1957 VFL season


1957 VFL season

Infobox VFL Premiership Season
year = 1957


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teams = 12
premiers = AFL Mel
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minor premiers = AFL Mel
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matches =
top goal scorer = Jack Charles Collins (AFL Foo)
brownlow medalist = Brian Gleeson (AFL StK)
Results and statistics for the VFL/AFL season of 1957.

Premiership season

In 1957, the VFL competition consisted of twelve teams of 18 on-the-field players each, plus two substitute players, known as the 19th man and the 20th man. A player could be substituted for any reason; however, once substituted, a player could not return to the field of play under any circumstances.

Teams played each other in a home-and-away season of 18 rounds; matches 12 to 18 were the "home-and-way reverse" of matches 1 to 7.

Once the 18 round home-and-away season had finished, the 1957 VFL "Premiers" were determined by the specific format and conventions of the "Page-McIntyre 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

Ladder

Preliminary Final

Umpire - Nash

Awards

* The 1957 VFL Premiership team was Melbourne.
* The VFL's leading goalkicker was Jack Collins of Footscray who kicked 74 goals.
* The winner of the 1957 Brownlow Medal was Brian Gleeson of St Kilda with 24 votes.
* Geelong took the "wooden spoon" in 1957.

Notable Events

* Following the successful introduction of televised sport in 1956, the VFL decides to allow the live broadcast of the last quarter of three VFL matches each Saturday afternoon. Experiments conducted in 1956 involving three "closed circuit" telecasts of three of the finals matches, and the live broadcast of the Olympic Games' demonstration match had shown that it was possible to from "wide-shots" to "close-ups" quickly enough to provide effective viewing. Each station's telecast had a principal commentator; they were Tony Charlton (HSV-7), Ken Dakin (ABV-2), and Ian Johnson (GTV-9).
* In August, learning from the success of the Olympic games, and in an attempt to counter the problems of overnight queues outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground prior to each final, the VFL sells reserved tickets through the mail for the final series. It was also anticipated that this would greatly assist country people, who could now book seats and accommodation well in advance.
* Hawthorn is in the final four for the first time since their VFL debut in 1925.
* Ron Barassi scores the first and last goal in Melbourne's 17.14 (116) to 7.13 (55) Grand Final win over Essendon.

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/1957.html 1957 Season - AFL Tables]


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