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Lemon Boi

High quality
Nov 20, 2019
1,254
2,491
Here and now
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
North QLD Cowboys, Las Vegas Bears
I noticed that both the 2nd and 3rd quarters of the Lions match on the weekend went for over 35 minutes, which made me think –

What is the longest match by minutes played?
 

Wallaby

Norm Smith Medallist
May 8, 2007
9,809
13,092
vic
AFL Club
Richmond
I noticed that both the 2nd and 3rd quarters of the Lions match on the weekend went for over 35 minutes, which made me think –

What is the longest match by minutes played?
Well, technically, the famous St Kilda-Essendon 'Lights-out' game started on Sunday 8th June at 7.40 pm and finished at about 8.15pm on the following Tuesday night. There was about 46+ hours of time-on added during the 3rd quarter.
 

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Derby103

Team Captain
Apr 20, 2006
328
217
Macclesfield
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Brilliant.

Obvious detailed follow-up question -

Has any player had a higher consonant-to-vowel ratio in his surname than Eric Zschech (6-1)?

And extra bonus question - how was it pronounced?

Mick McGlynn and his younger brother Ben McGlynn hold the record here with 7-0. Mick played with Geelong in 1946 while Ben played his first senior game 60 years later.
 

Ron The Bear

Up yer arse, AFL
Jul 4, 2006
35,657
36,481
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
Mick McGlynn and his younger brother Ben McGlynn hold the record here with 7-0. Mick played with Geelong in 1946 while Ben played his first senior game 60 years later.
No vowels

7 letters - 2 players
6 letters - 1
5 letters - 36
4 letters - 9
3 letters - 3

8 letters, one vowel

Stephen Schwerdt
Jordan Gysberts
Lack Lyngcoln
Bob McKendry
McKnight x 2
McCarthy x 21
 

Goggin Our Best

Norm Smith Medallist
May 23, 2011
5,858
8,744
sydney
AFL Club
Geelong
Jeff Hogg, who played for Richmond (1986-1993) and Fitzroy (1994-1996) had a winning record at only one venue, the Sydney Cricket Ground, where he had a 4-3 record with the Tigers, but never played for the Lions against the Swans in Sydney. He never played in winning matches in Perth or Adelaide, and just once in Queensland at Carrara, all other games played against the Bears in Brisbane or on the Gold Coast were in losing teams.
Hope ive got the right poster ( apologies if i havent ) but you would be delirious after last night wouldnt you - because South Melbourne have beaten Geelong yet again in a very tight finish - with yet again a bizarre ending to the game ( non mark to Cameron )

There is a set of about 9-10 games now - list them out again for us will you - their interesting reading - even though the Cats lost the lot of them - hah
 

emuboy

Premiership Player
Dec 17, 2006
3,533
3,262
The Southern Hemisphere
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
South Fremantle, Sturt
Hope ive got the right poster ( apologies if i havent ) but you would be delirious after last night wouldnt you - because South Melbourne have beaten Geelong yet again in a very tight finish - with yet again a bizarre ending to the game ( non mark to Cameron )

There is a set of about 9-10 games now - list them out again for us will you - their interesting reading - even though the Cats lost the lot of them - hah
One interesting thing about Geelong and South Melbourne/Sydney, is that although the Cats and Swans have played plenty of thrillers over the years like last night which went Sydney's way and a 2020 game that went Geelong's way, never once has there ever been a drawn game between these teams. They remain the only eight foundation clubs that have never played a tie against each other, all others have drawn at least once including Fitzroy.

