round - 1973 - Carlton

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, navy blue

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1973 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1973. Carlton would finish as Runners-Up, falling to Richmond in the 1973 Grand Final. Coach: John Nicholls Captain: John Nicholls Vice Captain: Robert Walls Leading goal scorer: Brian Walsh - 60 goals Best & Fairest: Peter Jones

Hardcover Book - Football Record - First Round - 1972 - Carlton

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, navy blue

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1972 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1972. Carlton would win their 11th VFL/AFL premiership, defeating Richmond by 27 points in the 1972 Grand Final. Carlton 8.4 18.6 25.9 28.9 177 Sat 07-Oct-1972 2:50 PM Att: 112,393 Venue: M.C.G. Richmond 5.4 10.9 15.15 22.18 150 Carlton won by 27 pts Captain: John Nicholls Coach: John Nicholls Leading Goal-kicker: Greg Kennedy - 76 Best & Fairest: Geoff Southby Leading Brownlow votes: Alex Jesaulenko, Trevor Keogh - 11

Hardcover Book - Football Record - First Round - 1971 - Carlton

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, nav blue

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1971 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1971. Captain: John Nicholls Coach: Ron Barassi Leading Goal-kicker: Alex Jesaulenko - 56 Best & Fairest: Geoff Southby

Black & White Photos - Bruce Doull

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Black & White photos

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Photographs of Bruce Doull

Significance

Group pf photos of Carlton Player Bruce Doull Career : 1969 - 1986 Debut : Round 5, 1969 vs South Melbourne, aged 18 years, 234 days Carlton Player No. 811 Games : 356 Goals : 22 Last Game : Grand Final, 1986 vs Hawthorn, aged 36 years, 16 days Guernsey Nos. 4 (1969-71) and 11 (1972-86) Height : 185 cm (6 ft. 1 in.) Weight : 87 kg (13 stone, 10 lbs.) DOB : 11 September, 1950 Premiership Player: 1972, 1979, 1981, 1982 Best and Fairest: 1974, 1977, 1980, 1984 Norm Smith Medal 1981 Carlton Hall of Fame (1987) Team of the Century Half Back Flank AFL Team of the Century Half Back Flank Carlton Legend By any measure, Bruce Doull was a champion. One the greatest defenders ever to have played the Australian code of football, he racked up a club record 352 matches for the Navy Blues (including six Grand Finals for four flags) in a 17-year career that stretched from 1969 to 1986. He was Carlton’s Best and Fairest four times, and a member of both the AFL and Carlton’s Team of the Century. It’s a curious fact, however, that we know comparatively little about him. An intensely private person, Bruce shunned publicity and rarely gave interviews. Instead, he let his football do the talking - by taking on and beating the best forwards in the game, week after week. Born Alexander Bruce Doull in Geelong in 1950, he was recruited by Carlton’s Under-19 squad in 1968 from the Jacana Football Club in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. In those early days he was a ruck-rover or half-forward, with a conservative haircut and a burning ambition to be a League footballer. The Blues were the reigning premiers, and the club’s roster was rich in talent across all three grades. Even so, Bruce played only a handful of games with the Under-19 squad (in guernsey number 53) before he was promoted to the Reserves and allocated the highly-prestigious number 4. Then, in only his second season at Princes Park, the shy youngster was selected to make his senior debut for Carlton in a home-ground match against South Melbourne in round 5, 1969. He sat on the reserves bench throughout the first half that afternoon, before being called on to replace the injured Alex Jesaulenko at half-time. Once on the field, Bruce made the occasion even more memorable by kicking his first career goal early in the third quarter, and Carlton held off the fast-finishing Swans to win by 25 points. Throughout 1969-70, Doull played another 14 matches as a winger, ruck-rover or half-forward. He was overlooked for a finals berth in both seasons, but mid-way through 1971, senior coach Ron Barassi told him that there was a regular spot available in defence if he wanted it bad enough, which Bruce certainly did. Given an opportunity to impress at half-back, his judgement, deceptive pace and strength in the air stood out, as did his remarkable poise and calmness under pressure. At 185 cm and 87 kg, Doull was no giant. Yet he soon demonstrated a remarkable ability to "play tall" in a key defensive role. And when the ball came to ground, he stayed in the contest because he never lost his concentration. His all-round agility was exceptional - making him equally as effective in a pocket or on a flank - and physical pressure rarely unsettled him.show_image.php?id=34774 In his 53rd senior appearance for Carlton - the 1972 VFL Grand Final - Doull stamped himself as a rising League star by subduing Richmond’s champion centre half-forward Royce Hart on the biggest stage of all. The Tigers kicked a huge 22.18 that afternoon, but Carlton booted 28.9 in the highest aggregate decider ever played, and collected an eleventh VFL Premiership. Hart was kept to just a handful of possessions and two goals for the match, so the media was soon clamouring for information about the Tiger star’s conqueror. Bruce complied, but he was uneasy in the spotlight and from then on was rarely available. At the same time, Doull had become the latest folk hero at Princes Park. Supporters loved his no-nonsense approach, his courage and his consistency. In keeping with his shy nature is the story of his playing numbers. More and more during his first three seasons in number 4, he was uncomfortable in the locker room because of the attention that was focused on him, in the presence of some of the club’s modern greats like Serge Silvagni (number 1), John Nicholls (2), Kevin Hall (3), Syd Jackson (5) and Garry Crane (6). Therefore, at the conclusion of the 1971 season he was granted a