1935 VFL premiership season
Keith Stackpole.jpg
Premiership player Keith Stackpole
Teams12
PremiersCollingwood
10th premiership
Minor premiersSouth Melbourne
4th minor premiership
Brownlow MedallistHaydn Bunton Sr. (Fitzroy)
Leading Goalkicker MedallistBob Pratt (South Melbourne)
Matches played112
Highest54,154
← 1934
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The 1935 VFL season was the 39th season of the Victorian Football League (VFL), the highest level senior Australian rules football competition in Victoria. The season featured twelve clubs, ran from 27 April until 5 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 tenth time, after it defeated South Melbourne by 20 points in the 1935 VFL Grand Final.

Premiership season

In 1935, the VFL competition consisted of twelve teams of 18 on-the-field players each, plus one substitute player, known as the 19th man. A player could be substituted for any reason; however, once substituted, a player could not return to the field of play under any circumstances.

Teams played each other in a home-and-away season of 18 rounds; matches 12 to 18 were the "home-and-way reverse" of matches 1 to 7.

Once the 18 round home-and-away season had finished, the 1935 VFL Premiers were determined by the specific format and conventions of the Page–McIntyre system.

Round 1

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Footscray 7.19 (61) Richmond 14.12 (96) Western Oval 17,000 27 April 1935 Collingwood 15.18 (108) South Melbourne 15.16 (106) Victoria Park 30,000 27 April 1935 Carlton 14.18 (102) Geelong 15.18 (108) Princes Park 23,000 27 April 1935 North Melbourne 12.11 (83) Hawthorn 14.3 (87) Arden Street Oval 7,000 27 April 1935 St Kilda 11.14 (80) Fitzroy 14.8 (92) Junction Oval 21,000 27 April 1935 Melbourne 15.9 (99) Essendon 24.15 (159) MCG 15,615 27 April 1935

Round 2

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Geelong 14.20 (104) Melbourne 16.6 (102) Corio Oval 11,000 4 May 1935 Essendon 13.17 (95) St Kilda 13.14 (92) Windy Hill 21,500 4 May 1935 Richmond 14.11 (95) North Melbourne 10.12 (72) Punt Road Oval 14,000 4 May 1935 South Melbourne 17.11 (113) Footscray 15.9 (99) Lake Oval 28,000 4 May 1935 Fitzroy 14.9 (93) Collingwood 14.9 (93) Brunswick Street Oval 36,000 6 May 1935 Hawthorn 9.6 (60) Carlton 14.27 (111) Glenferrie Oval 23,000 6 May 1935

Round 3

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date North Melbourne 5.14 (44) South Melbourne 13.11 (89) Arden Street Oval 12,500 11 May 1935 Collingwood 21.17 (143) Essendon 12.11 (83) Victoria Park 18,000 11 May 1935 Carlton 11.11 (77) Richmond 10.8 (68) Princes Park 35,000 11 May 1935 Melbourne 15.19 (109) Hawthorn 11.13 (79) MCG 7,788 11 May 1935 St Kilda 18.20 (128) Geelong 18.15 (123) Junction Oval 19,000 11 May 1935 Footscray 7.13 (55) Fitzroy 9.12 (66) Western Oval 20,000 11 May 1935

Round 4

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Hawthorn 6.17 (53) St Kilda 16.8 (104) Glenferrie Oval 11,000 18 May 1935 Fitzroy 18.16 (124) North Melbourne 10.14 (74) Brunswick Street Oval 13,000 18 May 1935 Richmond 18.20 (128) Melbourne 14.8 (92) Punt Road Oval 15,000 18 May 1935 Footscray 7.8 (50) Essendon 16.5 (101) Western Oval 17,000 18 May 1935 Geelong 14.17 (101) Collingwood 17.13 (115) Corio Oval 13,000 18 May 1935 South Melbourne 13.19 (97) Carlton 14.6 (90) Lake Oval 35,000 18 May 1935

Round 5

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Geelong 15.10 (100) South Melbourne 17.12 (114) Corio Oval 14,700 25 May 1935 Fitzroy 8.9 (57) Richmond 14.14 (98) Brunswick Street Oval 35,000 25 May 1935 Essendon 13.20 (98) Hawthorn 12.14 (86) Windy Hill 10,000 25 May 1935 North Melbourne 12.16 (88) Footscray 13.12 (90) Arden Street Oval 12,000 25 May 1935 Melbourne 9.15 (69) Collingwood 13.20 (98) MCG 16,057 25 May 1935 St Kilda 16.14 (110) Carlton 20.9 (129) Junction Oval 29,000 25 May 1935

Round 6

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Collingwood 23.11 (149) Footscray 14.14 (98) Victoria Park 17,500 1 June 1935 Hawthorn 14.9 (93) Geelong 22.19 (151) Glenferrie Oval 9,500 1 June 1935 South Melbourne 23.14 (152) Fitzroy 10.11 (71) Lake Oval 33,000 1 June 1935 Melbourne 15.13 (103) St Kilda 15.20 (110) MCG 22,711 3 June 1935 Essendon 12.13 (85) Richmond 13.9 (87) Windy Hill 26,000 3 June 1935 Carlton 20.16 (136) North Melbourne 9.14 (68) Princes Park 20,000 3 June 1935

