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  1. FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP. THE FINAL MATCH. FITZROY v. ESSENDON. A VIGOROUS GAME. FITZROY WIN THE PREMIERSHIP. By OBSERVER.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 26 September 1898 p 7 Article
    Abstract: After all the trouble over the choice of a ground for the final match for the League championship there was no want of interest on the part of the pu ... 2996 words
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    1898 - Fitzroy 5-8 38 def Essendon 3-5 23

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  2. FOOTBALL. A REVIEW OF THE SEASON. By OLD BOY. FITZROY PREMIERS.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 18 September 1899 p 6 Article
    Abstract: The football season ended on Saturday, as it began in May last, in rain. Taken as a whole the season has been full of interest, and never before have ... 5168 words
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    1899 - Fitzroy 3-9 27 def South Melbourne 3-8 26

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  3. FOOTBALL. THE FINAL MATCH. MELBOURNE PREMIERS. A MAGNIFICENT CONTEST.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 24 September 1900 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Twenty thousand people, who contributed nearly £500 at the gates, assembled on the East Melbourne Cricket ground to witness the final contest for the ... 2588 words
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    1900 - Melbourne 4-10 34 def Fitzroy 3-12 30

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  4. FOOTBALL. THE FINAL MATCH. ESSENDON V. COLLINGWOOD. ESSENDON PREMIERS.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 9 September 1901 p 7 Article
    Abstract: The largest crowd which has attended any game of football in Victoria for many years assembled on the South Melbourne ground on Saturday, to witness ... 4012 words
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    1901 - Essendon 6-7 43 def Collingwood 2-4 16

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  5. FOOTBALL. THE FINAL MATCH. A RECORD ATTENDANCE. 35,000 SPECTATORS. COLLINGWOOD PREMIERS.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 22 September 1902 p 9 Article
    Abstract: The detractors of the scheme under which the premiership has been decided this year cannot say that public interest has been in any way lessened in o ... 2233 words
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    1902 - Collingwood 9-6 60 def Essendon 3-9 27

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  6. FOOTBALL. THE LEAGUE PREMIERSHIP. COLLINGWOOD AND FITZROY. A MAGNIFICENT STRUGGLE. COLLINGWOOD WINS BY 2 POINTS. NOTES BY OBSERVER.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 14 September 1903 p 7 Article
    Abstract: A fine finish to a fine season was the general expression of opinion on the Melbourne Cricket-ground on Saturday. when Fitzroy and Collingwood played ... 1871 words
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    1903 - Collingwood 4-7 31 def Fitzroy 3-11 29

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  7. THE FOOTBALL PREMIERSHIP. FINAL MATCH. WITNESSED BY 32,700 PEOPLE. A DISAPPOINTING GAME. FITZROY WINS.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 19 September 1904 p 7 Article
    Abstract: With the advantage of a beautiful day for what proved to be the last game of the season, there was a great rush to the Melbourne Cricket-ground to se ... 2091 words
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    1904 - Fitzroy 9-7 61 def Carlton 5-7 37

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  8. FOOTBALL THE LEAGUE PREMIERSHIP. FITZROY WINS. £1,0601 PAID FOR ADMISSION. NOTES BY OBERVER.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 2 October 1905 p 7 Article
    Abstract: The first match for the League [?]-ship, between Fitzory and Collingwood, attracted about 28,000 people to the Melbourne ground on Saturday, special ... 3755 words
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    1905 - Fitzroy 4-6 30 def Collingwood 2-5 17

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  9. HOW CARLTON WON. OVER 44,000 ONLOOKERS.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 24 September 1906 p 7 Article
    Abstract: The Melbourne Cricket-ground was a fine sight at 3 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, when a crowd of 44,437 people waited for the first sight of two irr ... 2416 words
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    1906 - Carlton 15-4 94 def Fitzroy 6-9 45

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  10. CARLTON PREMIERS. EXCITING MATCH. TREMENDOUS ENTHUSIASM. 45,000 PEOPLE PRESENT.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 23 September 1907 p 4 Article
    Abstract: In round figures 40,500 people passed through the turnstiles of the Melbourne Cricket-ground on Saturday to see the finish for the league football pr ... 2708 words
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    1907 - Carlton 6-14 50 def South Melbourne 6-9 45

