Almanac (Footy) History: A radio call of the 1913 Grand Final…I’d like to hear that.


Mark Tenny has come up with a brilliant idea: to produce radio commentary for the great matches of days long gone. He introduces the concept with three calls here:




Click on the link to The Australian Football Theatre Company’s website to hear…


Fitzroy’s 1913 premiership against Roy Cazaly’s St.Kilda team has been recreated by The Australian Football Theatre Company where the Saints have taken a mark in the goal square, are two points down, with minutes to play. One of those games where you are engaged until the final siren sounds. Leading VFL goalkicker Fitzroy’s Jimmy Freake, Coach Percy Parratt and Captain Bill Walker, and Roy Cazaly and his teammates are all  brought “back to to life” with this amazing audio commentary.


Also a 13 minute highlights package of the bloodiest Grand Final of all time, the 1910 Carlton v Collingwood match where Collingwood’s Jock McHale and Dick Lee are up against the Carlton team savaged by suspensions due to bribery allegations on the eve of the finals.


Jack Dyer’s Tigers are five points down against Dick Reynolds’ Bombers at 3/4 time of the 1943 Grand Final. An 11 minute last quarter highlight package featuring the legends of the era in this war-time grand final classic.


To listen to the commentary visit the site of The Australian Football Theatre Company HERE





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About Mark Tenny

A long time Saints fan, having moved from Aspendale, Melbourne when I was 12 to Adelaide, where I became a Crows member just to watch the Victorian teams play! Although a Saints fan, I am a fan of football just as much. I love hearing and reading the stories of footballers and of their clubs and hope to add to the enjoyment of all football followers my stories, that will hopefully bring a smile to peoples faces.


  1. What an absolute ripper of an idea.

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