1910 VFL season

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1910 VFL Premiership season
Dick Lee.jpg
Dick Lee
Teams 10
Premiers Collingwood
(3rd premiership)
Minor premiers Carlton
(4th minor premiership)
Matches played 94
Highest attendance 42,577
Leading Goalkicker Medallist Dick Lee (Collingwood)
Percy Martini (Geelong)
1909
1911

Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1910.

Premiership season[edit]

In 1910, the VFL competition comprised ten teams of 18 on-the-field players each, with no "reserves", although any of the 18 players who had left the playing field for any reason could later resume their place on the field at any time during the match.

Each team played each other twice in a home-and-away season of 18 rounds.

Once the 18 round home-and-away season had finished, the 1910 VFL Premiers were determined by the specific format and conventions of the amended "Argus system".

Round 1[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
St Kilda 3.12 (30) University 7.10 (52) Junction Oval 30 April 1910
Essendon 3.18 (36) Fitzroy 9.10 (64) EMCG 30 April 1910
Carlton 9.9 (63) Collingwood 5.5 (35) Princes Park 30 April 1910
South Melbourne 11.12 (78) Richmond 4.8 (32) Lake Oval 30 April 1910
Melbourne 6.6 (42) Geelong 13.21 (99) MCG 30 April 1910

Round 2[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Fitzroy 14.15 (99) St Kilda 4.12 (36) Brunswick Street Oval 14 May 1910
Collingwood 13.9 (87) South Melbourne 5.16 (46) Victoria Park 14 May 1910
Richmond 16.18 (114) Melbourne 5.7 (37) Punt Road Oval 14 May 1910
University 8.10 (58) Essendon 15.17 (107) EMCG 14 May 1910
Geelong 6.9 (45) Carlton 10.15 (75) Corio Oval 14 May 1910

Round 3[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Fitzroy 7.11 (53) Geelong 9.13 (67) Brunswick Street Oval 21 May 1910
Collingwood 13.13 (91) St Kilda 2.6 (18) Victoria Park 21 May 1910
University 10.13 (73) Richmond 7.10 (52) EMCG 21 May 1910
South Melbourne 10.7 (67) Essendon 11.7 (73) Lake Oval 21 May 1910
Melbourne 5.6 (36) Carlton 9.15 (69) MCG 21 May 1910

Round 4[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Geelong 6.9 (45) University 9.4 (58) Corio Oval 28 May 1910
Carlton 6.13 (49) South Melbourne 4.8 (32) Princes Park 28 May 1910
St Kilda 7.9 (51) Melbourne 8.6 (54) Junction Oval 28 May 1910
Richmond 7.19 (61) Fitzroy 4.8 (32) Punt Road Oval 28 May 1910
Essendon 6.7 (43) Collingwood 4.17 (41) EMCG 28 May 1910

Round 5[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
South Melbourne 6.14 (50) University 7.6 (48) Lake Oval 4 June 1910
Geelong 5.16 (46) Richmond 4.5 (29) Corio Oval 4 June 1910
Essendon 8.15 (63) St Kilda 7.9 (51) EMCG 4 June 1910
Collingwood 10.16 (76) Melbourne 4.4 (28) Victoria Park 4 June 1910
Fitzroy 9.9 (63) Carlton 14.20 (104) Brunswick Street Oval 4 June 1910

Round 6[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Geelong 11.12 (78) South Melbourne 6.6 (42) Corio Oval 6 June 1910
St Kilda 7.7 (49) Richmond 8.14 (62) Junction Oval 6 June 1910
Melbourne 10.7 (67) Essendon 16.21 (117) MCG 6 June 1910
Fitzroy 7.9 (51) Collingwood 11.14 (80) Brunswick Street Oval 6 June 1910
University 5.5 (35) Carlton 11.8 (74) EMCG 6 June 1910

Round 7[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Carlton 6.15 (51) Essendon 7.10 (52) Princes Park 11 June 1910
South Melbourne 11.15 (81) Melbourne 6.10 (46) Lake Oval 11 June 1910
St Kilda 9.6 (60) Geelong 10.14 (74) Junction Oval 11 June 1910
University 13.14 (92) Fitzroy 8.8 (56) EMCG 11 June 1910
Richmond 5.7 (37) Collingwood 6.9 (45) Punt Road Oval 11 June 1910

Round 8[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
St Kilda 4.5 (29) South Melbourne 6.13 (49) Junction Oval 18 June 1910
Essendon 5.12 (42) Geelong 2.9 (21) EMCG 18 June 1910
Collingwood 6.10 (46) University 6.6 (42) Victoria Park 18 June 1910
Melbourne 6.14 (50) Fitzroy 8.18 (66) MCG 18 June 1910
Richmond 7.6 (48) Carlton 7.15 (57) Punt Road Oval 18 June 1910

