Footystats Diary, footy's best kept secret, Martin Windsor-Black, 2002




Footy's best kept secret ...

Section Two

Last Update: October 6, 2002

Martin Windsor-Black
Pertinent Observations ...


October 5, 2002

Dissecting draw 2003

Martin Windsor-Black provides his insight to the 2003 premiership draw released by the League on October 3.

It's interesting to note that whilst Collingwood are being very vocal (Eddie in particular) about the salary cap concessions given to Brisbane and Sydney (both non-AFL states), why has their been no talk about the concessions given to Collingwood in the 2003 draw.

<> Collingwood, Carlton and Essendon have just 4 interstate trips in season 2003 – the fewest in the league.  If that was bad enough, Collingwood are the only team who does not travel to Perth.

Looking further into Collingwood's draw, they have their first 3 matches in Melbourne, play in the Grand Final Rematch in their first game at the Gabba since Round 9, 2000.  Then another couple of matches in Melbourne, a short trip over the border to Football Park, followed by another 2 matches in Melbourne and another trip over to Adelaide.  Then in the last 12 matches they have just one trip outside of Melbourne – a short trip to Sydney's Homebush Stadium in Round 21. That's 10 consecutive matches in Melbourne plus the week off, meaning that in just over 3 months they have just one interstate trip.  And have the Pies become night owls with 14 night matches – the most of any team?

<> Geelong would be pleased that they are the only team who does not visit Adelaide after 12 trips to Adelaide in the last 6 years.  Their record at Football Park is not great with just 2 wins in 16 visits (1999-R4 v PA and 2000-R3 v Ade).

<> Of the Victorian clubs, Geelong (R7/8), Hawthorn (R2/3), Kangaroos (R8/9 & R17/18), Melbourne (R20/21), Richmond (R13/14) and the Western Bulldogs (R11/12) all have consecutive interstate matches.  The Hawks have 4 interstate trips in the 7 rounds between R13 and R19, Richmond have 4 interstate trips in 6 rounds between R9 and 14 and the Western Bulldogs have 3 interstate trips in the 4 rounds between R9 and R12.

<> The Bulldogs (or was that Bullbogs?) have become the Sunday specialists with 14 Sunday matches.

<> Brisbane and Fremantle have no Friday night matches (although Brisbane do play the Pies on the Thursday night before Easter) as Brisbane have the majority of their matches on Saturday night and Fremantle have 13 Sunday games.

<> Essendon (9) and Collingwood (7) play the most Friday matches with Hawthorn and Kangaroos the next most with just 4 Friday night matches.

<> It's interesting the the Kangaroos have adopted the Docklands as their home ground with 6 matches there, 3 at the MCG and 2 at Manuka Oval.

<> Sydney are the away team against the Western Bulldogs at the SCG in Round 12 for the 4th year in a row (with the Bulldogs winning the first 3), and Melbourne host Brisbane again at the Gabba in Round 10 for the 3rd successive year in a row (Brisbane's last home match against Melbourne at the Gabba was in 1999).

<> The Cats and the Dogs are meeting in the opening round for the first time in 20 years (since 1983)   As it will be played at the Docklands under a roof, it would be interesting to hear if the line comes from the commentary box about it raining Cats and Dogs indoors - especially if it is raining Cats and Dogs outside.  (I don't recall it used in R13-2000 which was also under a closed roof).

<> In regards to Brownlow betting for 2003 - Geelong's opponents in Round 21 are : Brisbane Lions. Could the Lions create history with a unique double-triple?

<> MWB's breakdown of venues, number of games at each venue, when they will be played ...
AFL Draw 2003 ... more ...

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October 3, 2002

Focus on the 2002 Grand Final

Brisbane inflicted Collingwood's 24th Grand Final loss (and their first in 21 years). 

Brisbane have added their name on the most prestigious list of them all - clubs who have beaten Collingwood in a Grand Final.  They now number 10:

Premierships
1 Essendon 1901 1911
2 Fitzroy 1905 1922
3 Carlton 1915 1938 1970 1979 1981
4 South Melbourne 1918
5 Richmond 1920 1980
6 Geelong 1925 1937 1952
7 Melbourne 1926 1939 1955 1956 1960 1964
8 St.Kilda 1966
9 North Melbourne 1977
10 Brisbane 2002

<> The 1911, 1918, 1964, 1966, 1979 and 2002 premierships all resulted in single digit margins.

<> The 2002 Grand Final was also only the 4th Grand Final with single digit margins at the end of each quarter. 

<> The others were —
1903 (Margins 1, 5, 4  & 2),
1909 (0, 0, 7, 2) and
1966 (4, 1, 4, 1).

<> St.Kilda remains the only team which has beaten Collingwood by a point in any finals match - 1965-SF & 1966-GF.

<> Brisbane's score of 10.15(75) is the lowest winning score of all 23 matches between the two clubs and the aggregate score of 141 is also the lowest.

<> Although it was played at the MCG, it was Brisbane's 6th consecutive home victory against Collingwood – equalling Collingwood's 6 home victories between 1987 and 1996.

