1967 VFL season

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1967 VFL Premiership season
Teams 12
Premiers Richmond
(6th premiership)
Minor premiers Richmond
(6th minor premiership)
Consolation series Footscray
(3rd Consolation series win)
Matches played 112
Highest attendance 109,396
Coleman Medallist Doug Wade (Geelong)
Brownlow Medallist Ross Smith (St Kilda)
1966
1968

Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1967.

Premiership season[edit]

In 1967, the VFL competition consisted of twelve teams of 18 on-the-field players each, plus two substitute players, known as the 19th man and the 20th man. A player could be substituted for any reason; however, once substituted, a player could not return to the field of play under any circumstances.

Teams played each other in a home-and-away season of 18 rounds; matches 12 to 18 were the "home-and-way reverse" of matches 1 to 7.

Once the 18 round home-and-away season had finished, the 1967 VFL Premiers were determined by the specific format and conventions of the "Page-McIntyre system".

Round 1[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Hawthorn 20.12 (132) South Melbourne 15.12 (102) Glenferrie Oval 18,294 15 April 1967
North Melbourne 8.14 (62) Melbourne 9.13 (67) Arden Street Oval 13,690 15 April 1967
St Kilda 22.13 (145) Footscray 9.10 (64) Moorabbin Oval 28,564 15 April 1967
Richmond 15.20 (110) Essendon 11.9 (75) MCG 56,387 15 April 1967
Geelong 13.13 (91) Collingwood 13.12 (90) Kardinya Park 35,151 15 April 1967
Fitzroy 5.6 (36) Carlton 18.22 (130) Princes Park 24,211 15 April 1967

Round 2[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Footscray 12.6 (78) Richmond 8.22 (70) Western Oval 19,286 22 April 1967
Essendon 7.11 (53) St Kilda 8.8 (56) Windy Hill 26,100 22 April 1967
Collingwood 16.17 (113) North Melbourne 7.8 (50) Victoria Park 23,576 22 April 1967
Carlton 12.16 (88) Hawthorn 6.8 (44) Princes Park 31,558 22 April 1967
Melbourne 9.8 (62) Geelong 14.11 (95) MCG 37,759 22 April 1967
South Melbourne 15.13 (103) Fitzroy 10.5 (65) Lake Oval 11,739 22 April 1967

Round 3[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Geelong 11.15 (81) Hawthorn 7.5 (47) Kardinya Park 17,227 29 April 1967
Footscray 6.5 (41) South Melbourne 11.13 (79) Western Oval 18,283 29 April 1967
Carlton 10.13 (73) North Melbourne 8.9 (57) Princes Park 19,041 29 April 1967
St Kilda 9.13 (67) Melbourne 10.9 (69) Moorabbin Oval 27,760 29 April 1967
Richmond 11.12 (78) Fitzroy 7.11 (53) MCG 20,938 29 April 1967
Essendon 8.6 (54) Collingwood 10.16 (76) Windy Hill 34,600 29 April 1967

Round 4[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
North Melbourne 10.8 (68) Richmond 11.22 (88) Arden Street Oval 12,750 6 May 1967
Hawthorn 10.6 (66) St Kilda 15.11 (101) Glenferrie Oval 20,352 6 May 1967
Fitzroy 9.10 (64) Geelong 22.13 (145) Princes Park 9,747 6 May 1967
Collingwood 13.17 (95) Footscray 5.7 (37) Victoria Park 21,855 6 May 1967
South Melbourne 18.19 (127) Essendon 13.10 (88) Lake Oval 18,756 6 May 1967
Melbourne 5.15 (45) Carlton 16.8 (104) MCG 48,513 6 May 1967

