|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday May 17, 1969|
|Result: Win by 30 points||Umpire: Sheales||Crowd: 14,973 Receipts: $4,000|
|Goalkickers: J.Nicholls 3, A.Gallagher 3, A.Jesaulenko 3, B.Quirk 2, V.Waite 1, I.Robertson 1 & I.Nicoll 1.|
|Reports:||Injuries: R.Barassi (torn hamstring) replaced by P.Kerr in third quarter, K.Hall (cut eyebrow).|
Ron Barassi came out of retirement to play his 50th game for Carlton, to ensure that any future sons who made the grade would be eligible to play for the Blues under the father-son rule then in place. He took Barry Armstrong's place in the selected 20, but tore a hamstring in the third quarter and was himself replaced by Peter Kerr.
Ron Barassi was in the news during the week when he decided to come out of retirement and play one more game for the Blues to lift his game tally with the club to 50. The match was against his old club, Melbourne, and Carlton won 14.24.108 to 12.6.78 - Football Life.
Ron Barassi's surprise comeback appearance in the Blues line-up was one of the highlights for this round, although he was not named in the team the previous Thursday night. An injury compelled Barassi to retire from the field in the third quarter. He is not likely to play again. It was Carlton's sixth win in a row against Melbourne, but there was plenty of room for improvements in its display. - Football Record.
|B:||19 Ian Collins (dvc)||20 Wes Lofts (vc)||42 Robert Walls|
|HB:||21 Barry Gill||11 John Goold||3 Kevin Hall|
|C:||6 Garry Crane||34 Ian Robertson||4 Bruce Doull|
|HF:||32 Bryan Quirk||25 Alex Jesaulenko||31 Ron Barassi (coach)|
|F:||28 Peter Jones||30 Vin Waite||23 Ian Nicoll|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (c)||1 Serge Silvagni||10 Adrian Gallagher|
|Res:||9 Peter Kerr||5 Syd Jackson|
Club historian Tony De Bolfo's article and fantastic colour footage courtesy of Nigel Buesst and the Carlton Football Club.
Score Records: This was the first of 10 consecutive wins for Carlton, one of the best winning streaks in our history
Aggregate Scores: Carlton would score it's 100,000th point in this fixture, coming in game #1337 in the VFL / AFL competition.
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