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Reference_ 1945 VFL Grand Final - The Bloodbath

Carlton (VFL)
South Melbourne (VFL)

Argus 1-Oct-1945 p15 Grand Final: Source: Trove
Argus 1-Oct-1945 p15 Grand Final: Source: Trove


Barry Nicholls , Sporting Traditions V23 no 1 Nov 2006 wrote:
The first peacetime Victorian Football League (VFL) grand final for six years was played between South Melbourne and Carlton and became the only final known by its nickname. Won by Carlton this match is remembered not for its great moments of play (of which there must have been some), but rather for the mayhem created. By its end the much-anticipated final had deteriorated into a violent farce.


Result

Venue: Princes Park Date: Sat, 29-Sep-1945
Carlton 15 13 (103)
South Melbourne 10 15 (75)
http://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1945/031619450929.html

Furher Reading

One of the most famous Grand Finals in Australian Rules Football, the 1945 Grand Final still draws passion and opinion. Rather than repeat it all here, please follow the links below for the much told story of the match, the tribunal and the recriminations..


Teams


Carlton

B:Arthur SangerVin BrownJim Baird
HB:Bob ChittyBert DeaconJim Clark
C:Doug WilliamsClinton WinesHerb Turner
HF:Alec WayKen HandsLance Collins
F:Rod McLeanKen BaxterJim Mooring
Foll:Ron SavageJack BennettMick Price
19th:Charlie McInnes
Coach:Perce Bentley



South Melbourne

B:Brian KellyJim ClearyDon Grossman
HB:Bob MatlockJack WilliamsJack Danckert
C:Ted WhitfieldHerbie MatthewsBilly King
HF:Vic CastlesRon CleggKeith Smith
F:Alan LindenLaurie NashBilly Williams
Foll:Jack GrahamJack DempseyReg Richards
19th:Ron Hartridge
Coach:Bill Adams


Photos

1945 Bob Chitty Grand Final 1_33_26 - VFL On Film 1909-1945 - Marking Time V1
1945 Bob Chitty Grand Final 1_33_26 - VFL On Film 1909-1945 - Marking Time V1
1945 Grand Final Opening Bounce Ron Savage with Ball 1_33_47 - VFL On Film 1909-1945 - Marking Time V1
1945 Grand Final Opening Bounce Ron Savage with Ball 1_33_47 - VFL On Film 1909-1945 - Marking Time V1
1945 Jim Mooring kicks for goal Grand Final 1_35_42 - VFL On Film 1909-1945 - Marking Time V1
1945 Jim Mooring kicks for goal Grand Final 1_35_42 - VFL On Film 1909-1945 - Marking Time V1


AFL Tables - 1945 VFL Grand Final
Wikipedia - 1945 VFL Grand Final
Blueseum - 1945 VFL Grand Final
http://www.vicfootball.com.au/vic-football-articles/2001/9/22/the-grand-final-that-became-the-bloodbath/

No heading. (1945, October 1). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 15. Retrieved January 3, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page631680




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