<> Brisbane have had just two goalless quarters against Collingwood – 1988-R1 Q1 and 2002-GF Q1 – 14 years apart! (virtually 15 seasons considering the gap between R1 and a GF)

<> In a year where crowds have been down, more people attended Collingwood and Brisbane than in any of their previous 21 meetings (46,279 in Rnd 8 and 91,817 in the Grand Final) since 1987.

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September 18, 2002

DID YOU KNOW? ...

I wonder if Craig Bradley will continue to play with Carlton next year. 

His last game this year was in Round 19 on August 10 against Port Adelaide at Princes Park when he gathered 30 disposals 

He was 38 years 291 days which puts him 6th on the all time list.

The oldest players in VFL-AFL football since 1897 are —

43 years 48 days – Vic Cumberland (Mel/StK)
39 years 296 days – Jack Leith (Mel)
39 years 239 days – Sid Barker (Rch/Ess/NM)
39 years 180 days – Jim Flynn (Gee/Car)
39 years 95 days – Ted Rowell (Col)
38 years 291 days Craig Bradley (Car)
38 years 144 days – Les 'Flapper' Hughes (Col)
38 years 122 days – Charlie Hardy (Ess)
38 years 106 days – Teddy Rankin (Gee)
38 years 96 days – Michael Tuck (Haw)
38 years 74 days – Bill Proudfoot (Col)

Bradley will pass Jack Leith if he continues until after August 15 next year.

I was also wondering, Is Sam Mitchell's 10 best on grounds out of 11 matches he played in this year's VFL J J Liston Trophy is best ever?  (He also played 9 fine games for the Hawks)  With such a disappointing season, at least things are starting to look brighter for the future of the brown and gold.

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September 8, 2002

DID YOU KNOW? ...


Port Adelaide's score of 14.11(95) in the 1st Qualifying Final against Collingwood was the 8th such scoreline for this season which has equalled the 8 times it occurred in 1976 and the 8 occurrences of 13.11(89) this year.

These are the other 7 occurrences of this scoreline this season:

2002-R4-FP      PA  23.10(148) v Car 14.11 (95)  H by 53 pts
2002-R10-Dok(n) Col 14.11 (95) v Syd 12.12 (84)  H by 11 pts
2002-R11-Dok(n) Kan 14.11 (95) v Rch 11.18 (84)  H by 11 pts
2002-R15-Dok    Car 14.11 (95) v Mel 21.13(139)  A by 44 pts
2002-R16-Dok(n) Ess  8. 8 (56) v Gee 14.11 (95)  A by 39 pts
2002-R16-FP     Ade 21.12(138) v WB  14.11 (95)  H by 43 pts
2002-R20-MCG    Mel 15.17(107) v WB  14.11 (95)  H by 12 pts

See also, *117 wins for the 'Home' side is the highest* number in a season — the detail is at the end of the *Stats 2002* file ... more ...

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THEY SAID IT  ...

Ben's all Hart
GEOFF McCLURE, Sporting Life, The Age, Sept. 6 —

He's been called everything from Marathon Man to Mr Indestructible and now we know why.

Take a bow, Ben Hart, who, like Geelong's Brenton Sanderson last year, has managed to negotiate every minute of every game of the 2002 home-and-away season, all 43 hours 43 minutes 17 seconds of them.

Which is quite a performance, particularly when you check further through the 28-year-old Adelaide defender's career, because since joining the club in 1992 he has missed only six of his team's 252 games, including only two in the past seven years, from a calf injury in 2001 and a hamstring setback in 1999.

Now, not once being benched, injured or sent off because of blood in an entire season is quite a feat, but one that was also almost achieved by several players, most notably Western Bulldog star Luke Darcy, who was off the field only once in 2002, for three minutes in round 16.

And there were another six players who also played in every round and spent time on the bench only twice – Brisbane's Marcus Ashcroft, Adelaide's Tyson Edwards, Geelong's Tom Harley and Matthew Scarlett, Essendon's Mark Johnson and Sydney's Jason Saddington.

 

 


 

DID YOU KNOW? ...

<> Subscriber PETER COATMAN noted that Carlton had twice kicked 4.9-33 in season 2002 —
R2-PP — 4.9-33 v Sydney 17.9-111
R18(n)-MCG — 4.9-33 v Collingwood 21.15-141

Peter posed the question of similar occurrences, which sent MWB into the record books.

His work reveals that in League footy, 9 times is the highest occurrence on 2 occasions. It also showed that 13.11 has occurred 8 times this season — one scoreline to watch out for in the finals.

The most common scorelines of all-time in 12,173 games are:
10.11 — 216 times
11.13 — 212 times
10.12 — 210 times
12.12 — 204 times
11.12 — 195 times
10.13 — 193 times
11.10 — 190 times
11.11 — 190 times
9.10  — 186 times
12.11 — 185 times

Martin has been beta testing a remarkable piece of new computer software created by ERIC SORENSEN called *Footy Works* – a statistical tool which knows no boundaries.

If this has watered your statophile interest, stand by for more!

 

 


 

September 6, 2002

Highest number of scorelines in a season


I have extracted the following out of Eric Sorensen's *Footy Works* ... more ...


