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Reference_ 1930 VFL Grand Final

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Introduction

Collingwood won their fourth consecutive VFL Grand Final with a 30 point victory over Geelong.
Venue: M.C.G. Date: Sat, 11-Oct-1930 2:50 PM Attendance: 45,022

Season and Lead-up

Collingwood in 1930 had a formidable team

Gordon Coventry Australian Football Hall of Fame Legend
first player to reach 300 career games in the V/AFL.
VFL leading goalkicker 1926-1930, 1937
First player to kick 100 goals in a vFL season
118 Goals in 1930

James 'Jock' McHale Australian Football Hall of Fame Legend
Coached Collingwood 38 successive seasons; record 714 matches; premierships as coach 1917, 1919, 1927 to 1930 (four in a row), 1935 and 1936


Albert Collier (Collingwood, Fitzroy) - Hall of Fame
Harry Collier (Collingwood) - Hall of Fame - 1930 Coll bnFair
Bruce Andrew as an administrator

Reg Hickey - Hall of Fame
George 'Jocka' Todd - Hall of Fame - 1930 Geelong bnFair

Bill Kuhlken 57 Geelong Leading Goal kicker

When the VFL's Umpires Panel counted the votes that had been awarded during the 1930 season it found that three players had been considered best on the ground on four occasions (i.e., each had 4 votes): Harry Collier of Collingwood, Allan Hopkins of Footscray, and Stan Judkins of Richmond. The Panel advised the VFL of the tied result and, because there was no provision for a tied result, the Panel recommended that no Brownlow Medal be awarded for 1930.
As a consequence of its 1981 decision to change its rules relating to tied Brownlow Medal contests, the AFL awarded retrospective medals to Harry Collier and Allan Hopkins in 1989.

First year with reserve player
Last year with Argus Finals System
Coulter Law introduced

Teams


Collingwood

Collingwood 1930 - Australasian 18-Oct-1930 p29
Collingwood 1930 - Australasian 18-Oct-1930 p29


B:Albert LauderCharlie DibbsPercy Bowyer
HB:Harold RumneyAlbert CollierGeorge Clayden
C:Bruce Andrew b1908Jack BeveridgeHarry Chesswas
HF:Bob MakehamFrank MurphyBill Aldag
F:Horrie EdmondsGordon CoventryHarry Collier
Foll:Syd CoventryLen MurphyBilly Libbis
Reserve(s):Fred Froude
Coach:Jock McHale


Geelong

Geelong 1930 - Australasian 18-Oct-1930 p29
Geelong 1930 - Australasian 18-Oct-1930 p29


B:Milton LambGeorge ToddFrank Mockridge
HB:Arthur CoghlanReg HickeyRupe McDonald
C:Frank KeppelJack Williams b1902Jack Carney
HF:Arthur RaysonJack Collins b1910Les Hardiman
F:Ted LlewellynBill KuhlkenBob Troughton
Foll:Peter HardimanJack EvansLen Metherell
Reserve(s):Ralph Lancaster
Coach:Arthur Coghlan


Reference_ 1930 VFL Grand Final - Winning Team (Collingwood)
Reference_ 1930 VFL Grand Final - Defeated Team (Geelong)

The Game

TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Collingwood3.2 (20)3.7 (25)11.13 (79)14.16 (100)
Geelong2.5 (17)6.10 (46)6.11 (47)9.16 (70)
CW by 3GE by 21CW by 32CW by 30


Goals:
Collingwood: G. Coventry 7, Makeham 2, Beveridge, H. Collier, Edmonds, Froude, L. Murphy
Geelong: Troughton 3, Llewellyn 2, L. Hardiman, Kuhlken, Rayson, Williams

Argus 6Oct1930 p7 Spoiling his Mark
Argus 6Oct1930 p7 Spoiling his Mark
The Age 6Oct1930 p10 Flying High
The Age 6Oct1930 p10 Flying High
Argus 13Oct1930 p7 Three to One
Argus 13Oct1930 p7 Three to One
The Age 13Oct1930 p6 Great Leap by L Hardiman
The Age 13Oct1930 p6 Great Leap by L Hardiman
Grand Final 1930 - Australasian 18-Oct-1930 p29
Grand Final 1930 - Australasian 18-Oct-1930 p29


More Photos

Collingwood's Fourth Successive Pennant. (1930, October 16). Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic. : 1885 - 1939), p. 8. Retrieved June 7, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article146454902

Match Reports

LEAGUE GRAND FINAL. (1930, October 13). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 10. Retrieved February 1, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4208428

The Age Match Report 13 Oct 1930 p6
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=3Y8TAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xpYDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7220%2C3792951




The Aftermath

Four consecutive Premierships is a record for the AFL/VFL, but it is not a national record. A number of teams have strung together up to seven consecutive Premierships.

http://www.oocities.org/jsmooth_00001/Footyfacts.html
MOST SUCCESSIVE PREMIERSHIPS
7 by Eastern Suburbs (NSW) between 1953 & 1959
6 by Norwood (SA) between 1878 & 1883
by Port Adelaide (SA) between 1954 & 1959
by Launceston (NTFA) between 1933 & 1938
by Newtown (NSW) between 1945 & 1950

An example closer to home would be Essendon, who won four consecutive VFA premierships from 1891-94.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1930_VFL_Grand_Final
http://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1930/040919301011.html

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