Carlton lost to Collingwood by 77 pts - Victoria Park

Round 19, 1970

Venue: Victoria ParkDate: Saturday August 8, 1970
Result: Lose by 77 pointsUmpire: J.CrouchCrowd: 39,959
Goalkickers: A.Jesaulenko 1, I.Robertson 1.
Best: S.Silvagni, B.Crosswell, G.Crane, I.Robertson, B.Gill.
Reports: NilInjuries: J.Goold (bruised hip and stomach muscles)

Game Review

The Blues were appalling.

And yet, as I left, I couldn't help but think ....

..surely we couldn't play this badly again,

..surely we couldn't be this unlucky again (we hit the post 5 times and only scored 2 goals),

..surely the Pies wouldn't rate us next time,

..surely Barass would repair what was broken.

..surely all was not lost.

Hadn't I seen us kick 1-11 against Essendon on Anzac Day 1968 and reverse the result on Grand Final day? Perhaps, 1970 could still be our year.

We would see.


B: 21 Barry Gill 20 Wes Lofts (vc) 15 Phil Pinnell
HB: 4 Bruce Doull 11 John Goold 35 Barry Mulcair
C: 6 Garry Crane 17 Brent Crosswell 34 Ian Robertson
HF: 5 Syd Jackson 42 Robert Walls (dvc) 32 Bryan Quirk
F: 43 David McKay 25 Alex Jesaulenko 23 Ian Nicoll
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (c) 1 Serge Silvagni 10 Adrian Gallagher
Res: 7 Ted Hopkins 38 Mark Amos
Coach: Ron Barassi


Interesting Fact: It wouldn't just be this whitewash defeat in a Premiership year; this game brought back memories of another horrible early season where glory would shortly follow...

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