Round 5[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Footscray 12.11 (83) Melbourne 12.10 (82) Western Oval 15,818 13 May 1967
Fitzroy 9.6 (60) North Melbourne 13.13 (91) Princes Park 9,897 13 May 1967
Essendon 8.13 (61) Geelong 10.12 (72) Windy Hill 24,100 13 May 1967
Collingwood 13.25 (103) South Melbourne 7.15 (57) Victoria Park 33,714 13 May 1967
Richmond 16.22 (118) Hawthorn 5.13 (43) MCG 27,175 13 May 1967
St Kilda 11.9 (75) Carlton 11.14 (80) Moorabbin Oval 44,382 13 May 1967

Round 6[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Hawthorn 7.9 (51) North Melbourne 10.13 (73) Glenferrie Oval 10,136 20 May 1967
Geelong 16.12 (108) South Melbourne 13.11 (89) Kardinya Park 21,565 20 May 1967
Carlton 10.13 (73) Collingwood 9.13 (67) Princes Park 43,589 20 May 1967
St Kilda 9.4 (58) Richmond 14.15 (99) Moorabbin Oval 32,342 20 May 1967
Melbourne 13.15 (93) Fitzroy 7.9 (51) MCG 17,582 20 May 1967
Footscray 4.7 (31) Essendon 11.13 (79) Western Oval 21,278 20 May 1967

Round 7[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Fitzroy 9.12 (66) Hawthorn 16.14 (110) Princes Park 7,600 27 May 1967
Essendon 10.12 (72) Melbourne 6.10 (46) Windy Hill 17,684 27 May 1967
Collingwood 16.20 (116) St Kilda 14.14 (98) Victoria Park 31,877 27 May 1967
Richmond 18.11 (119) Geelong 12.9 (81) MCG 50,348 27 May 1967
North Melbourne 7.13 (55) Footscray 6.6 (42) Arden Street Oval 10,280 27 May 1967
South Melbourne 11.12 (78) Carlton 11.12 (78) Lake Oval 21,870 27 May 1967

Round 8[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Hawthorn 12.8 (80) Melbourne 18.17 (125) Glenferrie Oval 13,772 3 June 1967
Carlton 11.19 (85) Geelong 12.9 (81) Princes Park 30,481 3 June 1967
South Melbourne 20.18 (138) St Kilda 14.25 (109) Lake Oval 26,584 3 June 1967
Footscray 7.15 (57) Fitzroy 12.9 (81) Western Oval 11,727 3 June 1967
North Melbourne 12.16 (88) Essendon 13.10 (88) Arden Street Oval 16,120 3 June 1967
Richmond 13.5 (83) Collingwood 13.12 (90) MCG 71,946 3 June 1967

Round 9[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Essendon 21.16 (142) Hawthorn 6.15 (51) Windy Hill 13,277 10 June 1967
Collingwood 19.20 (134) Fitzroy 4.9 (33) Victoria Park 18,643 10 June 1967
St Kilda 9.17 (71) North Melbourne 8.13 (61) Moorabbin Oval 17,258 10 June 1967
Melbourne 19.14 (128) South Melbourne 12.17 (89) MCG 45,723 12 June 1967
Carlton 14.7 (91) Richmond 13.15 (93) Princes Park 37,384 12 June 1967
Geelong 15.12 (102) Footscray 9.8 (62) Kardinya Park 21,963 12 June 1967

Round 10[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
North Melbourne 16.11 (107) South Melbourne 14.7 (91) Arden Street Oval 11,967 24 June 1967
Collingwood 17.16 (118) Hawthorn 12.9 (81) Victoria Park 17,363 24 June 1967
Richmond 24.14 (158) Melbourne 12.9 (81) MCG 38,519 24 June 1967
St Kilda 18.14 (122) Geelong 10.10 (70) Moorabbin Oval 27,055 24 June 1967
Fitzroy 9.11 (65) Essendon 13.13 (91) Princes Park 12,076 24 June 1967
Footscray 7.12 (54) Carlton 11.4 (70) Western Oval 19,883 24 June 1967

