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Wally Stringhaus' thread about quarters won gave me the idea for this thread.

Anything statistics related can be posted here.

I'm gonna start off by previewing this week's match against GWS - the two best teams statistically when it comes to maintaining possession, time in possession and overall (+/-) disposals.

The below ladder represents disposals.



Looking at that, GWS and the Bulldogs are the only two teams yet to lose in disposals this season. We have accumulated more overall disposals than any other team, while we have conceded less disposals than any other team (GWS are not far behind us in second, though).

This week's match will ne intriguing.
 

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worbod

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All Victorian appearances by Footscray/Western Bulldogs players (includes the game vs. Dream Team in 2008). Most of this information comes from that great club history book of 1996 "Unleashed".

29 Ted Whitten
24 John Schultz
18 Charlie Sutton
17 Gary Dempsey, Allan Hopkins
13 Alby Morrison
10 Kelvin Templeton, Norm Ware
8 Jack Collins, Marty McDonnell, Brian Royal, David Thorpe
6 Ian Bryant, Ian Dunstan
5 Peter Box, Chris Grant, Doug Hawkins, Herb Henderson
4 Dave Bryden, David Darcy, Ivan McAlpine, Albert Outen, Ray Walker
3 Wally Donald, Roger Duffy, Jim Edmond, Peter Foster, Geoff Jennings, Brad Johnson, Rohan Smith, Steve Wallis, Scott Wynd
2 William Doolan, Greg Eppelstun, Reg Evenden, Jim Gallagher, Harry Hickey, John Jillard, Tony Liberatore, Len McCankie, Roy McKay, Bernard O'Brien, Arthur Olliver, Bernie Quinlan, Robert Spargo, William Spurling, Allan Stoneham, Jim Thoms, Jack Watt
1 Ross Abbey, Ray Baxter, George Bisset, Leon Cameron, Gordon Casey, Les Chapple, Alan Collins, Neil Cordy, Bill Cubbins, Michael Egan, Charlie Evans, Jim Greenham, Ian Hampshire, Merv Hobbs, Ray Huppatz, Graham Ion, Rick Kennedy, Steve Kolyniuk, Alfred Lambe, George McLaren, Bob Murphy, Joe Ryan, Laurie Sandilands, William Sherman, Arthur Stevens, Roy Thompson, Terry Wallace, Peter Welsh, Scott West, Ted Whitten jr, Stuart Wigney
 

TiAn_

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Jack Fitzpatrick... A Very Melbourne Story.

The Dees have now lost to the Bulldogs 11 out of the last 13 times they've met, dating back to 2008.

On both occasions Melbourne have beaten the Dogs since 2008, Jack Fitzpatrick was playing. The Dees haven't beaten the Dogs without Jack Fitzpatrick in 8 years. Jack Fitzpatrick has never tasted defeat against the Dogs.

And those two wins over the Dogs that Jack played in? Those were the only 2 wins in Jack Fitzpatrick's 5 year, 22 game Melbourne career.
 
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grassman75

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Jack Fitzpatrick... A Very Melbourne Story.

The Dees have now lost to the Bulldogs 11 out of the last 13 times they've met, dating back to 2008.

On both occasions Melbourne have beaten the Dogs since 2008, Jack Fitzpatrick was playing. The Dees haven't beaten the Dogs without Jack Fitzpatrick in 8 years.

And those two wins over the Dogs that Jack played in? Those were the only 2 wins in Jack Fitzpatrick's 5 year, 22 game Melbourne career.
No wonder the Hawks jumped at the chance to draft him. He is like Kryptonite to us.....
 

ivan rassmussen

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Figures - Jack Fitzpatrick is the Talias' cousin. Apparently they text each other all the time, until Jack misplaced his phone.*





* ABC FactCheck unit may find both statements to be incorrect.
 

