Games that left you shell shocked?

OneEyedHawk

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I feel ashamed of the last time we finished bottom 4 on the ladder. But when I watched the 08 Grand Final I thought this is an absolute joke. I was just like let them have their celebrations lol. Like we were the best but just didn't get the trophy.

It's like when my friend Marco Pierre White gave back his 3 michelin stars. The accolade simply didn't mean anything to him anymore once he'd reached that level above all others.
Genuinely interested...how were you the best?

Comfortably beaten in the GF. In addition, Hawks were comfortably better during the entire month of September.

Which leaves...?
 

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iluvparis

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Genuinely interested...how were you the best?

Comfortably beaten in the GF. In addition, Hawks were comfortably better during the entire month of September.

Which leaves...?
The rest of the season when they won 4 more games and had a % 30 points higher than yours
 

hilly

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So they were better during what is essentially the qualifying rounds for the month of finals? And then of course for the GF.

Gotcha.

That must be terrific consolation.
:thumbsu:
Agree that Hawthorn was better in September overall but Geelong's home and away series rightfully entitled them to favouritism.
 

iluvparis

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So they were better during what is essentially the qualifying rounds for the month of finals? And then of course for the GF.

Gotcha.

That must be terrific consolation.
:thumbsu:
On all available metrics except for winning the Grand Final they were better - go and look at the 2008 squiggle for unbiased answer.
 

OneEyedHawk

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On all available metrics except for winning the Grand Final they were better - go and look at the 2008 squiggle for unbiased answer.
Even if I knew what you were talking about, what conceivable metric would be in any way relevant?

They were comfortably beaten on GF day, and were outplayed throughout September. Nothing else even borders on relevant.
:drunk:
 

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Lsta062

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Round 19 2011
Geelong 186 def Melbourne 47

Geelong were 20.4 at half time to Melbourne 1.4. Don't think I've ever felt more sorry for an AFL team.
Oh no, 186 was the margin and not even the score!

Score was Geelong 233 points to Melbourne 47. I remember that day. I was walking home from the shopping centre and we walked past a pizza shop that had the game on. We wanted to see what the score was and I thought there was something wrong with the telecast or that I saw wrong. Did a double check and the score was like 222 or 220 points at the time I checked. One of the most shocking results I have seen
 

Handsuper47

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There have been bigger margins in a quarter, but the first quarter of the Port Tigers EF in 2014 left me shell shocked. I remember watching it thinking the Tigers were just completely helpless, couldn't get near it, Port just doing as they pleased and beating up on Richmond.
Tigers had spent all their tickets just getting to the finals.
That one shocked me as well, I was so happy that the boys won 9 straight just to make the finals.. then Port just kicked like 7 in a row in the first quarter and I just turned off the TV. Those three elimination final losses were not a nice time..
 

Arkangel

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When I was in primary school I loved maths. Anything I could get my hands on to do with numbers, I’d go nuts. One morning I decided to use whatever extremely basic team statistics were available in the newspaper in the early 90s to estimate what the margin would be in that weekend’s Footscray vs. Fitzroy match. Goodness knows what formula I used to calculate it, but I ended up deciding that Footscray would win by 57 points. Went to the game with my parents, to see Footscray win by 57 points. I thought I was a genius! (If only I could remember what the formula was...)
 

footyfan78

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When I was in primary school I loved maths. Anything I could get my hands on to do with numbers, I’d go nuts. One morning I decided to use whatever extremely basic team statistics were available in the newspaper in the early 90s to estimate what the margin would be in that weekend’s Footscray vs. Fitzroy match. Goodness knows what formula I used to calculate it, but I ended up deciding that Footscray would win by 57 points. Went to the game with my parents, to see Footscray win by 57 points. I thought I was a genius! (If only I could remember what the formula was...)
I am sure it had variables such as how many players would be future tennis coaches, AFL club coaches, players that would have sons be drafted to club lists and how many K's in the names of both clubs, how many interchanges would be made by both teams and divided by age of six youngest players on each team.
Glad I could help...

[1991 Games] [1991 Player Statistics]

Round: 19 Venue: Western Oval Date: Sat, 27-Jul-1991 2:10 PM Attendance: 8977​
Footscray
7.5.47
8.7.55
15.10.100
16.12.108
Fitzroy
1.0.6
4.5.29
4.6.30
7.9.51
Qrt margin
FO by 41
FO by 26
FO by 70
FO by 57
Qrt scores
FO 47-6
FI 23-8
FO 45-1
FI 21-8
UmpiresMichael Abbott (5), Garry Forster (48)

