Amazing coincidences in football

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BigVic

Premiership Player
Sep 7, 2009
3,685
2,621
Bull Creek WA
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Storm, Chelsea, GS Warriors
Geelong 2007
- Missed finals the previous year
- coach survived off-season review
- Port Adelaide finishes 2nd
- Cats finishes H&A season on top as minor premier
- Won a Friday night prelim
- Win grand final by 10 or more goals to break drought

Melbourne 2021
- missed finals the previous year
- coach survived off-season review
- Port Adelaide finishes H&A season 2nd
- Dees finishes H&A season on top as minor premier
- Won a Friday night Prelim
- Win grand final by 10 or more goals to break drought
 
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Desync

Team Captain
Mar 5, 2021
367
470
AFL Club
Essendon
Geelong 2007
- Missed finals the previous year
- coach survived review
- Port Adelaide finishes 2nd
- Cats finishes H&A season on top as minor premier
- Won a Friday night prelim
- Win grand final by 10 or more goals to break drought

Melbourne 2021
- missed finals the previous year
- coach survived review
- Port Adelaide finishes H&A season 2nd
- Dees finishes H&A season on top as minor premie
- Won a Friday night Prelim
- Win grand final by 10 or more goals to break drought
Dynasty inbound :O
 

BigVic

Premiership Player
Sep 7, 2009
3,685
2,621
Bull Creek WA
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Storm, Chelsea, GS Warriors
Both Geelong’s and Melbourne’s last premierships prior to breaking their respective droughts were in 1963 and 1964 respectively.
 
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Blues177

Club Legend
Oct 3, 2010
1,284
1,946
AFL Club
Carlton
Geelong
2007 win grand final
2008 lose grand final
2009 win grand final
2010 Bomber Thompson quits as coach at end of season
2011 win grand final under new coach Scott

Carlton
1968 win grand final
1969 lose grand final
1970 win grand final
1971 Ron Barassi quits as coach at end of season
1972 win grand final under new coach John Nicholls
 

terrybull

All Australian
Feb 1, 2004
738
825
Sweden
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
Helsingborg Australian FC
In 1958 Collingwood knowingly defend their record of 4-peat by stopping Melbourne.

In 2018 Collingwood unknowingly defend their record of 4-peat by stopping Richmond.
 

Blackhawk42

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 5, 2018
7,367
15,069
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Chicago Blackhawks Melb Renegades
Hawthorn traded a ruckman they originally acquired from Collingwood who grew up in Albury Wodonga.

They replaced him with a ruckman they acquired from Collingwood who grew up in Albury Wodonga.
 

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emuboy

Premiership Player
Dec 17, 2006
3,545
3,283
The Southern Hemisphere
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
South Fremantle, Sturt
Melbourne had a 57 year premiership drought.
Drought was considered to be a curse, started by the sacking of Norm Smith, who died at the age of 57.
Melbourne broke the curse by scoring 9.3.57 in the final term.
Norm Smith also played for and coached Fitzroy, and how long was it since Fitzroy had won a premiership until the Brisbane Lions broke the drought in 2001? This was 57 years, dating back to Fitzroy's premiership in 1944. Interestingly Len Smith, Norm Smith's older brother, played for Fitzroy around this time (and would later coach them), but missed the Lions' 1944 flag team due to wartime duties with the RAAF.
 

BigVic

Premiership Player
Sep 7, 2009
3,685
2,621
Bull Creek WA
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Storm, Chelsea, GS Warriors
Last two Eagles premierships coincided with the US Democrats taking the House from the US Republicans in a US Midterm elections year.
 

Major Colvin

Premiership Player
May 8, 2006
4,645
3,130
AFL Club
Melbourne
I'm sure its been mentioned already, but Collingwood's September hoodoo still exists. Have not won a Grand Final in September since defeating the Dees on 20 September 1958

The 1990 decider was played on October 6th (schedule pushed back courtesy of the draw and Replay in the Qualifying final between Collingwood and West Coast) and the 2010 GF Replay was on October 2nd.
 
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BigVic

Premiership Player
Sep 7, 2009
3,685
2,621
Bull Creek WA
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Storm, Chelsea, GS Warriors
I'm sure its been mentioned already, but Collingwood's September hoodoo still exists. Have not won a Grand Final in September since defeating in the Dees on 20 September 1958

The 1990 decider was played on October 6th (schedule pushed back courtesy of the draw and Replay in the Qualifying final between Collingwood and West Coast) and the 2010 GF Replay was on October 2nd.
The 1910 decider was too pushed back to October due to the death of Edward VII which was won by Collingwood
 

Ron The Bear

Up yer arse, AFL
Jul 4, 2006
35,682
36,523
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
1909 R04 Coll 12.13.85 d. Rich 7.7.49 leading goalkicker in match Dick Lee (4)
1917 R11 Coll 11.19.85 d. Rich 7.7.49 leading goalkicker in match Dick Lee (6)

1916 R4 Coll 10.18.78 d. Rich 7.11.53 leading goalkicker in match Dick Lee (4)
1919 GF Coll 11.12.78 d. Rich 7.11.53 leading goalkicker in match Dick Lee (3)
 

BigVic

Premiership Player
Sep 7, 2009
3,685
2,621
Bull Creek WA
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Storm, Chelsea, GS Warriors
Port Adelaide’s elimination final this year was scheduled on 11th September 2021 in which they lost which is 11/9 or 119 which is Port’s biggest losing grand final margin.
 

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