Round 11[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Geelong 12.6 (78) North Melbourne 9.18 (72) Kardinya Park 14,415 1 July 1967
Fitzroy 9.9 (63) St Kilda 15.21 (111) Princes Park 9,851 1 July 1967
South Melbourne 8.9 (57) Richmond 14.25 (109) Lake Oval 15,520 1 July 1967
Hawthorn 8.11 (59) Footscray 14.12 (96) Glenferrie Oval 7,530 1 July 1967
Melbourne 9.11 (65) Collingwood 14.14 (98) MCG 30,848 1 July 1967
Essendon 9.16 (70) Carlton 12.7 (79) Windy Hill 23,906 1 July 1967

Round 12[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Essendon 13.15 (93) Richmond 10.12 (72) Windy Hill 24,600 8 July 1967
Collingwood 6.15 (51) Geelong 12.16 (88) Victoria Park 36,121 8 July 1967
South Melbourne 10.17 (77) Hawthorn 13.12 (90) Lake Oval 11,448 8 July 1967
Melbourne 8.7 (55) North Melbourne 5.22 (52) MCG 19,191 15 July 1967
Footscray 3.15 (33) St Kilda 11.12 (78) Western Oval 17,939 15 July 1967
Carlton 10.16 (76) Fitzroy 10.8 (68) Princes Park 16,370 15 July 1967

Round 13[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Geelong 13.12 (90) Melbourne 8.9 (57) Kardinya Park 18,780 22 July 1967
Fitzroy 19.21 (135) South Melbourne 12.10 (82) Princes Park 10,800 22 July 1967
Richmond 19.16 (130) Footscray 8.10 (58) MCG 20,827 22 July 1967
St Kilda 18.6 (114) Essendon 13.13 (91) Moorabbin Oval 31,972 22 July 1967
North Melbourne 9.8 (62) Collingwood 11.15 (81) Arden Street Oval 18,851 22 July 1967
Hawthorn 9.9 (63) Carlton 11.21 (87) Glenferrie Oval 17,552 22 July 1967

Round 14[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Melbourne 8.10 (58) St Kilda 12.19 (91) MCG 29,175 29 July 1967
Fitzroy 8.10 (58) Richmond 8.19 (67) Princes Park 13,864 29 July 1967
Collingwood 8.14 (62) Essendon 10.11 (71) Victoria Park 27,320 29 July 1967
Hawthorn 11.12 (78) Geelong 7.16 (58) Glenferrie Oval 12,087 29 July 1967
South Melbourne 10.11 (71) Footscray 5.10 (40) Lake Oval 8,635 29 July 1967
North Melbourne 8.9 (57) Carlton 6.8 (44) Arden Street Oval 14,582 29 July 1967

Round 15[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Essendon 14.15 (99) South Melbourne 7.16 (58) Windy Hill 15,800 5 August 1967
Carlton 7.10 (52) Melbourne 6.13 (49) Princes Park 20,138 5 August 1967
Richmond 14.21 (105) North Melbourne 13.7 (85) MCG 34,447 5 August 1967
St Kilda 17.17 (119) Hawthorn 8.8 (56) Moorabbin Oval 23,406 5 August 1967
Geelong 9.14 (68) Fitzroy 7.8 (50) Kardinya Park 16,443 5 August 1967
Footscray 14.9 (93) Collingwood 12.15 (87) Western Oval 16,867 5 August 1967

Round 16[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Hawthorn 7.12 (54) Richmond 23.30 (168) Glenferrie Oval 19,441 12 August 1967
Carlton 11.7 (73) St Kilda 9.8 (62) Princes Park 32,912 12 August 1967
Melbourne 7.12 (54) Footscray 7.9 (51) MCG 17,039 12 August 1967
North Melbourne 9.12 (66) Fitzroy 15.15 (105) Arden Street Oval 8,509 12 August 1967
Geelong 10.13 (73) Essendon 4.10 (34) Kardinya Park 25,956 12 August 1967
South Melbourne 5.6 (36) Collingwood 16.14 (110) Lake Oval 10,034 12 August 1967

