- Dec 19, 2011
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2006 Sydney lose Grand final, Socceroos advance to Round of 16 in World Cup
2022 Sydney lose Grand Final, Socceroos advance to Round of 16 in World Cup
Geelong and Melbourne have never met in a VFL-AFL GF despite both teams being there from 1897 and participating in many GFs.
However they have just missed each other by one year several times.
In 1925 Geelong played Collingwood and in 1926 Melbourne played Collingwood.
In 1953 Geelong played Collingwood and then in 1954 Melbourne played the Bulldogs.
In 1963 Geelong played Hawthorn and then in 1964 Melbourne played Collingwood.
In 1988 Melbourne played Hawthorn and in 1989 Geelong played Hawthorn.
In 2020 Geelong played Richmond and in 2021 Melbourne will play the Bulldogs.
Somewhat bizarre factoid IMO - from 1951 until 1964 Geelong or Melbourne contested 12 out of the 14 GFs but never against each other.
Also Geelong in the 1950s did what I assume no other team has done in the one decade - they acquired back-to-back flags (in 1951/2) AND back-to-back wooden spoons (in 1957/8). Richmond in the 1980s is perhaps slightly similar - flag in 1980, GF in 1982 and wooden spoons in 1987 and 1989.
2013 saw the government changed from Labor to CoalitionThe phrase “twenty thirteen“ has some significance for Isaac Smith as 2013 was the year of his first premiership and 20.13 was his team’s score in his most recent premiership.