Sunday, August 20, 2006.
Melbourne smashed North Melbourne by 50 points at the MCG in front of nearly 30,000 people.
For the winners, David Neitz kicked eight goals and Brock McLean had 36 touches, while a 28 year-old Brent Harvey had 33 for the losers.
Claton Oliver was in grade two, John Howard was a year away from being tossed out of office, Sexyback by Justin Timberlake was the number one song in the country and Miami Vice the number one film.
The Roos and Dees have played 15 times since that day. North have won every single one of them.
This weekend, this, and two more of the longest AFL club v club winning streaks could end.
Despite their recent rise up the ladder, Geelong have held the wood over the Western Bulldogs for the better part of a decade. The Dogs last beat the Cats in Round 21, 2009, a game where Josh Hill kicked three goals and Gary Ablett got the three Brownlow votes.
Likewise, Collingwood haven’t beaten Hawthorn since the 2011 Preliminary Final, when Travis Cloke and Chris Dawes both kicked three for the Pies.
Longest AFL club v club winning streaks
If the bookies are to be believed, all three of these streaks are in serious jeopardy of ending this weekend.
According to UBET, Melbourne, Collingwood and the Bulldogs are all favoured to win their games.
But if history is anything to go by, the smart money might be on the underdogs.