Weird football scores

Discussion in 'Football Statistics' started by emuboy, Apr 28, 2009.

Put it out there
  1. emuboy

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    Were the majority of South Melbourne's 1962 team accountants, auditors & book-keepers, obsessed with matching numbers like perfectly balanced debits and credits?

    One has to wonder, given the way the Swans played a Round 13 game against St Kilda at the Lake Oval.

    In the first quarter, South kicked 4.4, 2.2 in the second & 3.3 in the third, to go to the final change with a score of 9.9-63. And it looked a match-winning score, given the Saints had trailed all day due to dismal scoring evidenced by their paltry quarter by quarter scores of 2.4, 2.9 & 3.9.

    Maybe the Swans were so obsessed with maintaining perfect symmetry that their final quarter strategy was not to score at all, given the Saints trailed by 36 points and seemingly posed little danger? If this was the plan, it back-fired big time. The Swans did indeed fail to score, but allowed the Saints to score 8.5-53, St Kilda reeling in the Swans' 6-goal lead then running away to win by 17 points, 11.14-80 to 9.9-63.
     
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  2. 35Daicos

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    I make it 29 times in total that teams have scored the same number of goals as behinds in all four quarters, with Port Adelaide in 2007 the last to manage it:-
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  3. worbod

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    Well, those two particular hat tricks did not occur, however:

    round 1, 2017: the Bulldogs' first match as reigning premier saw them kick 15 goals and have a victory over Collingwood
    round 1, 1955: the Bulldogs' first match as reigning premier saw them kick 15 goals and have a victory over Collingwood

    The 1955 match saw the Bulldogs kick four more behinds than their 2017 score. The 1955 winning margin (56) was four times greater than the 2017 margin (14).
     
  4. The Drug

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    After quarter time tonight we had 41 straight points for the cats, followed by 41 straight for the Bulldogs then 25 straight for the Cats again.
     
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    After scoring 108 in the grand final, Richmond have now produced a score in the 100s range for the first time in a grand final. They have produced grand final scores in every range from the 10s to the 120s:

    Richmond have produced:
    1 score in the 10s: 1927
    1 score in the 20s: 1933
    1 score in the 30s: 1921
    1 score in the 40s: 1931
    4 scores in the 50s: 1919, 1920, 1929, 1944
    2 scores in the 60s: 1928, 1940
    1 score in the 70s: 1942
    3 scores in the 80s: 1943, 1969, 1982
    1 score in the 90s: 1932
    1 score in the 100s: 2017
    2 scores in the 110s: 1967, 1973
    2 scores in the 120s: 1934, 1974

    They have also kicked two grand final scores in the 150s, in 1972 and 1980.
     
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  6. Lsta062

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    Richmond almost did that against Gold Coast this year in Round 19:

    3.4 8.8 11.11 14.14 - 98
     
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    http://australianfootball.com/seasons/season/vfl/126/premiership+season/9/9/2007
    2007 VFL season, first elimination final between Bendigo and Ballarat.
    North Ballarat: 1.5 4.8 10.19 21.22 (148)
    Bendigo: 7.3 13.8 16.14 16.15 (111)

    Yes, this really happened. Bendigo was 54 points up at half time, and lost. Comfortably. They were outscored 11.3 (69) to 0.1 (1) in the final quarter alone.
    Quite possibly the craziest score line I have ever seen.
     
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    A score of 2.27 IN ITSELF is enough to make this list
     
  9. SJ

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    Something similar happened in this year's VAFA D1 grand final:

    St Mary's Salesian 8.2-50 11.4-70 14.6-90 14.7-91
    PEGS Football Club 0.1-1 5.5-35 12.7-79 15.14-104

    http://www.vafa.com.au/sections/division-1/
     
  10. mianfei

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    Of course Richmond are not likely to kick a score in the 0s - though of course they were the last to do so in Round 16 of 1961 when they scored 0-8 (8) against St. Kilda.

    What's amazing is that six years later, on the same date and round, the Tigers scored 23-30 (168) against Hawthorn! That 23-30 was the highest score of 1967, and what's more amazing is that the 1961 score was on a fine warm day, and the 1967 score on a rainy one! To improve from eight behinds in good conditions to fifty-three scoring shots in the wet is one of the most remarkable team turnarounds in football history, even over a relatively long time span and taking into account the difference in quality of the defences.

    As with Geelong two decades and a bit later, Richmond at that time undoubtedly knew that they had to improve their attacking ability to be competitive after that Junction Oval debacle - and they did that in a remarkable way from 1965 onwards. Although the Tigers between 1965 and 1982 never equalled the scores Geelong were to achieve after their somewhat analogous transformation with the recruitment of Gary Ablett and late Billy Brownless, in many ways the Richmond attack of 1980 (as a finale to this period) still stands as the most powerful the VFL/AFL has ever seen.
     
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    Is that Mal Brown or Paul Denyer in your avatar? Or someone else?
     

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    That helps.