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Unavailable VFA Grand Finals from the 70s/80s.
Which VFA Grand Finals are unavailable due to Channel 0/10 taping over them with other program content? Whoever is responsible for doing that should be shot.
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1968, 1969, 1970 VFA Grand Finals are not around. I have not seen them. The 1972 Oakleigh v Dandenong I have the last 15 minutes. I only have the 1975 highlights of the Geelong West v Dandenong match but there are copies of the full game floating around. In 2nd Division there is nothing around of the 1967/68/69/70/71/74 Grand Finals. I think someone has some footage available of the Geelong West v Caulfield clash (2nd half). I am trying to get the 1973 Caulfuield v Brunswick match which is around. The 1975 Brunswick v Camberwell is around somewhere, maybe Gabby Nolan has it. I have the 1976 Willy v Mordialloc. The 1977 and 1980 2nd Division Grand Finals are around, maybe Bill Torney. The 1978 Frankston v Camberwell has gone missing but someone has it. I have the 1979 and 1981 Camberwell flags. I also have the 1982 Northcote v Caulfield, 1984 plus 1985 and 1986 last quater taped from channel 10. I have the Prahran v Waverley game. I do not have the 1988 Oakleigh v Sunshine but is around. Channel 0 destroyed, taped over and threw out many many games from 1967 onwards. Disgraceful !!!! There is some footage floating around by private collectors and VFA buffs. Videos weren't around or were scarce in the mid 70s.
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:D Would pay money for 1962 Grand Final video tape when the Zebras came home from 7goals down at 3/4 time and beat Moorabbin by 1 point in one of the best comebacks ever to win the VFA premiership. That game had everthing and it's still talked about down Sandy way or anyone who was there. go zebs zebra :D
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I would love to see a game like that on tape. Unfortunately it was 5 years before channel 0 first televised the vfa. Channel 2 did do some games in 1957. I wonder why would they destroy old relics like that. These days with video cameras, digital cameras there is a lot of home videos of VFA/VFL matches. Does anyone have any home videos, reel to reel or super 8 format of any footage from the 60s or 70s from old VFA matches. Would love to view footage especially from the defunct VFA clubs and old VFA grounds like Northcote, Camberwell, Sunshine, Caulfield, Yarraville etc.
gippslander
Does any-one have any tapes of old Berwick games. Unfortunately the demise of 2nd division football stopped us establishing ourselves in the vfa. :evil:
lum
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Hi VFA, I have some 8mm footage of Camberwell games (the Gary Hammond era). I am away in Istanbul at the moment, but will search them out when I return next month.

lum

john knott

Hi
I played at yarraville against moorabbin in 1963 and channel 2 televised live the 2nd and final quarters.Roy Wright and doug Bigelow were the commentators and we had a crowd of about 10000 on a saturday afternoon.Channel 2 also televised the finals that year the same format.

billythekid

Sandringham played Moorabbin at the MCG on ANZAC Day 1961 this game was televised by if I remember correctly by Channels 2,9 and 7.Up to this time the VFL refused to play games on ANZAC Day as they didnt want to pay the RSL a fee.When the MCG was offered to the VFA to play a game they jumped at it but true to form the hungry VFL scheduled two games one at Punt Road and another at Carlton at the same time to save face and that was the start of the VFL/AFL playing on ANZAC Day.The VFL grugingly gave the RSL 10% of the gate takings after expences.
This was the first VFA game played at the G since the 1941 GF and a crowd of about 14,000 attended which was a bit disappointing as the RSL had asked all the veterans to go to the MCG after the march to support the VFAs action.Oh and Moorabbin won a close match.

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I have got some old VFA recorders from 1963 and there is adverts regarding channel 2 televsing the VFA games. You would think there would have to be something in the abc archives if they had a good look. The ABC do keep most of the old stuff.
I know I have asked them before but I will try again and see how I go.

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LiveVFL.com.au had an interview with Jim Christou talking about the 82 Northcote v Caulfield GF.. Another player, Paul (?) Hepburn also joinrd in.

It was a replay of the interview from a program that airs on Thursday nights.

It should also be on SEN Podcast some time this week. Yes it was Paul Hepburn who kicked the winning goal for Northcote.

NFC22
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HELLO VFA
I WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT YOU ABOUT THE NORTHCOTE FOOTBALL CLUB'S HISTORY WHICH YOU APPEAR TO HAVE A GREAT KNOWLEDGE OF.
MY INTEREST IS BECAUSE I AM AN EX PLAYER OF 200 GAMES WITH THE CLUB BETWEEN 1970 UNTIL OUR GF YEAR 1982.

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