Round 17[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Richmond 12.13 (85) St Kilda 7.11 (53) MCG 48,200 19 August 1967
Fitzroy 8.18 (66) Melbourne 9.8 (62) Princes Park 8,027 19 August 1967
Essendon 13.11 (89) Footscray 12.15 (87) Windy Hill 8,700 19 August 1967
North Melbourne 9.19 (73) Hawthorn 7.3 (45) Arden Street Oval 4,846 19 August 1967
South Melbourne 9.9 (63) Geelong 21.13 (139) Lake Oval 10,034 19 August 1967
Collingwood 12.13 (85) Carlton 8.12 (60) Victoria Park 34,784 19 August 1967

Round 18[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date
Geelong 15.15 (105) Richmond 18.9 (117) Kardinya Park 34,616 26 August 1967
Footscray 7.11 (53) North Melbourne 8.7 (55) Western Oval 10,669 26 August 1967
Carlton 10.22 (82) South Melbourne 7.7 (49) Princes Park 15,609 26 August 1967
Hawthorn 13.13 (91) Fitzroy 10.14 (74) Glenferrie Oval 13,846 26 August 1967
Melbourne 8.12 (60) Essendon 7.14 (56) MCG 24,282 26 August 1967
St Kilda 14.16 (100) Collingwood 8.5 (53) Moorabbin Oval 28,862 26 August 1967

Ladder[edit]

1967 VFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA  % PTS
1 Richmond (P) 18 15 3 0 1869 1281 145.90 60
2 Carlton 18 14 3 1 1425 1133 125.77 58
3 Geelong 18 13 5 0 1625 1323 122.83 52
4 Collingwood 18 12 6 0 1629 1232 132.22 48
5 St Kilda 18 11 7 0 1630 1328 122.74 44
6 Essendon 18 8 9 1 1406 1327 105.95 34
7 Melbourne 18 8 10 0 1258 1417 88.78 32
8 North Melbourne 18 7 10 1 1234 1310 94.20 30
9 South Melbourne 18 5 12 1 1446 1763 82.02 22
10 Hawthorn 18 5 13 0 1241 1766 70.27 20
11 Fitzroy 18 4 14 0 1193 1655 72.08 16
12 Footscray 18 4 14 0 1060 1481 71.57 16
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points for, PA = Points against

Night Series Competition[edit]

The night series were held under the floodlights at Lake Oval, South Melbourne, for the teams (5th to 12th on ladder) out of the finals at the end of the season.

Final: Footscray 15.11 (101) defeated South Melbourne 8.8 (56).

Premiership Finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

First Semi-final
Saturday, 2 September 2:30pm Geelong def. Collingwood MCG (Crowd: 91,715)
4.5 (29)
8.7 (55)
10.10 (70)
16.12 (108)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
4.2 (26)
8.3 (51)
10.9 (69)
11.12 (78)
Umpires: Crouch
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Wade 8
Goggin 3
Andrews 2
Sharrock, Ryan, Mitchell 1
Goals 4 Dunne
2 W. Richardson, Tuddenham
1 Waters, Britt, K. Rose
Farmer, Goggin, Walker, Rosenow, Marshall, Wade, Closter, Eales Best W. Richardson, K. Rose, Dunne, Thompson, Tully, Britt, Adamson, Price
Reports Tuddenham by field umpire Crouch for striking Ainsworth
  • Collingwood captain Des Tuddenham was found guilty and suspended for four matches.



Second Semi-final
Saturday, 9 September 2:30pm Richmond def. Carlton MCG (Crowd: 99,051)
5.8 (38)
10.13 (73)
14.16 (100)
20.21 (141)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.4 (22)
7.9 (51)
11.12 (78)
14.17 (101)
Umpires: Sheales
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Hart 6
Brown, Patterson 3
B. Richardson, Northey, Guinane 2
Barrot, Bartlett 1
Goals 3 Munari, Nicholls
2 Kekovich, Barassi, Jesaulenko
1 Silvagni, Gallagher
Barrot, Hart, Clay, Dean, Guinane, Burgin Best Nicholls, Goold, Munari, Barassi, Silvagni, Gallagher
Crowe for striking Nicholls Reports
  • Richmond ruckman Neville Crowe was found guilty and suspended for four matches.


