|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday April 1, 1989|
|Result: Lose by 59 points||Umpires: P.Cameron & P.Carey||Crowd: 22,000 Gate: none available|
|Goalkickers: Murphy 3 Naley 2 Silvagni Kernahan Gleeson Verbeek Glascott 1.|
|Best: D.Glascott, M.Naley, A.Gleeson, C.Bradley, K.Hunter, F.Murphy.|
|Reports: Wayne Blackwell (Striking Doug Hawkins) - 2 Weeks; Jamie Dunlop (Striking John Georgiades & Striking Richard Cousins) - 3 Weeks each; Jon Dorotich (Kneeing John Georgiades) - Not Guilty|
|Injuries: G.Hawker (torn hamstring)|
Game ReviewWith Bernie Evans' delisting fresh in the minds of many in the lead up to this clash the Blues commenced Season 1989 with a whimper, suffering a shellacking at the hands of the Bulldogs. Remembered by many as the 'John Georgiades game'. The Footscray forward kicked 9 on debut for the Dogs - he struggled to kick that in total for the rest of his career.
Amongst a handful of positives - mainly the debuts of Verbeek, McKinnon and Hawker, was the debut of Fraser Brown, destined to be a favourite player of many with his hard-at-it play.
The Bulldogs Richard Cousins was found not guilty of striking Jamie Dunlop, whilst Simon Atkins was fined for tripping Fraser Brown
Future Blue Matthew Hogg would make the best players for Footscray, bringing his name to the fore for Carlton's recruiters as this 59 point loss ushered in a dark 3 year period for the Blues. For more about Hogg's performances against the Blues, click here.
|B:||20 Fraser Brown||1 Stephen Silvagni||9 Ken Hunter|
|HB:||5 Steve Da Rui||24 Jamie Dunlop||31 Tom Alvin|
|C:||8 Wayne Blackwell||21 Craig Bradley||32 David Glascott|
|HF:||7 Wayne Johnston||6 Jon Dorotich||47 Andrew McKinnon|
|F:||29 Michael Gallagher||4 Stephen Kernahan (c)||12 Adrian Gleeson|
|Ruck:||44 Justin Madden (vc)||11 Glenn Hawker||17 Mark Naley|
|Interchange:||15 Simon Verbeek||30 Fraser Murphy|
|Emgs:||33 Mark Majerczak||41 Luke O'Sullivan||14 Dean Strauch|
Milestones50 Games: Adrian Gleeson
Debut: Simon Verbeek, Fraser Brown, Andrew McKinnon
Debut (Carlton): Glenn Hawker
Interesting Fact: This was our greatest losing margin against the Bulldogs until a horrible match in 2010.
1989 | Round 2