Fact Ken Farmer's career

Discussion in 'Lists' started by worbod, Jul 11, 2010.

Put it out there
  1. frankc

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    Surely, there must have been some reason why there was such a scoring spree. Looking at the VFL goal kicking numbers, it is noticeably that after 1940 the number of goals kicked falls right away. Other than Coleman (who tops 100 three times and kicks 97 in another season) no one gets close to 100 goals for a season until 1967 (Doug Wade kicked 96; Hudson kicks over 100 in 1968) when the VFL started penalising players for kicking the ball out of bounds on the full.
     

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  2. worbod

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    I have discovered that I made a small error on page 2 when stating Farmer kicked 637 goals from 92 games at his home ground, Prospect Oval. I have now completed a game by game check through the australianfootball.com website, and this is how Farmer fared on all SANFL grounds.


    groundgamesgoalsavgebest10 goals in a game
    Adelaide Oval543476.421510
    Adelaide Showgrounds11544.90101
    Alberton13695.3090
    Glenelg14916.50123
    Norwood14775.5090
    Prospect936436.912320
    Thebarton13655.00112
    Unley12715.91131
     
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    Farmer's record for each month.


    monthgamesgoalsavgebest10 goals in a game
    April141087.71145
    May553175.76163
    June503296.581310
    July412295.58235
    August412706.58168
    September201497.45156
    October3155.0060