With Port playing Footscray in a final this weekend i thought it was timely to look at the last time these teams featured in a final series (check out above link).
It was 1923. The first thing i noticed was the final four teams and their similarities to this season (Footscray, Port, Willy and Box Hill which are Hawthorn's affiliated team).
Port and Dogs won their semi finals and then played in the final which was won by Port. But apparently as Footscray were the minor premier they were entitled to a rematch which they won by 14 points at Arden street in front of 18000 spectators.
Seven players were reported so maybe there were some scores to be settled from the previous week!