Player played for two clubs in the same round?

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Somebody may be able to confirm this for me, but I vaguely recall a player playing for 2 clubs in the same round, either in the late 70's or early 80's? Pretty sure it was a split round.

He was cleared to the second club mid week I think.

I thought that it was Hawthorn & Essendon ruckman Bernie Jones, but it wasn't him.
 

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Somebody may be able to confirm this for me, but I vaguely recall a player playing for 2 clubs in the same round, either in the late 70's or early 80's? Pretty sure it was a split round.

He was cleared to the second club mid week I think.

I thought that it was Hawthorn & Essendon ruckman Bernie Jones, but it wasn't him.
Just doing it "manually" (so it's not impossible that I missed someone), and working through a list of players who played with two clubs in one season, I did not see anyone from 1970-1990 who played for two clubs in the same round. I would be surprised if such a thing was even within the rules, but it may have been.
 
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Something similar happens in basketball because rounds don’t exist. Instead, a player might move from franchise to franchise while their old franchise has played more games, their new one has played less. In 3 hours Tobias Harris (LAC>PHI) will play his 83rd game of the regular season. The record is 88 by Walt Bellamy (NYK>DET) in the 1968/69 season.
 
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Leigh Carlson moved from Collingwood to Fitzroy mid week too.

He played for Collingwood one week & Fitzroy the week after.

Geez maybe I was wrong about my original post ie player playing for 2 teams in the same round. That's what tricks your memory plays on you!
 

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Just doing it "manually" (so it's not impossible that I missed someone), and working through a list of players who played with two clubs in one season, I did not see anyone from 1970-1990 who played for two clubs in the same round. I would be surprised if such a thing was even within the rules, but it may have been.
Well done, thanks for checking anyways.
 

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Brilliant. Thanks for that mate. Maybe a player played in the reserves for 1 team & the seniors for another team in the same round?
That could well have happened. I did say I only checked "manually", and it's not out of the question that I missed something, so by all means have a look through the likely candidates yourself in case I did.
 

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Gareth Andrews played for Geelong against North Melbourne on 18 May 1974. He then transferred to the Tigers and played for Richmond against North Melbourne on 25 May 1974. Overall, Andrews played five times against North in 1974 including three home and away games.

i) is he the only man to play two home and away matches against the same club within a week?
ii) which other players have played against a club three times in the home and away series since 1918?
iii) have there been any other players that have played five times against the same club in a year since 1918?
 
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Gareth Andrews played for Geelong against North Melbourne on 18 May 1974. He then transferred to the Tigers and played for Richmond against North Melbourne on 25 May 1974. Overall, Andrews played five times against North in 1974 including three home and away games.
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iii) have there been any other players that have played five times against the same club in a year since 1918?
In 1948 a number of players from each side were probably in the five matches between Essendon vs Melbourne:
(haven't had chance to check full team lists yet, but goalkickers confirm some names)
https://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1948/051119480417.html
https://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1948/051119480710.html
https://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1948/051119480918.html
https://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1948/051119481002.html
https://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1948/051119481009.html

In 1972 a number of players from each side were in the five matches between Carlton vs Richmond:
https://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1972/031419720422.html
https://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1972/031419720708.html
https://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1972/031419720916.html
https://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1972/031419720923.html
https://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/1972/031419721007.html
 
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Shortest break between games for different clubs

Days

Player

Year

Rounds

Clubs

5

Sarah, Paul

1980

2 & 3

Ge,Ri

7

Maguire, Mick

1912

8 & 9

Ri,Me

7

O'Brien, Paddy

1925

8 & 9

Ca,WB

7

Schofield, Peter

1953

9 & 10

Ri,Me

7

Wiltshire, Bob

1957

2 & 3

Ge,NM

7

Rae, Stephen

1973

5 & 6

St,Ri

7

Hunt, Rex

1974

7 & 8

Ri,Ge

7

Andrews, Gareth

1974

7 & 8

Ge,Ri

7

Smith, Ray

1975

12 & 13

Es,Me

7

Scarlett, John

1977

13 & 14

Ge,Sy

7

Blair, John

1978

4 & 5

Sy,Fi

7

Greene, Russell

1980

8 & 9

St,Ha

7

Carlson, Leigh

1981

9 & 10

Co,Fi

7

Pirrie, Stephen

1984

1 & 2

Ri,St

11

Moore, Eric Ronald

1972

5 & 6

Ri,Sy

13

Raines, Geoff

1986

2 & 4

Ri,Es

 

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Gareth Andrews played for Geelong against North Melbourne on 18 May 1974. He then transferred to the Tigers and played for Richmond against North Melbourne on 25 May 1974. Overall, Andrews played five times against North in 1974 including three home and away games.

i) is he the only man to play two home and away matches against the same club within a week?
ii) which other players have played against a club three times in the home and away series since 1918?
iii) have there been any other players that have played five times against the same club in a year since 1918?
i) 1101 players have faced the same opposition in the space of 7 days, but Andrews is the only player to do it in two h&a games.

ii) In 1916 when there were only four clubs, 109 players met the same opposition four times before the finals. These players met the same opponent three times since 1918:

Year

Player

Opp

1987

Williams, Shane

NM

1986

Raines, Geoff

Sy

1982

Byrne, Michael

Sy

1980

Wells, Greg T.

Fi,St

1980

Greene, Russell

Es,Sy

1978

Walls, Robert

Ge,Ri

1977

Bond, Graeme

Fi

1975

Roberts, Brian

Fi,Ge,WB

1975

Smith, Ray

St

1974

Andrews, Gareth

NM,WB

1974

Hunt, Rex

Ha,Fi

1968

Magee, Stuart

Es,Me,St

1957

Wiltshire, Bob

WB

1956

Dale, Alan

Fi

1946

Mears, Harry

Ha,NM

1937

Lowenthal, Bill

Ge

1934

Cashman, Jack

NM

1928

Poulter, Joe

Fi

1927

Arthur, Vin

Ri



iii) In 1916, 16 players played six times against the same opponent. Andrews is the only player to play five times against the same opponent after changing clubs. As mentioned above by the croucher, the following players played against an opponent five times due to a drawn final:

1948 Ess - Bob Bradley, Bill Brittingham, Bill Hutchison, Jack Jones, Ted Leehane, Bob McClure, Norm McDonald, Keith Rawle, Dick Reynolds, Cec Ruddell
1948 Melb - Lance Arnold, George Bickford, Don Cordner, Billy Deans, Len Dockett, Adrian Dullard, Shane McGrath, Col McLean, Alby Rodda, Stan Rule, Max Spittle

1972 Carl - David Dickson, Brice Doull, Adrian Gallagher, Paul Hurst, Alex Jesaulenko, Peter Jones, Trevor Keogh. Andrew Lukas, David McKay, John Nicholls, Geoff SOuthby, Vin Waite, Robert Walls
1972 Rich - Neil Balme, Graeme Bond, Francis Bourke, Dick Clay, Craig McKellar, Marty McMillan, Barry Richardson, Brian Roberts, Kevin Sheedy, Paul Sproule, Wayne Walsh
 
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