1927 VFL season


1927 VFL season

Infobox VFL Premiership Season
year = 1927


imagesize = 100px
caption = Brownlow winner Syd Coventry
teams = 12
premiers = AFL Col
count = 6th
minor premiers = AFL Col
mpcount = 9th
matches =
top goal scorer = Gordon Coventry (AFL Col)
brownlow medalist = Syd Coventry (AFL Col)

Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1927.

Premiership season

In 1927, the VFL competition consisted of twelve teams of 18 on-the-field players each, with no "reserves", although any of the 18 players who had left the playing field for any reason could later resume their place on the field at any time during the match.

Teams played each other in a home-and-away season of 18 rounds; matches 12 to 17 were the "home-and-way reverse" of matches 1 to 6, and match 18 the "home-and-way reverse" of match 9.

Once the 18 round home-and-away season had finished, the 1927 VFL "Premiers" were determined by the specific format and conventions of the amended "Argus" system".

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

Round 8

Round 9

Round 10

Round 11

Round 12

Round 13

Round 14

Round 15

Round 16

Round 17

Round 18

Grand Final

"See List of Australian Football League premiers for a complete list."

Collingwood defeated Richmond 2.13 (25) to 1.7 (13), in front of a crowd of 34,511 people. (For an explanation of scoring see Australian rules football).

Ladder

Awards

* The 1927 VFL Premiership team was Collingwood.
* The VFL's leading goalkicker was Gordon Coventry of Collingwood with 97 goals.
* "The Argus" newspaper's "Player of the Year", Syd Coventry of Collingwood, was declared 1927 Champion of the Season.
* The winner of the 1927 Brownlow Medal was Syd Coventry of Collingwood with 7 votes.
* Hawthorn took the "wooden spoon" in 1927.

Notable Events

* In round 9, remembered as "Duncan's Match", Carlton's centre-halfback Alex Duncan took at least 33 marks (some claim he took as many as 45) in a single match.
* South Melbourne Football Club introduced a popular innovation: selling reserved grandstand seats.
* After the round 10 match, the Secretary of the Richmond Football Club, Percy "Pip" Page of "Page-McIntyre system fame, has his jaw broken in a fight that erupted during a club dance.
* The Grand Final was played under atrocious weather conditions on a Melbourne Cricket Ground that resembled a swamp. The two teams scored a combined 38 points, and it was the lowest combined score of any VFL/AFL game (Grand Final or otherwise) played in the 20th century.
*Including the four seasons played in the 19th century (1897-1900), it was the equal 11th lowest-scoring game of all time.

References

* Rogers, S. & Brown, A., "Every Game Ever Played: VFL/AFL Results 1897-1997 (Sixth Edition)", Viking Books, (Ringwood), 1998. ISBN 0-670-90809-6
* Ross, J. (ed), "100 Years of Australian Football 1897-1996: The Complete Story of the AFL, All the Big Stories, All the Great Pictures, All the Champions, Every AFL Season Reported", Viking, (Ringwood), 1996. ISBN 0-670-86814-0

External links

* [http://stats.rleague.com/afl/seas/1927.html 1927 Season - AFL Tables]


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