Round 7

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Richmond 7.17 (59) South Melbourne 15.15 (105) Punt Road Oval 35,000 8 June 1935 Fitzroy 14.12 (96) Hawthorn 13.8 (86) Brunswick Street Oval 9,000 8 June 1935 North Melbourne 8.11 (59) Melbourne 18.11 (119) Arden Street Oval 7,000 8 June 1935 Geelong 16.14 (110) Essendon 4.12 (36) Corio Oval 10,000 8 June 1935 St Kilda 16.15 (111) Collingwood 19.16 (130) Junction Oval 17,000 8 June 1935 Footscray 12.7 (79) Carlton 9.25 (79) Western Oval 15,000 8 June 1935

Round 8

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Hawthorn 9.23 (77) South Melbourne 17.14 (116) Glenferrie Oval 12,000 15 June 1935 Geelong 13.12 (90) Richmond 10.16 (76) Corio Oval 13,000 15 June 1935 Essendon 9.7 (61) Fitzroy 14.19 (103) Windy Hill 17,000 15 June 1935 Collingwood 16.30 (126) North Melbourne 6.10 (46) Victoria Park 8,000 15 June 1935 St Kilda 14.10 (94) Footscray 7.13 (55) Junction Oval 20,000 15 June 1935 Melbourne 7.12 (54) Carlton 9.12 (66) MCG 19,546 15 June 1935

Round 9

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date North Melbourne 6.9 (45) St Kilda 8.14 (62) Arden Street Oval 4,000 22 June 1935 Footscray 5.4 (34) Melbourne 4.15 (39) Western Oval 5,500 22 June 1935 Fitzroy 10.5 (65) Geelong 6.14 (50) Brunswick Street Oval 8,500 22 June 1935 Carlton 13.9 (87) Collingwood 8.10 (58) Princes Park 17,000 22 June 1935 Richmond 14.7 (91) Hawthorn 10.13 (73) Punt Road Oval 4,000 22 June 1935 South Melbourne 13.22 (100) Essendon 9.7 (61) Lake Oval 8,000 22 June 1935

Round 10

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Geelong 26.16 (172) North Melbourne 15.7 (97) Corio Oval 7,000 29 June 1935 Fitzroy 13.10 (88) Melbourne 15.17 (107) Brunswick Street Oval 11,000 29 June 1935 South Melbourne 13.16 (94) St Kilda 9.15 (69) Lake Oval 19,000 29 June 1935 Hawthorn 12.13 (85) Footscray 14.6 (90) Glenferrie Oval 9,000 29 June 1935 Richmond 11.14 (80) Collingwood 13.4 (82) Punt Road Oval 25,000 29 June 1935 Essendon 11.12 (78) Carlton 22.8 (140) Windy Hill 18,000 29 June 1935

Round 11

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Melbourne 11.12 (78) South Melbourne 18.14 (122) MCG 19,086 6 July 1935 Footscray 15.13 (103) Geelong 16.7 (103) Western Oval 11,000 6 July 1935 Collingwood 17.20 (122) Hawthorn 12.3 (75) Victoria Park 8,000 6 July 1935 Carlton 19.21 (135) Fitzroy 8.6 (54) Princes Park 24,000 6 July 1935 St Kilda 10.14 (74) Richmond 7.8 (50) Junction Oval 20,000 6 July 1935 North Melbourne 10.13 (73) Essendon 10.14 (74) Arden Street Oval 8,000 6 July 1935

Round 12

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Hawthorn 16.18 (114) North Melbourne 6.10 (46) Glenferrie Oval 4,000 13 July 1935 Fitzroy 9.10 (64) St Kilda 12.12 (84) Brunswick Street Oval 15,000 13 July 1935 Essendon 10.14 (74) Melbourne 12.21 (93) Windy Hill 8,000 13 July 1935 Richmond 16.10 (106) Footscray 3.11 (29) Punt Road Oval 16,000 13 July 1935 South Melbourne 18.16 (124) Collingwood 10.11 (71) Lake Oval 31,000 13 July 1935 Geelong 6.7 (43) Carlton 11.10 (76) Corio Oval 14,500 13 July 1935

Round 13

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date North Melbourne 7.6 (48) Richmond 15.11 (101) Arden Street Oval 7,000 20 July 1935 Footscray 9.8 (62) South Melbourne 15.8 (98) Western Oval 16,000 20 July 1935 Collingwood 14.21 (105) Fitzroy 12.10 (82) Victoria Park 18,000 20 July 1935 Carlton 21.16 (142) Hawthorn 11.10 (76) Princes Park 12,000 20 July 1935 Melbourne 11.11 (77) Geelong 6.13 (49) MCG 12,817 20 July 1935 St Kilda 13.15 (93) Essendon 11.3 (69) Junction Oval 16,000 20 July 1935

