Footy History: Do you now what team this is?

Citrus Bob Utber needs your help identifying the team(s) in the pictures below. Can you help?

 

A challenge for the Almanac’s many history buffs.

 

 

 

 

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About Bob Utber

At 75 years of age, 'Citrus Bob' Utber is doing what he wanted to do as a 14-year old: writing, talking and watching sport. How good is that!?! He lives in Mildura with his wife and 'furry kids'; a labradoodle "Freddy Flintoff" and a groodle named "Chloe on Flinders".

Comments

  1. Huge grandstand in the second one, must be in wealthy area…

  2. Sort of wishing they are the most recent Collingwood premiership teams, but possibly not….

  3. I reckon they’re both from down Geelong way. The top picture could be a works team wearing whatever footy gear they owned. The hoops worn by a couple make me think Geelong.

    The stand in the second picture is almost definitely the old Corio Oval grandstand in Eastern Park, Geelong. The team? No idea but I’ll hazard a guess at East Geelong around 1910. My old grandpa might have been at the game. He loved the local Geelong footy, especially games involving St Mary’s.

    Cheers, Burkie

  4. citrus bob says

    Burkie you are right in regard to the second photo is of the old crio oval and their grandstand and I think the team is Geelong Postal or something like that. Will find out more. They look a formidable lot!

    The first photo circa 1905?

    Bucko – the first photo could be the Collingwood team having left the ground against Hawthorn (5/7/2019).

    Noel Mc – don’t think Corio would have been too effluent (thanks Kath!)

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