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Thread was originally posted by : Todman (converted if I know the BF handle) on yuku.

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On the old footypedia forums we argued the toss over what counted. When time allows, those arguments should also be replicated here, for further assessment.
I was thinking of three sub-sections : Win from 1/4 time deficit of ... 1/2 time deficit of, etc ... Eg:
- Won from 1/4 deficit : 60 - Walpeup def TGP - Mallee FL - 1978.
- Won from 1/2 deficit : 22 - Walpeup def TGP - Mallee FL - 1978.
- Won from 3/4 deficit : 28 - Walpeup def TGP - Mallee FL - 1978.
What do you think? It does unfortunately not report the amount of outscoring in the comeback, eg differentiate between a team that came back to win by a point, and a team that came back to win by 30 (for instance #2 came back more, but #1 came back from further behind). That is one limitation.
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(originally posted by Riverinaafl on Yuku)
Greatest blown margin achieved at any time in a match :
69 - Essendon def Kangaroos - AFL - 2001.
66 - Turvey Park def Wagga Tigers - RiverinaFL - 1987 (7 mins in 3rd Quarter)
60 - Walpeup def TGP - Mallee FL - 1978.
60 - North Adelaide def West Torrens - SANFL - 1976.
27 - Fitzroy def Melbourne - VFL - 1989.

Won from 1/4 deficit :
60 - Walpeup def TGP - Mallee FL - 1978.
58 - Essendon def Kangaroos - AFL - 2001.
49 - Turvey Park def Wagga Tigers - RiverinaFL - 1987
10 - North Adelaide def West Torrens - SANFL - 1976.

Won from 1/2 deficit :
58 - Turvey Park def Wagga Tigers - RiverinaFL - 1987
55 - North Adelaide def West Torrens - SANFL - 1976.
27 - Fitzroy def Melbourne - VFL - 1989.
22 - Walpeup def TGP - Mallee FL - 1978.
21 - Essendon def Kangaroos - AFL - 2001.

Won from 3/4 deficit :
41 - Essendon def Melbourne - AFL - 1992.
41 - Turvey Park def Wagga Tigers - RiverinaFL - 1987
39 - North Adelaide def West Torrens - SANFL - 1976.
28 - Walpeup def TGP - Mallee FL - 1978.
14 - Essendon def Kangaroos - AFL - 2001. .

Was more content added to yuku after the final table update? - Yes

Original discussion : Footypedia Messageboard on Yuku Boards (lapsed)

- This documentation is replicated from old messageboards associated with the footypedia website. The website's back up, but I won't be supporting the messageboard system.
- This list may already be duplicated on Bigfooty, on this very forum. I'm just tranferring data. If there is a duplicate, add a link here and we can work on a process of integration.
 

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Mobbs

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From rossfootball :
Won from 1/4 deficit

20 - Scottsdale def Cornwall - Nthn Tas FA - 1956


Won from 3/4 deficit

19 - Longford def City - Nth Tas FA - 1956
from rossfootball :
Won or drew from 1/4 time deficit

40 - East Launceston drew w North Launceston - NTFA - 1975
29 - Nth Lton def Scottsdale - NTFA - 1976
26 - Scottsdale def Longford - NTFA - 1976


Won from 1/2 time deficit

33 - Nth Lton def Longford - NTFA - 1976


Won or drew from 3/4 time deficit

29 - East Launceston drew w North Launceston - NTFA - 1975
29 - Scottsdale def Longford - NTFA - 1976
from worbod :
Won from 3/4 defecit:

41 - Bendigo def Wimmera in an interleague game on July 14, 1979.
from trex21 :
One from 1970 in the AFL

1/4 Time - St. Kilda 6.6 v. Coll 0.3 33 points
1/2 Time - St. Kilda 11.8 v Coll 2.10 52 points
3/4 Time - St. Kilda 14.9 v. Coll 7.16 35 points
Final - St. Kilda 15.10 v. Coll 14.23 7 points

Biggest margin 60 points, before half time (11.8 v 1.
from worbod :
In the Northern Mallee FL grand final in 1990 Manangatang were 53 points ahead of Ouyen Rovers at half time but failed to kick a goal for the remainder of the game and was beaten 16.13 (109) to 14.19 (103).
 

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South Launceston trailed Clarence by 78-points three minutes into the third quarter of the TFL Statewide League match at Youngtown in the early rounds of 1994, 4.6 (30) to 16.12 (108) before the Bulldogs made an amazing comeback and eventually pinched the match in the final moments by five points, 18.16 (124) to 17.17 (119).
More amazing was that Clarence were reigning TFL premiers when that match took place and they went on to win it again that year as well whilst South finished close to the bottom both years.
 

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In 1966 at Fremantle oval at half time, South Fremantle led 9.2 to West Perth 0.4. West Perth won. I was 8 my Dad and I were at the game with his best friend, Gerald, a South Freo fan. We supported the Cardinals (WP). We weren't leaving because Gerald had driven. At 3 quarter time I think the score was something like SF 10.3 to WP 8.9. Dad was pretty happy at that point and even happier at the end. Most amazing game I ever attended. WP 12.10 to SF 10.5 at the end.
 

