The Blueseum is currently seeking an image for all Carlton senior players to complete our historical collection. If you're a collector, or a relative, please help us find an image of every Blue there's been. In fact, we are in the process of setting up an 'Image Gallery' for each player so please add missing heads in if possible.
This is not just restricted to senior players either, if you played reserves, or U19s, were a trainer, doctor or volunteer for the club we want your story and your picture.
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In September 1910 - just before Carlton was to meet South Melbourne in the second semi-final – Carlton withdrew three players; Doug Gillespie, Lang, and Doug Fraser, from the team. No reasons were given publicly, but it was common knowledge that the club had received credible information that all three had been bribed to play poorly against the Bloods.
The VFL and Carlton launched separate investigations, and a drastically weakened Blues team went down to South by 12 points. However Carlton, as minor premiers, had earned automatic entry into the Grand Final. Their opponent would be Collingwood, who defeated South Melbourne in the preliminary final. In the lead-up to the decider, Doug Gillespie was exonerated by both enquiries, but Fraser and Lang were found guilty and suspended for five years. Gillespie returned to the Carlton team for the Grand Final only to suffer defeat by 14 points. For more on this scandal, click here.
Thereafter, Lang consistently denied that he was guilty of planning to play dead against South Melbourne. He conceded that an offer had been made to him, but always maintained that he had no intention of accepting it, because of his loyalty to the Blues. His words had a ring of truth to them. After serving his long suspension, Bongo returned to Princes Park to play again in 1916 and '17. He was a good contributor throughout, and one of our best in the 1916 Grand Final loss to Fitzroy.
Sometimes within the Blueseum we see stunning pictures from the past, that make you think.... Don't you wish you were there? This shot of the Grand Final in 1906, over 100 years ago, surely gets the historical juices flowing....
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