Round 14

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Hawthorn 12.10 (82) Melbourne 14.17 (101) Glenferrie Oval 7,000 27 July 1935 Fitzroy 14.16 (100) Footscray 13.15 (93) Brunswick Street Oval 13,000 27 July 1935 Richmond 14.11 (95) Carlton 11.14 (80) Punt Road Oval 30,000 27 July 1935 Geelong 9.14 (68) St Kilda 13.8 (86) Corio Oval 7,000 17 August 1935 South Melbourne 16.13 (109) North Melbourne 15.10 (100) Lake Oval 7,000 17 August 1935 Essendon 16.10 (106) Collingwood 16.17 (113) Windy Hill 11,000 17 August 1935

Round 15

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Essendon 15.25 (115) Footscray 12.10 (82) Windy Hill 11,000 10 August 1935 Collingwood 22.13 (145) Geelong 16.15 (111) Victoria Park 9,000 10 August 1935 Carlton 16.26 (122) South Melbourne 12.9 (81) Princes Park 40,000 10 August 1935 St Kilda 17.22 (124) Hawthorn 9.9 (63) Junction Oval 9,000 10 August 1935 North Melbourne 10.13 (73) Fitzroy 12.10 (82) Arden Street Oval 7,000 10 August 1935 Melbourne 10.8 (68) Richmond 10.15 (75) MCG 27,572 17 August 1935

Round 16

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Footscray 8.14 (62) North Melbourne 10.9 (69) Western Oval 7,000 24 August 1935 Collingwood 11.13 (79) Melbourne 10.19 (79) Victoria Park 10,500 24 August 1935 Carlton 18.22 (130) St Kilda 16.12 (108) Princes Park 33,000 24 August 1935 South Melbourne 21.12 (138) Geelong 8.14 (62) Lake Oval 12,000 24 August 1935 Richmond 17.16 (118) Fitzroy 12.9 (81) Punt Road Oval 16,500 24 August 1935 Hawthorn 8.26 (74) Essendon 9.12 (66) Glenferrie Oval 5,000 24 August 1935

Round 17

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Geelong 7.17 (59) Hawthorn 13.9 (87) Corio Oval 2,500 31 August 1935 Fitzroy 11.8 (74) South Melbourne 10.15 (75) Brunswick Street Oval 17,000 31 August 1935 St Kilda 19.8 (122) Melbourne 16.14 (110) Junction Oval 18,000 31 August 1935 Richmond 12.14 (86) Essendon 7.16 (58) Punt Road Oval 13,000 31 August 1935 Footscray 6.17 (53) Collingwood 12.14 (86) Western Oval 7,500 31 August 1935 North Melbourne 10.9 (69) Carlton 16.16 (112) Arden Street Oval 13,000 31 August 1935

Round 18

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Melbourne 15.12 (102) North Melbourne 7.12 (54) MCG 5,084 7 September 1935 Essendon 14.23 (107) Geelong 11.13 (79) Windy Hill 6,000 7 September 1935 Collingwood 9.18 (72) St Kilda 7.15 (57) Victoria Park 16,000 7 September 1935 Carlton 20.24 (144) Footscray 10.17 (77) Princes Park 12,000 7 September 1935 South Melbourne 14.23 (107) Richmond 9.9 (63) Lake Oval 28,000 7 September 1935 Hawthorn 14.26 (110) Fitzroy 15.6 (96) Glenferrie Oval 11,000 7 September 1935

Ladder

1935 VFL ladder
Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts
1 South Melbourne 18 16 2 0 1940 1410 137.6 64 Finals
2 Collingwood (P) 18 14 2 2 1895 1561 121.4 60
3 Carlton 18 14 3 1 1958 1383 141.6 58
4 Richmond 18 12 6 0 1572 1339 117.4 48
5 St Kilda 18 11 7 0 1708 1545 110.6 44
6 Melbourne 18 8 9 1 1601 1582 101.2 34
7 Fitzroy 18 8 9 1 1488 1649 90.2 34
8 Essendon 18 7 11 0 1526 1703 89.6 28
9 Geelong 18 6 11 1 1683 1747 96.3 26
10 Hawthorn 18 5 13 0 1460 1805 80.9 20
11 Footscray 18 2 14 2 1272 1731 73.5 12
12 North Melbourne 18 1 17 0 1208 1856 65.1 4
Source: VFL Ladder
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.
(P) Premiers

Finals

All of the 1935 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 Crowd Date Carlton 14.20 (104) Richmond 19.11 (125) MCG 49,759 14 September South Melbourne 15.14 (104) Collingwood 11.17 (83) MCG 53,766 21 September

Preliminary final

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Crowd Date Collingwood 14.10 (94) Richmond 9.12 (66) MCG 46,191 28 September

Grand Final

Main article: 1935 VFL Grand Final

Collingwood defeated South Melbourne 11.12 (78) to 7.16 (58), in front of a crowd of 54,154 people. (For an explanation of scoring see Australian rules football).

Awards

Notable events

Footnotes

  1. ^ "League seconds – Melbourne's premiership". The Argus. Melbourne. 7 October 1935. p. 4.
  2. ^ "Footscray Home Jumpers". footyjumpers.com. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2012.

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