Some interesting stats arose between Geelong and South in the early-mid 1970s. The Swans mostly struggled from 1971-1975, but gave the Cats a lot of trouble in these years. In 1972, one of the 11th placed Swans 2 victories for the season was over the Cats early in the season. In 1973, the Swans were last with a 4-18 record, and from 1972-1973 had put together a 29 game losing streak, the longest since the Second World War. South broke their run of outs by crushing Geelong 18.15-123 to 12.6-78 at the Lake Oval. In 1974 the Swans improved to 9th and had a 9-12-1 record, and the results between Geelong and South saw a 1-point victory both times, Geelong winning at Kardinia Park, the Swans at the Lake Oval. In 1975 South slipped back to last with a 2-20 record like 1972. The Swans' only two victories that year were both at the expense of the Cats.
 

emuboy

Premiership Player
Dec 17, 2006
3,533
3,262
The Southern Hemisphere
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
South Fremantle, Sturt
David Bain, who played for the Brisbane Bears from 1989-1993 and at Fitzroy in 1994 won best and fairest awards at high level competition in three different leagues. In 1988, he won the Sandover Medal playing for East Perth in the WAFL. In 1994 in his sole season for Fitzroy, he took out the Gardiner Medal for the AFL Reserves Best and Fairest. Returning to Queensland, Bain then won two Grogan Medals for the Southport Sharks in the QAFL in 1995 and 1999. He was also fourth in the 1990 Brownlow Medal, impressive given the Bears finished last that season.
 

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BEaston

Hungry
Oct 9, 2013
7,602
9,115
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
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AFL teams' standardised scores for each part of the field based on:
Defence - opposition scores per i50 conceded
Attack - scores per i50
Midfield - ratio of i50s to opposition i50s
Then totaled, ranked and compared to current ladder position.

Current up to round 8 2021
 

worbod

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 26, 2008
5,450
6,643
Bendigo
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Liverpool
More behinds than goals in a career (200 goals or more)

PlayerClub/sGoalsBehindsGamesScoring accuracy %
Kevin BartlettRichmond77878140349.90
Wayne SchimmelbuschNorth Melbourne35436830649.03
Wayne RichardsonCollingwood32336427747.01
Michael TuckHawthorn32032542649.61
Wayne JohnstonCarlton28331820947.08
Greg WellsMelbourne/Carlton27533326745.23
John HendrieHawthorn25427319748.19
Warwick IrwinFitzroy/Collingwood24430422944.52
Ross DunneCollingwood23825121348.67
Peter CrimminsHawthorn23123217649.89
Max CrowEssendon/St.Kilda/Footscray21021218849.76
Paul CalleryMelbourne/St.Kilda/South Melbourne20021018248.78
 

worbod

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 26, 2008
5,450
6,643
Bendigo
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Liverpool
The last three times a team has begun a season with at least 8 losses, it has been Hawthorn against whom the losing streak has been broken.

2021 North Melbourne began 0-8, then defeated Hawthorn by 7 points in round 9 (after Hawthorn had led by 32 during the second quarter).
2020 Adelaide began 0-13, then defeated Hawthorn by 35 points in round 15.
2018 Brisbane Lions began 0-8, then defeated Hawthorn by 56 points in round 9.

Prior to this Fremantle had begun 2016 with a 0-10 record before snapping their streak by defeating Essendon by 79 points in round 11.
The century began with Fremantle going 0-17 in 2001 before defeating Hawthorn by 16 points in round 18 (after Hawthorn had led by 41 during the second quarter).
 

Generalissimo

His Excellency
Jul 14, 2002
5,495
5,073
Somewhere
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
The Mighty Cats
Three of the four field umpires in last week's Geelong/Gold Coast game were named Nick. (Foot, Brown, and debutant Jankovskis). The odd man out was Alex Whetton.
 