Round 9[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Fitzroy 7.13 (55) South Melbourne 11.6 (72) Brunswick Street Oval 25 June 1910
Carlton 9.10 (64) St Kilda 4.7 (31) Princes Park 25 June 1910
University 7.7 (49) Melbourne 4.11 (35) EMCG 25 June 1910
Richmond 6.10 (46) Essendon 9.14 (68) Punt Road Oval 25 June 1910
Geelong 10.9 (69) Collingwood 6.11 (47) Corio Oval 25 June 1910

Round 10[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Richmond 10.7 (67) South Melbourne 10.11 (71) Punt Road Oval 2 July 1910
Geelong 15.10 (100) Melbourne 8.3 (51) Corio Oval 2 July 1910
University 7.12 (54) St Kilda 6.9 (45) EMCG 2 July 1910
Fitzroy 11.5 (71) Essendon 12.17 (89) Brunswick Street Oval 2 July 1910
Collingwood 2.10 (22) Carlton 6.15 (51) Victoria Park 2 July 1910

Round 11[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Melbourne 4.10 (34) Richmond 12.15 (87) MCG 9 July 1910
Essendon 8.9 (57) University 11.9 (75) EMCG 9 July 1910
Carlton 16.11 (107) Geelong 3.15 (33) Princes Park 9 July 1910
St Kilda 4.10 (34) Fitzroy 8.14 (62) Junction Oval 9 July 1910
South Melbourne 13.17 (95) Collingwood 4.9 (33) Lake Oval 9 July 1910

Round 12[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Richmond 5.11 (41) University 10.7 (67) Punt Road Oval 16 July 1910
Essendon 6.9 (45) South Melbourne 5.4 (34) EMCG 16 July 1910
Carlton 13.22 (100) Melbourne 4.11 (35) Princes Park 16 July 1910
Geelong 11.6 (72) Fitzroy 4.9 (33) Corio Oval 16 July 1910
St Kilda 6.8 (44) Collingwood 7.12 (54) Junction Oval 16 July 1910

Round 13[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Melbourne 6.12 (48) St Kilda 4.11 (35) MCG 23 July 1910
Fitzroy 3.7 (25) Richmond 5.5 (35) Brunswick Street Oval 23 July 1910
Collingwood 5.13 (43) Essendon 2.9 (21) Victoria Park 23 July 1910
University 8.13 (61) Geelong 5.8 (38) EMCG 23 July 1910
South Melbourne 4.7 (31) Carlton 6.8 (44) Lake Oval 23 July 1910

Round 14[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Carlton 5.13 (43) Fitzroy 4.16 (40) Princes Park 30 July 1910
University 3.6 (24) South Melbourne 10.7 (67) EMCG 30 July 1910
Richmond 5.12 (42) Geelong 6.6 (42) Punt Road Oval 30 July 1910
St Kilda 5.8 (38) Essendon 11.11 (77) Junction Oval 30 July 1910
Melbourne 7.6 (48) Collingwood 9.12 (66) MCG 30 July 1910

Round 15[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Richmond 8.6 (54) St Kilda 1.10 (16) Punt Road Oval 6 August 1910
Collingwood 7.12 (54) Fitzroy 6.6 (42) Victoria Park 6 August 1910
South Melbourne 11.12 (78) Geelong 3.8 (26) Lake Oval 6 August 1910
Essendon 4.18 (42) Melbourne 7.12 (54) EMCG 13 August 1910
Carlton 11.12 (78) University 6.14 (50) Princes Park 13 August 1910

Round 16[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Melbourne 8.6 (54) South Melbourne 8.10 (58) MCG 20 August 1910
Geelong 7.11 (53) St Kilda 3.6 (24) Corio Oval 20 August 1910
Fitzroy 3.5 (23) University 7.6 (48) Brunswick Street Oval 20 August 1910
Collingwood 8.13 (61) Richmond 5.4 (34) Victoria Park 20 August 1910
Essendon 8.12 (60) Carlton 7.10 (52) EMCG 20 August 1910

Round 17[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Fitzroy 12.16 (88) Melbourne 2.11 (23) Brunswick Street Oval 27 August 1910
Carlton 9.8 (62) Richmond 6.9 (45) Princes Park 27 August 1910
South Melbourne 11.11 (77) St Kilda 10.5 (65) Lake Oval 27 August 1910
Geelong 10.19 (79) Essendon 10.11 (71) Corio Oval 27 August 1910
University 9.5 (59) Collingwood 10.15 (75) EMCG 27 August 1910

