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.
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.
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.
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.
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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