Our motto here at Scoreboard Pressure is ‘Every scoreboard tells a story’, and what a story was the 1970 Grand Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground between Collingwood and Carlton.
There have been hundreds of thousands of words written about the game, so all we need to say here is:
Alex Jesualenko’s mark just before half-time
44 points down at half-time
Ron Barassi’s half-time instructions to run-and-handball
Ted Hopkins’ four second-half goals from the forward pocket
Carlton’s tenth flag won by ten points
And an attendance of 121, 696.
For a totally unbiased account of the game (truly), visit the Carlton Football Club online museum blueseum.org, who kindly gave us permission to publish the terrific quarter-by-quarter scoreboard image.