Highest Number of Scorelines in a season


9 times

15.14(104) - 1987
12.12(84) - 1995

8 times

2.6(18) - 1900
7.12(54) - 1913
10.10(70) - 1951
10.9(69) 1965

14.11(95) - 1976
12.12(84) - 1998
15.11(101) - 1999

13.11(89) - 2002

7 times

19 occurrences - most recent:

14.11(95) - 2002

6 times

68 occurrences - most recent:

18.10(118) - 2002

5 times

over 200 occurrences - 10 this season

Also, have a look at Collingwood's record in their 12 matches in Round 4 since 1990 ...

1990 v Fsc - Win
1991 v StK - Draw
1992 v Ess - Win
1993 v StK - Loss
1994 - Bye
1995 v Ess - Draw
1996 v Fre - Win
1997 v Car - Loss
1998 v Rch - Win
1999 v Rch - Loss
2000 v Syd - Win
2001 v Rch - Loss
2002 v Haw - Win
 - This is the equal most consecutive matches with Different Outcomes by any club in any given Round.

The 12 match streak equals Carlton's performance in their Round 5 matches between 1911 and 1922, and Collingwood's Round 7 matches between 1951 and 1962.

Richmond have had different outcomes in their Round 4 matches since 1991.

Likewise West Coast in Round 11 since 1994, Geelong in Round 12 since 1994, Melbourne in Round 19 since 1994, Richmond in Round 22 since 1995, Melbourne in Round 14 since 1996 and Sydney in Round 19 since 1996

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September 5, 2002

Scoring parallels in a season ...

<> Subscriber PETER COATMAN noted that Carlton had twice kicked 4.9-33 in season 2002 —
R2-PP — 4.9-33 v Sydney 17.9-111
R18(n)-MCG — 4.9-33 v Collingwood 21.15-141

Peter posed the question of similar occurrences, which sent MWB into the record books.

His work reveals that in League footy, 9 times is the highest occurrence on 2 occasions. It also showed that 13.11 has occurred 8 times this season — one scoreline to watch out for in the finals.

The most common scorelines of all-time in 12,173 games are:
10.11 — 216 times
11.13 — 212 times
10.12 — 210 times
12.12 — 204 times
11.12 — 195 times
10.13 — 193 times
11.10 — 190 times
11.11 — 190 times
9.10  — 186 times
12.11 — 185 times

Martin, as I have in recent times, have been beta testing a remarkable piece of new computer software created by ERIC SORENSEN called *Footy Works* – a statistical tool which knows no boundaries.

More on *Footy Works* in the coming days — which I conservatively label as the most remarkable development for statistical purposes yet created for Australian Football.

If this has watered your statophile interest, stand by for more!

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September 2, 2002

DID YOU KNOW? ...

  • Port Adelaide, Brisbane and Adelaide are the only teams not to be defeated by sides in the bottom half of the ladder.  Against those sides Port Adelaide won 10-0, Brisbane 12-0 and Adelaide 13-0.
  • Against sides in the top 8, Port Adelaide had an 8-4 record (66.7% win), Collingwood and Melbourne also had a 66.7% return with a 6-3 record against the top sides.  To the other extreme Adelaide, won just 2 matches out of 9 against the sides in the top 8 - against Brisbane and Essendon at Football Park.
  • Port Adelaide and Brisbane had the best 'home' and 'away' records in 2002.  At 'home', Brisbane won 11-0. Port Adelaide 10-1, West Coast, Adelaide, Collingwood and Fremantle finished with a 9-2 'home' record
  • 'Away' Port Adelaide won 8-3, Brisbane, Adelaide and Geelong 6-5 were the only teams to win more matches away than they lost.
  • Fremantle were the only team who failed to win 'away' from home.
  • Western Bulldogs and Sydney recorded the highest end of season percentages for their respective positions on the ladder (11th and 12th)
  • Adelaide have finished with their highest percentage since they won back-to-back premierships (in 1997-98)
  • Brisbane's equalled their 17-5 record last year but this years percentage is their second highest - their highest was 144.94% in 1999.  Until last year's Grand Final Brisbane had neither won a final in Melbourne nor lost a final at the Gabba.
  • Carlton's percentage of 73.13% is their lowest since 1901 when they finished with 46.99%.
  • For the 8th consecutive season Fremantle have not reached a final percentage of 100%.  Their best percentage was in their first season in 1995 - 92.85%
  • Kangaroos have played their last 19 finals at the MCG.  Apart from their first final in 1945, which was held at Princes Park, all their 60 finals since have been at the MCG or Waverley.
  • Port Adelaide have won their first minor premiership but are yet to win a match in the finals.  They lost to Kangaroos in 1999 and to Brisbane and Hawthorn in 2001.
  • Richmond's percentage of 88.33% is their lowest since 1993.
  • Sydney have had a percentage of 100% or more for the 8th consecutive season (since 1995) - the current league record.  In 1994 they finished with 78.07%.  South Melbourne had a 13 season streak of 100% or more between 1907 and 1920
  • West Coast have not reached a final percentage of 100% for 3 seasons since 1999.
  • Lowest finishes for teams with 100% or more

    12th - Sydney (1995) - 100.652%
        Western Bulldogs (2002) - 103.963%

    11th
    - Collingwood in (1996) - 102.848%
        Sydney (2002) - 106.521%

    10th 
    - Melbourne (1993) - 112.173%
        St.Kilda (1996) - 100.984%
        Collingwood (1997) - 111.412%
        Sydney (2000) - 101.577%

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September 2, 2002

Minor premiership decided in last round

The meeting at Football Park on Saturday between Brisbane and Port Adelaide decided the minor premiership. It doesn't happen that often in the last round of the home-and-away season.