Bont2Bruce

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Brownlow Medals by club since 1924:

South Melbourne / Sydney 14
Footscray / Western Bulldogs 10
St Kilda 10
Collingwood 9
Essendon 9
Fitzroy 8
Melbourne 7
Geelong 6
Carlton 5
North Melbourne 5
Richmond 5
Hawthorn 4
Brisbane 3
West Coast 3
Adelaide 1
Fremantle 1
Gold Coast 1
 

grassman75

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They'd better be quick. They're about to be silenced.
It seems they have checked a few too many facts for Herr Malcolm Goebbel's liking.
Hopefully they didn't cost us 1.1 billion for nothing - It's odds on we will have yet another new number plate slogan at the next state election. Victoria - the piss money up against the wall on white elephant projects state

Lol
 

worbod

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Brownlow Medals by club since 1924:

South Melbourne / Sydney 14
Footscray / Western Bulldogs 10
St Kilda 10
Collingwood 9
Essendon 9
Fitzroy 8
Melbourne 7
Geelong 6
Carlton 5
North Melbourne 5
Richmond 5
Hawthorn 4
Brisbane 3
West Coast 3
Adelaide 1
Fremantle 1
Gold Coast 1
Footscray/ Western Bulldogs have had at least one Brownlow winner for each decade since the 1930s. We had two in the 1980s and 1990s. There are only four seasons left now for us to obtain a winner in the 2010s.
 

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worbod

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Most Victorian goals by Footscray/Western Bulldogs players.

51 Ted Whitten
36 Kelvin Templeton
29 Jack Collins
26 Allan Hopkins
13 Alby Morrison, Brian Royal
 

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Here's a stat that I found:

Tory Dickson's last game where he didn't kick a goal was Round 8 last year vs Melbourne.
It's 19 consecutive games in which he's kicked a goal, the longest current active streak in the AFL.
Is that 20 or 21 now, i.e. was GWS icluded in your stat? Bruest and 29 rings a bell for the record.
Edit: That was consecutive goals now I recall
 

threenewpadlocks

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Is that 20 or 21 now, i.e. was GWS icluded in your stat? Bruest and 29 rings a bell for the record.
Edit: That was consecutive goals now I recall
Yep. Tory's last 21 games that he's played he's kicked at least 1 goal, equal second are Lance Franklin and Tom Lynch (GC) with 19.

Peter McKenna holds the all time record with 121 games. Lockett reached 114, and among currently active players, Buddy reached 71 from 2006-09 when we kept him goalless in that game where we were 13 to 0 goals up at half time.
 

Next Waiting

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Yep. Tory's last 21 games that he's played he's kicked at least 1 goal, equal second are Lance Franklin and Tom Lynch (GC) with 19.

Peter McKenna holds the all time record with 121 games. Lockett reached 114, and among currently active players, Buddy reached 71 from 2006-09 when we kept him goalless in that game where we were 13 to 0 goals up at half time.
Was at that game. Happy days.
 

worbod

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The best comebacks by Western Bulldogs to almost win a game

(Losses of 10 points or fewer over the past 40 seasons)

