1910 VFL Premiership season
Collingwood players 1910.jpg
Collingwood Football Club, Premiers
Teams10
PremiersCollingwood
(3rd premiership)
Minor premiersCarlton
(4th minor premiership)
Matches played94
Highest attendance42,577
Leading Goalkicker MedallistPercy Martini (Geelong)
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The 1910 VFL season was the 14th season of the Victorian Football League (VFL), the highest level senior Australian rules football competition in Victoria. The season featured ten clubs, ran from 30 April until 1 October, and comprised an 18-game home-and-away season followed by a finals series featuring the top four clubs.

The premiership was won by the Collingwood Football Club for the third time, after it defeated Carlton by 14 points in the 1910 VFL Grand Final.

Premiership season

In 1910, the VFL competition comprised ten teams of 18 on-the-field players each, with no "reserves", although any of the 18 players who had left the playing field for any reason could later resume their place on the field at any time during the match.

Each team played each other twice in a home-and-away season of 18 rounds.

Once the 18 round home-and-away season had finished, the 1910 VFL Premiers were determined by the specific format and conventions of the amended "Argus system".

Round 1

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date St Kilda 3.12 (30) University 7.10 (52) Junction Oval 30 April 1910 Essendon 3.18 (36) Fitzroy 9.10 (64) EMCG 30 April 1910 Carlton 9.9 (63) Collingwood 5.5 (35) Princes Park 30 April 1910 South Melbourne 11.12 (78) Richmond 4.8 (32) Lake Oval 30 April 1910 Melbourne 6.6 (42) Geelong 13.21 (99) MCG 30 April 1910

Round 2

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date Fitzroy 14.15 (99) St Kilda 4.12 (36) Brunswick Street Oval 14 May 1910 Collingwood 13.9 (87) South Melbourne 5.16 (46) Victoria Park 14 May 1910 Richmond 16.18 (114) Melbourne 5.7 (37) Punt Road Oval 14 May 1910 University 8.10 (58) Essendon 15.17 (107) EMCG 14 May 1910 Geelong 6.9 (45) Carlton 10.15 (75) Corio Oval 14 May 1910

Round 3

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date Fitzroy 7.11 (53) Geelong 9.13 (67) Brunswick Street Oval 21 May 1910 Collingwood 13.13 (91) St Kilda 2.6 (18) Victoria Park 21 May 1910 University 10.13 (73) Richmond 7.10 (52) EMCG 21 May 1910 South Melbourne 10.7 (67) Essendon 11.7 (73) Lake Oval 21 May 1910 Melbourne 5.6 (36) Carlton 9.15 (69) MCG 21 May 1910

Round 4

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date Geelong 6.9 (45) University 9.4 (58) Corio Oval 28 May 1910 Carlton 6.13 (49) South Melbourne 4.8 (32) Princes Park 28 May 1910 St Kilda 7.9 (51) Melbourne 8.6 (54) Junction Oval 28 May 1910 Richmond 7.19 (61) Fitzroy 4.8 (32) Punt Road Oval 28 May 1910 Essendon 6.7 (43) Collingwood 4.17 (41) EMCG 28 May 1910

Round 5

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date South Melbourne 6.14 (50) University 7.6 (48) Lake Oval 4 June 1910 Geelong 5.16 (46) Richmond 4.5 (29) Corio Oval 4 June 1910 Essendon 8.15 (63) St Kilda 7.9 (51) EMCG 4 June 1910 Collingwood 10.16 (76) Melbourne 4.4 (28) Victoria Park 4 June 1910 Fitzroy 9.9 (63) Carlton 14.20 (104) Brunswick Street Oval 4 June 1910

Round 6

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date Geelong 11.12 (78) South Melbourne 6.6 (42) Corio Oval 6 June 1910 St Kilda 7.7 (49) Richmond 8.14 (62) Junction Oval 6 June 1910 Melbourne 10.7 (67) Essendon 16.21 (117) MCG 6 June 1910 Fitzroy 7.9 (51) Collingwood 11.14 (80) Brunswick Street Oval 6 June 1910 University 5.5 (35) Carlton 11.8 (74) EMCG 6 June 1910

