Stats observations

worbod

Premiership Player
Oct 26, 2008
4,824
5,540
Bendigo
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Liverpool
Grand final victories which were part of a lengthy winning streak.

SeasonPremiersConsecutive WinsBeginning
1995Carlton16round 10
2001Brisbane Lions16round 10
1903Collingwood15round 5
1937Geelong14round 7
1950Essendon14round 7
1918South Melbourne12round 5
1961Hawthorn12round 9
2019Richmond12round 15
1933South Melbourne11round 10
1949Essendon11round 12
1898Fitzroy10round 10
1910Collingwood10round 12
1911Essendon10round 11
1932Richmond10round 11
1952Geelong10round 12
 

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Ron The Bear

Heartbreakers, with your 44
Jul 4, 2006
30,166
28,852
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
Lowest ladder position to win premiership

Round 1 - 14th (West Coast 1992, 2018)
Round 2 - 14th (North Melbourne 1999)
Round 3 - 14th (Richmond 2019)
Round 4 - 13th (Adelaide 1997, North Melbourne 1999, Richmond 2019)
Round 5 - 12th (Adelaide 1997, North Melbourne 1999)
Round 6 - 13th (Adelaide 1997)
Round 7 - 11th (Essendon 1993)
Round 8 - 10th (North Melbourne 1975, Adelaide 1998, Sydney 2005)
Round 9 - 10th (North Melbourne 1975)
Round 10 - 9th (Carlton 1945, Sydney 2005)
Round 11 - 10th (Adelaide 1998)
Round 12 - 10th (Adelaide 1998)
Round 13 - 8th (Essendon 1949, Richmond 2019)
Round 14 - 9th (Richmond 2019)
Round 15 - 7th (Carlton 1945, Essendon 1993, Richmond 2019)
Round 16 - 6th (Carlton 1945, Essendon 1993, Richmond 2017, Richmond 2019)
Round 17 - 7th (Adelaide 1998)
Round 18 - 7th (Western Bulldogs 2016)
Round 19 - 7th (Western Bulldogs 2016)
Round 20 - 7th (Western Bulldogs 2016)
Round 21 - 7th (Western Bulldogs 2016)
Round 22 - 7th (Western Bulldogs 2016)
Round 23 - 7th (Western Bulldogs 2016)
Round 24 - 4th (West Coast 1992)
 

worbod

Premiership Player
Oct 26, 2008
4,824
5,540
Bendigo
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Liverpool
Gold Coast conceded the three highest scores of the season, the first time this has happened since West Coast did so in 2008. It has occurred 10 times altogether.

2019: Gold Coast
2008: West Coast
1993: Sydney
1973: Essendon
1922: Geelong
1913: University
1901: St. Kilda (conceded the four highest scores)
1900: St. Kilda
1899: St. Kilda (conceded the ten highest scores)
1898: St. Kilda (conceded the five highest scores)
 

X_box_X

King of September
Mar 15, 2001
19,749
5,124
DogLands
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Chelsea
Since 1997, the Bulldogs have competed in 11 finals campaigns. In each of those finals, the Bulldogs have played against at least one interstate team. The last time the Bulldogs competed in finals where they didn't play an interstate team was 1995. Prior to this record starting, the Bulldogs had never played an interstate team in finals.
 

X_box_X

King of September
Mar 15, 2001
19,749
5,124
DogLands
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Chelsea
Grand final victories which were part of a lengthy winning streak.

SeasonPremiersConsecutive WinsBeginning
1995Carlton16round 10
2001Brisbane Lions16round 10
1903Collingwood15round 5
1937Geelong14round 7
1950Essendon14round 7
1918South Melbourne12round 5
1961Hawthorn12round 9
2019Richmond12round 15
1933South Melbourne11round 10
1949Essendon11round 12
1898Fitzroy10round 10
1910Collingwood10round 12
1911Essendon10round 11
1932Richmond10round 11
1952Geelong10round 12
Terrific.

I had always wondered if Carlton and Brisbane held this record. I knew they both won their 16th consecutive game on the way to their flags. Thanks for clearing this up for me.
 

emuboy

Club Legend
Dec 17, 2006
2,679
1,947
The Southern Hemisphere
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
South Fremantle, Sturt
Two teams broke long droughts in individual awards this year when players claimed them for the first time. Carlton's Sam Walsh won the Rising Star award, the first Blues player to win the award since its inception in 1993. In the NAB League, Lucas Rocci became the first ever player to win the Morrish Medal for the Western Jets. No Western Jets player had won the award since their commencement in 1992, the only TAC Cup team to have never had a Morrish Medalist.

Across the border in South Australia, the Woodville West Torrens Eagles had no such luck with their Magarey Medal drought. No Eagles player has won a Magarey Medal since the merged Eagles began in 1991. The last Magarey Medalist for West Torrens was Lindsay Head way back in 1963 and the last (and only) Woodville player to win a Magarey Medal was Malcolm Blight in 1974.

Another long drought is the JJ Liston Trophy drought of the Northern Blues in the VFL (previously the Preston Bullants, Preston Knights and Northern Bullants) which last provided a winner in 1990 (Matthew Burrows) in a four way tie for the award.
 

emuboy

Club Legend
Dec 17, 2006
2,679
1,947
The Southern Hemisphere
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
South Fremantle, Sturt
Ken Kendall, Brendan Krummel, Michael McLean and Marc Lock hold a rare achievement in the world of football trivia - they are the only four players to have played in the debut game of expansion teams, but this was their only game for this club.

Ken Kendall played in University's debut match against Essendon in 1908, but did not play another game for the students and had no other VFL games for rival VFL teams before or after.

Brendan Krummel played a small number of games for the West Coast Eagles in 1992, 1993 and 1994 before joining the new Fremantle team for 1995. He played in the Dockers' debut match against Richmond in Round 1 1995, but never represented Fremantle again before joining Hawthorn and having a successful career for the Hawks from 1996-2000.

Michael McLean was a strong player for the Brisbane Bears from 1991-1996, and prior to this was a successful player at Footscray from 1983-1990. McLean was in the initial Brisbane Lions squad following the Bears merger with Fitzroy at the end of 1996. He played for the new Lions team in their debut match, a 36-point defeat against the Adelaide Crows at Football Park in Round 1 1997, but this was his only ever appearance for the Brisbane Lions.

Marc Lock was the captain of the Gold Coast development team in the TAC Cup in 2009 and the VFL in 2010. While no longer captain, he took his place in the Gold Coast Suns debut match against Carlton at the GABBA in Round 2 2011, but the 20 goal thrashing by the Blues was Lock's only senior game at AFL level.
 
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