Amazing coincidences in football

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BigVic

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1949 - Melbourne wins rights to host Olympics Essendon beat Carlton in GF
1993 - Sydney wins rights to host Olympics Essendon beats Carlton in GF
2020 - Australia wins WWC2023
 

emuboy

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SANFL team North Adelaide has twice kicked 1.8-14 against Port Adelaide in a Grand Final, 75 years apart in 1914 and 1989.

Not surprisingly, the Magpies thrashed the Roosters in both premiership deciders - by 79-points in 1914 and by 94-points in 1989.
 

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Gordon Farkas

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SANFL team North Adelaide has twice kicked 1.8-14 against Port Adelaide in a Grand Final, 75 years apart in 1914 and 1989.

Not surprisingly, the Magpies thrashed the Roosters in both premiership deciders - by 79-points in 1914 and by 94-points in 1989.
As their coach said to them before the game: “We’re going into this grand final with just one goal in mind!”
 
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emuboy

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The number 27 proved unlucky for Collingwood in a frustrating run of Grand Final losses in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

In 1977, Collingwood led North Melbourne by 27 points at three quarter time only to let the Kangaroos back into the game to force a tie. North then defeated the Magpies by 27 points in a high scoring replay.

In 1979, Collingwood were underdogs to Carlton and made all the early running. They extended their second quarter lead as far as 27 points on a muddy ground, but the Blues came back and defeated the Magpies by 5 points in the end.

In 1980, Collingwood were demolished by Richmond in a very one-sided Grand Final, going down by 81 points to the Tigers (3 x 27)

In 1981, Carlton led Collingwood by 6 points midway through the third term and with the match in the balance, Collingwood looked to have grabbed the initiative, the Magpies outscoring the Blues by 27 points in a purple patch. With a 21-point lead late in the final term, one more Magpies goal to extend the lead to 27 points probably would have done the trick, but they couldn't do it and the Blues came back, over-running the Magpies to win by 20 points.
 

BigVic

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West Coast and St Kilda both had 20 scoring shots. North and West Coast with 14 scoring shots each. Both games were 15 point wins

Ben Cousins won the 2005 Brownlow, Eagles runners-up, Swans premiers
Adam Goodes won the 2006 Brownlow, Swans runners-up, Eagles premiers
 

Gameova_

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West Coast and St Kilda both had 20 scoring shots. North and West Coast with 14 scoring shots each. Both games were 15 point wins

Ben Cousins won the 2005 Brownlow, Eagles runners-up, Swans premiers
Adam Goodes won the 2006 Brownlow, Swans runners-up, Eagles premiers
Are they really amazing coincidences though? Pretty common.
 

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benji2

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In 1977, the VFL Magpies lost the grand final. The SANFL Magpies won.

(In 1978, both the VFL and SANFL Magpies lost the prelim final)

In 1979, the VFL Magpies lost the grand final, the SANFL Magpies won.

In 1980, the VFL Magpies lost the grand final, the SANFL Magpies won.

In 1981, the VFL Magpies lost the grand final, the SANFL Magpies won.

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emuboy

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1997 - Adelaide Crows win AFL premiership, easily beating St. Kilda which had no flag since 1966. Brisbane Broncos win Super League Premiership, comfortably defeating Cronulla Sharks which had not won a flag since entry in 1967.
1998 - Adelaide win successive premierships with victory over North Melbourne in the AFL Grand Final. Brisbane win successive premierships by beating Canterbury-Bankstown in the NRL Grand Final. Both runners up - the Kangaroos and the Bulldogs - wear royal blue and white jumpers.
2020 - Adelaide win the AFL wooden spoon for the first time, having never been anywhere close to last in their history, with their 1998 GF opponent North Melbourne second last. Brisbane win the NRL wooden spoon, and like the Crows the Broncos had never been in danger of finishing on the bottom of the ladder before now. And who finished second last in the NRL in 2020? The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.
 

PowerForGood

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Don't know about coincidence, however a story of two teams.
Both an expansion team to their respective state based NSW and Vic competitions, from the historical arch-enemy from across the border, which was at its highest during State of Origin.
Then from 2001 onwards, this is their respective winning percentages - Adelaide Crows in blue, Brisbane Broncos in orange (bookended by premierships in 1997 and 1998, and their first wooden spoon in 2020)
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Macpotata

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2004 Port finish top, Brisbane 2nd and Geelong 4th and Port play Geelong week 1 of the finals.
2020, repeat.


Port will like the omens. Smashed us in week 1 and went on to win the flag against Brisbane. I'm hoping for a repeat of 2007 however.
and now geelong could play WCE again like in the 2nd week of the finals a year ago. Or, Geelong play Collingwood like in 2019.

Omens are there for Richmond it's identical to last year. Especially if they win tonight. If the dogs go out to the saints may as well call this 2019 instead of 2020.
 

Macpotata

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2019 - Brisbane 2nd play Richmond 3rd week 1 of the finals. Geelong play a qualifier and lose ( to collingwood, then play WCE the next week after eagles finish 5th ) dogs sew up a finals birth in the last week of the finals finishing 7th. Richmond gets top 4 in the last round of the home and away finals.

2020 - pretty much identical. Geelong lose a qualifier and will meet either WCE in the 2nd week like last year, or collingwood who they met a week before.
 

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