Interesting VFL/AFL trivia

elkington

Draftee
Oct 2, 2018
7
7
AFL Club
Collingwood
A total of 43 VFL/AFL premierships from coaches which all began with George Angus the Collingwood premiership coach in 1910.

Premiership Coach with name of Premiership Coach of premiership coach in bracketsnumber of premiershipsPremiership Years
George Angus 11910
Jock McHale (George Angus )81917, 1919, 1927 - 1930, 1935 - 1936
Dan Minogue (Jock McHale)21920 -1921
Frank (Checker) Hughes (Dan Minogue)51932, 1939 - 1941, 1948
Jack Bisset Frank (Checker) Hughes11933
Percy Bentley Frank (Checker) Hughes31932, 1945, 1947
Norm Smith Frank (Checker) Hughes61955 - 1957, 1959 - 1960, 1964
Ron Barassi (Norm Smith)41968, 1970, 1975, 1977
John Nicholls (Ron Barassi)11972
Alex Jesaulenko Ron Barassi/John Nicholls11979
Robert Walls (Ron Barassi/John Nicholls)11987
Malcolm Blight (Ron Barassi)21997 - 1998
Dennis Pagan (Ron Barassi)21996, 1999
Alistair Clarkson (Dennis Pagan)42008, 2013 - 2015
John Longmire (Dennis Pagan)12012
Adam Simpson (Dennis Pagan)12018
 

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Yojimbo

Norm Smith Medallist
Nov 14, 2012
8,904
7,687
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Western Bulldogs:

Round 4: Versus Collingwood (Loss), Collingwood 396 Disposals
Round 5: Versus Carlton (Loss), Carlton 396 Disposals
Round 6: Versus Fremantle (Loss), Fremantle 396 Disposals

Round 6: The Bulldogs also had 396 Disposals
 

Pessimistic

TheBrownDog
Sep 13, 2000
71,725
30,885
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Horks
It’s urban legend that when hawthorn woke up to itself, it used Collingwood in the fifties as the club to emulate. Not sure if that was part of th reason for adopting striped guernseys.

anyway hawks become quite successful and apparently Collingwood in the eighties asked what the secret was

puzzled hawks administrators said “what, we modelled on you?”
 

Ron The Bear

Heartbreakers, with your 44
Jul 4, 2006
30,717
29,560
AFL Club
Richmond
A total of 43 VFL/AFL premierships from coaches which all began with George Angus the Collingwood premiership coach in 1910.
Does Clarkson count if he never played in a premiership? Pagan similar.

Otherwise need to include Walls/Barassi => Roos, Walls => C.Scott and Minogue => Hughson.

Bentley => Dyer (1943)
McHale => Kyne (1953, 58)
Bisset => Diggins (1938)
 
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Yojimbo

Norm Smith Medallist
Nov 14, 2012
8,904
7,687
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
AFL Top Eights (In various skills, totals only plus games played)

Kicks:
1- Geelong: Tom Stewart 473 from 25 Games Played.
2- West Coast: Andrew Gaff 437 from 22 Games Played.
3- Brisbane: Daniel Rich 432 from 24 Games Played.
4- Sydney: Jake Lloyd 431 from 22 Games Played.
5- GWS Giants: Tim Taranto 430 from 26 Games Played.
6- Fremantle: Brad Hill 392 from 22 Games Played.
7- Richmond: Dion Prestia 386 from 25 Games Played.
8- Collingwood: Tom Phillips 372 from 24 Games Played.

Handballs:
1- Collingwood: Adam Treloar 454 from 24 Games Played.
2- Brisbane: Lachie Neale 441 from 24 Games Played.
3- Western Bulldogs: Jackson Macrae 427 from 23 Games Played.
4- Melbourne: Clayton Oliver 413 from 22 Games Played.
5- North Melbourne: Ben Cunnington 397 from 22 Games Played.
6- Adelaide: Matt Crouch 350 from 19 Games Played.
7- Carlton: Patrick Cripps 350 from 20 Games Played.
8- Port Adelaide: Travis Boak 331 from 21 Games Played.

Marks:
1- West Coast: Brad Sheppard 188 from 24 Games Played.
2- Geelong: Tom Stewart 185 from 25 Games Played.
3- GWS Giants: Nick Haynes 181 from 23 Games Played.
4- Hawthorn: Ricky Henderson 159 from 22 Games Played.
5- Richmond: Nick Vlastuin 156 from 24 Games Played.
6- Essendon: Michael Hurley 151 from 19 Games Played.
7- Western Bulldogs: Lachie Hunter 150 from 23 Games Played.
8- Collingwood: Jack Crisp 148 from 24 Games Played.

So obviously we are only dealing with the number one ranked player from each club and
only dealing with totals and not averages which can benefit the teams that play more
games. I would have typed out the full eighteen, but I hate typing. As Tom Stewart
from Geelong appears on two lists he must be the winner and best player in the AFL.
 