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  11. THE FOOTBALL PREMIERSHIP. WON BY CARLTON. A SPOILED GAME.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 28 September 1908 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Carlton is once more crowned as King of Football in Victoria, and the only matter for regret is that the fifty thousand people who watched the match, ... 3363 words
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    1908 - Carlton 5-5 35 def Essendon 3-8 26

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  12. SOUTH MELBOURNE WINS. THE GAME OF THE SEASON. A THRILLING FINISH. NOTES By OBSERVER.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 4 October 1909 p 6 Article
    Abstract: The league premiership for 1909 was fairly, meritoriously, even splendidly, won by the South Melbourne team on Saturday, when the odds and the omens ... 2727 words
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    1909 - South Melbourne 4-14 38 def Carlton 4-12 36

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  13. COLLINGWOOD'S TRIUMPH. CARLTON DEFEATED. KEEN AND EAGER STRUGGLE. NOTES BY OBSERVER.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 3 October 1910 p 8 Article
    Abstract: Although there were many rival attractions to the league final on the Melbourne Cricket ground on Saturday, the attendance was maintained, 43,000 peo ... 2174 words
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    1910 - Collingwood 9-7 61 def Carlton 6-11 47

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  14. FOOTBALL FRACAS. PLAYERS COME TO BLOWS. FOUR MEN REPORTED.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 3 October 1910 p 7 Article
    Abstract: The final league match on Saturday was seriously marred by what one old follower of the game unhesitatingly described as "the most disgraceful s[?]ne ... 873 words
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  15. THE LEAGUE FINAL. A MAGNIFICENT FINISH. ESSENDON WIN. NOTES BY OBSERVER.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 25 September 1911 p 6 Article
    Abstract: At interest of about ten years Essendon wins the championship of the league, and all Collingwood realised that the time was up on Saturday. There wer ... 3672 words
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    1911 - Essendon 5-11 41 def Collingwood 4-11 35

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  16. FOOTBALL. THE GRAND FINAL 54,000 EXCITED ONLOOKERS ESSENDON'S GREAT VICTORY. NOTES BY OBSERVER.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 30 September 1912 p 6 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: At 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon it was quite evident that the grand final in the Football League between Essendon and South Melbourne would draw a ... 4639 words
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    1912 - Essendon 5-17 47 def South Melbourne 4-9 33

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  17. THE FOOTBALL FINAL. SIXTY THOUSAND ONLOOKERS FITZROY'S VICTORY. GALLANT EFFORT BY ST. KILDA. NOTES MY OBSERVER.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 29 September 1913 p 12 Article
    Abstract: The Melbourne Cricket-ground was a wonderful spectacle on Saturday afternoon when Fitzroy and St. Kilda played the final match for the League champio ... 3064 words
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    1913 - Fitzroy 7-14 56 def St Kilda 5-13 43

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  18. FOOTBALL. CARLTON PREMIERS. GREAT SOUTHERN EFFORT. BEATEN TEAM RALLIES. NOTES BY OBSERVER.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 28 September 1914 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Amongst football impressions which gain occasional currency there is in many people's minds a conviction that, however finely South Melbourne play du ... 4030 words
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    1914 - Carlton 6-9 45 def South Melbourne 4-15 39

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  19. FAST AND FURIOUS. CARLTON PREMIERS. NOTES BY OBSERVER.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 20 September 1915 p 4 Article
    Abstract: After a fast and furious game, in which the fortunes of play varied long enough to work nearly 40,000 people up to the highest pitch of excitement, C ... 1472 words
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    1915 - Carlton 11-12 78 def Collingwood 6-9 45

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  20. FOOTBALL. Fitzroy Premiers. NOTES BY OBSERVER.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 4 September 1916 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Another fine day was favourable for the football final between Fitzroy and Carlton, which drew the largest crowd of the season to the Melbourne Crick ... 1699 words
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    1916 - Fitzroy 12-13 85 def Carlton 8-8 56

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  21. THE LEAGUE FINAL. EASY WIN FOR COLLINGWOOD.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 24 September 1917 p 8 Article
    Abstract: After their [?]ful and close match of the previous Saturday, a [?]ne finish was looked for when Collingwood and Fitzroy met for the premiership on th ... 858 words
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    1917 - Collingwood 9-20 74 def Fitzroy 5-9 39