request to switch to guernsey number 11, which had become available due to the retirement of another idolised Carlton defender in John “Ragsy” Goold. With his new number, Bruce shifted only a few metres down the line of lockers, but for him, anywhere further from the limelight was appreciated. By his mid-twenties, Doull was sporting lavish sideboards and hair to his shoulders, which contrasted somewhat with his shy nature, and made him hard to mistake on the field. He won Carlton's Best and Fairest award in 1974, and followed up again in 1977, 1980 and 1984. In 1979 he collected his second Premiership medal when the Navy Blues knocked over Collingwood in a hard-fought, controversial Grand Final remembered for Wayne Harmes’ brilliant solo effort to seal the match. Two years later, Bruce’s finest hour arrived when the Blueboys broke myriads of Magpie hearts again to win the 1981 Grand Final by 20 points. Impassable all day at centre half-back, Doull beat four opponents, and was a worthy winner of the Norm Smith medal as Best on Ground. Twelve months on from that triumph, Bruce collected his fourth Premiership medal when the wounded Blues upset their other traditional rival, Richmond, for the '82 flag. By then nicknamed the “Flying Doormat” by TV commentator Lou Richards - in deference to his balding pate, shaggy beard and hair, kept under control by a navy blue or white headband - Doull led a Carlton defence that was rock-solid in the Blues' 18 point win. Although he would not have been overly concerned, plenty of good judges were gobsmacked afterwards when Bruce missed out on his second Norm Smith medal, which went instead to Richmond's Maurice Rioli. From 1976 to 1981, Bruce was a fixture in the Victorian State team, and earned a recall in 1984 at the age of 33. He was a remarkably durable and suffered a debilitating injury only once in his career, in 1985 – shortly after he had set a new games record at Carlton of 329 matches to succeed John Nicholls. He wrenched a knee at training a few days later, and ended up playing only three senior games for the season. Eventually, Doull made 356 appearances for Carlton, including 162 in succession to set another club record. He was never reported by the umpires for foul play, and widely respected for his fairness in playing the ball rather than the man. A former team-mate, Brent Crosswell once wrote: "Doull's game has a moral purity about it, and that is why opponents have always found it extremely difficult to be unfair to him. It would have shamed them." Carlton Coach of the Century David Parkin was equally as complimentary when he described Bruce as “the best team player I ever coached.” Doull’s final game for Carlton came in the sixth Grand Final of his career, when Hawthorn demolished the Blues in a one-sided 1986 decider. Star Hawks full-forward Jason Dunstall kicked six goals on the 36 year-old veteran in that match, but in the context of Bruce’s career as a whole, it was barely a blemish. He may have been a shy and reserved individual in public, but when Bruce Doull pulled on the famous Old Dark Navy Blue, he became one of the true legends of VFL/AFL football. Just one year after his retirement, Bruce was elected to the Carlton Hall of Fame. In September 1996 he was named on a half-back flank in the AFL Team of the 20th Century, and in 2000 filled the same spot in Carlton's Team of the Century. Then, in June 2014, during celebrations marking Carlton's 150th year of VFL/AFL competition, Bruce was named as one of the five greatest Blues of all time, alongside John Nicholls, Stephen Kernahan, Alex Jesaulenko and Stephen Silvagni. Footnotes On the way to victory in the 1982 Grand Final against Richmond, Doull was involved in a celebrated incident that stopped the game and both amused and infuriated the 107,536 fans at the ground. During a tense third quarter, Carlton was in front by one point when a naked female dashed out into the middle of the MCG. Wearing nothing but a Blues scarf, 18 year-old Helen D’Amico made a bee-line for Doull, and tried to embrace him before she was intercepted by his team-mate Wayne Johnston and disturbed match officials. With the crowd in uproar, she was bundled into an over-sized cardigan and marched off the ground, as Carlton went on to upset the Tigers by 18 points. It later emerged that Ms D’Amico had been working as a strip-tease artist at an Adelaide nightclub, and her streak was a publicity stunt. Milestones 50 Games: Semi Final, 1972 vs Richmond 100 Games: Round 22, 1974 vs St Kilda 150 Games: Round 3, 1977 vs St Kilda 200 Games: Round 14, 1979 vs Fitzroy 250 Games: Round 18, 1981 vs Geelong 300 Games: Round 19, 1983 vs St Kilda 350 Games: Round 19, 1986 vs Collingwood Career Highlights 1972 - 5th Best & Fairest 1972 - Premiership Player 1973 - 8th Best & Fairest 1974 - Robert Reynolds Memorial Trophy - Best & Fairest Award 1975 - Arthur Reyment Memorial Trophy - 2nd Best & Fairest 1976 - Arthur Reyment Memorial Trophy - 2nd Best & Fairest 1977 - Robert Reynolds Memorial Trophy - Best & Fairest Award 1979 - 7th Best & Fairest 1979 - Premiership Player 1980 - Robert Reynolds Memorial Trophy - Best & Fairest Award 1981 - 4th Best & Fairest 1981 - Norm Smith Medal 1981 - Premiership Player 1982 - 5th Best & Fairest 1982 - Premiership Player 1983 - 2nd Best & Fairest 1984 - Robert Reynolds Memorial Trophy - Best & Fairest Award 1984 - Best Clubman Award Links Articles: Bruce Doull Speaks | Yesowooloonko - You Beauty! | Moving Guernsey Numbers - UP! | Carlton's Magnificent Seven Footage Interview after the 1981 Grand Final: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzAqqk2u6y0 Toyota Bruce Doull Advertisement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk_yu4t8vYQ Driving with Sam Pang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNwUaqVYBDo Bruce Doull vs Glenn Archer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVmHGMLFVqg Blueseum: Playing Career of Bruce Doull | Carlton Legends | Career Breakdown | Doull's Blueseum Image Gallery Video 1972 1973 1976 1977-79 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 Interview