Round 7

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date Carlton 6.15 (51) Essendon 7.10 (52) Princes Park 11 June 1910 South Melbourne 11.15 (81) Melbourne 6.10 (46) Lake Oval 11 June 1910 St Kilda 9.6 (60) Geelong 10.14 (74) Junction Oval 11 June 1910 University 13.14 (92) Fitzroy 8.8 (56) EMCG 11 June 1910 Richmond 5.7 (37) Collingwood 6.9 (45) Punt Road Oval 11 June 1910

Round 8

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date St Kilda 4.5 (29) South Melbourne 6.13 (49) Junction Oval 18 June 1910 Essendon 5.12 (42) Geelong 2.9 (21) EMCG 18 June 1910 Collingwood 6.10 (46) University 6.6 (42) Victoria Park 18 June 1910 Melbourne 6.14 (50) Fitzroy 8.18 (66) MCG 18 June 1910 Richmond 7.6 (48) Carlton 7.15 (57) Punt Road Oval 18 June 1910

Round 9

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date Fitzroy 7.13 (55) South Melbourne 11.6 (72) Brunswick Street Oval 25 June 1910 Carlton 9.10 (64) St Kilda 4.7 (31) Princes Park 25 June 1910 University 7.7 (49) Melbourne 4.11 (35) EMCG 25 June 1910 Richmond 6.10 (46) Essendon 9.14 (68) Punt Road Oval 25 June 1910 Geelong 10.9 (69) Collingwood 6.11 (47) Corio Oval 25 June 1910

Round 10

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date Richmond 10.7 (67) South Melbourne 10.11 (71) Punt Road Oval 2 July 1910 Geelong 15.10 (100) Melbourne 8.3 (51) Corio Oval 2 July 1910 University 7.12 (54) St Kilda 6.9 (45) EMCG 2 July 1910 Fitzroy 11.5 (71) Essendon 12.17 (89) Brunswick Street Oval 2 July 1910 Collingwood 2.10 (22) Carlton 6.15 (51) Victoria Park 2 July 1910

Round 11

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date Melbourne 4.10 (34) Richmond 12.15 (87) MCG 9 July 1910 Essendon 8.9 (57) University 11.9 (75) EMCG 9 July 1910 Carlton 16.11 (107) Geelong 3.15 (33) Princes Park 9 July 1910 St Kilda 4.10 (34) Fitzroy 8.14 (62) Junction Oval 9 July 1910 South Melbourne 13.17 (95) Collingwood 4.9 (33) Lake Oval 9 July 1910

Round 12

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date Richmond 5.11 (41) University 10.7 (67) Punt Road Oval 16 July 1910 Essendon 6.9 (45) South Melbourne 5.4 (34) EMCG 16 July 1910 Carlton 13.22 (100) Melbourne 4.11 (35) Princes Park 16 July 1910 Geelong 11.6 (72) Fitzroy 4.9 (33) Corio Oval 16 July 1910 St Kilda 6.8 (44) Collingwood 7.12 (54) Junction Oval 16 July 1910

Round 13

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date Melbourne 6.12 (48) St Kilda 4.11 (35) MCG 23 July 1910 Fitzroy 3.7 (25) Richmond 5.5 (35) Brunswick Street Oval 23 July 1910 Collingwood 5.13 (43) Essendon 2.9 (21) Victoria Park 23 July 1910 University 8.13 (61) Geelong 5.8 (38) EMCG 23 July 1910 South Melbourne 4.7 (31) Carlton 6.8 (44) Lake Oval 23 July 1910

Round 14

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date Carlton 5.13 (43) Fitzroy 4.16 (40) Princes Park 30 July 1910 University 3.6 (24) South Melbourne 10.7 (67) EMCG 30 July 1910 Richmond 5.12 (42) Geelong 6.6 (42) Punt Road Oval 30 July 1910 St Kilda 5.8 (38) Essendon 11.11 (77) Junction Oval 30 July 1910 Melbourne 7.6 (48) Collingwood 9.12 (66) MCG 30 July 1910

