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Rowley Fischer

Image DOB: 24 February 1910
Died: 12 September 1992

Debut: Round 1, 1933 against Richmond at MCG
Last Game: Semi Final 1941 against Carlton at MCG

From: Unley State School/Murtoa

Number: 8 1933-1941

Honours:
Premiership Player - 1939
Victorian state player - 1937, 1939
Life Member - 1946

Games: 137
Goals: 34
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
8814864.23

A burly ruckman, centre-half forward and back pocket, Fischer was recruited by the Demons after starring for a Wimmera League representative team. A member of the St Kilda committee used a football newspaper he published to suggest the league should investigate Fischer's clearance, but the protests came too late. It was later alleged that when St Kilda came to interview him Melbourne secretary Percy Page had ensured that he had been taken out for a car ride so they couldn't meet him. The job Melbourne found for him saw him paid more than three times more to do half the hours he had being doing in the country.

He played in the back pocket of the Premiership side, and represented Victoria five times in 1937 and 1939. Fischer missed the 1940 and 1941 Grand Finals through injury before joining the army in 1942 and serving in the 15 Field Ambulance. It was the end of his VFL career.

His brother Hugh played in the seconds during 1936 and later joined Hawthorn.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1933 15121
1934 1641
1935 1540
1936 1513
1937 1748
1938 1520
1939 1442
1940 1610
1941 1420
Tribunal Record
MatchChargeSanction
Round 4, 1939 Attempted Striking 2 matches

Lists
Interstate recruits
Players who served during war

Media
The Argus - 04/05/1933
Sporting Globe - 27/04/1940
Sporting Globe - 28/02/1942
The Australasian - 24/06/1944

Links
Australian Football profile
Boyles Football Photos
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Friday 06 April 2018 11:16:38 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 29)

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