1978 Sydney All-Stars

Kevin TaylorIn 1978, current renowned online football columnist with Footystats, Kevin Taylor (pictured), was the anchor in Sydney’s channel 7  VFL match of the day.  He had several cronies on his half time,1978 All Stars small Football World panel, all of whom were Sydney local football identities.

At the end of the season they selected a Sydney All-Star Team, or putting it simply, a team of the year.  Click green image to view.

We are again publishing the team but this time adding the Phelan Medal Votes those selected received in that year:

NAME

CLUB

VOTES

Bob Bell

St George

5

Steve Bird

St George

2

Jim Bourke

Western Suburbs

11

Kent Coburn

Newtown

9

Keith DeLooze

Pennant Hills

3

Graeme Foster

East Sydney

5

Brett Francis

St George

24

Ian Geddes

East Sydney

8

Wayne Goss

East Sydney

20

Barry Greaves

Western Suburbs

10

Ian Harry

Western Suburbs

5

Lindsay Hetherington

Western Suburbs

6

Bob Hill

St George

5

Jack McCormack

Southern Districts

*26

Richard Morgan

North Shore

6

Kevin O’Halloran

Newtown

14

John Pitura

North Shore

12

Wes Preston

Western Suburbs

2

Graham Shiel

Western Suburbs

Nil

Alan Woodhams

North Shore

6

PHIL HAYES

UMPIRE

*Won the Phelan Medal

CLUB REPRESENTATION IN THE TEAM

East Sydney

3

Pennant Hills

1

Newtown

2

North Shore

3

Southern Districts

1

St George

4

Western Suburbs

6

TOTAL:

20

 

1978 FINAL LADDER

TEAM

PLAYED

WON

LOST

DRAWN

FOR

AGAINST

%

PTS

North Shore

21

19

2

2622

1953

134.2

76

Western Subs

21

15

6

2363

1755

134.6

60

St George

21

13

7

1

2210

1995

110.8

54

East Sydney

21

11

10

2233

2132

104.7

44

Newtown

21

9

11

1

2017

1933

104.3

38

Pennant Hills

21

8

13

2013

2080

96.8

32

Southern Dists

21

7

12

2

1795

2033

88.3

32

Balmain

21

21

1462

2734

53.5

 

North Shore won the grand final: 17-17 (119) to Western Suburbs 13-12 (90).

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