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1878 Fixture        

1878 Fixture

HOME GROUNDS: Royal Park, East Melbourne, Richmond Paddock, M. C. G.

Carlton had been unceremoniously removed from their Madeline Street home ground by the University authorities because the Club had the temerity to charge for admission. The Blues were only trying to recoupe their large 300 pound debt it had spent on improving the ground. Once the debt was paid off any extra monies were to be donated to charity. The Irish game of Hurling was subsequently played on the ground and ironically, and an admission charge was allowed! The VFA Project web site says Hotham were then allowed to use the ground on four occasions in August and September 1878 to play football against Albert Park (twice), West Melbourne, and Barwon.

This eviction led to Carlton's nomadic existence of almost 20 years of being without a ground to call their own. This situation lasted until Round 7, 1897.






Round Opponent Venue Date / Time Home / Away Attendance Result (Behinds Not Counted)
1 Excelsior (25) Royal Park May 04 Home Unknown Won 4 - 0
2 Hotham United (25) Royal Park May 11 Home 1,000 Won 2 - 0
3 Hawthorn (25) East Melbourne C. G. May 18 Home 2,000 Won 7 - 0
4 Sale (22) Sale C. G. May 24 Friday Away Unknown Won 7 - 0
5 Essendon East Melbourne C. G. May 25 Home Unknown Won 3 - 0
6 Albert Park South Melbourne C. G. June 01 Away 1,000 Won 3 - 1
7 Melbourne M. C. G. June 08 Away 5,000 Lost 1 - 2
8 St. Kilda Richmond Paddock (E.M.C.G. waterlogged) June 15 Home Unknown Won 5 - 0
9 Hotham M. C. G. June 22 Home 3,500 Won 2 - 1
- Waratah (Played Rugby) M. C. G. June 29 Home 6,500 Draw/Loss - Disputed
- Waratah M. C. G. July 01 Monday Home 5,000 Won 2.14 - 1.2
10 West Melbourne East Melbourne C. G. July 06 Home 1,000 Won 3 - 0
11 Melbourne East Melbourne C. G. July 13 Home 7,000 Lost 1.12 - 3.5
12 Barwon East Melbourne C. G. July 20 Home 1,000 Won 2.16 - 0.7
13 Albert Park East Melbourne C. G. July 27 Home Unknown Won 2.25 - 1.5
14 Ballarat East Melbourne C. G. August 03 Home Unknown Won 6 - 1
15 Essendon Flemington August 10 Away Unknown Won 3 - 1
16 Williamstown Gardens Reserve August 17 Away Unknown Won 2 - 1
17 Melbourne Melbourne F. G. August 24 Away 9,500 Lost 0.14 - 2.3
18 St. Kilda St. Kilda August 31 Away Unknown Won 6 - 0
19 South Yarra Standard & Fawkner Pk. (25) Royal Park September 07 Away 1,500 Won 5 - 1 or 5 - 2
20 Geelong Corio C. G. September 14 Away 2,000 Lost 1.3 - 3.7
21 South Melbourne (25) Royal Park September 21 Home Unknown Drawn 1.5 - 1.6
22 Melbourne Melbourne F. G. September 28 Away 10,000 Lost 1 - 3



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