1914 VFL season

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1914 VFL Premiership season
Teams 10
Premiers Carlton
(4th premiership)
Minor premiers Carlton
(5th minor premiership)
Matches played 94
Highest attendance 30,495
Leading Goalkicker Medallist Dick Lee (Collingwood)
1913
1915

Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1914.

Premiership season[edit]

In 1914, the VFL competition consisted of 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 1914 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
Fitzroy 13.15 (93) Melbourne 5.7 (37) Brunswick Street Oval 25 April 1914
University 6.8 (44) South Melbourne 14.14 (98) MCG 25 April 1914
St Kilda 8.16 (64) Richmond 5.12 (42) Junction Oval 25 April 1914
Geelong 8.13 (61) Essendon 8.13 (61) Corio Oval 25 April 1914
Collingwood 8.8 (56) Carlton 6.20 (56) Victoria Park 25 April 1914

Round 2[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Essendon 12.14 (86) University 7.8 (50) EMCG 2 May 1914
Carlton 4.11 (35) St Kilda 6.12 (48) Princes Park 2 May 1914
South Melbourne 8.14 (62) Geelong 7.9 (51) Lake Oval 2 May 1914
Richmond 3.10 (28) Fitzroy 9.15 (69) Punt Road Oval 2 May 1914
Melbourne 6.7 (43) Collingwood 9.13 (67) MCG 2 May 1914

Round 3[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Geelong 10.14 (74) Melbourne 9.4 (58) Corio Oval 9 May 1914
Fitzroy 9.12 (66) South Melbourne 11.8 (74) Brunswick Street Oval 9 May 1914
Collingwood 12.18 (90) Richmond 4.12 (36) Victoria Park 9 May 1914
St Kilda 7.10 (52) Essendon 9.15 (69) Junction Oval 9 May 1914
University 4.8 (32) Carlton 13.24 (102) MCG 9 May 1914

Round 4[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Essendon 7.11 (53) Richmond 7.7 (49) EMCG 16 May 1914
St Kilda 17.13 (115) Melbourne 8.7 (55) Junction Oval 16 May 1914
University 11.5 (71) Geelong 13.9 (87) MCG 16 May 1914
Fitzroy 7.12 (54) Collingwood 7.10 (52) Brunswick Street Oval 16 May 1914
South Melbourne 8.4 (52) Carlton 7.10 (52) Lake Oval 16 May 1914

Round 5[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Collingwood 18.17 (125) University 7.11 (53) Victoria Park 23 May 1914
Carlton 4.4 (28) Fitzroy 6.10 (46) Princes Park 23 May 1914
South Melbourne 11.11 (77) St Kilda 9.12 (66) Lake Oval 23 May 1914
Richmond 10.17 (77) Geelong 6.17 (53) Punt Road Oval 23 May 1914
Melbourne 5.7 (37) Essendon 5.24 (54) MCG 23 May 1914

Round 6[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Essendon 5.11 (41) South Melbourne 5.13 (43) EMCG 30 May 1914
Carlton 13.19 (97) Melbourne 5.9 (39) Princes Park 30 May 1914
University 5.6 (36) Richmond 16.14 (110) MCG 30 May 1914
Geelong 4.8 (32) Fitzroy 6.4 (40) Corio Oval 30 May 1914
St Kilda 12.10 (82) Collingwood 5.14 (44) Junction Oval 30 May 1914

Round 7[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Richmond 4.12 (36) South Melbourne 7.12 (54) Punt Road Oval 6 June 1914
Melbourne 14.9 (93) University 5.16 (46) MCG 6 June 1914
Fitzroy 10.13 (73) St Kilda 7.6 (48) Brunswick Street Oval 6 June 1914
Collingwood 11.12 (78) Essendon 9.9 (63) Victoria Park 6 June 1914
Geelong 9.11 (65) Carlton 3.16 (34) Corio Oval 6 June 1914

Round 8[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Richmond 14.11 (95) Melbourne 6.17 (53) Punt Road Oval 8 June 1914
St Kilda 12.10 (82) Geelong 8.10 (58) Junction Oval 8 June 1914
University 3.6 (24) Fitzroy 15.18 (108) MCG 8 June 1914
South Melbourne 5.13 (43) Collingwood 6.10 (46) Lake Oval 8 June 1914
Essendon 6.3 (39) Carlton 11.10 (76) EMCG 8 June 1914