Ron The Bear

Up yer arse, AFL
Jul 4, 2006
35,657
36,481
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
Oldest teams after 11 rounds

Year​
Club​
Average Age​
Ladder​
2016​
N.M.​
27.84​
8th/18​
2020​
Haw​
27.49​
15th/18​
2021
Geel
27.48
4th/18*
1946​
Fitz​
27.44​
8th/12​
1920​
Coll​
27.38​
2nd/9​
2020​
Geel​
27.23​
2nd/18​
1943​
Fitz​
27.22​
3rd/11​
1945​
Syd​
27.17​
2nd/12​
1920​
Melb​
27.12​
8th/9​
1945​
Fitz​
27.05​
6th/12​
1923​
Rich​
26.98​
8th/9​
1922​
Rich​
26.94​
5th/9​
2017​
W.C.​
26.91​
6th/18​
1945​
N.M.​
26.84​
4th/12​
1943​
Haw​
26.84​
5th/11​
2015​
Syd​
26.76​
5th/18​
1921​
Rich
26.75​
1st/9​
 

Ron The Bear

Up yer arse, AFL
Jul 4, 2006
35,657
36,481
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
Some trivia...

After a quick update from australianfootball.com, average age at date of death for each club:

72.89 Western Bulldogs
71.70 North Melbourne
71.51 Hawthorn
70.87 Collingwood
70.36 Fitzroy
70.24 Richmond
69.79 Carlton
69.46 St.Kilda
69.44 Melbourne
69.41 Essendon
69.37 Geelong
68.81 Sydney
60.95 University
45.29 Brisbane
41.76 West Coast
35.24 Fremantle
22.81 Port Adelaide
- Adelaide, Gold Coast, Greater Western Sydney
 

Catsace

Premiership Player
Apr 15, 2007
4,460
3,044
Geelong
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
Golden State Warriors
Some trivia...

After a quick update from australianfootball.com, average age at date of death for each club:

72.89 Western Bulldogs
71.70 North Melbourne
71.51 Hawthorn
70.87 Collingwood
70.36 Fitzroy
70.24 Richmond
69.79 Carlton
69.46 St.Kilda
69.44 Melbourne
69.41 Essendon
69.37 Geelong
68.81 Sydney
60.95 University
45.29 Brisbane
41.76 West Coast
35.24 Fremantle
22.81 Port Adelaide
- Adelaide, Gold Coast, Greater Western Sydney

Given most of the foundation clubs have had over 1000 players, and the Dogs, Hawks and North the same essentially that seems rather under the odds for the ages. There'd have been a few young ones killed in the two world wars of course. Poor John McCarthy....he's born after the likes of Tom Hawkins and Joel Selwood. Passed away by misadventure in that 2012 off-season. But as a segment of society in general, it seems like the average footballer seems to not live quite as long as a non-player, blokes average life expectancy would be mid 70's?
 

Ron The Bear

Up yer arse, AFL
Jul 4, 2006
35,657
36,481
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
Given most of the foundation clubs have had over 1000 players, and the Dogs, Hawks and North the same essentially that seems rather under the odds for the ages. There'd have been a few young ones killed in the two world wars of course. Poor John McCarthy....he's born after the likes of Tom Hawkins and Joel Selwood. Passed away by misadventure in that 2012 off-season. But as a segment of society in general, it seems like the average footballer seems to not live quite as long as a non-player, blokes average life expectancy would be mid 70's?
Think it's up to about 78.

I've got six players down as living to 99. Maybe someone has reached 100 and is still alive, but it's hard to tell since some DOD's are missing.

The top three of course were latecomers and benefit from a higher standard of living. This is een even more clearly in the low figure for University, whose last surviving player died in 1986. Low figures for the newer clubs are due to random early deaths.
 

35Daicos

Premium Platinum
Mar 6, 2011
7,812
9,658
Adelaide
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Collingwood (VFL), Man Utd.
Think it's up to about 78.

I've got six players down as living to 99. Maybe someone has reached 100 and is still alive, but it's hard to tell since some DOD's are missing.

The top three of course were latecomers and benefit from a higher standard of living. This is een even more clearly in the low figure for University, whose last surviving player died in 1986. Low figures for the newer clubs are due to random early deaths.
A lot of University players died during WWI, and no doubt that really damages their average. 21 (out of an all-time total of 112 players) died 1915-1919.
 

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