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Richmond (VFL)

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Introduction

1950 Argus Badges
1950 Argus Badges

Richmond is an inner city suburb to the east of the CBD. Richmond’s home grounds for many years, Punt Road Oval, is in the same park as the MCG. Richmond railway station is not just the closest station to Punt Road Oval, but form many it is the nearest train station to the MCG. Bordering Collingwood to the north, Richmond has a working class history, centred around the Bridge Road and Swan Street shopping strips.

The football team was formed in 1885, and success and a following build gradually. Not yet a strong team in 1897, Richmond was not one of the original eight VFL teams. Improvement in the early part of the new century saw the team win two VFA premierships, 1902 and 1905. An improved following, access to the impressive Punt Road Oval and without some of the spectator issues facing rival North Melbourne, Richmond entered the VFL in 1908, along with University.

Success in the VFL came relatively quickly with premierships in 1920 and 1921 with a team including Vic Thorpe at full back.

From 1927 to 1947 the Tigers won three premierships (1932,1934 and 1943) and in those 21 years missed the finals only four times with 11 Grand Finals appearances. Percy Bentley (1925-40), Jack Titus (1926-43) and Jack Dyer (1931-49) are among the many celebrated players of the period.

It would be twenty years before Richmond was again successful. Players such as dual Brownlow Medallist Roy Wright (1946-59) and 1952-57 captain, Des Rowe (1946-57) played in this period and their loss ended an era and Richmond fell to a wooden spoon in 1960.

By the late 1960’s Richmond again had a strong team and from 1965 played at the MCG rather than Punt Road. Kevin Sheedy (1967-79), Michael Green (1966-75), Francis Bourke (1967-81), Dick Clay (1966-76), Royce Hart (1967-77) and Kevin Bartlett (1965-83) were a key part of a string of five premierships; 1967, 1969, 1973, 1974 and 1980.


Team Name and Jumpers

Cgwil003 022 Richmond - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Cgwil003 022 Richmond - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards

No Changes 1919 - 1974







Team Photos


Photos by Charles Boyles



Photos by Unknown/Other Photographers

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Richmond Team Photos

Player Photos




Lists

Richmond
1933 Giant League and Association Colours

Reference_ Richmond Captains
Reference_ Richmond Coaches
Reference_ Richmond Best and Fairest
Reference_ Richmond Leading Goal Kicker
Reference_ Richmond Team of the Century

Reference_ Richmond Seconds Captains
Reference_ Richmond Seconds Coaches
Reference_ Richmond Seconds Best and Fairest

Reference_ Richmond Thirds Captains
Reference_ Richmond Thirds Coaches
Reference_ Richmond Thirds Best and Fairest







Results during Charles Boyles Work Period 1925-63

For more extensive results (and source data for this table), see
http://afltables.com/afl/afl_index.html
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Home Grounds

Punt Road Oval, East Melbourne (Richmond Home Ground -1964)

Interesting News Stories


Football -Richmond's Star Players
By Old Boy (Reginald Wilmot)
The Australasian Sat 8 Jun 1940 Page 14


168 Point Victory - 1931 v North Melbourne
Another "Football Flashback" THE DAY WHEN TIGERS MANGLED NORTH. (1950, July 22). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 12 Supplement: The Argus Week-end Magazine. Retrieved October 8, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22914481

1934 Grand Final
Another "Football Flashback" A SHORT CIRCUIT IN THE SOUTH DYNAMO!. (1950, June 24). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 8 Supplement: The Argus Week-End Magazine. Retrieved October 8, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22837837


Memorabilia


Richmond Annual Report 1950

Richmond Annual Report 1950 Cover - Source: Private Collection
Richmond Annual Report 1950 Cover - Source: Private Collection
Richmond Annual Report 1950 Bill Morris - Source: Private Collection - Photographer Unknown
Richmond Annual Report 1950 Bill Morris - Source: Private Collection - Photographer Unknown
Richmond Annual Report 1950 Les Goring - Source: Private Collection - Photographer Unknown
Richmond Annual Report 1950 Les Goring - Source: Private Collection - Photographer Unknown
Richmond Annual Report 1950 Jim Sheehan - Source: Private Collection - Photographer Unknown
Richmond Annual Report 1950 Jim Sheehan - Source: Private Collection - Photographer Unknown
Richmond Annual Report 1950 Team 15th July 1950 - Source: Private Collection - Photographer Charles Boyles
Richmond Annual Report 1950 Team 15th July 1950 - Source: Private Collection - Photographer Charles Boyles



Wikipedia - Richmond Football Club
AFL Tables - Richmond
http://www.yellowandblack.com.au/
http://www.flickr.com/groups/richmondfc/
http://www.bigfooty.com/forum/forums/richmond.16/





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