1924 SummaryThe story of this season was five straight losses between rounds 4 and 9 (including a round 6 bye). After 1 loss, 1 draw and 1 win in the first three rounds respectively, Carlton languished in last on the ladder. The Blues managed to split their remaining eight games, with 4 wins and 4 losses, to advance to seventh spot on the ladder and avoid the clubs first wooden spoon.
Carlton would also lose, temporarily, the services of great Horrie Clover who would succumb to illness and resign as a player and Captain after Round 9, being replaced in the top job by Paddy O'Brien. Thankfully Clover would return in 1926.
People of 1924Captain: Horrie Clover / Paddy O'Brien
Coach: Percy Parratt
Leading Goal-kicker: Alex Duncan - 27 goals.
Milestones and EventsDebuts: Harvey Dunn, Norm Sexton, Jimmy Robertson, Aub Charleston, Ernie McAlpine, Harold Carter, Clarrie Uren, Ray Harper, Stan Trebilco, Charlie Anderson
Debut Brownlow Count: This was the first year of the Brownlow Medal, with the Blues polling 6 votes in total for the year - although only one vote was polled per game. A summary of Carlton's Brownlow Votes for 1924 can be found here.
Football Finance - Tables showing the receipts & expenditure of the League clubs for seasons 1923 and 1924.To view receipts, click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66943775
To view expenditure, click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66945051