He couldnt give a stuff about his stats sheet. The Australian National Anthem Advance Australia Fair was performed by Amanda Harrison and Lucy Durack, stars of the hit musical Wicked. Contributing strongly for the Saints were Hayes, Gram, Luke Ball, Jones, Montagna, Steven Baker and Brendon Goddard; Goddard continued playing with a broken nose and a fractured collarbone, sustained in separate incidents during the game. Maybe his best game full stop. Breaking Magpie hearts, yet again. The game was the third grand final meeting between the two teams in their long history, having previously contested in the 1963 and 1989 VFL Grand Finals. He also made a rare change and brought in 19th man Ted Hopkins in place of Bert Thornley. St Kilda failed to convert on the scoreboard due to inaccurate kicking: despite entering the forward 50-metres arc on 14 occasions to Geelong's two during a sustained period of midfield dominance, they only registered 2.2 (14), with goals to Brendon Goddard in the 13th minute and Hayes in the 20th minute; while Geelong was able to counterattack with one goal to Joel Selwood in the 18th minute. Carey would kick four goals in the third quarter but the end-to-end goal-for-goal attack of the match would see North only reduce Geelongs lead to 18 points at the final break. Send us feedback or report a mistake on this page. Back in 1989, getting 30 disposals in a match was a rare thing and Gary Ayres did just that. But Sam de Koning, this gun key defender, is now a goalscorer in a grand final. Picture: AFL Photos, Brandan Parfitt celebrates a Geelong goal against Sydney in the 2022 AFL Grand Final. Geelong would match that feat for the first time since 1951-1953 and the second time in the club's history. Same Face, Same Place: Sports Most Famous Coaching Returns, Every NRL Clubs Best Player So Far This Season, (Some of) The Defunct Clubs of the A-League and the NSL, Copyright 2023 Entain Group Pty Ltd trading as Ladbrokes AU, drawn 1977 Grand Final is iconic in so many ways. Cam Guthrie 7Was a little quiet early but worked his way into the match beautifully, particularly as others started to tire around him. In the third week, the winners of the semi-finals from week two play the winners of the qualifying finals in the first week. In the 26 minute mark, Travis Cloke put Collingwood back in front by one point. 6, The late inclusion for the injured Max Holmes and started on a wing next to Justin McInerney. Beau Waters took as just an important mark as Leo Barry did the year before. You guys have been the benchmark for god knows how long, and it's great to se you get reward for effort.  In the week leading up to the grand final, Geelong's Gary Ablett was awarded the Brownlow Medal. While the veterans starred, young gun Tyson Stengle capped off one of the stories of the AFL season with an epic. . 21 minutes into the final term, the man brought in from the bench Ted Hopkins, kicked his fourth goal and the Blues trailed by a point. The traditional grand final motorcade, which was controversially omitted from the 2007 pre-match entertainment, returned, honouring the 2008 Australian Football Hall of Fame inductees, individual award winners and retiring players with over 200 games' experience, as well as Olympic and Paralympic gold medallists. Provided lots of run and defensive pressure in his 13 touches. CLASSY CAT MAKES HISTORY Isaac Smith's medal win one for the ages, Isaac Smith notches three goals in one of his all-time best performances to be awarded the Norm Smith Medal. Attacked the contest with pace and set up numerous goals inside 50. St Kilda progressed directly to the Preliminary Final, where it faced the Western Bulldogs in the First Preliminary Final. With 53 seconds remaining, Clinton Jones roved a pack to snap a goal from the pocket. Phenomenal. Deep into the final quarter, Norths Phil Baker kicked a goal that almost won North the game. Mark O'Connor 4 The late inclusion wasn't seen too often, but took a few crucial marks when the Swans were pressing. The Hawks regained the lead and were never headed again. Geelong, the 2007 Premiers, won 21 of 22 games during the home and away season to win its second consecutive McClelland Trophy, and tied the 2000 Essendon Bombers for most wins ever in a home and away season. Midway in the second quarter, the Kangas extended their lead to 69 points and Essendon looked gone for all money. The two sides had faced each other once during the year in a famous Round 14 match which is considered one of the best home-and-away matches in history. Tom Stewart 6Tagged by Ryan Clarke early, the Cats were content to free up other players in defence to take Stewart's customary intercepting role. The emotion is pouring out of the MCG now. With one more behind before the end of the quarter, St Kilda entered the three quarter time break with a seven-point lead. Chris Scott 9Made the extraordinarily tough (but correct) call not to bring in a proppy Max Holmes, replacing him with Mark O'Connor. 30 years ago todayThe Hawks salute in one of the greatest grand finals of all time. 9, Was given the job on Lance Franklin and blanketed the Swans superstar. After quarter time the match was more even, and by three-quarter time, Geelong had extended its lead to only 35 points. Finished with 23 disposals and 15 hitouts. Gryan Miers 5Wasn't sighted overly often but provided a lot of buzz around the footy in attack. Collingwood 9-14-68 v St Kilda 10-8-68. The highest ambient temperature for the game was only 11.3C, the coldest on record for a grand final. Live Scores & Stats: AFL Live Ladder : Essendon defeats Melbourne Grand Final, Saturday, 2nd September 2000 : Team: Q1: Q2: Q3: Q4: Final: Essendon: 4.8 10.16 16.17 19.21 135 Melbourne: 3.3 pic.twitter.com/OA7iYDGvS3, To the memory of Michael Williamson, whose call of Alex Jesaulenkos iconic mark in the 1970 Grand Final will live on forever.