Hardcover Book - Football Record - First Round - 1970 - Carlton

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, navy blue

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1970 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and way season of 1970. Carlton would win their 10th VFL/AFL premiership in 1970, defeating Collingwood by 10 points in the 1970 Grand Final. Collingwood 4.8 10.13 13.16 14.17 101 Sat 26-Sep-1970 2:50 PM Att: 121,696 Venue: M.C.G. Carlton 0.3 4.5 12.5 17.9 111 Carlton won by 10 pts Captain: John Nicholls Coach: Ron Barassi Leading Goal-kicker: Alex Jesaulenko - 115 goals Best & Fairest: Adrian Gallagher

Hardcover Book - Football Record - First Round - 1969 - Carlton

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, navy

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1969 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1969. Carlton would finish as Runners-Up, falling to Richmond in the 1969 Grand Final. Captain: John Nicholls Coach: Ron Barassi Leading Goal-kicker: Alex Jesaulenko - 66 goals Best & Fairest: Garry Crane

Hardcover Book - Football Record - First Round - 1968 - Carlton

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, navy blue

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1968 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1968. Carlton would win their ninth VFL/AFL premiership in 1968 defeating Essendon by 3 points in the 1968 Grand Final. Essendon 2.1 5.1 6.4 8.5 53 Sat 28-Sep-1968 2:50 PM Att: 116,828 Venue: M.C.G. Carlton 2.2 6.8 7.9 7.14 56 Carlton won by 3 pts

Hardcover Book - Football Record - First Round - 1967 - Carlton

Carlton Football Club, Carlton North

Hardcover book, navy blue

Historical information

Hardcover book made in 1967 made to keep original copies of “The Football Record”. This book contains all Football Records relating to Carlton games for the home and away season of 1967. Captain & Coach: Ron Barassi Leading Goal-kicker: Brian Kekovich - 36 goals Best & Fairest: John Nicholls