Round 9[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
St Kilda 15.11 (101) University 10.7 (67) Junction Oval 13 June 1914
Melbourne 8.7 (55) South Melbourne 13.12 (90) MCG 13 June 1914
Carlton 5.13 (43) Richmond 5.11 (41) Princes Park 13 June 1914
Fitzroy 10.6 (66) Essendon 7.8 (50) Brunswick Street Oval 13 June 1914
Geelong 9.17 (71) Collingwood 5.6 (36) Corio Oval 13 June 1914

Round 10[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
South Melbourne 9.16 (70) University 8.7 (55) Lake Oval 20 June 1914
Richmond 9.14 (68) St Kilda 9.12 (66) Punt Road Oval 20 June 1914
Essendon 9.13 (67) Geelong 5.11 (41) EMCG 20 June 1914
Carlton 6.16 (52) Collingwood 5.15 (45) Princes Park 20 June 1914
Melbourne 8.15 (63) Fitzroy 12.11 (83) MCG 20 June 1914

Round 11[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Geelong 9.20 (74) South Melbourne 6.9 (45) Corio Oval 27 June 1914
Fitzroy 10.11 (71) Richmond 4.15 (39) Brunswick Street Oval 27 June 1914
Collingwood 11.16 (82) Melbourne 7.10 (52) Victoria Park 27 June 1914
University 3.8 (26) Essendon 14.21 (105) MCG 27 June 1914
St Kilda 7.8 (50) Carlton 7.11 (53) Junction Oval 27 June 1914

Round 12[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Essendon 6.18 (54) St Kilda 8.6 (54) EMCG 4 July 1914
Carlton 11.21 (87) University 8.8 (56) Princes Park 4 July 1914
Melbourne 3.4 (22) Geelong 9.14 (68) MCG 4 July 1914
South Melbourne 10.4 (64) Fitzroy 7.12 (54) Lake Oval 4 July 1914
Richmond 9.11 (65) Collingwood 6.13 (49) Punt Road Oval 4 July 1914

Round 13[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Melbourne 7.6 (48) St Kilda 14.16 (100) MCG 11 July 1914
Geelong 8.17 (65) University 3.3 (21) Corio Oval 11 July 1914
Collingwood 5.7 (37) Fitzroy 3.16 (34) Victoria Park 11 July 1914
Carlton 11.14 (80) South Melbourne 9.6 (60) Princes Park 11 July 1914
Richmond 8.21 (69) Essendon 5.7 (37) Punt Road Oval 11 July 1914

Round 14[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
St Kilda 12.7 (79) South Melbourne 7.15 (57) Junction Oval 18 July 1914
Geelong 13.12 (90) Richmond 3.12 (30) Corio Oval 18 July 1914
Essendon 14.15 (99) Melbourne 6.5 (41) EMCG 18 July 1914
University 3.5 (23) Collingwood 15.13 (103) MCG 18 July 1914
Fitzroy 4.13 (37) Carlton 7.4 (46) Brunswick Street Oval 18 July 1914

Round 15[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Richmond 14.10 (94) University 10.11 (71) Punt Road Oval 25 July 1914
Fitzroy 8.5 (53) Geelong 11.13 (79) Brunswick Street Oval 25 July 1914
Collingwood 12.14 (86) St Kilda 7.5 (47) Victoria Park 25 July 1914
South Melbourne 4.8 (32) Essendon 15.14 (104) Lake Oval 25 July 1914
Melbourne 8.10 (58) Carlton 16.15 (111) MCG 25 July 1914

Round 16[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Carlton 4.12 (36) Geelong 5.4 (34) Princes Park 1 August 1914
South Melbourne 8.9 (57) Richmond 5.13 (43) Lake Oval 1 August 1914
University 6.12 (48) Melbourne 11.9 (75) MCG 1 August 1914
St Kilda 6.15 (51) Fitzroy 7.11 (53) Junction Oval 1 August 1914
Essendon 5.9 (39) Collingwood 6.12 (48) EMCG 1 August 1914

