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In  Depth and  Obscure Trivia  from Round 1 2020  Match Results
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  • The first League match 1897-2020 with no spectators.

    The lowest recorded attendance has been 957 at the MCG for the last Round (18) of the 1919 season match, between Melbourne and Essendon. 1919 was the year that the Influenza Pandemic came to Australia, but reports of the match indicate that the low  attendance was not due to the 'flu' but to rain and the fact that the outcome of the match could neither have any bearing on who was to  play in the Finals, nor could the result give Melbourne an opportunity to avoid the 'wooden-spoon'.

    A full season was played in 1919 but attendance figures  are only available for the MCG. Melbourne had an average attendance of 3,800 (highest 6,237 in Round 1) while the average for the 4 Finals played at the  was 47,466.

 

  • Its 56th win from 113 first matches of the season (one dawn).

  • Its 6th consecutive win in a 1st match of the season (all vs Carlton) - its most since 6 1931-36.

  • Its record winning streak vs Carlton extended to 10.

  • Carlton joins Brisbane as the opponents that it has won its last 10 matches against.

  • The most it has lost the 2nd half of a match in a win vs Carlton by 24 pts or more since Round 6 1973. (Won the match 18.20-128 vs 15.12-102  but lost the 2nd half 6.8-44 vs 10.9-69.)

  • Its 13th consecutive win - its most ever. Previous 12 1932-33.

  • Its 41st win from 46 matches played at the MCG 2017-19.

  • Only 8th time in 113 seasons that it led by more than 30 pts in the first quarter of its first match of the season. Previous:
    5.9-39 vs St Kilda 0.1-1 in 1932
    6.5-41 vs WB/Footscray 1.5-11 in 1935
    8.11-59 vs Nth Melbourne 1.1-7 in 1938
    6.5-41 vs Melbourne 1.5-11 in 1939
    7.4-46 vs Carlton in 1.5-11 1960
    9.2-56 vs Collingwood 4.1-25 in 2002
    5.4-34 vs Carlton 0-1-1 in 2019
     

  • Its 53rd loss from 124 first matches of the season (6 drawn) and its 8th consecutive lost. (Previous most: 4 lost 1899-1902, 1922-25, and 2002-05.)

  • Richmond is its only opponent that it has lost its last 10 matches against. Next most: 9 of the last 10 lost vs Geelong and Hawthorn.

  • Its 19th loss from 25 matches at the MCG 2017-19.

  • Only the 4th time in 124 seasons that it has trailed by more than 30 pts at 1/4 time in the first match of the season. Previous:
    1.3-9 vs Hawthorn 7.4-46 in 1957
    1.5-11 vs Richmond 7.4-46 in 1960
    0.1-1 vs Richmond 5.4-34 in 2019

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  • The 11th Round 1 match between these two and the 8th won by Collingwood.
  • The 21st match between these two won in all 4 quarters and the 16th won by Collingwood.
  • The 21st match played at Docklands between these two and the 13th won by Collingwood.

  • The Bulldogs join Brisbane, Essendon, Gold Coast, and Melbourne as the opponents that it has won its last 4 matches against.

  • The least it has conceded in the 1st match of a season since 3.7-25 vs Fitzroy in 1960.

  • The least that it has conceded in the 2nd half of a 1st match of the season since 0.5-5 vs Hawthorn in 1952. (Final score: 15.16-106 vs Hawthorn 2.8-20.)

  • Its greatest score factor in the 1st match of a season since 2.58 times Sydney/SM's score in 1973.

  • Its 11th consecutive match vs the Bulldogs without scoring a century - its equal most ever. Previous: 11 1959-66.

  • Its 8th win from 10 matches played at Docklands 2017-20.

  • Its for & against percentage of 252.94% is its highest after one match played since 258.33 in 1973.

  • Collingwood joins West Coast as the opponents that it has lost its last 4 matches against.

  • The least it has scored in the first match of a season since 5.3-33 vs Geelong in 1965.

  • The least that it has ever scored in the 2nd half of a 1st match of the season. Previous: 2.2-14 vs Collingwood in 1958. (Final score 4.5-29 vs Collingwood 12.11-83).