Round 18[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Melbourne 9.6 (60) University 7.7 (49) MCG 3 September 1910
Essendon 6.14 (50) Richmond 7.9 (51) EMCG 3 September 1910
Collingwood 4.13 (37) Geelong 2.9 (21) Victoria Park 3 September 1910
South Melbourne 7.10 (52) Fitzroy 4.5 (29) Lake Oval 3 September 1910
St Kilda 5.6 (36) Carlton 2.12 (24) Junction Oval 3 September 1910

Ladder[edit]

1910 VFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA  % PTS
1 Carlton 18 15 3 0 1167 729 160.08 60
2 Collingwood (P) 18 13 5 0 993 812 122.29 52
3 South Melbourne 18 12 6 0 1080 884 122.17 48
4 Essendon 18 12 6 0 1113 963 115.58 48
5 Geelong 18 10 7 1 1008 952 105.88 42
6 University 18 10 8 0 994 979 101.53 40
7 Richmond 18 7 10 1 937 913 102.63 30
8 Fitzroy 18 5 13 0 952 1048 90.84 20
9 Melbourne 18 4 14 0 802 1347 59.54 16
10 St Kilda 18 1 17 0 692 1111 62.29 4
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against

Finals[edit]

All of the 1910 finals were played at the MCG so the home team in the Semi Finals and Preliminary Final is purely the higher ranked team from the ladder but in the Grand Final the home team was the team that won the Preliminary Final.

Semi finals[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Date
Collingwood 14.11 (95) Essendon 5.7 (37) MCG 10 September
Carlton 6.17 (53) South Melbourne 10.5 (65) MCG 17 September

Preliminary Final[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Date
Collingwood 8.7 (55) South Melbourne 6.8 (44) MCG 24 September

Grand final[edit]

Main article: 1910 VFL Grand Final

Collingwood defeated Carlton 9.7 (61) to 6.11 (47), in front of a crowd of 42,577 people. (For an explanation of scoring see Australian rules football).

Team 1 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr Final
Carlton 1.2 2.6 4.9 6.11 (47)
Collingwood 4.3 5.3 8.5 9.7 (61)

Awards[edit]

Notable events[edit]

  • T.W Sherrin manufactures special footballs for the Premiership Finals.
  • Round 2, originally scheduled for 7 May, was postponed by one week, and remaining rounds pushed back by one week, due to the death of Edward VII on 6 May.[1]
  • In the last quarter of the round 4 match between Carlton and South Melbourne, Carlton's George Topping king-hit South Melbourne's Bert Streckfuss behind the play, causing spectators to jump the fence and participate in an all-in melee with players and officials. Topping was suspended for the remainder of 1910 and all of 1911 as a result of the incident.
  • Field umpire A. Noseda awards 100 free kicks in a single match (round 8 match between South Melbourne and St Kilda).
  • VFL conducts an inquiry into allegations that particular players from Carlton, Fitzroy, Melbourne, and South Melbourne had been paid to play "dead". In particular, Carlton's Doug Gillespie, Alex "Bongo" Lang, and Doug Fraser were investigated (the inquiry dealt with Lang and Fraser behind closed doors). Gillespie was exonerated, while Lang and Fraser were each suspended for five years.
  • St. Kilda, after losing its first seventeen games, defeated minor premier Carlton in a major upset in the last round to avoid its expected fifth winless season. It remains the worst start by a VFL/AFL team that did not finish winless, though equalled in 2001 by Fremantle.
  • Carlton player and Secretary Arthur Charles "Shooter" Ford was charged with abusing and physically threatening the field umpire (off the field) after Carlton's round 14 match against Fitzroy; Ford was suspended for 12 months and debarred from his role as Club Secretary. There was speculation that the issue between the two was connected with the suspension of George Topping earlier in the season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rodgers, Stephen, Every Game Ever Played, VFL/AFL Results 1897–1991, Ringwood, VIC: Viking O'Neal, p. 78 
  • Rogers, S. & Brown, A., Every Game Ever Played: VFL/AFL Results 1897-1997 (Sixth Edition), Viking Books, (Ringwood), 1998. ISBN 0-670-90809-6
  • Ross, J. (ed), 100 Years of Australian Football 1897-1996: The Complete Story of the AFL, All the Big Stories, All the Great Pictures, All the Champions, Every AFL Season Reported, Viking, (Ringwood), 1996. ISBN 0-670-86814-0

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