Going back more than 70 years, these are the instances that were found —

2002
After Round 21 the ladder stood --
Brisbane --- 17+4, 68pts, 139.0
Port Adel --- 17+4, 68pts, 133.6
In the 22nd and final round,
PA 13.12-90 d Bri 13.6-84 at Football Park
The ladder finished --
Port Adel --- 18+4, 72pts, 132.4%
Brisbane --- 17+5, 68pts, 136.7%

1998
After Round 21 the ladder stood --
Kangaroos -- 15+6, 60pts, 118.1%
Bulldogs ----- 15+6, 60pts, 117.8%
In the 22nd and final round,
Kan 17.11-113 d WB 16.12-108, at MCG, crowd, 68,050
The ladder finished --
Kangaroos -- 16+6, 64pts, 117.4%
Bulldogs ----- 15+7, 60pts, 116.5%

1963
After Round 17 the ladder stood --
Hawthorn -- 13+3+1, 54pts, 136.9%
Geelong ---- 12+4+1, 50pts, 125.9%
In the 18th and final round,
Gee 13.12-90 d Haw 6.16-52 at Glenferrie Oval
The ladder finished --
Hawthorn -- 13+4+1, 54pts, 130.6%
Geelong ---- 13+4+1, 54pts, 128.2%

1949
After Round 18 the ladder stood --
Carlton -- 13+5, 52pts, 133.4%
C'wood -- 13+5, 52pts, 125.8%
NthMelb -- 13+5, 52pts, 115.2%
In the 19th and final round,
NM 15.18-108 d Car 7.10-52 at Arden Street
StK 11.15-81 d Col 10.12-72 at Junction Oval
The ladder finished --
NthMelb -- 14+5, 56pts, 119.1%
Carlton --- 13+6, 52pts, 126.4%
C'wood --- 13+6, 52pts, 123.5%

1943
After Round 15 the ladder stood --
please note, teams received 4pts for an earlier bye ...
Essendon - 10+4, 44pts, 119.3%
Carlton ------ 9+5, 40pts, 128.4%
Richmond -- 9+5, 40pts, 122.1%
Fitzroy -------- 9+5, 40pts, 108.2%
Hawthorn --- 9+5, 40pts, 104.2%
In the 16th and final round,
Rch 14.14-98 d Ess 10.11-71 at Windy Hill
Fit 12.12-84 d Car 10.9-69 at Brunswick Street
NM 8.11-59 d Haw 7.16-58 at Arden Street
The ladder finished --
Richmond -- 10+5, 44pts, 123.1%
Essendon -- 10+5, 44pts, 115.2%
Fitzroy -------- 10+5, 44pts, 109.0%
Carlton ------- 9+6, 40pts 125.0%
Hawthorn ---- 9+6, 40pts, 103.9%

1941
After Round 17 the ladder stood --
Melbourne -- 14+3, 56pts, 120.0%
Carlton ------- 13+4, 52pts, 119.9%
Richmond --- 13+4, 52pts, 114.1%
In the 18th and final round,
Car 16.17-113 d Mel 11.22-88 at Princes Park
The ladder finished --
Carlton ------- 14+4, 56pts, 120.3%
Melbourne --- 14+4, 56pts, 117.2%

1934
After Round 17 the ladder stood --
Geelong ----   14+2+1, 58pts, 141.4%
Richmond --  14+3, 56pts, 119.7%
SthMelb ------ 13+4, 52pts, 138.9%
In the 18th and final round,
Rch 11.16-82 d Haw 7.9-51 at Glenferrie Oval
SM 13.9-97 d Gee 8.7-55 at Lake Oval, Albert Park
The ladder finished --
Richmond --  15+3, 60pts, 121.3%
Geelong ----- 14+3+1, 58pts, 135.4%
SthMelb ------ 14+4, 56pts, 140.2%

1931
After Round 17 the ladder stood --
Richmond -- 15+2, 60pts, 146.8%
Geelong ----- 14+3, 56pts, 151.6%
in the 18th and final round --
Gee 11.17-83 d Rch 8.8-56 at Punt Road
The ladder finished --
Geelong ----- 15+3, 60pts, 151.4%
Richmond -- 15+3, 60pts, 141.1%

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August 23, 2002

International Cup results

Round 1
Wednesday, August 14

POOL A

Papua New Guinea 5.2, 9.4, 11.7 — 13.11 (89)
Great Britain 0.0, 0.1, 0.1 — 2.2 (14)

Goals:
PNG: Maha 8, Gibson 3, Keu 2, Meli, Gavuri, Aupae, Vuluka
GB: Norton, Lovekin
Best:
PNG: Yangomina, Maha, Gavara, Lowa, Gavuri.
GB: Westbrook, Rees, Sullivan, Silverthorne, Bell

