Special Sub-Topic: VFL/AFL Captains
|Who were the two captains of St. Kilda in 2004 and 2005?|
Lenny Hayes and Nick Riewoldt. For the last few years St. Kilda have had a rotating captaincy. They have a different captain every year. There has been much criticism over this system as people don't think that it gives players enough time to grow into their roles as captain.
|Who was the first player to captain Fremantle in the AFL?|
Ben Allan. Fremantle played their first AFL match against Richmond on the April 1, 1995. The Dockers went down by just five points. They finished 13th in their first year.
|What number was passed from captain to captain at the Richmond club?|
17. Since the passing of Tiger great Jack Dyer, his number was set to be worn by the captain, number 17. Wayne Campbell was the first captain to do so, the captain of 2005 was Kane Johnson.
|Who was captain of the 1954 Footscray premiership side?|
Charlie Sutton. Even closing out the 2005 season, the Bulldogs had won only one Premiership, in 1954 against Melbourne. Footscray 15.12 (102) V. Melbourne 7.9 (51).
|When did Nathan Buckley first captain Collingwood?|
1999. Nathan Buckley took over the captaincy in 1999, he was Gavin Brown successor.
|Michael Tuck was never appointed captain of Hawthorn.|
f. Michael Tuck was the games record holder with 426. Tuck was appointed captain of the Hawks in 1986. He captained them from that year until his retirement in 1991. He was 38-years old.
|Who was captain of St. Kilda in 1966 when they were premiers?|
Darrel Baldock. One of the most famous grand final victories, was St. Kilda's over Collingwood by a solitary point. The famous point was kicked by Barry Breen, it was his fifth behind for the day.
|How many day premiership's did Michael Tuck captain the Hawks to?|
4. Michael Tuck captained his Hawks to four day Premierships between 1986 and 1991. They were 1986, 1988, 1989, and 1991. Throughout his career, Michael Tuck was a part of seven premiership sides, both VFL and AFL.
|Who was the last captain of the Fitzroy Lions?|
Brad Boyd. The Fitzroy club folded at the end of the 1996 season. They then merged with the Brisbane Lions.
|Who was the first captain of the Port Adelaide Power?|
Gavin Wanganeen. Port Adelaide Power played their first official AFL game in 1997.
|What is the name of the player who captained Essendon immediately before James Hird was appointed?|
Gary O'Donnell. James Hird has been captain of the Bombers since 1998. The 1996 joint Brownlow medallist was pick no.79 overall in the 1990 National Draft.
|Carlton great Alex Jesaulenko left Carlton in 1981 to coach which club?|
St. Kilda. Alex Jesaulenko was a premiership captain in 1979 but left the Blues in 1981 to coach the Saints. He coached them for two years, unsuccesfully. In the two years 'Jezza' was there they finished 10th and 11th. He then returned to Carlton in 1989 to coach for two years.
|Who was the Richmond Tigers captain in 1997?|
Matthew Knights. Matthew Knights made his debut in 1988.
|Who was the first captain of the Fremantle Dockers?|
Ben Allan. Fremantle played their first AFL match against Richmond on the 1st of April in 1995. The Dockers went down by just 5 points. They finished 13th in their first year.
|Last one. How many coaches did Carlton have between 1941 and 1955?|
1. Perc Bentley was in it for the long haul when he coached Carlton for 15 years. He had success in 1945 and 1947 where they won the Grand Final's.
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