  • The 5th time that its opponent has scored more the 2 and a half times its score in the 1st match of a season. Previous: 1926 vs Geelong, 1958 vs Collingwood, 1996 vs Brisbane, 2018 vs GWS Giants.

  • Its 122nd loss from 246 matches played at Docklands (3 drawn).

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  • The 4th match between these two with a winning margin of one goal or less and the 4th won by Essendon.

  • The 2nd lowest aggregate score in a match between these two. Lowest: 113 pts in Round 9 2019: Essendon 8.12-60 vs Fremantle 7.11-54

  • The first time that these two have met in the 1st match of the season.

  • The 4th match (out of 15,614) with this score line. The previous were in 1926, 1916, and 1914.

  • Fremantle joins Gold Coast and Nth Melbourne as the opponents that it has won its last 4 matches against.

  • Its 12th win from 13 matches vs Fremantle at Docklands.

  • Its 75th win in from 122 first matches of the season. (One drawn).

  • Its 7th win from its last 10 1st matches of the season.

  • The only other time that it has won its 1st match by exactly one goal has been: 12.13-85 vs St Kilda 11.13-79 in 1964.

  • It conceded its 200 thousandth point (200,004) in this match. (Other teams that have conceded 200 thousand pts have been Melbourne 208,037, St Kilda 209,888, and Sydney/SM 204,903.)

  • Essendon joins Hawthorn and West Coast as the opponents that it has lost its last 4 matches against.

  • Its 15th loss from 26 1st matches of the season. (Including 4 of the last 5, after winning all of previous 6.)

  • Its 7th loss from 10 1st matches played outside of W.A.

  • The first time (in 566 matches) that it has lost a match by exactly 1 goal.

  • Its 23rd loss from 29 matches played outside of W.A. 2017-20.

 

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  • The 5th match between these two decided by less than a goal and the 3rd won by the Swans.

  • Adelaide is now one of 7 opponents that it has won its last match against.

  • Its 3rd win from 4 matches vs the Crows at Adelaide Oval.

  • Its greatest 1st quarter deficit overcome to defeat the Crows since 20 pts. in Round 16 2001.

  • Its win percentage in S.A. vs Adelaide of 45.45% (10/22) is now the 2nd highest for a team from another state. Highest: Collingwood 57.89% (11/19).

  • Its narrowest 1st match of the season win since 3 pts. vs West Coast in 1992.

  • The 294th match that it has played decided by less than a goal and the 141st that it has won  (including 6 of the last 10).

  • Its 6th win from its last 56 matches where it lost both the 1st quarter and the 2nd half of the match (one drawn.)

  • The Swans are now one of 11 opponents that it has lost its last match against.

  • Its 3rd consecutive Round 1 loss and 2nd consecutive at the Adelaide Oval.

  • Its equal narrowest loss at the Adelaide Oval. Equal: A 3pt loss to Melbourne in 2014, and a 3pt loss to Sydney/SM in 2017.

  • The 70th match that it has played decided by less than a goal and the 41st that it has lost (including 6 of the last 10).

  • Its 6th loss from its last 100 matches where it won the 1st quarter and the 2nd half.

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  • 17 goals is the 2nd equal most with 20 scoring shots.
    Most:
    St Kilda 18.2-110 in Round 18 1994
    Equal:
    Melbourne 17.3-105 in Round 7 1947
    Geelong 17.3-105 in Round 9 2002
    Nth Melbourne 17.3-105 in Round 16 2013

  • The last quarter of this match was the first since Round 18 2000 where both teams kicked 3 or more goals without scoring any behinds. (In Round 18 2000, Port Adelaide scored 8.0-48 and WB/Footscray scored 6.0-36.)

     

  • Geelong joins Carlton, Collingwood, Gold Coast, Port Adelaide, St Kilda and Sydney as the opponents that it has won its last 2 matches against.

  • This win leaves Adelaide, Collingwood, Melbourne, Richmond, St Kilda, and West Coast as the opponents that it has not won all 4 quarters of a match against.

  • It is the first previous season's 'runners-up' to win its 1st match of the next season since West Coast in 2016.