Preliminary Final[edit]

Preliminary Final
Saturday, 16 September 2:30pm Geelong def. Carlton MCG (Crowd: 95,542)
1.0 (6)
6.2 (38)
14.3 (87)
17.6 (108)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
5.2 (32)
10.5 (65)
11.7 (73)
11.13 (79)
Umpires: Sheales
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Wade 5
Sharrock 4
Ryan, Mitchell, Andrews 2
Polinelli, Newland 1
Goals 3 Gallagher
2 Jesaulenko
1 Collins, Stone, Nicholls, Barassi, Robertson, Auchettl
Sharrock, Goggin, Farmer, Polinelli, Ryan, Closter, Mitchell, Walker Best Nicholls, Barassi, Collis, Hall, Gill, Goold, Gallagher, Collins


Grand final[edit]

Main article: 1967 VFL Grand Final
Team 1 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr Final
Richmond 4.3 9.10 12.15 16.18 (114)
Geelong 3.3 7.6 13.7 15.15 (105)
Attendance: 109,396

Umpires: P. Sheales, A. Cook, R. Kidd, L. Barratt, B. Grant.[1]

Awards[edit]

Notable events[edit]

  • Former Carlton ruckman Graham Donaldson, now coaching in Morwell, Victoria, was also the manager of one of the district's State Savings Bank of Victoria (SSB) branches. He convinced the Bank's head office to sponsor a new competition involving children (under 12), representing their VFL club and playing in their club colours, to be played during the half-time break in the senior VFL game each Saturday. The SSB Mini League, which eventually evolved into the "Little League", conducted its first matches during the 1967 VFL season.
  • Fitzroy moved to Carlton's home ground, Princes Park, sharing the ground on alternate weeks.
  • Hawthorn, having instituted an exhaustive schedule of pre-season and regular in-season training developed by coach John Kennedy and former star centreman, now gymnasium owner, Brendan Edwards, as a consequence of them having undertaken this gruelling schedule in addition to their normal, on-going skills training, the Hawthorn players became known as "Kennedy's Commandos".
  • On Anzac Day, a representative match was played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground between the Victorian team from the 1966 Hobart Carnival, and a team representing the rest of the league. The Carnival team wore Victoria's traditional Big V guernsey; the Rest team wore a red Guernsey with blue yoke and white collar. The Rest 18.13 (121) defeated the Carnival team 9.13 (67) in front of a crowd of 15,613.[3]
  • In the Second Semi-Final between Richmond and Carlton Richmond's Neville Crowe and Carlton's John Nicholls were wrestling for the ball when Nicholls hit Crowe "in the guts", Crowe stepped back with the football grasped to his chest in his left hand and attempted to slap Nicholls with his open right hand. Crowe missed making any contact with Nicholls by about three inches. Nicholls immediately lifted his own left hand to his face, and pretended to have been badly affected, reeled away from Crowe. Despite Crowe's protests, he was reported for striking Nicholls. At the tribunal Crowe, received no assistance from Nicholls who was reluctant to admit that he was only acting. Crowe was suspended for four weeks; he missed the Grand Final, and never played VFL football again.
  • At the end of the season, Harry Beitzel's squad of players drawn mainly from the VFL, known as "The Galahs", played matches in Ireland, England, and the United States.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ VFL/AFL Grand Final umpires 1897-2005 (accessed 2011-06-06)
  2. ^ Rex Pullen (25 September 1967). "Kangaroos too good". The Sun News-Pictorial (Melbourne, VIC). p. 55. 
  3. ^ Kevin Hogan (26 April 1967). ""Clash" was so friendly". The Sun News-Pictorial (Melbourne, VIC). p. 72. 

References[edit]

  • Hogan, P., The Tigers Of Old, The Richmond Football Club, (Richmond), 1996. ISBN 0-646-18748-1
  • 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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