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Reference_ 1925 VFL Grand Final

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TheAge 12Oct1925p7 Geelong Premiers
TheAge 12Oct1925p7 Geelong Premiers


Introduction

Geelong ended the home and away season on top of the ladder. Geelong was defeated by Melbourne in the Semi Final but as minor premiers they were guaranteed in the Grand Final.
Collingwood ended the home and away season in fourth position, but only by percentage. A narrow win over 1924 premiers Essendon in the Semi Final was followed by a strong win over Melbourne in the Preliminary final.

Collingwood and Geelong had only played once through the season, at Geelong’s Corio oval, with Geelong the winners by 9 points.

There was no Grand Final in 1924 and in that season, the premiership was decided by a round robin of the finals teams. The 1924 experiment was not successful and 1925 saw the return of a Grand Final match. 1925 was also the first season of the expanded VFL competition with Footscray, Hawthorn and North Melbourne joined the competition.

Teams

No Substitutes or reserve players in 1925

Geelong

Geelong’s most experienced players, each with 100+ League games to date were Tom Fitzmaurice who had been part of Essendon’s 1923 and 24 premiership teams), as well as full forward (and the Leagues 1925 Leading Goal Kicker) Lloyd Hagger as well as captain Cliff Rankin. The 1924 inaugural Brownlow medallist Edward Greeves played in Geelong’s centre, Greeves also polled 2nd in the Brownlow count in 1925.

BLes SmithKeith JohnsDave Ferguson b1903
HBBill HuddTom FitzmauriceKen Leahy
CEdward StevensonEdward GreevesJack Williams b1902
HFArthur RaysonGeorge ToddJack Chambers
FCliff Rankin (c)Lloyd HaggerSyd Hall
FollEric FlemingDenis HeagneyJim Warren
Res(s):N/A
Coach:Cliff Rankin


Collingwood

Collingwood did not have any players with over 100 games, but a in overall experience, the magpies came into the game slightly better. Geelong’s players totalled 834 League games between then and Collingwood’s players had 860. In 1925 Syd Coventry polled highest in the Brownlow count for Collingwood and was equal 5th with four other players. Gordon Coventry was second behind Geelong’s Lloyd Hagger as the League leading goal kicker.

BGeorge BeasleyCharlie DibbsJim Shanahan
HBCharlie Tyson (c)Bob MakehamErnie Wilson
CCharlie MilburnHarry ChesswasLeo Wescott
HFJohn HarrisFrank MurphyJim Lawn
FLes StainsbyGordon CoventryReg Baker
FollSyd CoventryLaurie MurphyReynolds Webb
Res(s):N/A
Coach:Jock McHale


Reference_ 1925 VFL Grand Final - Winning Team (Geelong)
Reference_ 1925 VFL Grand Final - Defeated Team (Collingwood)

The Game


MCG, 10th October 1925

TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Geelong3.2 (20)7.8 (50)10.13 (73)10.19 (79)
Collingwood2.5 (17)4.9 (33)6.12 (48)9.15 (69)
GE by 3GE by 17GE by 25GE by 10


Cliff Rankin kicked 5 Goals for Geelong. No other player on either side kicked more than 2 goals.

Goal kickers:
Geelong: Rankin 5, Chambers, Hagger, Hall, Heagney, Stevenson
Collingwood: F.Murphy 2, Stainsby 2, Webb 2, Baker, Chesswas, Tyson

Argus 12Oct1925 p9 - 1925 VFL Grand Final
Argus 12Oct1925 p9 - 1925 VFL Grand Final


1925 Grand Final - The Road to Kardinia - Russell Stephens
1925 Grand Final - The Road to Kardinia - Russell Stephens



Match Review


Match Preview
Argus 9-Oct-1925 p5

Match Review
Argus 12-Oct-1925 p7

Geelong Football Club. Souvenir Premiership Book, Season 1925. Real Photos, designed by C.V.Bland, Jr - Leski Auctions 403-248 Photographer Unknown
Geelong Football Club. Souvenir Premiership Book, Season 1925. Real Photos, designed by C.V.Bland, Jr - Leski Auctions 403-248 Photographer Unknown
The Sun 12-Oct-25 p1 Geelong Rankin Hagger-- Source: Trove
The Sun 12-Oct-25 p1 Geelong Rankin Hagger-- Source: Trove
The Sun 12-Oct-25 p16 Grand Final-- Source: Trove
The Sun 12-Oct-25 p16 Grand Final-- Source: Trove
The Sun 12-Oct-25 p1 Geelong Supporters-- Source: Trove
The Sun 12-Oct-25 p1 Geelong Supporters-- Source: Trove
The Sun 12-Oct-25 p11 Geelong v Collingwood-- Source: Trove
The Sun 12-Oct-25 p11 Geelong v Collingwood-- Source: Trove
1925 Grand Final - Table Talk - 15-Oct-1925 p23
1925 Grand Final - Table Talk - 15-Oct-1925 p23



1925 Premiership from Geelong Advertiser

Geelong Advertiser 9 Oct 1925 P9 Grand Final Tomorrow
Geelong Advertiser 9 Oct 1925 P9 Grand Final Tomorrow

Grand Final Tomorrow
Geelong Advertiser 13 Oct 1925 P1 Grand Final Action
Geelong Advertiser 13 Oct 1925 P1 Grand Final Action

Grand Final Action
Geelong Advertiser 13 Oct 1925 P1 Grand Final Crowd
Geelong Advertiser 13 Oct 1925 P1 Grand Final Crowd

Grand Final Crowd
Geelong Advertiser 12 Oct 1925 P7 Premiership
Geelong Advertiser 12 Oct 1925 P7 Premiership

Premiership
Geelong Advertiser 13 Oct 1925 P1 Hagger Rankin Fleming
Geelong Advertiser 13 Oct 1925 P1 Hagger Rankin Fleming

Hagger Rankin Fleming
Geelong Advertiser 13 Oct 1925 P1 Rankin Carried
Geelong Advertiser 13 Oct 1925 P1 Rankin Carried

Rankin Carried
Geelong Advertiser 12 Oct 1925 P1 Post Premiership
Geelong Advertiser 12 Oct 1925 P1 Post Premiership

Post Premiership



Aftermath

Collingwood would get to the Grand Final in 1926 but lose again, this time to Melbourne. But From 1927 Collingwood would go on to win four premierships in a row.

Geelong would finish the 1926 Home and Away season second on the ladder behind Collingwood, but would go out to Essendon in the first week of the finals. Geelong would claim their next flag in 1931.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1925_VFL_Grand_Final
http://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1925/040919251010.html

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