Amazing coincidences in football

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BigVic

Premiership Player
Sep 7, 2009
4,759
3,929
Bull Creek WA
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Real Madrid, Man City, GS Warriors
More Royal coincidences


1952 Geelong won grand final in first year of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign
2022 Geelong won grand final in first year of King Charles III’s reign
 
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BigVic

Premiership Player
Sep 7, 2009
4,759
3,929
Bull Creek WA
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Real Madrid, Man City, GS Warriors
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 Geelong and South Melbourne last, 2022 Geelong and Sydney play in GF
 

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PieLebo87

Hall of Famer
Sep 14, 2005
15,213
13,413
AFL Club
Collingwood
More Royal coincidences


1952 Geelong won grand final in first year of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign
2022 Geelong won grand final in first year of King Charles III’s reign
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BigVic

Premiership Player
Sep 7, 2009
4,759
3,929
Bull Creek WA
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Real Madrid, Man City, GS Warriors
2007
Labor win Federal Election
Geelong finish 18-4 after a slow start
Premiers out in straight sets
Geelong win grand final easily vs non-Vic team
5 or more All-Australians
St Helens win Super League

2022
Labor win Federal Election
Geelong finish 18-4 after a slow start
Premiers out in straight sets
Geelong win grand final easily vs non-Vic team
5 or more All-Australians
St Helens win Super League
 

BigVic

Premiership Player
Sep 7, 2009
4,759
3,929
Bull Creek WA
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Real Madrid, Man City, GS Warriors
2000
Melbourne beat North by 50 points in the preliminary final at home at the MCG
Melbourne gets flogged by 60 points in the grand final

2007
Port Adelaide beat North by 87 points in the preliminary final at home at Footy Park
Port gets flogged by 119 point in the grand final

2014
Sydney beat North by 71 points in the preliminary final at home at ANZ Stadium
Sydney gets flogged by 63 points in the grand final

2015
West Coast Eagles beat North by 28 points in the preliminary final at home at Subiaco Oval
West Coast Eagles gets flogged by 46 points in the grand final
 

BigVic

Premiership Player
Sep 7, 2009
4,759
3,929
Bull Creek WA
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Real Madrid, Man City, GS Warriors
In 1942 west Perth def Claremont in the grand final . After Claremont had beaten East Fremantle in the prelim

In 1993Claremont def west Perth in the grand final after west Perth were minor premiers .

2022 west Perth finish minor premiers and play Claremont in the gf after Claremont def East Fremantle in the prelim final
 

BigVic

Premiership Player
Sep 7, 2009
4,759
3,929
Bull Creek WA
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Real Madrid, Man City, GS Warriors
2021 Melbourne beat Geelong by 83 points in the prelim and won the flag by 74

2022 Geelong beat Brisbane by 71 points in the prelim and won the flag by 83 points
 

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SBD Gonzalez

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 5, 2012
22,489
36,631
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Kidding, right?
2014 The Sydney Swans got smashed in the grand final.

2022 The Sydney Swans got smashed in the grand final.
 

Collingwood 4 eternity

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 16, 2009
5,359
11,424
Melbourne
AFL Club
Collingwood
Chris Scott's first Premiership in 2011 saw the opposition risk playing an injured Reid brother in a gamble that never paid off.

Chris Scott's second Premiership in 2022 saw the opposition risk playing an injured Reid brother in a gamble that never paid off.

Are there any more Reid brothers?

These Reid Brothers Groins are guaranteed for at least 500 miles and possibly another 500 more , so 1000 miles before they fall down at your door

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Billy ray

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 10, 2013
20,744
32,586
The Valley near the Alley
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Other Teams
Hell no
In 2011 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2012 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2013 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2014 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2015 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2016 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2017 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2018 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2019 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2020 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2021 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2022 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.
 

TheRealComptroller

All Australian
Jul 27, 2006
762
305
2 towns over
AFL Club
Geelong
There are some similarities between Carlton 1995 and Geelong 2022.

Perceived as being too old and an unlikely premier entering the season.

Lost the GF two years earlier.

Lost a Final to Melbourne the previous year.

Won the GF with their sixteenth consecutive victory.

Last loss was in R9 to St Kilda.

Lost at the SCG.

Won a final against Brisbane.

Norm Smith medalist was an imported player in his thirties who was a somewhat late starter to VFL/AFL football and recruited from central Victoria - Smith from Ballarat (lived there as a university student but born and raised in NSW) and Williams from Bendigo. They both had 30+ touches and 3+ goals: Izzy went 32/3 and Diesel had 31/5. Fun fact - Isaac Smith grew up as an avid Carlton fan and apparently wore his Blues jumper to uni on Mondays after they won.😎

Coach had previously led the team to a flag 10+ years earlier.

Won GF by 60+.

Won PF by 60+.

Won first final by <14 points.

Player who wore #14 (Joel Selwood and Michael Sexton) came from Bendigo. Player who wore #35 had the initials PD - Peter Dean and Patrick Dangerfield.
 
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Geelong_Sicko

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 11, 2007
19,872
18,392
Melbourne
AFL Club
Geelong
In 2011 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2012 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2013 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2014 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2015 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2016 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2017 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2018 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2019 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2020 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2021 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

In 2022 the Gold Coast SUNS did not make finals but someone else won the premiership.

Black hole SUNS, won't ya come...
 

BigVic

Premiership Player
Sep 7, 2009
4,759
3,929
Bull Creek WA
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Real Madrid, Man City, GS Warriors
There are some similarities between Carlton 1995 and Geelong 2022.

Perceived as being too old and an unlikely premier entering the season.

Lost the GF two years earlier.

Lost a Final to Melbourne the previous year.

Won the GF with their sixteenth consecutive victory.

Last loss was in R9 to St Kilda.

Lost at the SCG.

Won a final against Brisbane.

Norm Smith medalist was an imported player in his thirties who was a somewhat late starter to VFL/AFL football and recruited from central Victoria - Smith from Ballarat (lived there as a university student but born and raised in NSW) and Williams from Bendigo. They both had 30+ touches and 3+ goals: Izzy went 32/3 and Diesel had 31/5. Fun fact - Isaac Smith grew up as an avid Carlton fan and apparently wore his Blues jumper to uni on Mondays after they won.😎

Coach had previously led the team to a flag 10+ years earlier.

Won GF by 60+.

Won PF by 60+.

Won first final by <14 points.

Player who wore #14 (Joel Selwood and Michael Sexton) came from Bendigo. Player who wore #35 had the initials PD - Peter Dean and Patrick Dangerfield.
Sweet 16 for Carlton 95 and Geelong 22. #14 had an S in their surnames! And just like 1995 people thought it'd be a close grand final only for one team to run away with it.
 

TheRealComptroller

All Australian
Jul 27, 2006
762
305
2 towns over
AFL Club
Geelong
Another Carlton 1995 & Geelong 2022 connection. :drunk:

The players who wore #2 had inverse careers.

Greg Williams started as a Cat then won a flag as a Blue; opposite experience of Zach Tuohy.

The 2022 GF was also a contest between Williams’s two previous clubs. He won a B&F and an AFLPA MVP as a Cat and a Brownlow as a Swan. Who would he have been barracking for? :think:
 

BigVic

Premiership Player
Sep 7, 2009
4,759
3,929
Bull Creek WA
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Real Madrid, Man City, GS Warriors
Another 1922 & 2022 coincidence

1922 Chris Lethbridge retired after winning a flag with Fitzroy
2022 Joel Selwood retired after winning a flag with Geelong
 

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