Nauru 4.7, 8.8, 14.15 — 17.17 (119)
Japan 1.2, 1.4, 1.6 — 1.8 (14)

Goals:
Naura: Baguga 7, Tannang 3, Cook 3, Aliklik 2, Joram , Namaduk
Japan: Tanaka
Best:
Nauru: A. Spanner, A. Canon, Baguga, Gioura, Talcka, Cook, Tannang
Japan: Hole, Kobayashi, Ellsmore, Shirai, Kojima
Denmark: BYE

POOL B

USA 2.2, 4.3, 5.5 — 7.10 (52)
Samoa 2.5, 3.6, 4.7 — 4.7 (31)

Goals:
USA: Ternes 3, Becker 2, Loring, Curry
Samoa: Tualafo 3, Fuamatu
Best:
USA: Martin, Curry, Trost, Ternes, Messenger
Samoa: Masaga, Faalelei, Tootoo, McKinnon


New Zealand 4.4, 14.6, 18.9 — 25.13 (163)
South Africa 0.1, 0.1, 0.1 — 0.1 (1)

Goals:
NZ: Serci 7, Hart 4, Froggatt 2, Evens 2, Hema 2, Bowden 2, Bradley 2, Douthat, Roff, Gawn, Ball
SA: -
Best:
NZ: Serci, Hema, Hart, Malcom, Bradley, Roff, Seversinsen
SA: Mokgobadi, Modisane, Moeng, , Moroeng, Hlomela, Seabelo

Ireland 3.3, 3.9, 5.10 — 7.14 (56)
Canada 2.0, 3.2, 4.7 — 4.7 (31)

Goals:
Ireland: Coomey 2, Kiely, O'Connor, O'Sullivan, Shortall, Kelly
Canada: Korpela 2, Borysiewicz, McFarlane
Best:
Ireland: Cunnane, Johnson, Mulligan, O'Connor, Flood, Boylan, Bradshaw
Canada: Borysiewicz, Cowling, Robinson, Leyhane, Nord
Injuries:
Ireland: Mulligan (ankle)
Canada: Bateman (concussion), Korpela (eye)

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Round 2
Thursday, August 15

POOL A


Papua New Guinea 1.3, 3.9, 4.12 — 9.15 (69)
Denmark 1.2, 2.2, 3.3 — 3.5 (23)

Goals:
PNG: Gibson 5, Maha, Bosko, Dau, Meli
Den: Rasmussen 2, Krolmark
Best:
PNG: Lowa, Gibson, Loggha, Valuka, Maha, Gavuri, D.Lai
Den: Hartler, Krolmark, Stprgaard, Srensen, Schulin


Great Britain 2.0, 4.2, 5.2 — 9.11 (65)
Nauru 2.2, 4.8, 6.9 — 8.11 (59)

Goals:
GB: Rees 2, Lovekin 2, Bell, Silverthorne, Boyle, Maynard, Shaw
Nauru: Baguga 2, Aliklik 2, Detenamo, Jeremiah, Tom, Gioura
Best:
GB:Simpson, Boyle, Bell, Chaplin, Rees
Nauru: A.Spanner, P.Hartman, Canon, Agir, Baguga, Tom, B.Hartman

POOL B

Canada 1.6, 1.6, 1.8 — 4.11 (35)
South Africa 0.1, 0.1, 1.1 — 1.5 (11)

Goals:
Can: McFarlane 2, Bannon, Wells
SA:Hlomela
Best:
Can: Travers, Holmes, Layhare, McFarlane
SA: Moeng, Seabelo, Hlomela, Modisane


Ireland 2.1, 3.6, 4.6 — 5.6 (36)
Samoa 2.3, 3.4, 4.5 — 4.5 (29)

Goals:
Ire: Stynes 2, Boylan, Currane, Fbod
Sam: Tualafo 2, Tavana, Faalelei
Best:
Ire: Stynes, McFlyne, Johnson, Bradshaw, Lane, Flood
Sam: Tootoo, Faalelei, Masaga, Pesamino


New Zealand 3.1, 7.4, 9.7 — 11.12 (78)
USA 1.1, 1.1, 3.1 — 4.1 (25)

Goals:
NZ: Goodall 2, Ball 2, Serci 2, Froggatt, Bradley, Malcolm, Severinsen, Roff
USA: Ternes 2, Dainauski, Purcell
Best:
NZ: Seversinsen, Hema, Stratford, Hart, Ball, Doust, Hunter
USA: Lucero, Martin, Ellis, Amstutz, Loring

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Round 3

Saturday, August 17, 2002

POOL A

Great Britain 3.2, 3.3, 5.3 — 7.3 (45)
Japan 1.1, 2.4, 3.5 — 4.6 (30)

Goals:
GB: Lovekin 3, Boyle, Norton, Rees, Burchell
Japan: Shirai 2, Kumagai, Nosaka
Best:
GB: Simpson, Boyle, Rees, Chaplin
Japan: Seto, Kase, Sugitani, Nosaka, Shirai, Fukushima, Wroe

