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Randall        

Randall

Victorian Football Association
Career: 1884, 1890-1891


Quite possibly two different players with name Randall.
Randall played 12 games in 1884, and then the name does not reappear until 1890.

R. C. Randall sailed with the Carlton team for Adelaide in 1884

B. Randall was a player with the Norwood Football Club in Adelaide.
(Another report had him as R. Randall.)
In 1884 when Norwood toured Victoria, Randall played against Carlton on the M.C.G.
Norwood's captain was former Carlton champ A. E. Waldron. On completion of the tour both Waldron and Randall stayed on in Melbourne and played for Carlton against Hotham again on the M.C.G. on June 14.
Five days later the Blues left Melbourne for a tour of Adelaide, where they played South Adelaide, Adelaide Juniors, Norwood and Port Adelaide.
The match against Port Adelaide developed into a bit of a farce over the appointment of the umpire.
Carlton had selected W. Letchford of Norwood, but Port Adelaide objected because they said he was too slow for the task.
So F. Wedd of North Adelaide was selected.
Just before the start of the match the Carlton manager M. B. Hearne on the urging of one or two Carlton supporters then objected to umpire Wedd. Hearne then wanted B. Randall appointed as the umpire.
Port Adelaide objected to this as Randall had played for the Blues on June 14, and it was known that he was due to leave for Melbourne and join Carlton.
The Blues persisted and got their choice, and after some delay, the game got underway.
The South Australian Advertiser said;
"During the first half the central umpire (Mr. Randall) so palpably favored the Carltons by giving them marks against the home team for apparently imaginery breaches of the rules that he was frequently hooted by the spectators."
At half time Port urged that the umpire be changed. Carlton refused. The players were out on the ground waiting to start the second half.
Eventually the association secretary got involved and Port Adelaide then decided to resume the match with Randall in charge.
Another report of this game said that the despite the crowd's complaints, the umpire favored the home team!
So which report is correct?

1884 June 14
Randall was named in the Carlton team to play Hotham at the M.C.G.

1884 July 12
Randall was named in the Carlton team to play Melbourne at the M.C.G.
The Blues lost, but Randall was named among Carlton's better players.

1884 July 19
Randall was named in the Carlton team to play Williamstown in the Gardens Reserve Williamstown.

1884 July 26
Randall was named in the Carlton team that defeated South Melbourne 4.8 - 2.9 at South Melbourne.

1884 August 2
Randall was named in the Carlton team that played Essendon at the East Melbourne Cricket Ground.

1884 August 9
Randall was named in the Carlton team that played Hotham at the Hotham Recreational Reserve Arden Street.

1884 August 16
Randall was named in the Carlton team that played in the drawn game against Fitzroy at Princes Oval.

1884 August 23
Randall was named as one of Carlton's better players in the loss to Geelong at the Corio Oval.

1884 August 30
Randall was named in the Carlton team that defeated Melbourne at the East Melbourne Cricket Ground.

1884 September 6
Randall was named in the Carlton team that drew with South Melbourne at South Melbourne.

1884 September 13
Randall was named in the Carlton team that played Williamstown at Princes Oval.

1884 September 20
Randall was named in the Carlton team that defeated Essendon at Princes Oval.

1890 May 17
Randall was named in the 23 man Carlton Second Twenty squad that played Port Melbourne at Port Melbourne. (Same player?)

1890 CFC Annual Report, Randall scored 1 goal in the Reserves.

1891 CFC Annual Report, Randall scored 2 goals in the Reserves.


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