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|In 1956, Melbourne's Stuart Spencer equalled Richmond's Tom Allen's record for the worst goal-kicking accuracy in a VFL game. What was Spencer's and Allen's tally?|
0.11. Tom Allen kicked 11 behinds against North Melbourne in Round 14, 1949. Spencer kicked 11 straight behinds against Geelong in Round 5, 1956.
|Who is the only player to top the league's goal-kicking list in 5 successive seasons?|
Gordon Coventry. Gordon Coventry (Collingwood) topped the goal-kickers from 1926 to 1930.
|Round 18, 1947: Melbourne v St Kilda at the Junction Oval. What unique VFL event occurred?|
Fred Fanning kicked 18 goals. Fanning, playing for Melbourne, kicked 18.1 in their 95 point victory. (Note: Lindsey White played for South Melbourne.)
|Who is the only St Kilda coach to be inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame as a coach?|
Alan Jeans & Jeans & Allan Jeans. Alan Jeans coached St Kilda to their only premiership in 1966. He coached Hawthorn to the flag in 1983, 1986 and 1989 and he also coached Richmond in 1992.
|Round 17, 2001, and Hawthorn defeat Carlton by three-points after kicking a goal after the siren. Who kicked the game-winning goal?|
|Which of these players, all drafted in 1988, was drafted to an AFL club first (ie. which player as the earliest draft selection)?|
Michael Long (Essendon). Michael Long was drafted in 1988 as the no. 23 pick. Reliable Carlton defender Michael Sexton was selected at no. 54, Doggies captain Chris Grant was no. 105 and West Coast legend Ashley MacIntosh at an incredible no. 112 draft selection.
|What number selection was Essendon's James Hird in the 1990 draft?|
79. Shows you that you can still pick up a good buy late in the draft. James Hird is a Brownlow Medalist, Essendon Captain, All-Australian and regarded as one of the games finest players.
|Greg 'Diesel' Williams has one of the most impressive individual footballing resumes, which features 1 premiership medal, 2 Brownlow Medals, 1 Norm Smith Medal, various media awards and 3 club best and fariest awards at 3 different clubs. At which 3 clubs did Williams win his 5 best and fairest awards: ________ , ________ and Carlton?|
Geelong Sydney & Sydney Geelong & Sydney Swans Geelong Cats & Swans Cats & Cats Swans. Greg Williams: Brownlow Medalist 1986 and 1994, Geelong B and F 1985, Sydney B and F 1986, Carlton B and F 1994, Norm Smith Medalist 1995, All-Australian 1986-87, 1993-94 (capt.), EJ Whitten Medalist 1987, AFLPA Award 1987 and 94, Premiership player 1994.
|In 1989, which club did Adelaide stars Darren Jarman, Andrew Jarman and Chris McDermott get drafted to but subsequently refused to leave Adelaide until the introduction of the Crows 2 years later?|
|In the 2001 Brownlow Medal, the top five place getters were from interstate teams, who was the leading vote-getter from a Victorian team?|
Brent Harvey & Harvey & Johnson & Jason Johnson. Akamanis - 23 votes. McLeod - 21 votes. Voss - 19 votes. Cousins and Fancou - 18 votes. Brent Harvey and Jason Johnson - 16 votes.
|After a disappointing 2001, which St Kilda player ended up with the most Brownlow votes?|
Robert Harvey. Despite playing about half the season, Harvey out-scored his St Kilda team mates with an amazing 7 votes!
|Which Carlton player benefited from Wayne Harmes' controversial tap-on from the boundary line, and kicked the goal that won Carlton the 1979 Grand Final?|
Ken Sheldon. Carlton 11-16 (82) beat Collingwood 11-11 (77).
|By the end of the 2000 season it was many years since a Richmond player has won a Brownlow Medal. Who was their last winner in the 20th Century?|
Ian Stewart & Stewart. Ian Stewart won his last of 3 Brownlows in 1971 - the 22 years without a Richmond win was the longest current drought of any club at the end of the 2000 season.
|How many Brisbane Lions 2001 premiership players were former Fitzroy players?|
3. Martin Pike, Alistair Lynch and Chris Johnson were all ex-Fitzroy players. Johnson's the only one who went to Brisbane in the 1996 merger.
|What unfortunate injury did Geelong's Stephan Hocking sustain during the 1989 Grand Final?|
Split testicle. Forget Dipper's punctured lung or Dermie's broken ribs, just the thought of a split testicle makes you wince.
|Which of these multi-Brownlow medal winners didn't win medals at two different clubs?|
Ivor Warne Smith. Ian Stewart won two Brownlows for St Kilda in 1965-1966, and Richmond in 1971. Peter Moore won with Collingwood in 1979 and Melbourne in 1984. Greg Williams won with Sydney in 1986 and Carlton in 1994. Ivor Warne Smith won with Melbourne in 1926 and 1928.
|Who took the official AFL Mark of the Year in 2001?|
Gary Moorcroft. Perhaps the best year for big grabs in recent memory, Essendon's Gary Moorcroft rose above the rest to take an absolute classic. But the other three, plus others from Ottens, Richardson and David Bourke were also pretty good.
|Which former Melbourne 200-gamer was drafted to Sydney for the 2001 season, but didn't manage a single game?|
|Michael Tuck played 426 league games, Kevin Bartlett 403. Who was third on the all-time games record list at the end of the 2001 season?|
Simon Madden & Madden. Simon Madden played 378 games for Essendon.
|Which barnyard animal, wearing Number 4, was thrown onto the SCG at a Sydney v St Kilda match in 1994?|
pig. A pig was thrown on the ground after St Kilda full-forward (and rather pig-ish looking man) Tony Lockett withdrew from the game because of injury. After chasing it around for about 5 minutes, Sydney's Andrew Dunkley finally tackled the little porker. The no. 4 painted on the pig represented Lockett's playing number: 4.
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