Denmark 3.2, 5.6, 5.8 — 5.10 (40)
Nauru 0.3, 1.5, 2.7 — 3.9 (27)

Goals:
Den: Krolmark 2, Rasmussen 2, Rose
Nauru: Tannang, Canon, Jeremiah
Best:
Den: Storgaard, Ollgaard, Svensson, Finnsson, Schulin
Nauru:Canon, Tom, Uepa, P.Hartman, Timothy, C.Hartman

Papua New Guinea – BYE

POOL B

Samoa 4.2, 8.3, 11.6 — 12.15 (87)
South Africa 0.2, 1.3, 1.4 — 1.4 (10)

Goals:
Samoa: Tualafo 5, Amosa 2, Duke 2, Tavana, Tootoo, Soi
SA: Mothupi
Best:
Samou: Tualafo, Fuamatu, Amosa, Faalelei
SA: Lenyidi, Moroeng, Ntlatseng, Motuba

New Zealand 4.3, 7.5, 9.6 — 10.8 (68)
Canada 0.1, 0.2, 2.3 — 2.6 (18)

Goals:
NZ: Serci 7, Goodall 2, Pidgeon
Can: Holmes, Wells
Best:
NZ: Serci, Hunter, Stratford, Seversinsen, Goodall, Bowden, Pidgeon
Can: Siddiqui, Dimacakos, Stewart, Simnett, Block

Ireland 3.1, 5.4, 6.6 — 7.7 (49)
USA 1.1, 2.1, 5.1 — 6.3 (39)

Goals:
Ire: O’Connor 2, Burns, R.McFlynn, Denham, Coomey, Shortall
USA:Ternes, Thumond, Rinkin, Dainauski, Jones, Purcell
Best:
Ire: O’Connor, R.McFlynn, Kelly, Cunnane, N.McFlynn, Coomey
USA: Ellis, Jon Loring, Jones, Martin, Lucero.

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Round 4
Monday, August 19, 2002

POOL A

Denmark 4.2, 6.3, 8.9 — 12.9 (81)
Great Britain 1.0, 2.0, 4.0 — 4.2 (26)
Goals: Den: Krolmark 7, Hansen 2, Rasmussen, Cederholm, Aulin
GB: Shaw 2, Silverthorne, Boyle
Best: Den: Finnsson, Krolmark, Schulin, Hartlev, Yde, Sverson, Jacobsen
GB: Boyle, Rees, Sullivan, Norton, Purcell

Papua New Guinea 5.1, 9.5, 14.8 — 23.9 (147)
Japan 0.0, 0.0, 0.0 — 0.0 (0)
Goals: PNG:
Bosko 7, Yangomina 3, Pare 3, Boko 2, Gavara 2, Gavuri 2, Maisu 2, Dau, Aupae
Japan: -
Best: PNG: Boko, Bosko, Aupae, Yangomina, Pare, Gavuri, Dau
Japan: Kobayashi, Tanaka, Kase, Yamatake, Satoru

Nauru - BYE

POOL B

Ireland
2.4, 5.7, 13.7 — 15.8 (98)
South Africa 0.0, 1.0, 1.2 — 3.3 (21)
Goals: Ire:
Kiely 4, Boylan 3, O'Connor 2, Kelly, O'Sullivan, Cotter, Griffin, Stynes
SA: Hlomela 2, Mothupi
Best: Ire: Flood, O'Connor, Stynes, Boyle, O'Sullivan, Kiely, Boylan
SA: Hlomela, Motuba, Phogojane, Tlhasdi, Malinga, Seabelo, Morobe

USA 2.1, 3.2, 4.2 — 8.4 (52)
Canada 0.0, 1.1, 1.1 — 1.1(7)
Goals: USA: Ternes 4, Rinklin 2, Ellis 2
Can: Borysiewicz
Best: USA: Martin, Ellis, Lucero, Trost, Japper, Holway
Can: Leyhane, Siddiqui, Travers, Bond, Dimacakos

New Zealand 4.5, 5.7, 7.8 — 10.10 (70)
Samoa
1.1, 2.2, 3.5 — 5.8 (38)
Goals: NZ:
Serci 4, Froggatt 4, Goodall, Ellis
Sam: Tavana, McKinnon, Fuamatu, Tiligi, Faalelei
Best: NZ: Stratford, Hunter, Ellis, Hema, Willis, Froggatt, Serci
Sam: Tavana, Pesamino, Faalelei, McKinnon

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Round 5
Wednesday, August 21, 2002

POOL A

Denmark 3.2, 4.3, 9.5 — 10.6 (66)
Japan 0.1, 2.6, 3.6 — 4.7 (32)

Goals
Den:
Krolmark 3, Hansen 3, Aulin 2, Cederholm, Finnsson
Japan: Kobayashi 2, Wroe 2
Best
Den:
Finnsson, Schulin, Brinks, Holberg, Yde, Anderson
Japan: Kobayashi, Wroe, Tanaka, Seto, Shiba, Ellmore, Yamatake

Papua New Guinea 3.3, 4.4, 8.8 — 13.13(91)
Nauru 4.1, 6.4, 6.6 — 6.8 (44)

