22 Nov 2019



2019 Past Rounds




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Most Recent Updates
Home Grounds: Historical and contemporary performance on grounds regarded as an exclusive or near exclusive home base.
Drawn: Some lesser known and perhaps previously unknown facts about tied results.
Scoring Failures: Low scoring, scoreless and goalless quarters. 
(4 pages.)
Coincidence: Matches with duplicated/reversed  scores and more.
Outcomes of Matches with 3/4 time margins of four goals or more (Up to the greatest 3/4 time deficit overcome to win a match.)
Best/Worst Sequences: Each team's best and worst results from sequences of   10,  25, 50, 75, 100, 200 and 300 consecutive matches. (16 new club records in 2019)



In  Depth and  Obscure Trivia  from the 2019 Grand Final Match Result
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  • Previous highest attendance at a match between these two: 94,258 for the 2017 Preliminary Final.

  • The 33rd Grand final attendance of 100 thousand and the 31st highest overall. Highest: 121,696 in 1970.

  • The 3rd highest attendance from 24 Grand Finals featuring at least one non-Victorian team. Higher:100,022 in 2018 and 100,021 in 2017.

  • The 14th Grand Final won by the team that placed 3rd on the ladder and the 6th under the current system of playing finals (2000-19).

  • The 18th Grand Final between a Victorian team and a team from another state and the 9th won by the Victorian-based team.

  • The 3rd highest winning margin in a Grand Final. Higher: Geelong 119 pts in 2007 and Hawthorn 96 pts in 1988.

  • The equal 14th highest winning margin in a final.

  • The 4th greatest advantage in scoring shots in a Grand Final. Greater: Geelong 29 in 2007, Hawthorn 23 in 1983, West Coast 20 in 1994, and Essendon 20 in 2000.

  • The greatest ever score factor in a Grand Final. Previous: Melbourne's score of 8.14-62 in 1960 was 4.43 times Collingwood's 2.2-14. (Next greatest: Geelong's score in 2007 of 24.19-63 was 3.7 times Port Adelaide's 6.8-44.)

  • The 16th Grand Final won in all 4 quarters and the 5th from the last 20. (The first was Collingwood's win in 1919 vs Richmond and the previous 4 have been in 2014, 2010, 2007, and 2000.)

  • The equal lowest half-time score in a Grand Final since Collingwood's 1.0-6 vs Melbourne in 1960. Equal: Fremantle 1.6-12 in 2013 vs Hawthorn.

  • The lowest 2nd half tally in a Grand Final since Carlton's 1.6-12 in its win vs Essendon in 1968.

  • The lowest 3/4 time score in a Grand Final since Collingwood's 2.0-12 in 1960 - which was the lowest since Richmond's 0.7-7 vs Collingwood in 1927.

  • The lowest score in a Grand Final since Collingwood's 2.2-14 in 1960 which the the lowest since its (winning) score of 2.13-25 in 1927.

  • The only other Grand Final where the last 3 quarters were all won by more than 26 pts. was in 2007 where Geelong won the last 3 quarters by 29, 39, and 29 pts. vs Port Adelaide.

  • Its 12th win from 23 Grand Finals (1919-2019).

  • Its 53rd win from 89 finals played (one draw replayed) for a win percentage of 60.1%.

  • Its biggest win in a Grand Final. Previous: 81 pts. vs Collingwood in 1980.

  • Its 2nd Grand Final won in all 4 quarters. Previous: 1980.

  • Its 2nd biggest win in a final. Biggest: 118 pts. vs Geelong in the 1969 Semi-final.

  • Its 6th highest score factor in a match. Highest: 6.47 times Brisbane's score in Round 4 2018 (110 vs 17 pts.).

  • Its greatest score factor in a final. Previous: 3.41 times Geelong's score in the 1969 Semi-final (167 vs 49 pts.). Its previous greatest score factor in a Grand Final was 2.04 times Collingwood's score in 1980 (159 vs 78 pts.)

  • The lowest score that it has conceded in a final that it won. Previous: 4.8-32 vs Carlton in the 1921 Grand Final. (Lost to Collingwood's 2.13-25 in the 1927 Grand Final by 12 pts,)

  • The lowest score that it has conceded since 2.5-17 vs Brisbane in Round 4 2018 which was its lowest since 2.9-21 vs Fitzroy in Round 15 1964.

