Amazing coincidences in football

emuboy

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Not a coincidence, but given how bad GWS were in their first few years, does anyone find it funny how the two lowest scores in the club's history occured in the season when they made the GF?
It's sort of like Port Adelaide, the 119-point GF thrashing in 2007 was their heaviest AFL defeat at the time (the Hawks and Magpies have since beaten them by more).
 

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100 years ago - 1919

Collingwood wins second premiership in 3 years by beating an “expansion” team in Richmond playing in its first Grand Final.

The other “expansion” team that joined at the same time as Richmond was University, which had an abysmal record, never made finals (and was no longer in the competition by 1919).

In a Victorian-only competition, Melbourne finishes last and wins the wooden spoon.

2019

Richmond wins second premiership in 3 years by beating an “expansion” team in GWS playing in its first Grand Final.

The other “expansion” team that joined around the same time as GWS was Gold Coast Suns, which has an abysmal record, has never made finals (but is still in the competition).

In an Australia-wide competition, Melbourne finishes in the lowest place of Victorian clubs (17 of 18).

50 years ago - 1969

Richmond wins second premiership in 3 years. It beats Geelong (in First Semi) on way to the flag.

Collingwood bows out in Preliminary Final.

In a Victorian-only competition, Melbourne finishes last and wins wooden spoon.

2019

Richmond wins second premiership in 3 years. It beats Geelong (in Preliminary Final) on way to the flag.

Collingwood bows out in Preliminary Final.

In an Australia-wide competition, Melbourne finishes in the lowest place of Victorian clubs (17 of 18).
 

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Crows AFLW PREMIERS 17
Erin Phillips GF BOG 17
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Crows lose to Pies to not make AFLW GF 18

Tigers lose to Pies to not make AFL GF 18
Crows AFLW PREMIERS 19
Erin Phillips GF BOG 19
Tigers AFL PREMIERS 19
Dustin Martin GF BOG 19
2020?
 

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2007 Geelong 163 def Port Adelaide 44 for a margin of 119

(1) 63 year of last flag
44 time between 1963 and 2007 = 44 years
 

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I've posted this before in other threads but it's worth reposting because it involves an actual coincidence. And a good one at that.

In 1989 the Port Magpies absolutely belted North Adelaide in the SANFL grand final; here is the summary:
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Seventy five years previously, the same two teams played in the 1914 grand final; here is the summary:
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So North didn't improve one jot in three quarters of a century!

BTW, I was at the 1989 game. Unbelievable how bad North were.
 

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Joe Daniher is going to end up in Sydney like his father Terry
 

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Richmond’s biggest loss in 2017 was 67 points
Richmond’s biggest loss in 2019 was 67 points

In both years they won the premiership.
 

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1967 - Richmond win premiership.
50 years later, Richmond win premiership.
1969 - Richmond win premiership.
50 years later, Richmond win premiership.
 

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This year’s grand final victory by 89pts over GWS was Richmond’s 89th final.

Richmond also won their 8th final by 8pts on 8th October 1921.
 
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1990: Collingwood (black and white) thrash Essendon to break a 32 year AFL premiership drought in a finals series lasting 5 weeks due to a draw. Swan Districts (black and white) defeat Claremont Tigers in the WAFL Grand Final. Port Adelaide Magpies (black and white) win their third SANFL premiership in a row. Williamstown defeat Springvale Scorpions (navy blue, red & white) in a thrilling VFA Grand Final.

2010: Collingwood thrash St. Kilda to win their first premiership in 20 years in a five week finals series after the first GF is drawn. Swan Districts defeat Claremont in the WAFL Grand Final. North Ballarat Roosters (black & white) win their third VFL premiership in a row. Central Districts defeat Norwood (navy blue, red & white) by goal in a thrilling SANFL Grand Final.
 

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It's probably come up before, but in the 2008 pre-season young Western Bulldogs player Jarrad Grant suffered a strange injury when stung by a stingray in Port Phillip Bay, putting him out of a practice match against Essendon scheduled for that weekend.

Grant amazingly was recruited from TAC Cup team the Dandenong Southern Stingrays, but things get really bizarre when you take into account the date of the incident - 22nd February 2008 - which would have been the late Steve Irwin's 46th birthday.
 

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