The following is the final senior squad as announced at the start of the 1972 season. [3] Barassi had coached Carlton for seven seasons, and led the team to two senior premierships: 1968 and 1970. The 1962 Victorian Football League season was the 66th season of the elite Australian rules football competition. Some commentators thought Carlton was impressive enough against St Kilda to be a chance at winning, but most tipped Richmond for the premiership. Grand Final – Carlton's and Richmond's combined score of 50.27 (327) set a new record as the highest aggregate score ever in any VFL match, Grand Final or otherwise. [33], The Robert Reynolds Trophy for Carlton's senior best and fairest was awarded to Geoff Southby. Richmond drew within half a game of Carlton after beating them in Round 14; both teams then won all of their remaining eight matches, maintaining that half-game margin until the end of the season. :1.^ The date of the match is not explicitly stated in the reference. In addition to a busy social calendar, the tour featured three exhibition matches between Carlton and a team of All-Stars from other senior teams around Australia. Although twenty-two VFL players were eligible to do so, only six players, In Round 20, Geelong's Ken Newland kicked a behind, The 16 September First Semi-Final between, This page was last edited on 22 April 2020, at 08:30. The game was played on a soccer pitch, which is both rectangular and significantly smaller than a typical Australian rules football field; to accommodate this, the field for the exhibition match was aligned along the diagonal of the rectangle to maximise its length, and the match was played with eleven players per side instead of eighteen. [23], The All-Stars team which accompanied Carlton on the tour was announced in July. [24], The first match was played as originally scheduled at The Oval in London. The 1948 Victorian Football League season was the 52nd season of the elite Australian rules football competition. The following summarises player transfers to and from the club between the conclusion of the 1971 season and the conclusion of the 1972 season.[4]. It was the 11th senior VFL premiership in the club's history. Grand Final – Carlton's half-time score of 18.6 (114) set a new record as Carlton's highest ever half-time score. Sat 17-Jun-1972 2:10 PM Att: 31,314 Venue: M.C.G. Under captain-coach John Nicholls, who assumed the coaching role this season after the departure of dual-premiership coach Ron Barassi at the end of 1971, Carlton won the VFL minor and major premierships, defeating Richmond in the Grand Final. [39], Garry Crane was the winner of the Murie Cup, an award which was, at the time, presented by the league to the player who had polled the most combined votes in the Brownlow Medal (seniors), Gardiner Medal (reserves) and Morrish Medal (under 19s), provided he polled votes in at least two of the different grades. The prize for the winning team was $10,000. In August, the VFL announced that it would grant a free transfer to any player who had played 10 years with a single club. The 1942 Victorian Football League season was the 46th season of the elite Australian rules football competition. Crane, who played in the reserves while recovering from injury for much of the season, polled three Brownlow votes and ten Gardiner votes to win the award. The 1972 VFL Premiership team was Carlton. In a strong display from its forwards, Alex Jesaulenko kicked seven goals, and Robert Walls and John Nicholls kicked six each.[16]. Carlton came very close to losing the minor premiership in the final round, eventually beating Footscray by three points with the significant assistance of Footscray's inaccurate goalkicking .[12]. The tournament was held at the Adelaide Oval, with two semi-finals played on the Saturday, and the Final and third-place playoff on the Sunday. The 1946 Victorian Football League season was the 50th season of the elite Australian rules football competition. The 1935 Victorian Football League season was the 39th season of the elite Australian rules football competition. In August, the VFL announced that it would grant a free transfer to any player who had played 10 years with a single club. Entering the Grand Final, Richmond was the strong favourite, with bookmakers offering odds of 1-2. A player could be substituted for any reason; however, once substituted, a player could not return to the field of play under any circumstances. Carlton won the match 12.12 (84) to 10.18 (78). It is assumed that this match was played on Sunday, consistent with the other matches on the tour; however, the Herald did not report on the game until Tuesday 7 November,[21] so it is possible that the match was played on Monday 6 November. North Melbourne took the " wooden spoon " in 1972. [21], The final match in Singapore was played on a temporary oval field, which was set up on three adjacent soccer pitches. The 1972 Victorian Football League season was the 76th season of the elite Australian rules football competition. The VFL's leading goalkicker was Peter McKenna of Collingwood who kicked 130 goals. Sat 01-Jul-1972 2:10 PM Att: 22,595 Venue: M.C.G. (For an explanation of scoring see Australian rules football). The crowd of 8,500 was mostly a mixture of locals and Australian servicemen based in Singapore. South Australian National Football League. The team sat as low as 6th after Round 4 with a record of 2–1–1, but lost only two of its remaining eighteen matches for the season, moving up to and holding first place from Round 12 until the end of the season. The Carlton premiership twenty was as below. On the Carlton senior list at the start of the year, Round 16 – Carlton's second quarter score of 12.0 (72) against, Round 16 – Carlton's half-time score of 16.4 (100) against. This record stood until 1982. Carlton easily accounted for East Perth in its semi-final, a rough game from which several East Perth players earned suspensions. The Moscow match was abruptly cancelled by the Soviet Union, which