Round 17[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Melbourne 8.10 (58) Richmond 15.15 (105) MCG 22 August 1914
Geelong 9.7 (61) St Kilda 5.15 (45) Corio Oval 22 August 1914
Fitzroy 18.19 (127) University 6.2 (38) Brunswick Street Oval 22 August 1914
Collingwood 4.12 (36) South Melbourne 8.9 (57) Victoria Park 22 August 1914
Carlton 10.11 (71) Essendon 7.8 (50) Princes Park 22 August 1914

Round 18[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date
Essendon 9.14 (68) Fitzroy 7.8 (50) EMCG 29 August 1914
Collingwood 4.10 (34) Geelong 8.10 (58) Victoria Park 29 August 1914
University 7.10 (52) St Kilda 13.15 (93) MCG 29 August 1914
South Melbourne 10.18 (78) Melbourne 5.5 (35) Lake Oval 29 August 1914
Richmond 8.9 (57) Carlton 9.9 (63) Punt Road Oval 29 August 1914

Finals[edit]

All of the 1914 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
South Melbourne 5.14 (44) Geelong 5.7 (37)Note 1 MCG 5 September
Carlton 9.8 (62) Fitzroy 5.12 (42) MCG 12 September

Preliminary Final[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Date
South Melbourne 5.13 (43) Carlton 3.6 (24) MCG 19 September


Grand final[edit]

Main article: 1914 VFL Grand Final

Carlton defeated South Melbourne 6.9 (45) to 4.15 (39), in front of a crowd of 30427 people. (For an explanation of scoring see Australian rules football).

Ladder[edit]

1914 VFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA  % PTS
1 Carlton (P) 18 13 3 2 1122 865 129.71 56
2 South Melbourne 18 12 5 1 1113 1017 109.44 50
3 Fitzroy 18 12 6 0 1177 858 137.18 48
4 Geelong 18 11 6 1 1122 874 128.38 46
5 Collingwood 18 10 7 1 1114 928 120.04 42
6 Essendon 18 9 7 2 1139 944 120.66 40
7 St Kilda 18 9 8 1 1243 1052 118.16 38
8 Richmond 18 8 10 0 1084 1077 100.65 32
9 Melbourne 18 2 16 0 922 1505 61.26 8
10 University 18 0 18 0 813 1729 47.02 0
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against

Awards[edit]

Notable events[edit]

  • A crowd of 2,000 angry Carlton fans mobbed the field umpire after Carlton lost to St Kilda in round 2.
  • In Round 16, University lost its 49th consecutive match, breaking the record of 48 consecutive losses set by St Kilda in 1897–1899. University dropped out of the league and folded at the end of the season, having lost its last 51 matches. As of 2014, this remains the longest losing streak in VFL/AFL history.[1]
  • In his 27th and final game of VFL football in Round 18, Arthur Fitzroy Best kicked the entire Melbourne score of 5.5 (35).

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

:1.^ Geelong's score in the first semi-final is given in different sources as either 5.7 (37)[2][3] or 5.8 (38).[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Streaks – All Teams". AFL Tables. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "1914 Season Scores". AFL Tables. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  3. ^ VFL Football Record, 12 September 1914, p. 29 
  4. ^ "Football League Semi-Final - South Melbourne Win - A Disappointing Game". The Argus (Melbourne, VIC). 7 September 1914. p. 13. 
  5. ^ Rodgers, Stephen (1992), Every Game Ever Played - VFL/AFL Results 1897–1991, Ringwood, VIC: Viking O'Neil, p. 109 
  • Hogan, P., The Tigers Of Old, The Richmond Football Club, (Richmond), 1996. ISBN 0-646-18748-1
  • Maplestone, M., Flying Higher: History of the Essendon Football Club 1872-1996, Essendon Football Club, (Melbourne), 1996. ISBN 0-9591740-2-8
  • 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
  • Ross, J. (ed.), The Australian Football Hall of Fame, HarperCollinsPublishers, (Pymble), 1999. ISBN 0-7322-6426-X
  • Atkinson, Graeme 3AW Book of Footy Records, Magistra Publishing Company Pty Ltd (South Melbourne), 1989. ISBN 1863210091

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