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  22. FOOTBALL. THE LEAGUE FINAL. South Melbourne Premiers. 39,000 Spectators.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 9 September 1918 p 7 Article
    Abstract: An ideal day for football and the prospect of witnessing what proved to be the final match of the season brought a record attendance for wartime foot ... 1347 words
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    1918 - South Melbourne 9-8 62 def Collingwood 7-15 57

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  23. THE FOOTBALL FINAL. COLLINGWOOD WINS. An Amazing Recovery.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 13 October 1919 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Again an immense crowd assembled on the spacious Melbourne Cricket ground to see the last struggle for the football championship of this year. Estima ... 2253 words
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    1919 - Collingwood 11-12 78 def Richmond 7-11 53

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  24. THE FOOTBALL FINAL. RICHMOND'S FIRST PENNANT. Collingwood's Superb Defence. NOTES BY OBSERVER.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 4 October 1920 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Plating with invincible dash and determination Richmond won the premiership and then first pennant on Saturday, and Richmond's victory was the proper 1667 words
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    1920 - Richmond 7-10 52 def Collingwood 5-5 35

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  25. "TIGERS" TRIUMPHANT. RICHMOND'S SECOND PENNANT. Hard, Desperate Game.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 17 October 1921 p 7 Article
    Abstract: League football, drawn out a fortnight lenger than necessary, came to an end, as far as this season is concerned, on Saturday, when, on the Melbourne 1401 words
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    1921 - Richmond 5-6 36 def Carlton 4-8 32

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  26. FITZROY FIRST[?] A DAZZLING SIX MINUTES. Collingwood's Game Effort. NOTES BY OBSERVER.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 16 October 1922 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Again fifty thousand people mustered on the Melbourne Cricket ground for the last league game between Fitzroy and Collingwood, which was played under ... 2632 words
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    1922 - Fitzroy 11-13 79 def Collingwood 9-14 68

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  27. FOOTBALL. ESSENDON- PREMIERS. Stockdale's Goal-kicking Record.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 22 October 1923 p 16 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: After a long drawn out season the premiership of the Victorian Football League was decided on the Melbourne cricket ground, on Saturday, when Fitzroy 4461 words
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    1923 - Essendon 8-15 63 def Fitzroy 6-10 46

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  28. LEAGUE FOOTBALL PREMIERSHIP[?]
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 22 October 1923 p 9 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: At the beginning of the third quarter of the League grand final match at the M.C.G.[?] Saturday, with scores almost even, Fitzroy are battling hard t ... 55 words
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  29. FOOTBALL ESSENDON PREMIERS. RICHMOND'S GALLANT EFFORT. Struggle for Third Place. NOTES BY OLD BOY.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 29 September 1924 p 14 Article
    Abstract: The premiership competition of the Victorian Football League came to an end on Saturday, when Essendon, though beaten by Richmond, dwere returned 3508 words
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    1924 - Essendon win premiership round despite losing final game

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  30. GEELONG PREMIERS. THE BEST TEAM WINS. Hard, Strenuous Game. Record Attendance. (By OLD BOY.)
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 12 October 1925 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Geelong won the premiership of Victorian football on the Melbourne Cricket-ground on Saturday by beating Collingwood in the presence of 64,288 specta ... 2066 words
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    1925 - Geelong 10-19 79 def Collingwood 9-15 69