Round 15

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date Richmond 8.6 (54) St Kilda 1.10 (16) Punt Road Oval 6 August 1910 Collingwood 7.12 (54) Fitzroy 6.6 (42) Victoria Park 6 August 1910 South Melbourne 11.12 (78) Geelong 3.8 (26) Lake Oval 6 August 1910 Essendon 4.18 (42) Melbourne 7.12 (54) EMCG 13 August 1910 Carlton 11.12 (78) University 6.14 (50) Princes Park 13 August 1910

Round 16

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date Melbourne 8.6 (54) South Melbourne 8.10 (58) MCG 20 August 1910 Geelong 7.11 (53) St Kilda 3.6 (24) Corio Oval 20 August 1910 Fitzroy 3.5 (23) University 7.6 (48) Brunswick Street Oval 20 August 1910 Collingwood 8.13 (61) Richmond 5.4 (34) Victoria Park 20 August 1910 Essendon 8.12 (60) Carlton 7.10 (52) EMCG 20 August 1910

Round 17

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date Fitzroy 12.16 (88) Melbourne 2.11 (23) Brunswick Street Oval 27 August 1910 Carlton 9.8 (62) Richmond 6.9 (45) Princes Park 27 August 1910 South Melbourne 11.11 (77) St Kilda 10.5 (65) Lake Oval 27 August 1910 Geelong 10.19 (79) Essendon 10.11 (71) Corio Oval 27 August 1910 University 9.5 (59) Collingwood 10.15 (75) EMCG 27 August 1910

Round 18

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Date Melbourne 9.6 (60) University 7.7 (49) MCG 3 September 1910 Essendon 6.14 (50) Richmond 7.9 (51) EMCG 3 September 1910 Collingwood 4.13 (37) Geelong 2.9 (21) Victoria Park 3 September 1910 South Melbourne 7.10 (52) Fitzroy 4.5 (29) Lake Oval 3 September 1910 St Kilda 5.6 (36) Carlton 2.12 (24) Junction Oval 3 September 1910

Ladder

1910 VFL ladder
Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts
1 Carlton 18 15 3 0 1167 729 160.1 60 Finals
2 Collingwood (P) 18 13 5 0 993 812 122.3 52
3 South Melbourne 18 12 6 0 1080 884 122.2 48
4 Essendon 18 12 6 0 1113 963 115.6 48
5 Geelong 18 10 7 1 1008 952 105.9 42
6 University 18 10 8 0 994 979 101.5 40
7 Richmond 18 7 10 1 937 913 102.6 30
8 Fitzroy 18 5 13 0 952 1048 90.8 20
9 Melbourne 18 4 14 0 802 1347 59.5 16
10 St Kilda 18 1 17 0 692 1111 62.3 4
Source: VFL ladder
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.
(P) Premiers

Finals

All of the 1910 finals were played at the MCG so the home team in the Semi Finals and Preliminary Final is purely the higher ranked team from the ladder but in the Grand Final the home team was the team that won the Preliminary Final.

Semi finals

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Date Collingwood 14.11 (95) Essendon 5.7 (37) MCG 10 September Carlton 6.17 (53) South Melbourne 10.5 (65) MCG 17 September

Preliminary Final

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Date Collingwood 8.7 (55) South Melbourne 6.8 (44) MCG 24 September

Grand final

Main article: 1910 VFL Grand Final

Collingwood defeated Carlton 9.7 (61) to 6.11 (47), in front of a crowd of 42,577 people. (For an explanation of scoring see Australian rules football).

Team 1 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr Final
Carlton 1.2 2.6 4.9 6.11 (47)
Collingwood 4.3 5.3 8.5 9.7 (61)

Awards

Notable events

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Ross, John (1996). 100 Years of Australian Football. Ringwood, Australia: Viking Books. p. 382. ISBN 9781854714343.
  2. ^ Rodgers, Stephen, Every Game Ever Played, VFL/AFL Results 1897–1991, Ringwood, VIC: Viking O'Neal, p. 78