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Ollie Grieve

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Born: 30-Oct-1920
Died: Feb-19781
Height: 183 cm (Wikipedia)


Career

Player
Carlton (VFL) Senior Team 1942, 1944, 1946-52
Motor Division (Services) 1942
Eaglehawk (BdFL) 1953-19552

Coach
Eaglehawk (BdFL) 1953-1955

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LEAGUE FOOTBALLERS OF 1950-FULL BACKS Percy Taylor

Argus 6-May-1950 P7

OLLIE GRIEVE, from Carlton, comes from Bacchus Marsh, where so many other good players were located by Carlton and scouts from other clubs. Harry Vallence and Keith Shea, for Carlton, and Marcus Whelan, for Collingwood, are three who come to mind.

He had his first senior game in 1942, when he was tried on the ball and forward, and it is only in the last three years that he has become a full back of note. He was generally regarded as the best in that position in the League in at least two years. That he was good and consistent is proved by the fact that he was runner-up to the Brownlow Medal winner in 1948-a unique achievement for a full back.

Grieve has now had 82 games for Carlton, and has also played for Victoria. Fast and active, he is 6ft. 0 1/2 in., and 12 1/2 stone, and a grand mark and kick. He is quiet and reserved, but of a friendly disposition, and likes a joke.

Ollie always laughs when he re- calls the grand final series last year. In the semi-final Ken Baxter covered himself with glory by kicking seven foals against the talented Jock McCorkell, of North Melbourne, but was unsuccessful against Essendon in the grand final.

After the game, with every Carlton player and official disappointed and dejected. Ken remarked: "It was bad luck. If I had been playing we might have had a chance!"

Ollie formerly worked at a brewery, but now he is in the hotel side of the trade. He is learning the business in the hope of being "mine host" one of these days. He is married and has two children.

Ollie Grieve  Argus 6 May 1950 P7
Ollie Grieve Argus 6 May 1950 P7





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Ollie Grieve and Fred Stafford 1948_49 Football Souvenir Magazine Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Ollie Grieve and Fred Stafford 1948_49 Football Souvenir Magazine Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Argus Magazine - Lets Look at Footy 1953 p05 Ollie Grieve Carlton - Source: State Library of Victoria
Argus Magazine - Lets Look at Footy 1953 p05 Ollie Grieve Carlton - Source: State Library of Victoria
Card 102 - Ollie Grieve - 1949 Kornies Victorian Footballers Source:GoldnPawn
Card 102 - Ollie Grieve - 1949 Kornies Victorian Footballers Source:GoldnPawn
Card 102 - Ollie Grieve - 1949 Kornies Victorian Footballers Source:GoldnPawn
Card 102 - Ollie Grieve - 1949 Kornies Victorian Footballers Source:GoldnPawn


Ollie Grieve  Argus 6 May 1950 P7
Ollie Grieve Argus 6 May 1950 P7



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