  • Its is only one of 14 previous season's 'runners-up' to win its 1st match of the season in all 4 quarters. (Since 1971, the only others have been: Geelong 1996, Carlton 2000, and West Coast 2016.)

  • Its previous highest score with 20 scoring shots was 15.5-95 vs Collingwood in Round 2 2018.

  • GWS is now its only opponent that it has lost its last 2 matches against.

  • Its first consecutive loss since Rounds 20-21 in 2018.

  • This loss ends a 14 match streak where it neither won nor lost consecutively.

  • The highest score that it has conceded since 16.16-112 vs Adelaide in Round 17 2018 (34 matches ago).

  • Only its 4th 1st match of the season loss in the last 16 seasons (2005-20)

  • Only its 5th 1st match of the season lost in all 4 quarters. Previous: 1994 vs Melbourne, 1988 vs West Coast, 1977 vs Carlton, and 1958 vs Essendon.

  • Its 3rd consecutive loss from matches played outside of Victoria and its 10th from the last 18 (1 drawn).

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  • Since 1965, there have now been four teams with scoreless last quarters in their 1st match of the season.
    Previous:
    Collingwood vs Adelaide in 2006
    Essendon vs Sydney/SM in 2015
    Melbourne vs Port Adelaide in 2019

  • Its next most wins from its last 11 matches against an individual opponent after 11 vs Gold Coast is 9 vs Melbourne and 9 vs St Kilda.

  • Its 5th consecutive 1st match of the season win and its 10th from the last 12.

  • Its biggest win with a score under 77 points. Previous: 34 pts .in Round 13 1998 - 11.7-73 vs WB/Footscray 5.9-39.

  • The equal 2nd most behinds that it has scored in a 2nd half with only one goal. Most: 1.13-19 vs Sydney in Round 11 1997. Equal: 1.10-16 vs Richmond in Round 14 2006,

  • Its percentage of 262.07% is it highest ever after one match played. Previous: 254.84% in 2004.

  • Just the 5th time in 530 matches that it has kept an opponent scoreless in the last quarter. Previous: Nth Melbourne in 2003, Gold Coast in 2018, WB/Footscray in 2018, and Melbourne in 2019.

  • Port Adelaide joins Adelaide as the two opponents that it has lost its last 11 matches against.

  • Its 19th consecutive loss: (Its record is 21 consecutive losses 2011-12.)

  • Its lowest 1st match of the season score, Previous: 7.10-52 vs Carlton in 2011.

  • Its score was the lowest in a 1st Round of matches since Melbourne's 2.8-20 vs West Coast in 1991.

  • Its lowest score at Carrara. Previous: 4.12.36 vs Sydney in Round 16 2011 and 4.12-36 vs Geelong in Round 11 2018.

  • Its 6th loss from its 10 1st matches of the season.

  • Its 5th consecutive loss by 40 pts or more - its equal longest streak. Equal: 5 from Round 6 to 10 2015.

 
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  • The 19th match between these two decided by less than a goal and the 8th won by Nth Melbourne (including 3 of the last 1999-2020).

  • The lowest aggregate score in a match between these two since 86 pts. in Round 17 1984 - Nth Melbourne 5.14-44 vs St Kilda 5.12-42.

  • St Kilda joins Carlton as the opponents that it has won its last 4 matches against.

  • Its narrowest win vs St Kilda since Round 5 1999 - 14.8.92 vs 13.12-90.

  • Its greatest 1/2 time deficit overcome to defeat St Kilda. Previous: 20 pts. in Round 20 2015. (Final score: 18.12-120 vs 11.17-83.)

  • Only the 3rd time in the last 14 seasons that it has won its 1st match. Previous: 2009 and 2016.

  • Its narrowest win in a 1st match of the season since a 2 point win vs West Coast in 1998.

  • Its lowest 1/2 time score in a match that it won since 1.3-9 vs Geelong in Round 2 1954. (Final score: 9.15-69 vs 8.12-60.)

  • The least that it has conceded in a 2nd half vs St Kilda since 0.-3-3 in Round 16 1996.

