Amazing coincidences in football

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BigVic

Premiership Player
Sep 7, 2009
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Bull Creek WA
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West Coast
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Storm, Chelsea, GS Warriors
Essendon won the premiership in 2000 and played the Bulldogs in the penultimate round of the Home and Away season.
Bulldogs won the premiership in 2016 and played Essendon in the penultimate round of the Home and Away season.
Bulldogs played Essendon in 2021 in the penultimate round of the home and away season……
 

X_box_X

King of September
Mar 15, 2001
20,938
24,127
DogLands
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Chelsea
Essendon won the premiership in 2000 and played the Bulldogs in the penultimate round of the Home and Away season.
Bulldogs won the premiership in 2016 and played Essendon in the penultimate round of the Home and Away season.
Bulldogs played Essendon in 2021 in the penultimate round of the home and away season……
You may want to rethink that.
 

00Stinger

Dual Group 1 winner
May 8, 2007
29,828
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@ HOME
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Melbourne
Other Teams
Liverpool & San Francisco 49ers
Essendon won the premiership in 2000 and played the Bulldogs in the penultimate round of the Home and Away season.
Bulldogs won the premiership in 2016 and played Essendon in the penultimate round of the Home and Away season.
Bulldogs played Essendon in 2021 in the penultimate round of the home and away season……
Only problem is Port played the Bulldogs in the last round of this year



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Pistol Night

Premiership Player
Sep 3, 2019
4,756
14,195
AFL Club
Collingwood
Essendon won the premiership in 2000 and played the Bulldogs in the penultimate round of the Home and Away season.
Bulldogs won the premiership in 2016 and played Essendon in the penultimate round of the Home and Away season.
Bulldogs played Essendon in 2021 in the penultimate round of the home and away season……
2 times in 125 years. Im sold. :thumbsu:
 

Bulldog Joe

Premiership Player
May 23, 2008
3,667
1,396
Tasmania
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
The last time Melbourne beat Geelong in a prelim they played the Bulldogs in the GF.

Good omen for the Dogs.

Every time the Summer Olympics have been held in Tokyo, Melbourne have made the GF
Good omen for Melbourne.
 

boncer34

Formerly "Dos23"
Jul 11, 2005
52,865
59,872
Baghdad
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Essendon
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Melbourne Storm
Only problem is Port played the Bulldogs in the last round of this year



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That and both 2000 and 2016 weren't either. Essendon played Collingwood in 2000 and Carlton in 2016.
Might want to look up the definition of penultimate lads.
 

X_box_X

King of September
Mar 15, 2001
20,938
24,127
DogLands
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Chelsea
2016:
Bulldogs lose final Home and Away game of season before winning Elimination Final by eight goals.

Bulldogs are +9.5 point underdogs in their Semi Final. They are 11 points behind at quarter time. Jack Macrae has 39 disposals. Bulldogs win.

Geelong lose Preliminary Final on Friday night. Smith kicks opening goal, including four goals for the match. Bulldogs win on the road as underdogs.

Bulldogs play minor premier in Grand Final.


2021:
Bulldogs lose final Home and Away game of season before winning Elimination Final by eight goals.

Bulldogs are +9.5 point underdogs in their Semi Final. They are 11 points behind at quarter time. Jack Macrae has 39 disposals. Bulldogs win.

Geelong lose Preliminary Final on Friday night. Smith kicks opening goal, including four goals for the match. Bulldogs win on the road as underdogs.

Bulldogs play minor premier in Grand Final.



Bulldogs reverse South Australian Finals curse:



1998:

The fifth placed Crows demolish the second placed Dogs to go through to the Grand Final against the minor premiers.

2021:
The fifth placed Doggies demolish the second placed Power to go through to the Grand Final against the minor premiers.



1997, 1998, 2016, 2021:
The Bulldogs have played four interstate teams in Preliminary Finals. On all four occasions, the away team won.

