- Oct 26, 2008
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
- Other Teams
So how many behinds have been scored now, or at least as at the beginning of 2019?Now I have most of what I need to look for something I've wondered: who scored the 2 millionth point in VFL/AFL history?
After the Richmond vs Essendon game in Round 7, 2001, 1999686 points had been scored. The games to come after that were St Kilda vs Hawthorn at 7pm AEST and Adelaide vs Fremantle at 7:40pm AEST. I'm making the assumption that both games started at this exact time and that the first/third quarter/halftime breaks were exactly 6, 6 and 20 minutes. This gives me the following times.
9:19:41pm - Nigel Smart (Adelaide) behind - 17m 9s, 3rd quarter, Adelaide vs Fremantle (1999981)
9:20:22pm - Mark Graham (Hawthorn) goal - 23m 12s, 4th quarter, St Kilda vs Hawthorn (1999987)
9:21:15pm - Adam Richardson (Adelaide) behind - 18m 43s, 3rd quarter, Adelaide vs Fremantle (1999988)
9:22:21pm - John Barker (Hawthorn) goal - 25m 11s, 4th quarter, St Kilda vs Hawthorn (1999994)
9:22:29pm - Clive Waterhouse (Fremantle) goal - 19m 57s, 3rd quarter, Adelaide vs Fremantle (2000000)
9:24:04pm - Clive Waterhouse (Fremantle) behind - 21m 32s, 3rd quarter, Adelaide vs Fremantle (2000001)
9:24:15pm - John Barker (Hawthorn) goal - 27m 5s, 4th quarter, St Kilda vs Hawthorn (2000007)
9:24:53pm - Stuart Bown (Adelaide) goal - 22m 21s, 3rd quarter, Adelaide vs Fremantle (2000013)
It's still impossible to tell. The breaks from either game could have gone longer or shorter, the games could have started at different times. All the factors could switch Barker and Waterhouse, or the events of one game could be shifted and somebody like Graham or Bown may have got it. Only way to tell is to align taped games with all the commercials and that's still a tall order.