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Murray DOBSON

STATISTICS

Guernsey Number: 15, 23
Career: 1920 to 1924
NFC Games: 45
NFC Goals: 1
Debut: v South Adelaide (Adelaide) 21st August 1920
Finale: v Glenelg (Glenelg) 14th June 1924

Premierships: 1922
South Australian Games: 1
 

Murray Dobson was a fine defender, possessing a good kick and the ability to take a great mark. Named in defence, Dobson was high in Norwood's best players in its 1921 Grand Final loss to Port Adelaide, and in the end of season clash with Carlton on the Norwood Oval.

In 1922 he was rated the club's most consistent player and was among Norwood's best players in its Grand Final win over West Adelaide. Dobson played 14 games during the season, mainly as a back pocket.

Playing at half back, he had also been prominent in Norwood's loss against Western Australia's minor premiers, East Perth, before the start of
the finals.

The following season he played interstate football for South Australia against Tasmania on the Adelaide Oval. Unfortunately, he severely injured his foot late in the minor round and as a result missed out on Norwood's 1923 Premiership success.

Ankle injuries eventually caused him to retire from football at the relatively young age of 24.

R Cialini April 2014

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