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Bill Morris

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Born: 24-Apr-1921 (AFL Tables)
Died: 01-May-19601
Place of Death: Malvern East, Victoria2
Height: 188cm (AFL Tables)

Career

Player
Old Scotch / Melbourne Seconds3
Richmond (VFL) 1942, 1944-1951 - 140 Games, 98 Goals
Box Hill (VFA) 1952-1954

Comment


LEAGUE FOOTBALLERS OF 1950 — RUCKMEN by Percy Taylor

Argus 22 April 1950 p.3 The Argus Weekend Magazine

BILL MORRIS, of Richmond, at his best is a good second to Howell. No one in the game is more accurate in delivering the ball to his rover. Indeed, he has "palming" reduced to a fine art and football coaches will tell you that the ideal follower must palm- and not punch - the ball to the rover.

Bill has the ability to fly through the air from the side as well as from the front. It sometimes seems as though he were floating through the air. He can use either hand in propelling the ball, and seems to guide rather than hit the ball to his rover.

His friends call him "Ball Happy," as he is never without a ball in his hand. (It might be only a tennis ball, but he is throwing it about and hand- ling it-which probably has helped to give him that nice touch so necessary.

Morris is a left-footer, with a fair sense of direction; he always seems fit and relaxed, never strained. He also has remarkable judgment in his marking, and while he rests from. the ruck that marking ability enables him to turn attack after attack. Bill won the Brownlow Medal for best and fairest V.F.L. player in 1948, which indicates his class. He came from Melbourne seconds in 1942, and has played 104 games and kicked 70 goals in that time. What a champion Melbourne missed when it granted the clearance!

His employment as a traveller takes him into the country, and, last season at least, it seems to have taken the edge off his enthusiasm for the game. It might be no more than a passing phase, and club officials have noted with keen satisfaction that he seems to be training harder and keener this season than for some years.



Other Photos

Card 041 - Bill Morris - 1948 Kornies Card Source:Australian Football Cards
Card 041 - Bill Morris - 1948 Kornies Card Source:Australian Football Cards
Wm (Bill) Morris - Source: James Taylor - Photographer Unknown
Wm (Bill) Morris - Source: James Taylor - Photographer Unknown
The Sporting Globe Football Book 1946 p116 - Source:State Library of Victoria
The Sporting Globe Football Book 1946 p116 - Source:State Library of Victoria
Bill Morris Argus 22 Apr 1950 P3
Bill Morris Argus 22 Apr 1950 P3


More Photos

[+] AFL Tables - Bill Morris
Wikipedia - Bill Morris



Sources


1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Morris_%28Australian_rules_footballer%29
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Morris_%28Australian_rules_footballer%29
3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Morris_%28Australian_rules_footballer%29



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