  • Nth Melbourne joins Adelaide, Port Adelaide, Richmond, and Sydney as the opponents that it has lost its last 4 matches against.

  • Its 7th loss from its last 10 1st matches of the year.

  • Its narrowest loss in a 1st match since 1 point to Geelong in 2011.

  • The most that it has been leading by at 1/2 time in a match that it lost since leading Fremantle by 29 pts in Round 2 2002. (Final score: 11.7-73 vs 10.16-76.)

  • The least it has scored after 1/2 time in a match where it led at the first 2 breaks since 1.5-11 vs WB/Footscray in Round 8 1952, (Won match by 15 pts.)

 
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  • The 7th match between these two at the MCG and the 5th won by Hawthorn. (Brisbane's 2 wins were in 2002 and 2004,)

  • Brisbane is now one of 10 opponents that it has won its last match against.

  • Its 4th consecutive win 2019-20.

  • The 1st time that it has won its first match in 3 consecutive seasons since 1995-97.

  • Its last 3 wins at the MCG have been against 3 of last year's finalists (Brisbane, Collingwood, and Geelong.)

  • Hawthorn joins Carlton, Collingwood, Essendon, Fremantle, GWS, and Richmond as the opponents that it has lost its last match against.

  • Its 4th consecutive loss 2019-20.

  • Its 60th loss from 79 matches played at the MCG 1987-2020. (Also its 9th consecutive loss at the MCG.)

  • Its 250th loss from 358 matches played outside of QLD 1987-2012 (4 drawn).

 
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  • One of 180 matches (one in 87) where the margin at 1/4 time was the same at full-time.

  • Melbourne joins Carlton, Fremantle, and WB/Footscray as the opponents that it has won its last 4 matches against.

  • Its 22nd win from 29 matches vs Melbourne in W.A.

  • Its 16th win from 19 1st matches of the season played in Perth. (Lost in 1989, 2013, and 2018.)

  • One of 4 matches (one in 195) that it has won where the margin at 1/4 time was the same at full-time.

  • Its 22nd win from 28 matches played at Perth Stadium.

  • West Coast joins Collingwood and Richmond as the opponents that it has lost all of its last 4 matches against.

  • Its 8th consecutive loss - its most since 10 in 2014.

  • One of 18 matches (one in 135) that it has lost where the margin at 1/4 time was the same at full-time.

  • Its 6th consecutive loss in matches played outside of Victoria  - its most since 10 consecutive lost 2015-16,

  • This was only its 1st match of the season played outside of Victoria and its 4th lost.

 
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Flashback Facts
(Relating to Finals Round 2 2020)

  • Collingwood and Richmond have met in Round 2 on 12 previous occasions. Collingwood has won 8 of the matches including the last by 44 pts. in R2 of 2019.
  • The Swans have won their last 7 matches vs the Bombers at the SCG - last losing there by 35 pts. in R15 2009.
  • The only match between Melbourne and GWS with a margin under 25 pts. has been a 2-point win by the Demons in Round 1 2016 at the MCG.
  • In the last 3 seasons, Carlton has scored 100 pts in only 3 matches. Two of the scores (15.11-101 and 15.10-100) have been vs the Bulldogs (the other was 15.10-100 vs Melbourne).
  • Brisbane has won its last two matches vs Nth. Melbourne. It last won three consecutively vs the Kangaroos 2003-04.
  • This Round will be the 48th matches between Port Adelaide and Adelaide. The Power has won 23 of the previous 47 but only 3 of the last 10 matches (2015-19).
  • The aggregate scores from 5 matches played at Kardinia Park between the Cats and the Suns have been:
    Geelong 110.66-726 vs Gold Coast 41.47-293.
    (If the 2020 'Marsh Community' match between these two had been a Premiership match, it would have been only Geelong's 3rd loss by at least 9 pts each quarter in the last 21 seasons.)
  • This Round will see the 50th match between St Kilda and West Coast. The Eagles have won 30 (including 10 of the last 11) of the previous 49 with one drawn.
  • Hawthorn  have won 12 of its last 13 matches vs Fremantle with an average margin of  43.8 pts.
 
 
 
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Matches not admitting spectators
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