Cotchins Hair Piece

Bouffant Flat Top
Mar 6, 2019
1,163
3,110
AFL Club
Melbourne
AFL Top Eights (In various skills, totals only plus games played)

Kicks:
1- Geelong: Tom Stewart 473 from 25 Games Played.
2- West Coast: Andrew Gaff 437 from 22 Games Played.
3- Brisbane: Daniel Rich 432 from 24 Games Played.
4- Sydney: Jake Lloyd 431 from 22 Games Played.
5- GWS Giants: Tim Taranto 430 from 26 Games Played.
6- Fremantle: Brad Hill 392 from 22 Games Played.
7- Richmond: Dion Prestia 386 from 25 Games Played.
8- Collingwood: Tom Phillips 372 from 24 Games Played.

Handballs:
1- Collingwood: Adam Treloar 454 from 24 Games Played.
2- Brisbane: Lachie Neale 441 from 24 Games Played.
3- Western Bulldogs: Jackson Macrae 427 from 23 Games Played.
4- Melbourne: Clayton Oliver 413 from 22 Games Played.
5- North Melbourne: Ben Cunnington 397 from 22 Games Played.
6- Adelaide: Matt Crouch 350 from 19 Games Played.
7- Carlton: Patrick Cripps 350 from 20 Games Played.
8- Port Adelaide: Travis Boak 331 from 21 Games Played.

Marks:
1- West Coast: Brad Sheppard 188 from 24 Games Played.
2- Geelong: Tom Stewart 185 from 25 Games Played.
3- GWS Giants: Nick Haynes 181 from 23 Games Played.
4- Hawthorn: Ricky Henderson 159 from 22 Games Played.
5- Richmond: Nick Vlastuin 156 from 24 Games Played.
6- Essendon: Michael Hurley 151 from 19 Games Played.
7- Western Bulldogs: Lachie Hunter 150 from 23 Games Played.
8- Collingwood: Jack Crisp 148 from 24 Games Played.

So obviously we are only dealing with the number one ranked player from each club and
only dealing with totals and not averages which can benefit the teams that play more
games. I would have typed out the full eighteen, but I hate typing. As Tom Stewart
from Geelong appears on two lists he must be the winner and best player in the AFL.
What’s interesting about this?
 

footyfan78

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 27, 2014
22,295
23,369
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
there are no other teams worthy
Does Clarkson count if he never played in a premiership? Pagan similar.

Otherwise need to include Walls/Barassi => Roos, Walls => C.Scott and Minogue => Hughson.

Bentley => Dyer (1943)
McHale => Kyne (1953, 58)
Bisset => Diggins (1938)
Yes, it is very poorly created table given so many holes in it.
I swear Jack Worrall was the first ever recognised coach as he is seen as the coach of 1906,07 and 08 premiership teams.
He was first one to be seen as a coach and created the tradition of clubs getting one after this.
 

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footyfan78

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 27, 2014
22,295
23,369
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
there are no other teams worthy
Does Clarkson count if he never played in a premiership?
I got some trivia related to Clarkson.
Four time premiership player Wayne Johnston probably first premiership player that got suspended for whacking someone else whilst he already suspended.
Johnston was already under suspension from hitting Dipper in 1987 grand final. He was allowed to play in exhibition game in London at the Oval where he smashed Clarkson straight after seeing Clarkson king hit Ian Aitken. So Johnston then got more weeks. cannot remember how many weeks in total but he would have missed quite a few of the early rounds of 1988 season. Do not think anyone else played under suspension in another game and then got another suspension. All Clarkson's fault...
 

Pessimistic

TheBrownDog
Sep 13, 2000
71,725
30,885
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Horks
AFL Top Eights (In various skills, totals only plus games played)

Kicks:
1- Geelong: Tom Stewart 473 from 25 Games Played.
2- West Coast: Andrew Gaff 437 from 22 Games Played.
3- Brisbane: Daniel Rich 432 from 24 Games Played.
4- Sydney: Jake Lloyd 431 from 22 Games Played.
5- GWS Giants: Tim Taranto 430 from 26 Games Played.
6- Fremantle: Brad Hill 392 from 22 Games Played.
7- Richmond: Dion Prestia 386 from 25 Games Played.
8- Collingwood: Tom Phillips 372 from 24 Games Played.

Handballs:
1- Collingwood: Adam Treloar 454 from 24 Games Played.
2- Brisbane: Lachie Neale 441 from 24 Games Played.
3- Western Bulldogs: Jackson Macrae 427 from 23 Games Played.
4- Melbourne: Clayton Oliver 413 from 22 Games Played.
5- North Melbourne: Ben Cunnington 397 from 22 Games Played.
6- Adelaide: Matt Crouch 350 from 19 Games Played.
7- Carlton: Patrick Cripps 350 from 20 Games Played.
8- Port Adelaide: Travis Boak 331 from 21 Games Played.

