Amazing coincidences in football

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Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 14, 2011
9,210
12,240
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Willie Rioli 2018 ~ Premiership in his debut year
Cyril Rioli 2008 ~ Premiership in his debut year
Maurice Rioli 1982 ~ Played in a losing Grandfinal in his debut year
Dean Rioli 1999 ~ Premiership in his second year
Daniel Rioli 2016 ~ Premiership in his second year
 

harrythetiger

Summited Everest 30/9/17
Sep 13, 2015
10,986
27,928
Hillary Step
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
76ers
Willie Rioli 2018 ~ Premiership in his debut year
Cyril Rioli 2008 ~ Premiership in his debut year
Maurice Rioli 1982 ~ Played in a losing Grandfinal in his debut year
Dean Rioli 1999 ~ Premiership in his second year
Daniel Rioli 2016 ~ Premiership in his second year
I think the rule is that if you draft a Rioli you win a flag within two years - emphasis on draft :p
 

TaylorMade

Team Captain
Aug 27, 2014
542
1,010
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Western Bulldogs playing 7 home games in a row to start the season followed by 5/15 interstate. It's truly amazing that they tackled such adversity and went on to win the flag.
 

Nugett

Premiership Player
Apr 2, 2017
4,032
4,530
AFL Club
Hawthorn
That terry Wallace knocked back the Hawthorn job, so the hawks appointed Alistair Clarkson.
 

ManOfClay

Brownlow Medallist
Jan 27, 2012
18,344
20,843
On the couch
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Memphis Grizzlies
Western Bulldogs playing 7 home games in a row to start the season followed by 5/15 interstate. It's truly amazing that they tackled such adversity and went on to win the flag.

Club plays other clubs at their home ground, which also happens to be their home ground too. What a coinkidink
 

Air_Chester

Club Legend
Sep 21, 2009
1,936
2,099
Melbs
AFL Club
Essendon
2015 is the 48th consecutive season that Essendon has NOT started 0-3, meaning that Essendon has recorded at least two premiership points during the first three rounds of each of the last 48 seasons.

The last time Essendon started 0-3 was 1967

The chances of this happening (assuming all matches are 50-50) is approximately 1 in 600.
Given the current state of play and their percentage, if Essendon lose on Friday night, it is officially their worst start to a season after 3 rounds. Ever.

To think, even the top-up brigade of 2016 could get it done.
 

situationz

Debutant
Apr 9, 2019
65
49
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Melbourne, Golden State Warriors
2006 Qualifying Final: Sydney def West Coast 85-84
2006 Grand Final: West Coast def Sydney 85-84
In addition, the very next match between the two teams, in R1 2007, West Coast beat Sydney 74-73.

And probably not quite as amazing, but in 2005:
QF: West Coast def Sydney by 4 points
GF: Sydney def West Coast by 4 points
 

situationz

Debutant
Apr 9, 2019
65
49
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Melbourne, Golden State Warriors
Round 17 2004: Brisbane leads 59-30 at halftime, then wins by well over 100 (189-48) after holding its opponent goalless in the last quarter
Round 16 2007: Brisbane leads 59-30 at halftime, wins by over 100 (163-46) after holding its opponent goalless in the last quarter
 

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CD Xbow

Club Legend
Oct 1, 2014
1,286
2,704
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Hawthorn
Hawks have scored 87 points in a row in the 3 rounds so far this season, and 4 in a row if you count the last JLT match we played. Odds of that are literally millions to one. I think someone must have fired up an improbability drive in the vicinity of Waverly.
 

situationz

Debutant
Apr 9, 2019
65
49
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Melbourne, Golden State Warriors
- In both 2016 and 2017, GWS beat Sydney 15.15.105 to 9.9.63

- In 2011, Essendon finished with 2217 points for and 2217 points against. in 2012 they finished 2091 for and 2090 against. So they almost had the same for and against two years in a row!
 
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Baird

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 3, 2012
9,900
13,450
AFL Club
West Coast
Club plays other clubs at their home ground, which also happens to be their home ground too. What a coinkidink
Don't bother explaining it to him, Interstaters can't comprehend something as complex as that.
 

ManOfClay

Brownlow Medallist
Jan 27, 2012
18,344
20,843
On the couch
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Memphis Grizzlies
Don't bother explaining it to him, Interstaters can't comprehend something as complex as that.
It’s a bizarre argument. If Brisbane had eight teams all playing at the Gabba and the Lions got a run of games there but not all their “home” games should we sook too?

And round two wasn’t even at our home ground.
 

Topkent

Premium Platinum
Aug 29, 2010
34,048
41,337
Canada
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Winnipeg Jets
That's not a coincidence. We are s**t.
You want a coincidence?

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The year that we missed finals by the smallest percentage in history we were just behind WC

WC for and against finished the year as 1964 and 1858
1964 the year of our last premiership
1858 the year we were founded.


fu** you footy gods
 

Coach_Required

Premiership Player
Feb 19, 2008
3,438
6,127
Perth
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
Sydney City Roosters
You want a coincidence?

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The year that we missed finals by the smallest percentage in history we were just behind WC

WC for and against finished the year as 1964 and 1858
1964 the year of our last premiership
1858 the year we were founded.


**** you footy gods
Thats bloody gold LOL sorry for laughing
 

jorel6669

John Worsfold Medallist
Jun 5, 2004
8,039
4,046
AFL Club
West Coast
You want a coincidence?

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The year that we missed finals by the smallest percentage in history we were just behind WC

WC for and against finished the year as 1964 and 1858
1964 the year of our last premiership
1858 the year we were founded.


**** you footy gods
Ooh, the Premier that season had 1992 points for. 1992 was the year of our first premiership.
 

Fourthawn

Senior List
May 2, 2016
190
403
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Hawks have scored exactly 87 points in each of their first three games of the season. This is the first time in history a team has started a season with three consecutive same scores.

Even weirder, they also scored 87 points in their JLT Series 2 game - effectively making it four in a row!!!!
 
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