1905 VFL season


1905 VFL season

Infobox Victorian Football League season
year = 1905


imagesize =
caption =
clubs = 8
home-and-away season = 14 rounds
premiership team = Fitzroy
count = 4th
minor premiers = Collingwood
mpcount = 3rd
champion of the season = Percy Trotter
cclub = Fitzroy
top goal kicker = Charlie Pannam (38)

Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1905.

Premiership season

In 1905, the VFL competition was comprised of eight 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.

Each team played each other twice in a home-and-away season of 14 rounds.

Once the 14 round home-and-away season had finished, the 1905 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

Grand Final

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

Fitzroy defeated Collingwood 4.6 (30) to 2.5 (17). (For an explanation of scoring see Australian rules football).

Awards

* The 1905 VFL Premiership team was Fitzroy.
* The VFL's leading goalkicker was Charlie Pannam of Collingwood with 38 goals.
* "The Argus" newspaper's "Player of the Year", Fitzroy's Percy Trotter, was declared 1905 Champion of the Season.
* Melbourne took the "wooden spoon" in 1905.

Notable Events

* Australasian Football Council formed.
* VFL decides to pay field umpires 30 shillings per match, and boundary umpires 7 shillings per match (approx $75.00 and $20.00 in 2008 buying power).

References

* Maplestone, M., "Flying Higher: History of the Essendon Football Club 1872-1996", Essendon Football Club, (Melbourne), 1996. ISBN 0-959-17402-8
* 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/1905.html 1905 Season - AFL Tables]


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