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  31. THE PLAY. Brilliant Opening Quarter.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 12 October 1925 p 7 Article
    Abstract: There was an outburst of cheering as C. Rankin won the toss from C. Tyson, the Collingwood leader, and chose the Richmond goal as his objective, the ... 4712 words
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  32. GEELONG WINS LEAGUE FOOTBALL PREMIERSHIP.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 12 October 1925 p 9 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: The feature of the grand final match for the League football premiership, played at the Melbourne Cricket-ground on Saturday, was the enormous crowd ... 59 words
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  33. FOOTBALL. MELBOURNE PREMIERS. STIRRING SUCCESS. ENTHUSISATIC SCENES. The Best Team Premiers."
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 11 October 1926 p 8 Article
    Abstract: The football season for 1926 closed on Saturday [?] a blaze of triumph for the Melbourne team, which won its first premiership since 1900, by such a ... 7731 words
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  34. MELBOURNE WINS LEAGUE PREMIERSHIP.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 11 October 1926 p 15 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Early on Saturday morning large crowds hurried to the Melbourne Cricket-ground to obtain vantage spots, from which they could witness the grand final ... 97 words
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  35. FOOTBALL. COLLINGWOOD PREMIERS. PLAYED IN THE WET. Disappointing Finish to Season.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 3 October 1927 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Collingwood on Saturday won the League football premiership for 1927 by defeating Richmond in a small scoring game on the Melbourne ground by 12 poin ... 7754 words
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  36. FOOTBALL FINAL IN THE RAIN.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 3 October 1927 p 15 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: The remarkable enthusiasm of football followers was indicated by the attendance, notwithstanding the rain, of about 34,000 spectators on Saturday at ... 48 words
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  37. FOOTBALL. COLLINGWOOD PREMIERS. STRONG, VIGOROUS FINAL. WON BY THE BETTER SIDE. Gordon Coventry's Success.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 1 October 1928 p 12 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: The Victorian football season closed on Saturday in a blaze of triumph for the Collingwood club. The form displayed, the dash determination, skill, r ... 5537 words
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  38. RICHMOND v. COLLINGWOOD FINAL.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 1 October 1928 p 5 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Don (Richmond) waiting behind the pack in the first quarter of the final football match between Richmond and Collingwood on Saturday. He marked the b ... 32 words
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  39. FOOTBALL. COLUNGWOOD PREMIERS. RICHMOND OVERWHELMED. SCIENTIFIC MACHINE TRIUMPHS. Uninteresting Finish. By OLD BOY.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 30 September 1929 p 15 Article
    Abstract: Collingwood avenged its former defeat by Richmond on the Melbourne Cricket-ground on Saturday afternoon by a display of strong, resolute, brainy foot ... 8852 words
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  40. SCENES AT THE LEAGUE FOOTBALL FINAL.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 30 September 1929 p 5 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: At 11 o'clock on Saturday morning a long queue of football enthusiasts was awaiting admittance to the Melbourne Cricket-ground, where Collingwood def ... 66 words
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  41. LEAGUE GRAND FINAL. COLLINGWOOD WINS. WONDERFUL THIRD QUARTER HARD, FIERCE GAME. Premier Team's Unique Record. By OLD BOY.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 13 October 1930 p 10 Article
    Abstract: Collingword by its victory over Geelong in the grand final of the Victorian Foorball League competition won the premiership on Saturday in what was p ... 2108 words
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  42. FOOT BALL LEAGUE GRAND FINAL. GEELONG DEFEATS RICHMOND. WELL-MERITED SUCCESS. STRONG, FORCEFUL CONTEST. More Than 60,000 Onlookers. by OLD BOY.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 12 October 1931 p 9 Article
    Abstract: Geelong won its second premiership of the Victorian Football League on the Melbourne Cricket-ground on Saturday by defeating Richmond by 9 goals 14 b ... 5836 words
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  43. FOOTBALL HAGUE PREMIERSHIP RICHMOND SUCCESSFUL. THRILLING MATCH WITH CARLTON. Record Crowd and Attendance.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 3 October 1932 p 13 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Bore a record attendance of 69,724 per[?] Richmond defeated Carlton in the grand final match on the Melbourne ground on Saturday. Richmond thus won i ... 6114 words
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  44. RICHMOND LEAGUE PREMIERS
    Advertiser (Hurstbridge, Vic. : 1922 - 1939) Friday 7 October 1932 p 1 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: RICHMOND VICTORIOUS.—Enthusiastic Richmond supporters "chairing" P. Bentley, captain of the team after its victory against Carlton in the League gran ... 42 words
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  45. SOUTH'S PREMIERSHIP FIRST SINCE 1918 RICHMOND OVERWHELMED Attendance Breaks Record
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 2 October 1933 p 9 Article
    Abstract: South Melb., 9 gls. 17 bhds. (71 pts.) Richmond, 4. gls. 5 bhds. (29 pts.) striking evidence of the appeal of Australian football was given at the 1671 words
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  46. SOUTH MELBOURNE WINS RICHMOND EASILY DEFEATED AUSTRALIAN RECORD ATTENDANCE 75,754 PERSONS PAY £4,070 BY OLD BOY.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 2 October 1933 p 13 Article
    Abstract: South Melbourne won the premiership of Victorian football by a decisive victory over Richmond on Saturday, on the Melbourne cricket-ground in a match ... 2321 words
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  47. LEAGUE GRAND FINAL.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 2 October 1933 p 7 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: T. Brain (South Melbourne) relieving in the third quarter of the match between South Melbourne and Richmond. Behind him are Martin (Richmond) and Nas ... 31 words
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  48. RICHMOND PREMIERS 65,000 SEE SOUTH ROUTED THREE PLAYERS REPORTED Three Footballs Stolen
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 15 October 1934 p 9 Article
    Abstract: Richmond, 19 gls. 14 bhds. (128 p[?]s.) Southe Melb., 12 gls. 17 bhds. (89 pts.) Two expectations were shattered in connection with the Centernary pr ... 1266 words
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  49. RICHMOND PREMIERS SOUTH MELBOURNE'S REMARKABLE FAILURE THREE PLAYERS REPORTED AFTER BRAWL HUGE CROWD SEES DISAPPOINTING GAME
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 15 October 1934 p 12 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Richmond won the Centenary football premiership by a magnificent exhibition of strong, forceful, systematic play which completely overwhelmed South M ... 1452 words
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  50. FAST AND FIERCE Collingwood Supreme TEAM SPIRIT PREVAILS Thrills for Huge Crowd
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 7 October 1935 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The grand final League football match, in which Collingwood defeated South Melbourne, was a wonderful entertainment. 1409 words
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  51. WARNE SMITH'S STORY "Play Very Near to Perfection"
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 5 October 1936 p 14 Article
    Abstract: Glorilous weather, the vivid green turf of the M.C.C. oval, with 74,000 people, who had paid £4,008 admittance money, massed in the towering grandsta ... 1619 words
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  52. SMILES OF VICTORY
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 5 October 1936 p 14 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: H. Collier. Collingwood's captain, on the left, and Todd being carried in triumph after Collingwood had won the football premiership on Saturday. Kyn ... 36 words
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  53. HOW GEELONG WON SPLENDID GAME Superlative Play In Grand Final
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 27 September 1937 p 18 Article
    Abstract: In perhaps the greatest grand final in the history of the League, Geelong defeated Collingwood before a record crowd of 88,540 persons on the Melbour ... 795 words
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  54. WINNING MOVE BY GEELONG
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 27 September 1937 p 18 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Hickey transferred Les. Hardiman to centre half-back. Evans marked and scored a goal for Geelong, which took heart again. The slight faltering in its ... 876 words
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  55. CARLTON BRILLIANTLY TAKES THE 1938 PREMIERSHIP SOUND TACTICS SUCCEED Plucky Collingwood
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 26 September 1938 p 18 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Carlton, defeating Collingwood by 15 points, won its way through to the Victorian Football League premiership before 96,834 people in one of the most ... 1812 words
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    1938 - Carlton 15-10 100 def Collingwood 13-7 85

