Era, era on the wall: 1939 – 1948

Jeff Dowsing’s look back at VFL Grand Final eras continues. Today: The World War Two years. Bluey Truscott, The Bloodbath of ’45, ‘King’ Dick and Captain Blood.

Era, era on the wall, which was the greatest of them all?

Wondering how to get your footy fix until next April? In the first of a nine-part series, Jeff Dowsing has scoured the history books looking at Footy ‘then’ to understand footy ‘now’. While this series has a distinctly VFL focus, the question remains: has much really changed in footy?

Side by side, back to back

On Friday night the Magpies and Swans engage in the most important game they’ve played against eachother for 76 years.  This is the Collingwood’s 50 Most Sensational Games story of the 1936 Grand Final. 1936 Grand final MCG, Saturday 5 October CROWD: 74,091 UMPIRE: Blackburn Collingwood            3.6.24   7.16.58   8.19.67   11.23.89 South Melbourne    3.4.22     5.7.37   8.12.60   10.18.78 BEST COLLINGWOOD – Pannam, Whelan, Carmody, Kyne, [Read more]