Footscray Player Details
# Age Career Games (W-D-L W%) Career Goals (Ave.) Footscray Games (W-D-L W%) Footscray Goals (Ave.)
23​
Atkins, Simon
22y 216d​
63 (26-2-35 42.86%)​
36 (0.57)​
←​
50​
Ballantyne, Jon
21y 363d​
4 (2-0-2 50.00%)​
13 (3.25)​
←​
35​
Baxter, Darren
26y 130d​
99 (44-3-52 45.96%)​
16 (0.16)​
←​
18​
Cameron, Leon
18y 328d​
36 (18-1-17 51.39%)​
17 (0.47)​
←​
1​
Charles, Justin
20y 302d​
22 (11-1-10 52.27%)​
12 (0.55)​
←​
20​
Coleman, Glenn
30y 174d​
161 (86-2-73 54.04%)​
90 (0.56)​
36 (18-1-17 51.39%)​
26 (0.72)​
37​
Croft, Matthew
18y 151d​
1 (1-0-0 100.00%)​
←​
12​
Eppelstun, Greg
24y 253d​
96 (47-2-47 50.00%)​
1 (0.01)​
←​
32​
Foster, Peter
31y 55d​
145 (75-3-67 52.76%)​
53 (0.37)​
138 (72-3-63 53.26%)​
51 (0.37)​
29​
Grant, Chris
18y 226d​
30 (15-1-14 51.67%)​
62 (2.07)​
←​
44​
Grant, Jamie
21y 34d​
5 (2-0-3 40.00%)​
1 (0.20)​
←​
7​
Hawkins, Doug
31y 83d​
260 (104-4-152 40.77%)​
157 (0.60)​
←​
10​
Hunter, Mark
25y 327d​
56 (23-2-31 42.86%)​
2 (0.04)​
←​
4​
Kellett, Nigel
21y 221d​
15 (6-0-9 40.00%)​
3 (0.20)​
←​
8​
Kennedy, Rick
30y 228d​
153 (65-2-86 43.14%)​
34 (0.22)​
←​
21​
Kolyniuk, Steven
21y 22d​
39 (18-1-20 47.44%)​
41 (1.05)​
←​
39​
Liberatore, Tony
25y 166d​
54 (29-1-24 54.63%)​
34 (0.63)​
←​
27​
Macpherson, Stephen
26y 237d​
133 (62-3-68 47.74%)​
134 (1.01)​
←​
14​
Reynolds, Keenan
22y 201d​
25 (13-0-12 52.00%)​
3 (0.12)​
←​
15​
Wynd, Scott
21y 183d​
52 (22-1-29 43.27%)​
9 (0.17)​
←​
Totals
24y 31d
1449 (669-29-751 46.17%)
718 (0.50)
C​
Wheeler, Terry
36y 136d​
39 (19-1-19 50.00%)​
←​

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Fitzroy Player Details
# Age Career Games (W-D-L W%) Career Goals (Ave.) Fitzroy Games (W-D-L W%) Fitzroy Goals (Ave.)
14​
Armstrong, Matt
24y 148d​
72 (28-0-44 38.89%)​
42 (0.58)​
←​
32​
Baldwin, Jason
21y 262d​
32 (10-0-22 31.25%)​
4 (0.13)​
←​
18​
Blakey, John
25y 3d​
112 (42-0-70 37.50%)​
31 (0.28)​
←​
17​
Broderick, Paul
21y 205d​
49 (20-0-29 40.82%)​
46 (0.94)​
←​
50​
Caven, Peter
21y 72d​
3 (0-0-3 0.00%)​
1 (0.33)​
←​
16​
Cormack, Joe
24y 331d​
22 (4-0-18 18.18%)​
14 (0.64)​
12 (0-0-12 0.00%)​
7 (0.58)​
15​
Donato, David
20y 323d​
9 (1-0-8 11.11%)​
2 (0.22)​
←​
2​
Dundas, Matthew
19y 232d​
31 (6-0-25 19.35%)​
32 (1.03)​
←​
49​
Harding, Dean
19y 290d​
7 (0-0-7 0.00%)​
7 (1.00)​
←​
21​
Kappler, Darren
26y 185d​
82 (27-0-55 32.93%)​
45 (0.55)​
←​
11​
Lynch, Alastair
23y 38d​
75 (24-0-51 32.00%)​
78 (1.04)​
←​
29​
Lyon, Ross
24y 261d​
72 (18-0-54 25.00%)​
67 (0.93)​
←​
5​
McCormack, Brendan
21y 29d​
30 (10-0-20 33.33%)​
18 (0.60)​
←​
25​
OConnell, David
28y 35d​
42 (14-0-28 33.33%)​
14 (0.33)​
15 (1-0-14 6.67%)​
8 (0.53)​
44​
Osborne, Richard
27y 41d​
166 (71-0-95 42.77%)​
343 (2.07)​
←​
28​
Paxman, Stephen
20y 235d​
11 (0-0-11 0.00%)​
←​
1​
Roos, Paul
28y 30d​
204 (84-0-120 41.18%)​
230 (1.13)​
←​
33​
Stephens, Brett
30y 157d​
99 (33-0-66 33.33%)​
26 (0.26)​
←​
31​
Strooper, David
23y 152d​
43 (14-0-29 32.56%)​
28 (0.65)​
←​
8​
Wynd, Jim
26y 258d​
68 (23-0-45 33.82%)​
28 (0.41)​
←​
Totals
23y 347d
1229 (429-0-800 34.91%)
1056 (0.86)
C​
Shaw, Robert
36y 202d​
17 (1-0-16 5.88%)​
←​
 

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