Almanac Footy (History): 40 Years Ago (plus 3 days)




What is ‘historic’ about this Sunday match in May 1982?



The Sunday game in this round is historical for what reason?



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  1. Here’s a wild guess: Barry Round was the only player on the field aged over 30; he had 8 touches and kicked 7.1 which ’rounded things out’ nicely!

  2. Had to check that! Correct, no idea how unusual, not what I was thinking of.

    Does not relate to any particular player

  3. Something happened for the 719th, and last, time

  4. Was it the first time Sydney was used rather than South Melbourne?

  5. According to the Age match review they were still South Melbourne but you are very close. What happened for the LAST time?

  6. Was it the final time the jumper with the V was used? Then the opera house jumper started

  7. I actually don’t remember that so can’t comment

  8. Ian Hauser says

    OK, Rick, put us out of our misery, please.

  9. It was the Swan’s last win under the name South Melbourne.

    They lost their next two after that, to Carlton at Princes Park then Hawthorn aback at the SCG, then became The Swans for the rest of the season. Their first outing with the new brand was a one-point loss to Richmond at the MCG; their first win two weeks later was a 96-point walloping of St Kilda, which kicked off a six-match winning streak ‘South Melbourne’ had not managed for many years.

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