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    1877 or 1883?

    I had a question what year was our club actually formed?
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    Re: 1877 or 1883?

    This is a bad answer, but I have forever been told it was 1883.
    What should I tell her? She's going to ask.

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    Re: 1877 or 1883?

    According to the wiki page, in 1877, a junior football club was formed - Footscray.

    In 1880, the club changed its name to the Prince Imperials in honour of Napoléon, Prince Imperial, the heir to French throne, who had recently died in battle. The club reverted to Footscray a few years later. In 1886, Footscray gained admission to the Victorian Football Association (VFA) after amalgamating with the Footscray Cricket Club to form a senior football club.
    I know that in 1983, we celebrated the 100 year anniversary and played Fitzroy in a celebration match as they were also formed in 1883?
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    Re: 1877 or 1883?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastdog View Post
    I had a question what year was our club actually formed?
    Darren Arthur the club historian says it was in 1877. He says Football and sport for that matter started in Footscray with the arrival of a pair of brothers called English in the mid 1870s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    Darren Arthur the club historian says it was in 1877. He says Football and sport for that matter started in Footscray with the arrival of a pair of brothers called English in the mid 1870s
    Tim looks so young though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azabob View Post
    Tim looks so young though.
    I made that joke too. The Historical Society don't have a very well developed sense of humor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    I made that joke too. The Historical Society don't have a very well developed sense of humor.
    Not sure who that says more about, us or them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by azabob View Post
    Not sure who that says more about, us or them?
    Them, for sure.

    I mean, who doesn't get a fit of the giggles at a HS meeting? I dare you to keep a straight face.
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    1886 was the first ever jumper we had with red white and blue in it and our first season in the VFA.
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    Re: 1877 or 1883?

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    I made that joke too. The Historical Society don't have a very well developed sense of humor.
    Either that or 'it was funny the first time'.

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    Found this amazing .. Easton Wood watching old footage of a Ww1 footy match overseas 1916 .
    https://www.facebook.com/63513051416...6471538586417/
    Bring back the biff

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    Quote Originally Posted by westdog54 View Post
    Either that or 'it was funny the first time'.
    Had to be there?
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    Re: 1877 or 1883?

    Quote Originally Posted by ledge View Post
    Found this amazing .. Easton Wood watching old footage of a Ww1 footy match overseas 1916 .
    https://www.facebook.com/63513051416...6471538586417/
    When Easton talks about saying goodbye to his brother and how it could be the final goodbye... can't even begin to comprehend having to do that to a family member.
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