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EAST PERTH'S post world war one combination was without doubt one of the greatest in the history of the game. The Royals won every premiership between 1919 and 1923, having finished second in 1918. Their five year sequence of success involved a total of 104 games, 76 of which were won. One of East Perth's 28 losses came not on the field of play but at the whim of league administrators. Between 1919 and 1923 the Royals engaged in 13 finals matches, winning all but 3.

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​1923 Snippets

New South Wales defeat VFL for first ever time, 15.11 (101) to 13.19 (97) in Sydney. VFL grand final postponed owing to flooding of Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). East Perth 9.9 (63) defeat East Fremantle 7.4 (46) to clinch fifth WAFL premiership in row.  Instigation by the VFA of an annual best and fairest player award, the Woodham Cup, forerunner of the Recorder Cup and Liston Trophy. Other grand final results - VFL: Essendon 8.15 (63) dFitzroy 6.10 (46); SAFL: Norwood 9.12 (66) d. North Adelaide 6.4 (40); VFA: Footscray 7.10 (52) d. Port Melbourne 5.8 (38); TFL: North Hobart 10.9 (69) d. New Town 7.6 (48); NSWAFL: Sydney 10.7 (67) d. Newtown 8.15 (63); NTFL: Wanderers 13.14 (92) d. Waratahs 6.10 (46); QFL: Brisbane 11.13 (79) d.Valley 8.13 (61); NWFU: Ulverstone 9.6 (60) d. Latrobe 7.11 (53); TSP: North Hobart 20.14 (134) d. North Launceston 18.8 (116); WA State Premiership: East Perth 10.10 (70) d. Mines Rovers 6.4 (40).  Other premiers - NTFA: North Launceston (on points).