AFL Footystats Diary, October 25, 2016

Week 1040

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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October 24: North Melbourne will play in football’s first Good Friday game. The Herald Sun noted: The Kangaroos, who first approached the AFL with the concept in 1992, will be confirmed as one of the participants in the marquee timeslot. The media predicted the opening 2017 round 1 will be –
Carlton v Richmond, MCG
Collingwood v Western Bulldogs, MCG
Sydney Swans v Port Adelaide, SCG
North Melbourne v West Coast, Docklands
Gold Coast v Brisbane Lions, Carrara Oval
Essendon v Hawthorn, MCG
Adelaide v Greater Western Sydney, Adelaide Oval
St Kilda v Melbourne, Docklands
Fremantle v Geelong, Subiaco Oval

October 21: Following the 14-day AFL Trade Period across October 7-20, The Roar details what happened – more ...

October 19: In face of most senior coaches wanting a return to the regular fixture, the AFL has confirmed there will be a pre-finals bye round in 2017.
    Melbourne's Herald Sun announced Carlton and Richmond will again launch the new AFL season for the 10th time in the past 11 years – Thursday, March 23, at the MCG, is pencilled in.

October 12: An appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal by 34 current and past Essendon players against the February ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport has been rejected, The appeal was the last legal step in the anti-doping process from the Essendon 2012 supplements debacle.
    ABC News online reported: Essendon chairman Lindsay Tanner said players were disappointed by the decision – more ...
    The AFL Commission will sit on November 15 to "consider the matter" of Jobe Watson's 2012 Brownlow Medal.

Footystats chronology, 1858-2016 — more ...

Reminiscing – Past seasons in review since 1950
Here’s some nostalgia, musing on past campaigns in a very different era.

Going to the footy in Melbourne in 1965 was still like it was pre-war, with run-down facilities at most grounds, and the most basic provision of comforts, frightful loos, a maelstrom of bodies and hands to buy food and drinks. Food = pie or hot dog (a burger was too hard for the provenders). Drink = beer. Most patrons got to venues by train or tram, although more and more were using their cars. Parking was often 20 minutes walk away from the ground
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Australian Football (official title of the code)

Whether it is called Australian Football, Australian Rules Football,
"Aussie Rules", the VFL, the AFL, Australia's only indigenous football code is officially titled 'Australian football'.
   It has never been officially referred to as 'Australian rules football'. Such terminology has only ever appeared in the form of football journalism, coined by different writers.
   AFL refers to the elite Australian football competition known as the Australian Football League.
   The insult of "Aussie Rules" equates to an offence of the words
"aerial ping–pong".

Worth attention ...
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The Age, Real Footy – more ...
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1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,
 2013, 2014,  2015,  2016, 
AFL Tables, the ultimate in footy facts – more ..
Rogers amazing AFL footy facts –
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"Footy Works" the internet wonder –
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The authorative VFA history 1877-1995 – more

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