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Gibbke

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Geelong were involved in a couple of defeats with a scoring surge of similar magnitude in 1986 and in Rd 1 1990. Against Essendon (Jacko's last game) in Rd 2, 1986, Geelong eked ahead of the Bombers 7.4.46 to 6.9.45 during the earlier part of the 3rd quarter, before getting pummeled 21.22.148 to 7.9.51, a turnaround of almost 100 points.

That Rd 1 1990 game, Grand Final rematch with Hawthorn and Geelong, well at VFL park Geelong again nosed ahead in the 3rd quarter by a point before a Hawk explosion where they added 19 goals to virtually zero and turn that narrow deficit into a 115 point whipping.

But in a Grand Final i am sure there's been no reversal of form to that extent, although the Bombers turned a19 pt 3/4 time deficit into a 24 pt win with their famous last quarter against the Hawks in 1984.
Not AFL, but I was happily listening to the radio coverage in Tassie of East v North Launceston in the mid 80's. East in front in Q3...then North kicks 10 goals in 7 minutes. That's not an approximation, that was the clock! North by 25 goals...
 

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TheSpaghettiBoy21

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Also another thing I noticed is the 1983 grand final.

Hawthorn 20.20 (140)
Essendon 8.9 (57)


The strange thing is, Hawthorn won that game by 83 points, and it was the 1983 GF.


 

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Also another thing I noticed is the 1983 grand final.

Hawthorn 20.20 (140)
Essendon 8.9 (57)


The strange thing is, Hawthorn won that game by 83 points, and it was the 1983 GF.


There's two other Grand Finals like this. Fitzroy defeated St Kilda by 13-points in the 1913 Grand Final, while Collingwood defeated Richmond by 29-points in the 1929 Grand Final.
 

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Here's one for the history buffs - what is the highest aggregate score in a VFL/AFL game where the final margin was 1 point?

I still remember this one standing out from R22, 1991 at Princes Park

Fitzroy 22.16.148 def. North Melbourne 21.21.147

295 points in a game decided by one point!
 

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The well known highest score of all time R7, 1992 where Geelong kicked 37.17.239 to the Bears 11.9.75

An almost more remarkable game occurred just over a year later, Round 8, 1993 where the Bears themselves had the chance to break that record in against Swans

HT score
Bears 19.10.124
Swans 0.4.4

3QT
Bears 27.17.179
Swans 2.6.18

As far as I'm aware this is the largest ever 3QT margin in VFL/AFL history (161 pts) and highest 3QT score. Fortunately for the Swans they found something in the last term, matched the Bears 6 goals and kept it to a ''respectable'' final margin of 162.

Final score
Brisbane 33.21.219
Swans 8.9.57

The Bears only won 4 games that year.

The previous year, Geelong kicked 14.3.87 in the final quarter to snatch the highest score record.
 
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The well known highest score of all time R7, 1992 where Geelong kicked 37.17.239 to the Bears 11.9.75
Have that game on DVD somewhere....problem is there was no on-screen score board during the game and you can only see the score when the camera shows the ground scoreboard. So it is a bit frustrating to watch!
I assume there was some issue transferring the broadcast to the DVD...and yes the DVD is a legal one...think I bought it from 'Name A Game' when they existed.
 

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