The Essendon Football Club’s first recorded game took place on 7 June 1873 against a Carlton Second 20 - and we Farked Carlton!
I kinda wish that this was the official 150th anniversary match, and with this fixture becoming our new marquee Kings Birthday Eve match, I think we should just call it Essendon’s Birthday
Some doubt exists as to precisely when the Essendon Football Club came into being, with 1871, '72 and '73 all being suggested as possible starting dates. What can not be doubted, however, is the immense, indeed almost unequalled, contribution made by Essendon over the years to the sport of Australian football both within and beyond the state of Victoria.
Equally, there seems little doubt that, whatever the exact date of its formation, the club’s first official fixture took place on 7 June 1873 against Carlton’s second twenty, Essendon achieving victory by the only goal.
Carlton v Essendon, 1909, MCG