Marks:
1- West Coast: Brad Sheppard 188 from 24 Games Played.
2- Geelong: Tom Stewart 185 from 25 Games Played.
3- GWS Giants: Nick Haynes 181 from 23 Games Played.
4- Hawthorn: Ricky Henderson 159 from 22 Games Played.
5- Richmond: Nick Vlastuin 156 from 24 Games Played.
6- Essendon: Michael Hurley 151 from 19 Games Played.
7- Western Bulldogs: Lachie Hunter 150 from 23 Games Played.
8- Collingwood: Jack Crisp 148 from 24 Games Played.

So obviously we are only dealing with the number one ranked player from each club and
only dealing with totals and not averages which can benefit the teams that play more
games. I would have typed out the full eighteen, but I hate typing. As Tom Stewart
from Geelong appears on two lists he must be the winner and best player in the AFL.
Very few of those mentioned in the representative (bushfire) game lists by BF posters
 

elkington

Draftee
Oct 2, 2018
7
7
AFL Club
Collingwood
Does Clarkson count if he never played in a premiership? Pagan similar.

Otherwise need to include Walls/Barassi => Roos, Walls => C.Scott and Minogue => Hughson.

Bentley => Dyer (1943)
McHale => Kyne (1953, 58)
Bisset => Diggins (1938)
Does Clarkson count if he never played in a premiership? Pagan similar.

Otherwise need to include Walls/Barassi => Roos, Walls => C.Scott and Minogue => Hughson.

Bentley => Dyer (1943)
McHale => Kyne (1953, 58)
Bisset => Diggins (1938)
Thank you Ron The Bear. I missed a few.
 

Scotland

TheBrownDog
May 5, 2006
54,105
57,515
AFL Club
West Coast
Clearances were first recorded as a stat in 1998.

Every player in the top 10 recorded between 180 and 192 in a season some time between 2012 and 2019.

Except Brett Ratten who recorded 265 in 1999. It's a ridiculous outlier.
 

Yojimbo

Norm Smith Medallist
Nov 14, 2012
8,904
7,687
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
AFL Top Eights (In various skills, totals only plus games played)

Contested Possessions:
1- Brisbane: Lachie Neale 378 from 24 Games Played.
2- Melbourne: Clayton Oliver 359 from 22 Games Played.
3- Fremantle: Nat Fyfe 351 from 20 Games Played.
4- Geelong: Patrick Dangerfield 349 from 24 Games Played.
5- North Melbourne: Ben Cunnington 343 from 22 Games Played.
6- Carlton: Patrick Cripps 339 from 20 Games Played.
7- Collingwood: Brodie Grundy 329 from 24 Games Played.
8- GWS Giants: Jacob Hopper 320 from 23 Games Played.

Effective Disposal:
1- Western Bulldogs: Jackson Macrae 572 from 23 Games Played.
2- Collingwood: Adam Treloar 558 from 24 Games Played.
3- Sydney: Jake Lloyd 556 from 22 Games Played.
4- Brisbane: Lachie Neale 548 from 24 Games Played.
5- Adelaide: Rory Laird 505 from 22 Games Played.
6- West Coast: Andrew Gaff 495 from 22 Games Played.
7- Richmond: Bachar Houli 490 from 22 Games Played.
8- Geelong: Tom Stewart 473 from 25 Games Played.

Metres Gained:
1- Geelong: Tom Stewart 12,670 from 25 Games Played.
2- Brisbane: Daniel Rich 12,614 from 24 Games Played.
3- Sydney: Jake Lloyd 11,586 from 22 Games Played.
4- Richmond: Dion Prestia 11,494 from 25 Games Played.
5- Western Bulldogs: Marcus Bontempelli 11,432 from 23 Games Played.
6- GWS Giants: Zac Williams 11,241 from 24 Games Played.
7- Adelaide: Brodie Smith 11,116 from 22 Games Played.
8- Fremantle: Brad Hill 10,514 from 22 Games Played.

Yet another slow boat to greatness that does not tell us much at all, now if I showed the top ranked
players from the bottom ten teams this could truly illustrate the vast expanses between the AFL
have and have nots. I don't want to talk up Tom Stewart, but yet again his name appears on two
of the lists indicating greatness even though he did play 25 Games.
 

Scotland

TheBrownDog
May 5, 2006
54,105
57,515
AFL Club
West Coast
Josh J Kennedy played his 100th game for WC in Rd 2, 2014.
Josh P Kennedy played his 100th game for Sydney in Rd 2, 2014.

Josh B Kennedy (Socceroo) didn't do anything of note in 2014. Jerk.
 

Ron The Bear

Heartbreakers, with your 44
Jul 4, 2006
30,717
29,560
AFL Club
Richmond
I got some trivia related to Clarkson.
Four time premiership player Wayne Johnston probably first premiership player that got suspended for whacking someone else whilst he already suspended.
Johnston was already under suspension from hitting Dipper in 1987 grand final. He was allowed to play in exhibition game in London at the Oval where he smashed Clarkson straight after seeing Clarkson king hit Ian Aitken. So Johnston then got more weeks. cannot remember how many weeks in total but he would have missed quite a few of the early rounds of 1988 season. Do not think anyone else played under suspension in another game and then got another suspension. All Clarkson's fault...
Johnston got 2 for Dipper and 1 for Clarkson.
 

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