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Back in flag contention at last, Carlton lost a tough semi-final to Richmond by one kick.

1927

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1927 Summary

After a 1 point loss in the first round to South Melbourne, Carlton won 7 of their next 8 games leaving the Blues in fifth place, 1 win from top spot on the ladder and only percentage off of second place. In the second half of the season the club was still competitive, winning 6 of 9 games to finish the home and away season in fourth place.

Carlton played Richmond in the first Semi Final, and lost by 6 points (12.10 82 to 11.10 76) in a close, see-sawing game in front of 63,620 at the MCG. This displayed the drawing power of these two clubs, with the highest other final drawing a crowd of only 40,595. Carlton was officially classified 3rd for the season.

Alex Duncan was named as the club's outstanding player for the season, finishing second in the Brownlow Medal. A full list of Carlton's votes in the prestigious medal can be found here.

Ladder


PosTeamWinsDrawsLossesPointsForAgainst%
1Collingwood150360222.227.1559142.183.1035150.6
2Richmond140456205.253.1483151.196.1102134.6
3Geelong140456220.274.1594171.182.1208132
4Carlton130552206.198.1434162.206.1178121.7
5Melbourne120648217.246.1548166.173.1169132.4
6Sth Melbourne90936192.221.1373199.237.143195.9
7St Kilda801032164.194.1178219.250.156475.3
8Essendon611126166.202.1198176.181.123796.8
9Fitzroy611126190.195.1335222.226.155885.7
10Footscray601224156.195.1131174.281.132585.4
11Nth Melbourne301512148.197.1085210.216.147673.5
12Hawthorn10174148.199.1087242.270.172263.1


People of 1927

Captain: Horrie Clover
Coach: Horrie Clover
Leading Goal-kicker: Harold Carter - 33 goals

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August 13
S.C.G. Attendance; 21,229 Takings; 1,184 Pounds
Carlton team;
Backs; N. Blackmore, F. Donoghue, F. Irwin
Half Backs; F. Gilby. M. Beasy, D. Kelleher
Centre; J. Kelly, J. Watson, V. Arthur
Half Forwards; E. Brewis, H. Clover (Capt.), N. Collins
Forwards; G. Styles, L. Johnson, C. Davey
Followers; F. Connell, C. McSwain
Rover; T. Downs
Carlton won;
Carl. 3.3 6.5 7.6 11.10.76
Geel. 2.1 4.6 6.6 9.6.60
Goals; Davey 4, Clover 3, Johnson, McSwain, Styles, Downs.
Best; Gilby, Downs, Kelleher, Beasy, Clover, Davey, Styles, McSwain.

August 20
Carlton played New South Wales team at the Erskinville Oval
Crowd; 7,000
Umpire; B. Coleman
Carlton team;
Backs; Brewis, Blackmore, Irwin
Half backs; Gilby, Kelleher, Beasy
Centres; Kelly, Watson, Arthur
Half forwards; Fitzgerald, Clover, Brew
Forwards: Johnson, Davey, Styles
Followers; Connell, McSwain
Rover; Downs
Carlton won;
Carl; 4.1 5.3 10.10 16.11.107
NSW; 1.1 5.3 7.5 7.8.50
Goals; Downs 4, Davey 4, Styles 3, Connell, McSwain.
Best; Downs, Davey, Clover, Kelleher, Beasy, Styles, Blackmore, McSwain.

Milestones

Debuts: Allan Skehan, Charlie Davey, Frank Mount, Bill Downie, Vin Arthur, Tommy Downs, George Gough, Maurie Johnson, Denis Kelleher, Jim Shanahan, Frank Seymour, Bill Donald, George Hawking, Les Johnson, Tom Kennedy

Gate Receipts & Membership

Carlton's share of gate receipts for the 1927 season, rounds 1 - 18 was £2,417
This was second behind Geelong's £4,439
Membership subscriptions amounted to £2,750

Player Payments

Carlton players received a flat rate of £3/10s ($7.00) per match, in addition a bonus of £2/10s ($5.00) for every match played, emergencies 25s ($2.50), players not selected £1 ($2.00) for training expenses.
Carlton paid £2,892 to it's players.
This was the highest in the League ahead of Richmond with £2,845.
Lowest of the 11 clubs was Hawthorn with £1,007 (Melbourne's total was not available)
All players on the list received a trip to Sydney in August which cost the club £620

Carlton's Finances

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article251476848

Lower Levels

Reserves: Carlton won the Reserves premiership in 1927, our second in succession.

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