Almanac Footy – The 1954 Grand Final: Melbourne v Footscray



In preparation for Saturday’s season decider, let’s go back to the last time this year’s Grand Finalists clashed for the flag – 1954 – and revisit how that match unfolded.


Iconic sports journalist Percy Beames reported the match for The Age. Read his match report here.



Footscray’s winning 1954 team


To read a review of the 1954 campaign from a Footscray perspective click here.


To read a thumbnail sketch of match details click here.


To read Neil Anderson’s eye-witness account of that great day for the Dogs click here.





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