  • Its 12th consecutive win is its equal most ever. Previous: Round 11 1932 to Round 2 1933 (including the 1932 Grand Final.)

  • Its 5th century score this year makes the lowest percentage (20%) of scores of 100 pts or more by a  Premier since Essendon's 19% (4/21 matches) in 1965.

  • Its average losing margin this year of 46.2 pts is the 2nd highest ever for a Premier that lost more than 3 matches during the season. Highest: Port Adelaide - 5 losses with an average margin of 50 .8 pts in 2004.

  • Its is the first Premier to have lost 6 matches by 30 pts or more during the season. Previous most: Essendon 5 in 1993 and Port Adelaide 5 in 2004.

  • It is the first Premier to have lost 4 matches by 40 pts. or more during the season. (There have been 7 Premiers that have lost 3 matches by 40 pts. or more. Most recently: Sydney in 2005 and Port Adelaide in 2004.)

  • It is one of only 6 Premiers to have lost 6 of its first 13 matches. Previous: Adelaide 1998 and 1997, Richmond 1969, Essendon 1949, and Carlton 1945.

  • This was its 3rd Premiership year where it lost at least one match by 11 goals or more (67 pts vs Geelong) . Previous: Lost one in 1974 and 2 in 2017.

  • Its 40th win from 45 matches played at the MCG 2017-19.

  • Its 2nd quarter win percentage this year of 70.0% was its highest for a season since 72.0% in 1980.

  • Its quarters won percentage this year of 64.5% was its highest for a season since 68.5% in 1980.

  • This year makes for the first time that it has had 3 consecutive seasons with a win percentage over 70% since 1972-4.

  • On win percentage and for and against percentage this season ranks 14th from its 112 seasons competed in.

  • Opponents winless against this year: Adelaide, Nth Melbourne, and the Western Bulldogs.

  • Its average attendance this year of 54,011 was its 2nd highest for a season. Highest: 57,554 in 2018.

  • Its total recorded attendances (1908-2019) passed the 62 million mark with this match.

  • Its 5th and biggest loss from 11 finals played. Previous biggest loss: 36 pts. vs Richmond in the 2017 Preliminary Final.

  • Its biggest loss since 89 pts. vs Sydney in Round 21 2015.

  • Its 16th and 2nd biggest loss from 20 matches played at the MCG. Biggest loss: 162 pts. vs Hawthorn in Round 15 2012.

  • Its 11th loss from 24 matches played outside of the ACT and NSW 2018-19 (one drawn).

  • Is lowest score ever. Previous: 4.5-29 vs Hawthorn in Round 21 this year.

  • Its 2nd equal least scoring shots in a match. Least: 9 in the above match. Equal: 10 (5.5-35 vs St Kilda in Round 22 2012).

  • Its 3rd lowest score factor in a match. Lower: 0.16 vs Hawthorn in Round 15 2012 (4.7-31 vs 28.25-193) and 0.21 vs St Kilda in Round 22 2012 (5.5-35 vs 25.13-163)

  • Its lowest 1/2 time score since 1.5-11 vs Adelaide in the 2017 Qualifying Final.

  • Its equal lowest 3/4 time score. Equal: 2.7-19 vs Geelong 12.3-75 in Round 7 2018.

  • Its 3rd loss in all 4 quarters this year. (It lost 3 last year and none in 2017 and 2016.)

  • It is only the 2nd Runners-up to lose 4 matches by 50 pts or more in a season. Previous: Melbourne in 1946. (The last Runners-up to lose 3 matches by 50 pts. or in a season  was Carlton in 1999 - the only other 6th placed team to play in a Grand Final.)

  • Opponents winless against this year: Adelaide, Fremantle, Hawthorn (2 losses) , and West Coast.

  • Its running average attendance 2012-19 went over 20 thousand for the first time with the attendance at the Grand Final.

  • Its average attendance this year of 24,352 was its highest for a season. Previous: 23,756 in 2017. Lowest: 15,715 in 2013.

Grand Final Tables >
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Attendance Summaries
Average Scores/Margins Compared
Last x Matches Ladders
X Match Points: Final Outcomes
Quarter/Half Results
Results vs 1st 9 and last 9 on the Ladder
Seasons Compared
Score Summary
Scoring Trends 
Suns & Giants Summary 

 Past 2019 Rounds Stats and Trivia


Average and total attendances include all matches from 1921 plus all MCG finals, other matches at the MCG from 1909 and some other matches from before 1921.


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