The following is a brief pictorial history, across these years...
South Melbourne players march onto the MCG.
|Collingwood and Carlton play in front of a huge crowd.|
|Collingwood Grand Final side.|
|Geelong v Collingwood.|
Nash Diggins of South Melbourne gets a kick away.
|Grand Final Footy Record, Carlton v Essendon.|
A crowd of 115 000 spills out onto the MCG. Neil 'Hassa' Mann and Ian Ridley
clash, Melbourne v Collingwood.
The beginning of a long period of dominance; Hawthorn v Footscray.
St Kilda captain Darrel Baldock celebrates the Saints only Grand Final
win to date, a one point victory over Collingwood. Baldock was
photographed wearing a Collingwood guernsey, having swapped with
his opponent after the final siren.
|Merchandise stand, outside entrance 6. Please note|
that no change will be given at the turnstiles.
|Jesaulenko you beauty!|
|A still record crowd for any AFL/VFL match.|
Hawthorn full forward Peter Hudson worse for wear at half time after a clash
with St Kilda hard man Kevin 'Cowboy' Neale.
|Carlton v Richmond.|
Winning Hawthorn captain Don Scott, post match.
Aftermath of the drawn Grand Final, Collingwood v North Melbourne.
|North Melbourne full foward Phil Baker takes a hanger, one of several.|
The defining moment. Out? In? Or just a blur?
Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser celebrates Carlton's
win with a Fosters in the rooms.
The Tigers on their way to (to date) their most
|Defeated Collingwood coach, Tom Hafey.|
A crowd of 112 000 turn out for Collingwood v Carlton. This was the final
match played at the MCG with the old scoreboard (centre right). It was
replaced with a digital scoreboard in 1982.
Bruce Doull meets Helen D'Amico.
Members function room, old member's stand, after Carlton's victory.
Tim Watson and Kevin Sheedy celebrate the 'Baby
Bombers' famous upset of Hawthorn.
|Hawthorn v Essendon.|
'Lethal' Leigh Matthews tearful after his final game.
Olivia Newton John about to perform at half time.
|Hawthorn v Carlton.|
|Paul Dear and John Madden.|
|Champion players from an era of dominance.|
Dermot Brereton moments after being cleaned up by
Geelong's Mark Yeates.
Gary Ablett snr, on his way to 9 goals
Ablett and his direct opponent, Chris Langford, as the siren sounds.
Gavin Brown is ko'd and a brawl is seconds away.
Collingwood fans celebrate outside Victoria Park. An estimated 30 000
people descended on the small suburban ground as the Pies broke a 32 year
'Bound for Glory!' Angry Anderson and the Batmobile
provide an unforgettable start to the 1991 decider at
Waverley. Due to construction at the MCG, this was
the first match played elsewhere since 1945.
Dynamic West Coast wingman Peter Matera on his way to five goals and
a Norm Smith medal.
Coach Mick Malthouse and captain John Worsfold celebrate. West Coast's
win was the first Premiership won by a a non-Victorian club.
Michael Long celebrates his stunning, running, bouncing goal,
part of his Norm Smith Medal winning performance.
|West Coast built their second flag on a relentless, smothering defence.|
Justin Madden celebrates Carlton's most recent Premiership.
Wayne Carey develops a pre-game skin condition.
Darren Jarman kicked five goals in the final quarter as
Adelaide came from a long way back to upset the
Saints. It was the Crows first Premiership.
Adelaide coach Malcolm Blight embraces
Andrew McLeod. McLeod had just won his second
consecutive Norm Smith medal.
|North v Carlton.|
2000 - 2001
James Hird rides the roller coaster.
Hall of Famer's, head to head.
Simon Black, best on ground.
Alistair Lynch snaps in his final game.
Winning Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams sends a message.
Swans defender Leo Barry about to take a game saving mark in the dying
seconds. After Jezza's effort in 1970, probably the most famous Grand Final
Sydney coach Paul Roos, as the Swans break the longest Premiership drought
in the completion's history; 72 year. 'Here it is!'
Norm Smith Medal winner Andrew Embley, post match.
The Abletts; Nathan and Gary jr.
'That's what I'm talking abbbooouuttt!!!' Shane Crawford.
Geelong full back Matthew Scralett gets a crucial toe to the ball in the last
minute as the The Cats edges the Saints.
Collingwood's Heath Shaw throws himself on Nick Reiwoldt's boot,
stopping a certain goal.
The third drawn Grand Final.
Meatloaf; top candate for worst entertainment option of
all time. Afterwards, both singer and AFL would blame each
other for the fiasco.
Collingwood's Mick Malthouse and Dale Thomas, in a Geelong blizzard.
Sydney's Adam Goodes celebrates the Swans upset victory.
Hawthorn's Ben Stratton starts a new victory tradition.
Son of Chris Langford, Hawthorn rookie Will Langford kicked three crucial
|Sydney champ Nick Malceski after his final game for the Swans. He would|
move to play for Gold Coast the following season.