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2018 Past Rounds


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Attendance Summaries 

Average Scores Compared
Last x Matches Ladders  Quarter/Half Results
Results vs 1st & last 9 Seasons Compared
Score Summary Scoring Trends

Top 12 Combined Results by the
Top 4 and Top 2 Teams on the Final Ladder


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Best/Worst Sequences:

Each team's best and worst results from sequences of 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 200 and 300 consecutive matches.
 
21 New Best/Worst Club Records set in 2018 

Until the 2019 Season:
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Flashback and  Obscure Trivia 
1897-2018

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The 1st Quarter of a Team's 1st Match of a New Season.

  • The two highest margins:
    57 pts: Essendon 11.3-69 vs Nth Melbourne 1.6-12 in Round 1 1988.
    52 pts: Richmond 8.11-59 vs Nth Melbourne 9.9-63 in Round 1 1938
     

  • The two greatest points deficits by a reigning Premier:
    41 pts: Sydney/SM 2.2-14 vs Essendon 9.1-55 in Round 1 2006
    30 pts: Collingwood 2.3-15 vs WB/Footscray 7.3-45 in Round 1 1991
     

  • The two greatest points surpluses by the previous season's 'wooden-spooner'
    36 pts: St Kilda 6.2-38 vs Melbourne 0.2.2 in Round 1 1900.
    32 pts: Sydney/SM 6.8-44 vs Brisbane 1.6-12 in Round 1 1994
     

  • The two greatest points surpluses by a reigning Premier:
    37 pts: Carlton 6.7-43 vs Hawthorn 1.0-6 in Round 1 1948
    35 pts: Essendon 6.6-42 vs University 1.1-7 in Round 1 1912
     

  • The two greatest points deficits by the previous season's 'wooden-spooner'
    52 pts: Nth Melbourne 1.1-7 vs Richmond 8.11-59 in Round 1 1938.
    39 pts: Richmond 2.0-12 vs Melbourne 8.3-51 in Round 1 1988
     

  • The two greatest points deficits by an eventual Premier
    36 pts: Melbourne 0.2-2 vs St Kilda 6.2-38 in Round 1 1900
    33 pts: Nth Melbourne 2.0-12 vs Hawthorn 6.9-45 in Round 1 1975
     
  • The two greatest points surpluses by an eventual Premier
    41 pts: WB/Footscray 7.1-43 vs Fremantle 0.2-2 in Round 1 2016
    38 pts. Richmond 5.9-39 vs St Kilda 0.1-1 in Round 1 1932
    38 pts: Essendon 7.3-45 vs Hawthorn 1.1-7 in Round 1 1949
    38 pts: Geelong 5.9-39 vs Sydney/SM 0.1-1 in Round 1 1963.
     
  • The two greatest points surpluses by an eventual 'wooden spooner'
    36 pts: St Kilda 6.2-38 vs Melbourne 0.2.2 in Round 1 1900.
    35 pts: Richmond 7.4-46 vs Carlton 1.5-11 in Round 1 1960
     
  • The greatest points deficits by an eventual 'wooden spooner'
    52 pts: Gold Coast 1.1-7 vs Carlton 9.5-59 in Round 2 2011
    43 pts: Nth Melbourne 1.0-6 vs Essendon 7.7-49 in Round 1 1926
     
  • The highest points aggregate:
    105 pts: Essendon 8.2-50 vs WB/Footscray 8.7-55  in Round 1 1934.
 

Each Team's Biggest Loss in a 1st Match of the Season

                  Margin   Year
Adelaide 10 14 74 vs Nth Melbourne 23 11 149 -75 MCG 2004
Brisbane 5 8 38 vs Geelong 17 13 115 -77 Kardinia Park 2006
Carlton 1 8 14 vs Fitzroy 16 12 108 -94 Princes Park 1904
Collingwood 11 8 74 vs Sydney/SM 25 15 165 -91 Victoria Park 1987
Essendon 8 14 62 vs Port Adelaide 23 20 158 -96 Football Park 2004
Fitzroy 6 13 49 vs Melbourne 27 18 180 -131 Princes Park 1991
Fremantle 5 8 38 vs WB/Footscray 15 13 103 -65 Docklands Stadium 2016
Geelong 11 11 77 vs Hawthorn 28 24 192 -115 Waverley Park 1990
Gold Coast 7 10 52 vs Carlton 26 15 171 -119 Gabba 2011
GWS Giants 5 7 37 vs Sydney/SM 14 16 100 -63 Stadium Australia 2012
Hawthorn 2 8 20 vs Collingwood 15 16 106 -86 Glenferrie Oval 1952
Melbourne 8 8 56 vs Geelong 27 21 183 -127 MCG 1996
Nth Melbourne 9 8 62 vs Carlton 31 13 199 -137 Waverley Park 1984
Port Adelaide 8 14 62 vs Essendon 24 12 156 -94 Docklands Stadium 2000
Richmond 7 10 52 vs WB/Footscray 25 17 167 -115 Docklands Stadium 2006
St Kilda 8 18 66 vs Sydney/SM 26 20 176 -110 Moorabbin 1985
Sydney/SM 7 18 60 vs Melbourne 24 21 165 -105 MCG 1971
University 6 6 42 vs Essendon 17 14 116 -74 East Melb Cricket Ground 1912
WB/Footscray 11 15 81 vs Essendon 29 16 190 -109 Windy Hill 1982
West Coast 7 7 49 vs Geelong 17 13 115 -66 Kardinia Park 2001
 

(Note: In some cases due to 'Byes' matches were sometimes not the first match of the team's opponent.)