Goals
PNG:
Maha 4, Bosko 3, Bae 2, Valuka 2, Leka, Gibson
Nauru: Cook 2, Aliklik 2, Namaduk, Notte, Baguga
Best
PNG:
Leka, Aupae, Bosko, Maha, Valluka, Meli
Nauru: Agir, Canon, Cook, Namaduk, Aliklik, Grundler, Jere\miah


POOL B

USA 3.1, 7.1, 14.5 — 20.12 (132)
South Africa 0.1, 0.3, 0.4 — 0.4 (4)

Goals
USA
- Purcell 8, Curry 3, Dainauski 2, Van Putten 2, McDaniel, Ternes, Jones, C. Ellis, Messenger
South Africa - Nil
Best
USA
- T. Ellis, Jagger, McDaniel, Purcell, Hunter
South Africa - Phogojane, Moletsane, Lucky, Motuba, Tlhasedi, Mogorosi, Hlomela

Samoa 2.3, 5.7, 6.9 — 9.15 (69)
Canada 0.1, 0.1, 0.2 — 0.5 (5)

Goals
Samoa
- Apulu 3, Tualafo 2, Penu, Leofo, Fuamatu, Tavana
Canada - Nil
Best
Samoa
- Fuamatu, Tualafo, Tootoo, Fomai, Atoa, Pesamino
Canada - Siddiqui, Block, Dimacakos, Robinson

Ireland 1.3, 2.7, 2.7 — 4.10 (34)
New Zealand 0.1, 1.1, 2.1 — 3.2 (20)

Goals
Ireland
- Stynes 2, Boylan, Sullivan
NZ - Serci, Bowden, Seversinsen
Best
Ireland
- Stynes, Cunnane, Shortall, R. McFlynn, N. McFlynn, Johnston, Reidy
NZ - Hunter, Bowden, Ellis, Thomas, Seversinsen, Stratford

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Friday -- Classification matches to determine seeding for future competitions.

Grand Final
Friday, August 23, 2002
played at the MCG, 5pm

Ireland
— 3.4, 5.7, 5.8 — 7.9-51
Papua New Guinea
— 0.0, 0.2, 1.4 — 2.7-19

Goals
Ireland:
Commey 3, O'Sullivan, Stynes, Kelly, O'Connor.
PNG: Leka, V. Lai.
Best:
Ireland:
Commey, Flood, Denham, R.McFlynn.
PNG: Tandawaui, Rae, D. Lai, Yangomina.

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FINAL STANDINGS

Pool A P W L For Against  % Pts
PNG 4 4 0 58.48(396) 11.15(81)   488.89 16
Great Britain 4 3 1 30.25(205) 29.30(204)   100.49 12
Denmark 4 2 2 22.23(155) 28.40(208)     74.52 8
Nauru 4 1 3 34.45(249) 28.42(210)   118.57 4
Japan 4 0 4 9.21(86) 57.35(377)     22.81 0
Pool B P W L For Against  % Pts
Ireland 5 5 0 38.45(273) 20.20(140)   195.00 20
New Zealand 5 4 1 59.45(399) 15.26(116)   343.97 16
U.S.A. 5 3 2 45.30(300) 23.31(169)   177.51 12
Samoa 5 2 3 34.50(254) 23.35(173)   146.82 8
Canada 5 1 4 11.30(96) 42.50(302)     31.79 4
South Africa 5 0 5 5.17(47) 82.49(541)       8.69 0

FRIDAY 23 AUGUST 2002
Grand Final: Friday, MCG, 5pm -- Papua New Guinea (Winner Pool A) v Ireland (Winner Pool B)
live on Fox Footy Channel – check your local guides

Classification Matches
(To determine seeding for future competition)
Venue: Junction Oval, St Kilda
12.30pm Japan (5th Pool A) v. Canada (5th Pool B) for Ninth
2.00pm Denmark (3rd Pool A) v. U.S.A. (3rd Pool B) for Fifth
Venue: Victoria Park, Collingwood
12.30pm Nauru (4th Pool A) v. Samoa (4th Pool B) for Seventh
2.00pm Great Britain (2nd Pool A) v. New Zealand (2nd Pool B) for Third
South Africa (6th Pool B) finishes Eleventh

The World Rankings before the tournament were:
1. PNG
2. Ireland
3. Nauru
4. Denmark
5. USA
6. Samoa
7. New Zealand
8. Great Britain
9. Canada
10. Japan
11. South Africa


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MELBOURNE'S 1000th AT THE G ...

July 19, 2002


Melbourne played their 1,000th league match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 20th.

To play 1,000 matches at a venue is one of the most remarkable stats of all time especially  when you consider that the MCG (2030) and Princes Park (1257) are the only grounds which have hosted 1,000 or more matches. For the record Carlton have played 945 matches at Princes Park - game number 1000 is quite a number of years away yet.