1997: Adelaide win away Preliminary Final and defeat minor premier in Grand Final.
1998: Adelaide win away Preliminary Final and defeat minor premier in Grand Final.
2016: Bulldogs win away Preliminary Final and defeat minor premier in Grand Final.
2021: Bulldogs win away Preliminary Final and ????
 

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BigVic

Premiership Player
Sep 7, 2009
3,687
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Bull Creek WA
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Storm, Chelsea, GS Warriors
2016:
Bulldogs lose final Home and Away game of season before winning Elimination Final by eight goals.

Bulldogs are +9.5 point underdogs in their Semi Final. They are 11 points behind at quarter time. Jack Macrae has 39 disposals. Bulldogs win.

Geelong lose Preliminary Final on Friday night. Smith kicks opening goal, including four goals for the match. Bulldogs win on the road as underdogs.

Bulldogs play minor premier in Grand Final.


2021:
Bulldogs lose final Home and Away game of season before winning Elimination Final by eight goals.

Bulldogs are +9.5 point underdogs in their Semi Final. They are 11 points behind at quarter time. Jack Macrae has 39 disposals. Bulldogs win.

Geelong lose Preliminary Final on Friday night. Smith kicks opening goal, including four goals for the match. Bulldogs win on the road as underdogs.

Bulldogs play minor premier in Grand Final

love those coincidences
 

BigVic

Premiership Player
Sep 7, 2009
3,687
2,621
Bull Creek WA
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Storm, Chelsea, GS Warriors
2006: Collingwood
2007: Collingwood
2008: Collingwood

2009: Essendon

2010: Collingwood
2011: Collingwood
2012: Collingwood

2013: Essendon

2014: Collingwood
2015: Collingwood
2016: Collingwood

2017: Essendon

2018: Collingwood
2019: Collingwood
2020: no game

2021: Essendon

The 4 year pattern for Anzac Day clashes continues despite 2020 having no game plus another odd-numbered year win for Essendon (09, 13, 17, 21).
 

Dogs_R_Us

Space Traveller
May 3, 2001
18,097
19,602
Sirius - the Dogstar
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
The Footscray Football Club nearly went under in 1989, but for the efforts of supporters (and others) raising enough money to pay our debts.

In the Preliminary Final and Grand Final of 2016, our final score in each game was 89 points.

At some point in each game the score was 54 points to 61 points, the only 2 times, 1954 and 1961, that the Bulldogs had previously made a Grand Final.

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X_box_X

King of September
Mar 15, 2001
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24,127
DogLands
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Western Bulldogs
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Chelsea
The Footscray Football Club nearly went under in 1989, but for the efforts of supporters (and others) raising enough money to pay our debts.

In the Preliminary Final and Grand Final of 2016, our final score in each game was 89 points.

At some point in each game the score was 54 points to 61 points, the only 2 times, 1954 and 1961, that the Bulldogs had previously made a Grand Final.

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And when Zaine Cordy kicked our first goal in the GF, it was 19:54 into the first quarter.
 

billyboutsis

Team Captain
Sep 23, 2009
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530
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Melbourne
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Everton
Last time Melb won the flag was in the same year as Tokyo Olympics

The city of Melbourne was founded 186 years ago

“The Norm Smith Curse”…. Norm Smith died at the age of 57, same amount of years since Melbs last flag. Will the curse come to an end fittingly against the team he lost his first GF appearance?
 

Occidental

Club Legend
Oct 2, 2016
1,653
4,694
AFL Club
Collingwood
Last time Melb won the flag was in the same year as Tokyo Olympics

The city of Melbourne was founded 186 years ago

“The Norm Smith Curse”…. Norm Smith died at the age of 57, same amount of years since Melbs last flag. Will the curse come to an end fittingly against the team he lost his first GF appearance?
First GF appearance as a coach.
As a player, he had already played in 6 GF’s (4 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss).
 

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