 
Each Team's Biggest Win in a 1st Match of the Season
                  Margin   Year
Adelaide 28 10 178 vs Richmond 12 12 84 94 MCG 1993
Brisbane 23 14 152 vs St Kilda 10 3 63 89 Gabba 1999
Carlton 31 13 199 vs Nth Melbourne 9 8 62 137 Waverley Park 1984
Collingwood 20 21 141 vs Nth Melbourne 7 6 48 93 Victoria Park 1951
Essendon 29 16 190 vs WB/Footscray 11 15 81 109 Windy Hill 1982
Fitzroy 23 21 159 vs Nth Melbourne 5 9 39 120 Arden St Oval 1958
Fremantle 17 14 116 vs Collingwood 5 16 46 70 Docklands Stadium 2014
Geelong 27 21 183 vs Melbourne 8 8 56 127 MCG 1996
Gold Coast 17 19 121 vs Essendon 9 6 60 61 Carrara 2016
GWS Giants 20 13 133 vs WB/Footscray 7 9 51 82 Manuka Oval 2018
Hawthorn 28 24 192 vs Geelong 11 11 77 115 Waverley Park 1990
Melbourne 24 21 165 vs Sydney/SM 7 18 60 105 MCG 1971
Nth Melbourne 23 11 149 vs Adelaide 10 14 74 75 MCG 2004
Port Adelaide 23 20 158 vs Essendon 8 14 62 96 Football Park 2004
Richmond 14 15 99 vs Nth Melbourne 2 9 21 78 Punt Rd Oval 1928
St Kilda 21 25 151 vs Geelong 8 9 57 94 Kardinia Park 1971
Sydney/SM 26 20 176 vs St Kilda 8 18 66 110 Moorabbin 1985
University 7 10 52 vs St Kilda 3 12 30 22 Junction Oval 1910
WB/Footscray 25 17 167 vs Richmond 7 10 52 115 Docklands Stadium 2006
West Coast 14 15 99 vs Melbourne 2 8 20 79 Subiaco Oval 1991
 

 

 

Each Team's Results from 1st Matches of the Season.
(1897-2018)

Each Team's Results from 1st Matches of the Season.
(1987-2018)

 

No Scoring At One End of the Ground

  • In 15,407 matches 1897-2018, there has been no match where both teams were scoreless at one end.
     
  • The nearest has been Geelong  vs Carlton at Corio Oval in Round 12 1905 where the only score at one end (the southern) being a behind by Carlton in the last quarter, A combined total of 12.15-87 was scored at the other end.

    An account of the match is here: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/17553962
     
  • The last of only 4 matches (including the above match) where there was no scoring at one end until the last quarter was Essendon  vs Carlton in Round 16 1910. (The wind which had been favouring one end, dropped in the last quarter allowing Essendon to score 2.1-13 to Carlton's 4.7-31.)


     
  • There have been 22 matches where there was no scoring at one end in the first half. The last was in Round 15 1968:

     
  • There have been 25 matches where there was no scoring at one end in the second half. The last was the 2013 Semi-final:

Matches Played Being Scoreless at One End



Last Match where One Team was Scoreless at One End of the Ground

 

Average Winning and Losing Margins

Wins Pts.
Eventual Top of Ladder 37.4
Eventual Premier 36.7
Eventual Runner-up 36.4
Reigning Premier 35.9
Eventual Finalist 35.6
Previous Top of Ladder 35.2
Previous runner-up 33.9
Non Finalist 28.4
Previous 'Wooden-spooner' 26.2
Eventual 'Wooden-spooner' 22.3
 
Losses Pts.
Eventual Top of Ladder -22.2
Eventual Premier -22.8
Eventual Runner-up -24.0
Reigning Premier -24.6
Previous Top of Ladder -24.9
Previous runner-up -25.3
Eventual Finalist -26.4
Non Finalist -35.1
Previous 'Wooden-spooner' -40.4
Eventual 'Wooden-spooner' -42.6
 

 

 

Number and Percentage of Matches Played 1897-1986
Scoring Twice as many Goals as Behinds.

Number and Percentage of Matches Played 1987-2018
Scoring Twice as many Goals as Behinds.

  • There have only been 78 matches where both teams scored twice (or more) as many goals as behinds. (0.51%) of matches played. 45 of the matches have been since 2000 with only 10 being before 1969.
     
  • The first match where both teams scored twice as many goals as behinds was: Melbourne 10.5-65 vs Collingwood 10.5-65 in Round 9 1909.
     
  • The above match is the only draw in this category.
     
  • The last match where both teams scored twice as many goals as behinds was West Coast 16.5-101 vs St Kilda 14.4-88 in Round 11 2018.
     
  • The highest aggregate score in these matches has been 330 points in Round 16 2001 - Essendon 27.9-171 vs Nth Melbourne 25.9-159.
 

Number and Percentage of Matches Played 1897-1986
Scoring Twice as many Behinds as Goals.

Number and Percentage of Matches Played 1987-2018
Scoring Twice as many Behinds as Goals.

  • In 1900 there were 15 matches where both teams scored twice as many behinds as goals (21.43% of matches.)
     
  • The first season where less than 2% of matches saw both teams scoring twice as many behinds as goals was 1920 (1.32%).
     
  • The last season where more  than 2% of matches saw both teams scoring twice as many behinds as goals was 1966 (2.68%)
     
  • There have been 39 seasons where there was no match where both teams score twice as many behinds as goals. 20 of the seasons have been since 1987.
     
  • The last match where both teams scored twice as many goals as behinds was: Sydney/SM 8.17-65 vs Carlton 5.13-43 in Round 14 2013.
 

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