Amazing coincidences in football

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North park

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In 2005, Sydney ended the longest Premiership drought in V/AFL history (72 years) by winning their first Grand Final since 1933.

As a result, Western Bulldogs became the team with the longest current Premiership drought.

In 2016, Western Bulldogs ended their 62 year Premiership drought by winning their first Grand Final since 1954. The team they beat? - Sydney.

As a result, Melbourne became the team with the longest current Premiership drought.

In 2021, Melbourne have the chance to end their 57 year drought by winning their first Grand Final since 1964. The team they have to beat? - Western Bulldogs.
 

emuboy

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1961 GF - Bulldogs lead Hawthorn by 8 points at half time, but are swamped in second half by Hawks to win their first premiership.
2021 GF - Bulldogs lead Melbourne by 8 points at half time, but are swamped in second half by Demons to win their first premiership since 1964.

2001 GF - Brisbane Lions trail Essendon at half time but come from behind to crush the Bombers and win their first premiership since Fitzroy's 1944 flag triumph - 57 years.
2021 GF - Melbourne Demons trail Western Bulldogs at half time but come from behind to crush the Bulldogs and win their first premiership since 1964 - 57 years.
 

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emuboy

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The Tokyo Olympic coincidence has held up

1964 - Tokyo hosts the Summer Olympics, Melbourne win the flag after winning the minor premiership

2021 - Tokyo hosts the Summer Olympics, Melbourne win the flag after winning the minor premiership
There is still the chance that the Claremont Tigers in the WAFL and their feline cousins from the SANFL the South Adelaide Panthers can win the 2021 premierships in these leagues, with both of them like Melbourne triumphant in 1964. And while Claremont is a WAFL powerhouse that has won plenty of flags since 1964, like Melbourne South Adelaide have a premiership drought of 57 years to break. Can the Panthers do it? Hope so.
 

terrybull

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Melbourne has won 13 Premierships, their first in 1900. But can only see one of their Premierships replay in full.

Hawthorn have won 13 Premierships, their first in 1961, and can see all their Premierships replays in full.
 

Aussie_boy

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There is still the chance that the Claremont Tigers in the WAFL and their feline cousins from the SANFL the South Adelaide Panthers can win the 2021 premierships in these leagues, with both of them like Melbourne triumphant in 1964. And while Claremont is a WAFL powerhouse that has won plenty of flags since 1964, like Melbourne South Adelaide have a premiership drought of 57 years to break. Can the Panthers do it? Hope so.
No they can't because they were knocked out on Friday night
 

maxiboy238

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The magic number was 5
western bulldogs broke the drought after 62 years in 2016
melbourne broke the drought after 57 years in 2021
2021-2016=5
62-57=5
christian petracca (number 5) was 5.50 before the game to win norm smith and rest is history plays one the best gf performances ever
 

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emuboy

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The run of coincidences between these seasons and those a century before continued the remarkable 12 year run as follows:

1910 Collingwood Premiers, 2010 Collingwood Premiers
1911 Collingwood Runner Up, 2011 Collingwood Runner Up
1912 Swans Runner Up, 2012 Swans Premiers
1913 St Kilda reach first GF lose to Fitzroy, 2013 Fremantle reach first GF and well beaten by Hawthorn
1914 Swans Runner Up, 2014 Swans Runner Up
1915 Carlton win Successive Premierships, 2015 Hawthorn win successive premierships, Carlton last
1916 Fitzroy win premiership from 4th (last), 2016 Bulldogs come from 7th to win premiership
1917 Richmond last, 2017 Richmond Premiers
1918 Collingwood lose GF to Swans by 5 points, 2018 Collingwood lose GF to WC Eagles by 5 points
1919 Richmond play first VFL GF and lose to Collingwood, 2019 GWS play first AFL GF and lose to Richmond
1920 Richmond Premiers, 2020 Richmond Premiers
1921 Bulldogs VFA Runners Up, 2021 Bulldogs AFL Runners Up
 

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Brisbane has played two finals matches in each of the last three seasons.

The team they played in the first final (all Qualifying Finals) went on to win the Grand Final - Richmond in 2019 and 2020, Melbourne in 2021.

The team they played in their second final (2 Semi Finals, 1 Prelim Final) went on to lose the Grand Final - GWS in 2019, Geelong in 2020, Bulldogs in 2021.
 

North park

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The Tokyo Olympic coincidence has held up

1964 - Tokyo hosts the Summer Olympics, Melbourne win the flag after winning the minor premiership

2021 - Tokyo hosts the Summer Olympics, Melbourne win the flag after winning the minor premiership
Melbourne have a remarkable record in Olympic years.

They have won premierships in 1900, 1948, 1956, 1960, 1964 and now 2021. They also won in 1940, with the Olympics scheduled to be held in Tokyo but cancelled due to World War Two.

Melbourne also lost Grand Finals in the Olympic years of 1988 and 2000.
 

Stabby McGee

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In 2005, Sydney ended the longest Premiership drought in V/AFL history (72 years) by winning their first Grand Final since 1933.

As a result, Western Bulldogs became the team with the longest current Premiership drought.

In 2016, Western Bulldogs ended their 62 year Premiership drought by winning their first Grand Final since 1954. The team they beat? - Sydney.

As a result, Melbourne became the team with the longest current Premiership drought.

In 2021, Melbourne have the chance to end their 57 year drought by winning their first Grand Final since 1964. The team they have to beat? - Western Bulldogs.
Ok so now I really don’t want to play the Saints in a granny
 

kozi

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The run of coincidences between these seasons and those a century before continued the remarkable 12 year run as follows:

1910 Collingwood Premiers, 2010 Collingwood Premiers
1911 Collingwood Runner Up, 2011 Collingwood Runner Up
1912 Swans Runner Up, 2012 Swans Premiers
1913 St Kilda reach first GF lose to Fitzroy, 2013 Fremantle reach first GF and well beaten by Hawthorn
1914 Swans Runner Up, 2014 Swans Runner Up
1915 Carlton win Successive Premierships, 2015 Hawthorn win successive premierships, Carlton last
1916 Fitzroy win premiership from 4th (last), 2016 Bulldogs come from 7th to win premiership
1917 Richmond last, 2017 Richmond Premiers
1918 Collingwood lose GF to Swans by 5 points, 2018 Collingwood lose GF to WC Eagles by 5 points
1919 Richmond play first VFL GF and lose to Collingwood, 2019 GWS play first AFL GF and lose to Richmond
1920 Richmond Premiers, 2020 Richmond Premiers
1921 Bulldogs VFA Runners Up, 2021 Bulldogs AFL Runners Up
1922 grand final - Fitzroy d Collingwood

Next year will require a miracle if the parallel coincidence streak is to be maintained.
 

juice t

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1961 GF - Bulldogs lead Hawthorn by 8 points at half time, but are swamped in second half by Hawks to win their first premiership.
2021 GF - Bulldogs lead Melbourne by 8 points at half time, but are swamped in second half by Demons to win their first premiership since 1964.
I had a look back at the Dogs' Grand Final losses to see if there was anything else

At half time in both '61 and '21, they'd kicked 5 behinds and the opposition had kicked 9
 

juice t

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Don't think we picked up this one

2016: Matthew Pavlich plays his 350th game for Fremantle in Round 19 against the Sydney Swans
2021: David Mundy plays his 350th game for Fremantle in Round 19 against the Sydney Swans
 

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