Wednesday, 18 June 2014

2014 Round 15, Half time.

19th June Birthdays.
Tim Finocchiaro 1979, Scott Harding 1986, Alistair Lynch 1968.

 PLAYER OF THE DAY. Eric Zschech, born 19th June 1909.
Eric played for Richmond during a time when they were a top team.  In Grand finals in 1931, 1932, 1933 and 1934 they won the fag in '32 and '34, and Eric was part of all those teams.

Playing in the centre this classy but not showy game breaker was able to pin point drop kicks that found their target on most occasions.

With the club from 1930 to 1935 Eric played in 102 games and kicked 16 goals.  He also played for Victoria against South Australia in 1934.

Source: The Encyclopaedia Of AFL Footballers.

Gavin Crosisca – Collingwood Workhorse.
Gavin started with the Magpies in 1987 and was there for their drought breaking Premiership in 1990.
Known for his high shepherd and tackle counts he was a quiet achiever that was an important part of the team with his long clearing kicks out of defence.
Due to changing rules regarding eligibility for State of origin representation he played games for Queensland, Victoria and the Allies.
Playing 246 games for Collingwood from 1987 to 2000, he also kicked 64 goals.
Source: The Encyclopaedia Of AFL Footballers.

Grand Final Statistics.

-         Highest aggregate Grand Final score – 50.27.327.
      Carlton v Richmond 1972.

-         Highest team score – 28.9.177 , Carlton 1972.  (Richmond 22.18.150)

-       Lowest aggregate score -38 points. 1927.
      Collingwood 2.13.25 def  Richmond 1.7.13.

Richmond’s score in 1927 was also the lowest by a team in a Grand final.

-         Biggest margin in a Grand final  - 119 points, 2007.

Geelong 24.19.163 def Port Adelaide 6.8.44.

-         Grand finals decided by 1 point.

Fitzroy def South Melbourne 1899.

Carlton def Essendon 1947.

West Coast def Sydney 2006.

-         Most Grand final appearances – Michael Tuck  (Hawthorn) 11

-         Most possessions in a Grand final - Simon Black (Brisbane) 39.

-         Most goals by 1 player in a Grand final- Gordon Coventry (Collingwood) 9 (1928).
Source: Wikipedia.

3 Super Swans.
Harry Clark wore the number 6 jersey at South Melbourne from 1928 to 1930 and again from 1931 to 1936. With the club from 1926 to 1936 he had a 147 game  career. As a dashing wingman he was able to deliver the ball with great accuracy and kicked 34 goals.
He was in the clubs premiership team in 1933 and won the Best and Fairest that year. Also a part of the 1934 and 1935 losing Grand Final teams, he represented Victoria 11 times.
Andrew Dunkley was Sydney’s number 6 from 1992 to 2002 for 217 games and 11 goals.
Playing under 19 football at St. Kilda it didn’t seem he would make it in the AFL, so he moved to Tasmania where he got settled and when Sydney came calling he didn’t want to leave.
Luckily for the Swans and football in general he did and became one of the best full backs of his time.
After 29 games for Brisbane Craig Bolton moved to Sydney in 2003 and walked straight into the number 6 vacated by Andrew Dunkley at the end of the previous season.
From then to the end of 2010 he played 170 games, mainly in defence, but did manage to kick 15 goals.  He got the opportunity at Sydney that he hadn’t had in Brisbane and he rewarded the club with some great games.
Craig was selected in the All Australian squad in 2006 and 2009 and was in Sydney’s flag winning team in 2005.
Source: The Encyclopaedia Of AFL Footballers. 

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