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  56. MELBOURNE WINS GRAND FINAL Remarkable Football
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 2 October 1939 p 13 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Melbourne's first premiership since 1926 was won after a most extraordinary match by the satisfactory margin of 53 points. In the beginning a nervous ... 699 words
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    1939 - Melbourne 21-22 148 def Collingwood 14-11 95

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  57. MELBOURNE'S RECOVERY
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 2 October 1939 p 13 Article
    Abstract: When Melbourne recovered its poise in [?] second quarter and began to win [?]ndsomely across the centre its inac[?]ate kicking in front of goal still ... 521 words
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  58. football FINE TACTICS BY MELBOURNE Pennant Won in Wet
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 30 September 1940 p 9 Article
    Abstract: Melbourne handsomely defeated Richmond on the Melbourne ground on Saturday, and thus won the premiership of the Victorian 1668 words
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    1940 - Melbourne 15-17 107 def Richmond 10-8 68

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  59. MELBOURNE BRILLIANT Third Successive Win
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 29 September 1941 p 8 Article
    Abstract: Demonstrating its superiority in the first quarter, and then checking Essendon cfTorts to make up arrears, Melbourne decisively won the VFL 1319 words
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    1941 - Melbourne 19-13 127 def Essendon 13-20 96

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  60. ESSENDON TOO STRONG Fine Grand Final Win
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 21 September 1942 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Showing superlative form, with pace and dash a feature, Essendon annihilated Richmond to win the VFL premiership at Carlton on Saturday. 587 words
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    1942 - Essendon 19-18 132 def Carlton 11-13 79