57 points: Footscray trailed Brisbane Lions with a score line of 23-80 at the 25 minute mark of the 2nd quarter of round 22, 2013 at the Gabba. They got to within 5 points at the 30 minute mark of the 4th quarter when the scores were 92-97. Footscray lost by 7 points.
56 points: Footscray trailed Carlton with a score line of 7-63 at the 1 minute mark of the 2nd quarter of round 21, 2002 at Docklands. They got to within 2 points at the 22 minute mark of the 4th quarter when the scores were 91-93. The final margin was also 2 points.
52 points: Footscray trailed Melbourne with a score line of 8-60 at the 14 minute mark of the 3rd quarter in the second round of the preseason competition of 2015 at Eureka Stadium in Wendouree. They got to within 7 points when the scores were 62-69 at the end of the game.
50 points: Footscray trailed Collingwood with a score line of 1-51 at the 26 minute mark of the 1st quarter of round 17, 1996 at the MCG. They got to within 6 points when the scores were 108-114 at the end of the game.
50 points: Footscray trailed West Coast with a score line of 26-76 at the 7 minute mark of the 3rd quarter of round 19, 2011 at Docklands. They actually led by 6 points at the 20 minute mark of the 4th quarter when the scores were 95-89. Footscray lost by 8 points.
48 points: Footscray trailed Collingwood with a score line of 48-96 at the 25 minute mark of the 3rd quarter of round 11, 2010 at Docklands. They got to within 9 points at the 29 minute mark of the 4th quarter when the scores were 103-112. Footscray lost by 10 points.
47 points: Footscray trailed Geelong at the 12 minute mark of the 2nd quarter of round 13, 2000 at Docklands. They got to within 3 points at the 20 minute mark of the 4th quarter. Footscray lost by 7 points.
47 points: Footscray trailed West Coast with a score line of 10-57 at the 22 minute mark of the 2nd quarter of round 19, 2009 at Docklands. They actually led by 8 points when the scores were 91-83 at the 16 minute mark of the 4th quarter. Footscray lost by 5 points.
46 points: Footscray trailed Essendon with a score line of 15-61 at quarter time of round 1, 1976 at the Western Oval. They got to within 1 point at the end of the game when they lost 112-113.
44 points: Footscray trailed Melbourne with a score line of 58-102 at the 15 minute mark of the 4th quarter of round 14, 2013 at the MCG. They got to within 2 points at the 32 minute mark of the 4th quarter when the scores were 100-102. Footscray lost by 3 points.
41 points: Footscray trailed Collingwood with a score line of 62-103 at the 23 minute mark of the 3rd quarter of round 15, 2009 at Docklands. They got to within 1 point at the 24 minute mark of the 4th quarter when the scores were 104-105. The final margin was also 1 point.
 
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Great post.

I remember them all except for Collingwood 2010 and Eagles 2011. I actually thought you got the rounds and years wrong until I continued reading and noticed you included the games I was thinking of.
 

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That game against Carlton in 2002 was annoying. We actually hit the front late in the game, but the goal that put us in front (I think kicked by Brown) was called back by the umpire.
 

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Jack Fitzpatrick... A Very Melbourne Story.

The Dees have now lost to the Bulldogs 11 out of the last 13 times they've met, dating back to 2008.

On both occasions Melbourne have beaten the Dogs since 2008, Jack Fitzpatrick was playing. The Dees haven't beaten the Dogs without Jack Fitzpatrick in 8 years. Jack Fitzpatrick has never tasted defeat against the Dogs.

And those two wins over the Dogs that Jack played in? Those were the only 2 wins in Jack Fitzpatrick's 5 year, 22 game Melbourne career.
He has now! :grinning:
 

worbod

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Best known comebacks by Footscray/Bulldogs to salvage a draw.

Margin | time | opponent | game | venue | scores prior to comeback
\40|3rd Q, 21 mins|Essendon|round 4, 1979|Western Oval|66-106
\35|1/4 time|Melbourne|round 5, 1929|Western Oval|0-35
\30|2nd Q, 13 mins|West Coast|round 11, 2003|Subiaco|28-58
\27|1/4 time|Geelong|round 11, 1935|Western Oval|21-48
\26|3rd Q, 6 mins|Hawthorn|round 11, 1999|Princes Park|22-48
\25|4th Q, 14 mins|Richmond|round 5, 2008|Docklands|93-118
\23|4th Q, 12 mins|St Kilda|round 18, 2007|Docklands|61-84
 
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X_box_X

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Nice.

I remember the four most recent of those clearly.

Dogs v Hawks in 1999. Scores were tied at 76 with less than one minute to go with the ball deep into attack for Hawthorn. Goal umpire Craig Clark (father of Herald Sun's Jay Clark) was about to signal a behind, but Todd Curley kept the ball in play just before it was able to cross the goal line.
 

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