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PAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK - The 1979 Flag!!

Peter Scott Francis was a hard-running, skilful wingman who is fondly remembered for his starring role in Carlton’s famous 1979 Grand Final victory over Collingwood – before he was controversially traded to Fitzroy, and went on to play 158 career games at four clubs.

Born in Heathcote in central Victoria in 1958, Francis was the nephew of Leo Francis, a wingman himself who had played 78 games with North Melbourne from 1945 to 1951. In 1977, Peter was starring for South Bendigo when he was invited to try out at Princes Park, and his form at Reserves level in the latter part of the season left Carlton’s match committee smiling. In guernsey number 47, Francis played regularly across half-forward and kicked 32 goals in only a handful of games.

1980 Team Poster.

To read Peter's story, click HERE.

Past Player of the Week Archive




FROM THE ARCHIVES

1911 Joe Prince (South Melbourne) Carlton 1919
Image: SLV, ISDN July 27 p12
Within the Blueseum you will find thousands of pictures and video clips of the players, the people, the games and the grounds that have made the Old Dark Navy Blues of Carlton one of Australia’s greatest sporting clubs.

At the Blueseum we also support the initiatives of the Mighty Blues in seeking images of all Carlton senior players. In 2019, this image of former Blue Joe Prince was unearthed and added to the collection....For more information click HERE!!!!!

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Have you ever had the urge to be a football writer or researcher ?

Well, here’s your chance to have a crack at it!

The Blueseum is looking for some additional help in 2019 – particularly with Game and Player Reviews. Open tasks are on the Task List.
Image courtesy of Carlton Media.
Since 2006, this website has been produced by a dedicated group of volunteers who spend their free time delving into and recording the history of the Carlton Football Club. The site is based on the wiki concept (think of wikipedia) where registered users are able to create and edit content independently.

Therefore, everyone interested is cordially invited to join us. No experience is necessary, because you’ll be guided every step of the way and you will be making a real contribution to your club.

So come on, why wait ?

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