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In 1966 at Fremantle oval at half time, South Fremantle led 9.2 to West Perth 0.4. West Perth won. I was 8 my Dad and I were at the game with his best friend, Gerald, a South Freo fan. We supported the Cardinals (WP). We weren't leaving because Gerald had driven. At 3 quarter time I think the score was something like SF 10.3 to WP 8.9. Dad was pretty happy at that point and even happier at the end. Most amazing game I ever attended. WP 12.10 to SF 10.5 at the end.
There are some excellent sites out there now which cover the scores/records of the WAFL in case you're not aware:-

http://australianfootball.com/seasons/season/wafl/129/premiership+season/10/10/1966 (round 17)
http://waflfootyfacts.net/gamestats.php?GameID=4762#1
 

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Koroit defeated Camperdown after trailing by 43 points at half time in the 2003 Hampden Grand Final.
 

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South Launceston trailed Clarence by 78-points three minutes into the third quarter of the TFL Statewide League match at Youngtown in the early rounds of 1994, 4.6 (30) to 16.12 (108) before the Bulldogs made an amazing comeback and eventually pinched the match in the final moments by five points, 18.16 (124) to 17.17 (119).
More amazing was that Clarence were reigning TFL premiers when that match took place and they went on to win it again that year as well whilst South finished close to the bottom both years.
I went to this game, and I'm ashamed to admit I left after half-time...! Got video from the news too...will post if I can find it...I recall watching Paul Dac at FF lining up against our kids, every South player dwarfed by the Clarence giant he was playing against, 10 goals down before I'd finished the first beer, and thought "nah...I don't have to sit through EVERY thrashing..."...!

I also left the Aus v Pakistan ODI at Bellerive in 1993 when Steve Waugh was smashed for 16 in the last over by Asif Mushtaba to tie the match, although it was actually the guy driving us all home to Launceston who wanted to go early...a few days later, I was the driver to Devonport, Tassie was being raped by Victoria well into the second innings, my mates were looking nervously at the massive storm coming in from the ocean behind us and making suggestions no less direct than "lets gtf out of here", but I was "nope - not moving..."...! I gave in at literally the last second and we raced a huge storm all the way home...
 

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During a Hawthorn vs St Kilda game in Round 10 1999 the Saints lead 70-7 in the 2nd quarter only to lose 109-96.
 

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Uncovered a good one from the 1980 VAFA E Section.
ANZ Bank decimated the Mentone Old Boys by quarter time and were leading 10.10 (70) to 3.0 (18).
And by halftime, Mentone Old Boys were leading 12.11 (83) to 10.12 (72)!
The Old Boys went on to win 17.17 (119) to 16.17 (113).
 

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Uncovered a good one from the 1980 VAFA E Section.
ANZ Bank decimated the Mentone Old Boys by quarter time and were leading 10.10 (70) to 3.0 (18).
And by halftime, Mentone Old Boys were leading 12.11 (83) to 10.12 (72)!
The Old Boys went on to win 17.17 (119) to 16.17 (113).
Later in the season, Mentone Old Boys hosted Princes Hill and by three-quarter time, held a commanding 20.18 (138) to 7.8 (50) lead. There must have been a serious gale all day since the quarter by quarter scores were 8.7 to 0.1, 11.12 to 7.7 and 20.18 to 7.8.
Princes Hill took control of the wind and nearly wiped out the 88 point lead with a 12 goal final quarter. They only ended up losing by two straight kicks.
 

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Central Flinders FA - 1946

1st

2nd

3rd

Final

Rovers

1.2 (8)

3.10 (28)

5.10 (40)

15.20 (110)

Chandada

4.5 (29)

6.6 (42)

14.15 (99)

14.15 (99)
It was the last round and the winner of the match would be minor premiers. Really tough on the Chandada boys.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/168362945

Then in the final, they played Wirrulla and the scoreboard had them winning by less than a goal after one of Chandada's players missed his set shot after the siren. Turns out that the scoreboard was wrong.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/168363221
 
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In a 1991 TFL Statewide League match at Devonport Oval, reigning TFL premiers Hobart led the home side by 49 points at the 22 minute mark of the second quarter before the Blues got a couple of late ones back before half time.
In the second half Devonport absolutely destroyed Hobart and went on to kick 20 goals for the half and win by a staggering 73 points.
Devonport 26.15 (171) d Hobart 15.8 (98)
A 122-point turnaround in two and a bit quarters!
 

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Maybe not the biggest comeback, but a extraordinary match, that I had the pleasure to goal umpire. The winning goal was kicked after the siren.

2000 Danish AFL Grand Final

North Copenhagen Barracudas
0,1(1), 1,5(11), 2,6(18), 6,7(43)

vs

Amager Tigers
6,3(39), 6,3(39), 6,3(39), 6,3(39)

http://www.thefootyrecord.net/index.php?content1=match&m=397&v=2&f=2
 
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