25m was in vogue in the game today, they even had the 25m line marked out from goals to help judge.I remember going over the mark being a 15 metre penalty back in the 1970s, maybe they just didn't enforce it as hard. They also didn't tend to mark the spot and run towards the mark back in those days, just stood where the mark was. I do remember the 50 metre penalty was brought in as clubs had worked out that delaying the player who marked the ball, giving them time to set up properly, was worth a 15 metre penalty. Not worth a 50 metre penalty though - it had to happen as the 15 metre penalty was being abused by just being conceded.
Now for a big call.
The Victorian state of origin team included Healy, Williams, Maddern, Daniher, Weightman, Taylor, Roos, Salmon, Bews, Millane, Pert, Dipper, Brereton and others I can't remember.
I reckon if that same side ran out and played their footy today (as opposed to players with that ability being in this era), the Gold Coast would smash them.