Melbourne's first match at the MCG was on May 15, 1897 in Round 2 (It was the first league match to be played on the hallowed turf) The Scores were: Melbourne 3.2, 5.4, 9.7, 9.10(64) to Geelong 0.0, 1.1, 1.1, 3.1(19)

The Melbourne v Collingwood clash in R10, 1958 at the MCG holds the record attendance in a Home and Away Match - 99,346 saw Melbourne win 12.12(84) to Collingwood's 10.13(73)

Melbourne have played in 17 Grand Finals (11 premierships)* at the MCG including the draw in 1948 v Ess and the 96 point drubbing by the Hawks in 1988.  Their first was in 1926 and the last in 2000.  Their last win was in 1964.  They featured in 7 consecutive Grand Finals at the MCG between 1954 and 1960.  A feat matched by Hawthorn in the 1980's.

*Melbourne's other premiership was in 1900 at the East Melbourne Cricket Ground (where the rail yards were, before the housing estate) - and the umpire was Crapp

Melbourne's record at the MCG

To the end of Round 15, they had played 999 matches at the MCG for 534 Wins, 458 Losses and 7 draws - a Win% of 53.80 — kicking 12205.12714 (85944) to 11698.12309(82497), and have scored 100 or more 332 times and conceded 100 on 288 occasions.

Melbourne's records at the MCG

Hi Score: 28.14(182) v NM  14.13(97) - 1986-R21

                & 28.14(182) v NM 17.10(112) - 1991-R5

Lo Score: 0.8(8) v SM 13.8(86) - 1912-R12

GWM: 141 points 21.28(154) v Haw 1.7(13) - 1926-R9

Hi 1st Q: 9.6(60) v Gee 7.2(44) - 1940-R10

Hi 2nd Q: 11.6(72) v Gee 0.3(3) - 1939-R16

Hi 3rd Q: 10.4(64) v Fsc 2.2(14) - 1994-1SF  - Garry Lyon 10 goals

Hi 4th Q: 11.5(71) v SM 1.2(8) - 1938-R4

Other Teams v Melbourne at the MCG

Hi Score: StK 31.18(204) v Mel 21.15(141) - 1978-R6

Lo Score: Car 1.2(8) v Mel 4.8(32) - 1903-R7

GWM: 127 pts  Gee 27.21(183) v Mel 8.8(56) -1996-R1 (n)

Hi 1st Q: Gee 10.7(67) v Mel 3.3(21) - 1934-R14

Hi 2nd Q: StK 11.5(71) v Mel 2.3(15) - 1978-R6

Hi 3rd Q: Ess 11.8(74) v Mel 1.1(7) - 1946-GF

Hi 4th Q: Gee 10.10(70) v Mel 4.2(26) - 1989-1SF

Melbourne's record v other teams at the MCG...

v               P     W     L    D

Adelaide       6    3     3    0

Brisbane     10    8    2    0

Carlton      88    45    43    0

Collingwood   120    50    68    2

Essendon       98    38    59    1

Fitzroy        77    45    30    2

Fsc-W.B        61    39    22    0

Fremantle      4    3     1    0

Geelong        95    49    46    0

Hawthorn      59    32    27    0

NM-Kangaroos   78    50    28    0

Port Adelaide   3    3     0    0

Richmond      114    53    60    1

St.Kilda       82    54    28    0

SM-Sydney      85    48    36    1

University     11    10     1    0

West Coast     8    4     4    0

              999   534   458    7

 

Here's to the next 1000.....




July 1, 2002

Something that has intrigued the community of statisticians this season has been the the parallel run achieved by the two WA clubs Fremantle and West Coast.

MARTIN WINDSOR-BLACK delved through the files and provided this very pertinent observation –

Longest 'Non-Streaks'
(10+ consecutive matches without a consecutive result)


16    Fsc    1928-R16 to 1929-R13 (LWLWLWLDWLWLWLWL)
1
5*   Fre    2001-R21 to 2002-R13* (LWLWLWLWLWLWLWL) - ended R14
14    StK    1969-R3 to 1969-R16 (WLWLWLWLWLWLWL)
13    WCE  1999-R22 to 2000-R10 (LWLWLDWLWLWLW)
12    Bri      2000-R8 to 2000-R19 (LWLWLWLWLWLW)
12    WCE  2001-R22 to 2002-R11 (LWLWLWLWLWLW)
11    Car     1953-R3 to 1953-R13 (WLWLWLWLWLW)
11    Rch    1983-R9 to 1983-R19 (LWLWLWLWLWL)
10    Uni     1909-R12 to 1910-R3 (WLWLDLDWLW)
10    Fit      1927-R8 to 1927-R17 (WLDLWLWLWL)
10    StK    1944-R4 to 1944-R13 (LWDLWLWLWL)
10    Fsc    1954-R8 to 1954-R17 (WLWLWLWLDW)
10    Mel    1972-R3 to 1972-R12 (LWLWLWLWLW)
10    Fsc    1987-R17 to 1988-R4 (LWLDWLWLWL)
10    Rch    1988-R9 to 1988-R18 (LWLWLWLWLW)
10    StK    1990-R2 to 1990-R11 (WLWLWLWLWL)
10    Haw    2000-R11 to 2000-R20 (LWLWLWLWLW)

It was interesting to note how Richmond's season of 1983 virtually paralleled their 1988 season up to Round 18:

1983 Rch: LLLLLWLLLWLWLWLWLW
1988 Rch: LLLLWLLLLWLWLWLWLW