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  61. PENNANT TO RICHMOND Exciting Grand Final
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 27 September 1943 p 9 Article
    Abstract: Richmond defeated Essendon by 5 I points—12—14 to 11—15—to win the VFL premiership at Carlton on Saturday in one of the most thrilling 524 words
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    1943 - Richmond 12-14 86 def Essendon 11-15 81

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  62. PREMIERSHIP WON BY FITZROY Too Sound for Richmond
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 2 October 1944 p 12 Article
    Abstract: Playing more accomplished football Fitzroy convincingly defeated Richmond to win the 1944 premiership of the VFL. As the seconds had won the premiers ... 800 words
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    1944 - Fitzroy 9-12 66 def Richmond 7-9 51

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  63. RECORD WIN BY CARLTON Stamina o Feature
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 1 October 1945 p 15 Article
    Abstract: CARLTON 2.4 7.5 12.9 15.13 (103) S. MELB. 9.5 6.9 8.10 10.15 (75) Carlton won the 1945 premiership of the Victorian Football League 564 words
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    1945 - Carlton 15-13 103 def South Melb 10-15 75

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  64. ESSENDON TAKE HONOURS IN VFL SUPERLATIVE FORM IN THIRD QUARTER Melbourne Crumple and Die
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 7 October 1946 p 13 Article
    Abstract: Essendon.. 7.2 9.7 20.15 22.18 (150) Melbourne.. 8.3 10.4 11.5 13.9 (87) Brilliant football in the third quarter—possibly the best ever seen in a VFL ... 741 words
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    1946 - Essendon 22-18 150 def Melbourne 13-9 87

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  65. DUCKETT IN COLLISION
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 7 October 1946 p 13 Article
    Abstract: Dockett, who had been in a collision, was roaming around in a daze, and Bowman took over the centre. Essendon's fast, non-stop football 479 words
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  66. CARLTON WIN PREMIERSHIP IN LAST FEW SECONDS Eight Goals Straight In First Half
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 29 September 1947 p 18 Article
    Abstract: IN a hectic finishing effort Carlton kicked the vital goal in almost the last few seconds of play to defeat us and take the League premiership. Carlt ... 377 words
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  67. Essendon Overdid Short Passing
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 29 September 1947 p 18 Article
    Abstract: Early in the third quarter we overdid the short passing, and with our forwards spoiling each other we missed many easy opportunities to 304 words
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  68. CARLTON WINS THRILLING LEAGUE FINAL
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 29 September 1947 p 1 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: In one of the most stirring grand finals in football history 85,793 people saw Carlton defeat Essendon by one point. "Uncanny shooting for goal early ... 132 words
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  69. ATROCIOUS KICKING MADE ESSENDON LUCKY TO DRAW
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 4 October 1948 p 15 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: ATROCIOUS kicking on Saturday almost cost Essendon the VFL premiership for the second year in succession. In fact, we were fortunate to tie with Melb ... 647 words
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  70. BUSHBY FALLS AT MCG
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 4 October 1948 p 14 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: BUSHBY FALLS beneath Collins (Melbourne) while Craddock gets away with the ball under the eye of Mueller during the Essendon-Melbourne grand final. 28 words
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  71. MELBOURNE WINS VFL PREMIERSHIP OUTCLASSES ESSENDON WITH COPYBOOK FOOTBALL
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 11 October 1948 p 15 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: PLAYING copybook football, Melbourne completely outclassed Essendon to win the 1948 VFL premiership. Slippery conditions caused by the light rain aff ... 604 words
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  72. Dons Devastating In VFL Premiership Win Over Carlton
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 26 September 1949 p 26 Article
    Abstract: ESSENDON. 3.3 7.7 12.15 18.17 (125pts) CARLTON.. 2.4 2.10 3.12 6.16 (52 pts) ESSENDON brilliantly won the 1949 VFL premiership on Saturday with a con ... 1078 words
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  73. League grand Final [?] GRAND FINAL HIGHLIGHT- COLEMANS 100TH!
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 26 September 1949 p 1 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: RARELY HAS ONE PLAYER received such on ovation as that accorded John Coleman, Essendon's champion forward, by the 88,718 spectators at the League gra ... 109 words
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