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Amazing coincidences in football

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Borussia Teeth

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With the Brisbane Lions making the Grand Final yesterday, the amazing run of century before coincidences has come up again for the 14th year in a row, with Fitzroy playing in the 1923 Grand Final. To recap:

1910/2010 - Collingwood Premiers both seasons
1911/2011 - Collingwood Runner Up both seasons
1912/2012 - Swans Runner Up 1912, Premiers 2012
1913/2013 - St Kilda make first GF in 1913 but lose to Fitzroy. Fremantle make first GF in 2013, but Hawthorn proves too strong.
1914/2014 - Swans Runner up both seasons, to Carlton & Hawthorn respectively
1915/2015 - Carlton and Hawthorn take successive premierships in 1915 and 2015 respectively. Carlton 1915 premier, last 2015.
1916/2016 - Fitzroy finish last in 4 team VFL 1916 GF but win all their finals and the GF over minor premier Carlton. The Bulldogs finish 7th in 2016 but win all their finals including the GF over minor premier Sydney Swans.
1917/2017 - Richmond win the 1917 wooden spoon, and the 2017 premiership.
1918/2018 - Collingwood lose the 1918 GF to the Swans by 5 points, and the 2018 GF to the WC Eagles by 5 points.
1919/2019 - Richmond make their first GF in 1919 but lose to Collingwood. GWS make first GF in 2019 and are thrashed by Richmond.
1920/2020 - Richmond premiers both seasons.
1921/2021 - Bulldogs are VFA runner up in 1921, and AFL runner up in 2021 to Melbourne.
1922/2022 - Geelong and the Swans are second last and last in 1922 and Cats and Swans play the 2022 Grand Final.

So next week, either it will be 1923/2023 Fitzroy runner up, Brisbane Lions runner up or 1923 Fitzroy runner up, Brisbane Lions 2023 premiers.
So Brisbane will either be 2023 premiers or runners up. Thanks for that.
 

CharlieMortdecai

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With the Brisbane Lions making the Grand Final yesterday, the amazing run of century before coincidences has come up again for the 14th year in a row, with Fitzroy playing in the 1923 Grand Final. To recap:

1910/2010 - Collingwood Premiers both seasons
1911/2011 - Collingwood Runner Up both seasons
1912/2012 - Swans Runner Up 1912, Premiers 2012
1913/2013 - St Kilda make first GF in 1913 but lose to Fitzroy. Fremantle make first GF in 2013, but Hawthorn proves too strong.
1914/2014 - Swans Runner up both seasons, to Carlton & Hawthorn respectively
1915/2015 - Carlton and Hawthorn take successive premierships in 1915 and 2015 respectively. Carlton 1915 premier, last 2015.
1916/2016 - Fitzroy finish last in 4 team VFL 1916 GF but win all their finals and the GF over minor premier Carlton. The Bulldogs finish 7th in 2016 but win all their finals including the GF over minor premier Sydney Swans.
1917/2017 - Richmond win the 1917 wooden spoon, and the 2017 premiership.
1918/2018 - Collingwood lose the 1918 GF to the Swans by 5 points, and the 2018 GF to the WC Eagles by 5 points.
1919/2019 - Richmond make their first GF in 1919 but lose to Collingwood. GWS make first GF in 2019 and are thrashed by Richmond.
1920/2020 - Richmond premiers both seasons.
1921/2021 - Bulldogs are VFA runner up in 1921, and AFL runner up in 2021 to Melbourne.
1922/2022 - Geelong and the Swans are second last and last in 1922 and Cats and Swans play the 2022 Grand Final.

So next week, either it will be 1923/2023 Fitzroy runner up, Brisbane Lions runner up or 1923 Fitzroy runner up, Brisbane Lions 2023 premiers.
You forgot:
1909 - Geelong and St Kilda were second last and last respectively
1908 - I'm sure Hawthorn won whatever tinpot league they played in
1907 - port Adelaide lost the SAFL grandfinal
1906 - A WA team won the WAFL grandfinal
1905 - A WA team lost the WAFL grandfinal
 

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BigVic

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2002 Collingwood lose AFL grand final 2002 NZ Warriors lose NRL grand final

2011 Collingwood lose AFL grand final 2011 NZ Warriors lose NRL grand final

2006 Interstate AFL grand final with no Victorian-based team (Sydney-West Coast) 2006 Interstate NRL Grand Final with no NSW-based (Brisbane Broncos-Melbourne Storm)

Could've added Geelong 2007, 2009 and Melbourne Storm 2007, 2009 but the Storm were stripped of these two premierships
 

BigVic

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25th September 2006 - Adam Goodes became a dual Brownlow Medallist within 3 years after winning his first

25th September 2023 - Lachie Neale became a dual Brownlow Medallist within 3 years after winning his first
 

BigVic

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Alphabetical order. Did you know that every final in 2023 has been won by the team whose name occurs first alphabetically.
Based on this already occurring 8 times it's safe to say Brisbane will get home against Collingwood this Saturday to claim a completely alphabetical sweep of the finals.

Bad omen for us
 

X_box_X

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Alphabetical order. Did you know that every final in 2023 has been won by the team whose name occurs first alphabetically.
Based on this already occurring 8 times it's safe to say Brisbane will get home against Collingwood this Saturday to claim a completely alphabetical sweep of the finals.

Bad omen for us
That's actually pretty funny. And not bad for you.
 

GoldbergsGold

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Both SA teams have won all their Grand Finals where they played in away white shorts, but lost every Grand Final they played in home shorts.
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1998

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2017

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2004

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2007
 

PerthBoy86

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Harris Andrews was born in Fitzroy in 1996 - the year the merged Lions entered the league - and grew up in Brisbane.
 

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PerthBoy86

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4 senior coaches - Voss, Scott brothers, McRae all played in the Brisbane dynasty. Is that the most from any side?
 

PerthBoy86

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Colin McRae was a champion rally driver who gave his name to a video game series...Craig McRae coaches a team known for their speed.
 

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And he only occasionally played for the Eagles.

Occasionally? I'd totally forgotten he played for the eagles until they showed the in memoriam retirees montage at the Brownlow

Fyfe plays for the dockers too...allegedly
 

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:
Melbourne kicked the first goal ever against Geelong in the V/AFL:

R2, 1897-Henry Mitchell (Melbourne)

Melbourne kicked the first goal ever against Geelong in the AFLW:

R5, 2023-Paxy Paxman (Melbourne)
 

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