cited "technical reasons" in its communication to the Australian embassy; Harris arranged for the Russian leg of the tour to instead be played in Athens, Greece. [2], Following the 1971 season, Ron Barassi stepped down as coach; at the time, he left to focus on his business career, although he ultimately returned to VFL coaching (at North Melbourne) after only a year. The 1971 Victorian Football League season was the 75th season of the elite Australian rules football competition. From 22 October until 13 November, the Carlton team went on a three-week world tour. [18][19] It was the only time that Kennedy led Carlton's goalkicking in the three seasons he spent with the club. In Round 10, the VFL changes a tradition: the field umpire, rather than team captains, tossed the coin at the start of the match, in order to reduce gamesmanship. [16], Full forward Greg Kennedy was Carlton's leading goalkicker, in his first season of VFL football. This remained the record until 1978. A purpose-built cricket venue, The Oval was an appropriate size and shape for Australian rules football; the hard centre wicket area was covered over with coir mats for the match. [15] In an unprecedentedly high scoring game, Carlton kicked eight goals in the first quarter and ten in the second quarter to set up a match-winning 45-point lead by half-time, which Richmond never challenged; Carlton ultimately won by 27 points. Carlton played three practice matches during March 1972 – including, as it turned out, matches against both of the teams it would face in Grand Finals later in the year: Richmond and North Adelaide. Carlton finished the home-and-away season as the minor premiers in 1972, with a win-loss record of 18–3–1. The 1972 VFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Richmond Football Club and Carlton Football Club at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 7 October 1972. The winner of the 1972 Brownlow Medal was Len Thompson of … [26], Upon return, Harris announced that the club intended to return to Europe for a second tour in 1973, including another match at The Oval, a rescheduled match in Stuttgart, as well as matches in Wales and Ireland; but, the second tour never went ahead. The tour was organised during the season by president George Harris. George Harris continued as club president through 1972, a position he had held since after the 1964 season. The winner of the 1972 Brownlow Medal was Len Thompson of Collingwood with 25 votes. Although twenty-two VFL players were eligible to do so, only six players, In Round 20, Geelong's Ken Newland kicked a behind, The 16 September First Semi-Final between. The match drew a crowd of approximately 9,000 people, almost all of whom were Australian expatriates. Teams played each other in a home-and-away season of 22 rounds; matches 12 to 22 were the "home-and-way reverse" of matches 1 to 11. The All-Stars won the series 2–1. The 1972 VFL Premiership team was Carlton. 1972 Season Scores and Results. The Stuttgart match was then cancelled when it became apparent that an early winter would render the match unplayable; Harris organised for this leg of the tour to be played in Singapore. Kennedy was the club's leading goalkicker for the season, and had played 22 matches; but he had kicked only one goal in each of the semi-finals against Richmond. This record still stands as of 2013. The 1976 Victorian Football League season was the 80th season of the elite Australian rules football competition. A player could be substituted for any reason; however, once substituted, a player could not return to … [28] In a tactical change, Nicholls shifted Kennedy to 20th man in the preliminary final against St Kilda, and Alex Jesaulenko, who had been playing in the midfield throughout the season, returned to his former position at full-forward and kicked seven goals;[29] so, when Nicholls adopted the same strategy for the Grand Final, there was no longer a role in the team for Kennedy to fill and he was omitted. The 1921 Victorian Football League season was the 25th season of the elite Australian rules football competition. The 1938 Victorian Football League season was the 42nd season of the elite Australian rules football competition. The tournament was contested by the premiers of the four state leagues: Carlton (VFL), North Adelaide (SANFL), East Perth (WANFL), and City-South (from the NTFA, winner of the Tasmanian State Premiership). (For an explanation of scoring see Australian rules football). Aged 22 at the start of the season, Kennedy was zoned to Carlton from Eaglehawk, after he kicked 139 goals and won the Michelsen Medal as Bendigo Football League best and fairest in 1971. [32] He kicked 76 goals in 22 VFL premiership matches,[5] and a further three goals in the Championship of Australia matches. The 1961 Victorian Football League season was the 65th season of the elite Australian rules football competition. The 1968 Victorian Football League season was the 72nd season of the elite Australian rules football competition. [43], The Carlton reserves team finished third out of twelve teams, losing in the preliminary final against Hawthorn. In 1972, 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. Two of Carlton's three losses were by fewer than six points; a 31-point loss against Richmond in Round 14 was the worst performance of the home-and-away season. The club then embarked upon a world tour, playing three exhibition matches overseas against an Australian All-Stars team. Sat 10-Jun-1972 2:10 PM Att: 18,692 Venue: M.C.G. The VFL's leading goalkicker was Peter McKenna of Collingwood who kicked 130 goals. The oppressively humid weather was the most significant difficulty with the match, which was won by the All-Stars, 11.11 (77) to 9.11 (65). It was the second consecutive time Southby had won the award, in only his second year at the club. The 1939 Victorian Football League season was the 43rd season of the elite Australian rules football competition. 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