#BoundByBlue pic.twitter.com/GUlzEyV0Bs. Not his most influential game but was still solid in defence when the ball was in his area. Picture: AFL Photos, Geelong's Patrick Dangerfield in action against Sydney in the 2022 Grand Final. Was too much for Sydney to handle in attack, with his accuracy the only issue on Saturday, kicking 3.4. Chaired by John Worsfold, the voters and their choices were as follows:. Isaac Smith has won the Norm Smith Medal! It was the first grand final contested by two Victorian-based teams since Essendon and Melbourne met in 2000. The 51,878 people who were at the MCG and the very few who happened to have C7 Sport on Optus Vision back in the day witnessed one of the greatest games theyll ever see. 1,360. Geelong played the man and not the ball in the first quarter, whereas Hawthorn kicked eight goals and went into quarter time with a 40 point lead. The first half of the final quarter was closely fought on the field, with Hawthorn controlling general play, and both teams missing shots at goal. 8, Consistent and reliable as always in the middle. The Cats came into the decider on a 15-match winning streak after finishing the season on top of the ladder, and were never threatened on their way to a 10th premiership in front of 100,024 spectators at the MCG, winning20.13 (133) to 8.4 (52). (SPOILER ALERT: Collingwood thumps St.Kilda by 56 points in the replay), The AFL Grand Final is a draw! Most pundits thought he was primed for this Grand Final and those takes were justified. After a close first half, Carlton opened a lead in the third quarter. This page is not available in other languages. However, a combination between inaccurate goalkicking from the Geelong forwards the worst of which were a Brad Ottens behind from 15 metres (49ft) on the run and a Cameron Mooney behind from a 5-metre (16ft), 45 set shot after the siren and strong defensive pressure from the Hawthorn defense restricted Geelong to just 1.9 (15). North Melbourne remained goalless from the first quarter and Magpie fans were starting to believe that 1977 would be their year. With nine seconds remaining, Justin Koschitzke got his boot to a broken marking contest in the goal square, just eluding the diving hands of Darren Milburn's attempted smother, to tie the scores. . In 1897 and 1924 there were no grand finals and instead the premier was decided by a finals play-off. For the second time in three years the Cats and Magpies would play off in the Preliminary Final. Both Geelong and North Melbourne were known for their high-scoring and attacking style of play at the time and this game was no exception. I hope you're sitting back proud. The game he was referring to was the Essendon v (then known as) Kangaroos clash at the MCG. Mark Blicavs 8Played his usual unusual role of midfielder/ruck to perfection. Its one of the best Grand Finals ever played and when it comes to what goes on the field, stays on the field this one is worthy of being in the top 10 games of the past 50 years. Language links are at the top of the page across from the title. Worked his way into the game and finished with an incredible curling bomb from 50m in the last quarter. The winning streak, known as the "Kennett curse", achieved iconic status in the AFL in the intervening years. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our . Both teams kicked a total of 16 goals in the last quarter alone. The Dees had closed the gap to seven points in the final term, but Adelaide found a rare bit of space on the open side of the ground, coolly and calmly finding targets before Danielle Ponter's second - accelerating away . Abbreviations key #=Jumper GM=Games played KI=Kicks MK=Marks HB=Handballs DI=Disposals DA=Disposal average GL=Goals BH=Behinds HO=Hit outs TK=Tackles RB=Rebound 50s Zach Guthrie - 6. It included numerous come-from-behind victories and narrow margins, and two kicks after the siren to win by Jimmy Bartel in 2009 (behind to win 99-98) and Tom Hawkins in 2012 (goal to win 118-116). Dermott Brereton had broken ribs, Robert Diperdomenico played with a punctured lung, John Platten suffered a concussion and the then two-man bench resembled a hospital emergency ward. Hawthorn defender Trent Croad left the field midway through the second quarter with a broken foot. Melbourne ($1.67) is the favourite to beat the Bulldogs ($2.25) in the 2021 Grand Final, according to Pointsbet. St Kilda's Jason Gram, who had 30 disposals, finished second for the medal; he also polled nine votes but lost to Chapman on a countback, as Chapman received three votes from three of the five judges, while Gram received three votes from only one judge. Kicked two from his 18. The Geelong players are each heading up to receive their premiership medals, and soon after them will be their captain Joel Selwood. However, they did waste many of their inside-50s by missing relatively easy shots on goal and were unable to defend the fewer entries by Geelong. The Australian Football League's 2009 finals series determined the top eight final positions of the 2009 AFL season over four weekends in September 2009, culminating with the 113th AFL/VFL Grand Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 26 September 2009. Geelong defeated by Hawthorn at MCG Grand Final Saturday, 27th September 2008 AFL match statistics . In fact, most of the Sydney Swans v West Coast Eagles matches from the mid-2000s were epic, thrillers in an era were defensive, low-scoring, flooding football was all the rage. The Australian Football League's 2009 finals series determined the top eight final positions of the 2009 AFL season over four weekends in September 2009, culminating with the 113th AFL/VFL Grand Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 26 September 2009. Geelong are champions for 2022, and they couldn't be more worthy of the honour. 7, MOMENTS THAT MADE GF: Swans stars brutal afternoon; goal that brought the MCG to tears, THANK GOD FOR ROBBIE WILLIAMS: Boring GF tests fans in anti-climax to classic AFL finals, NEXT LEVEL: Cats explode in 33-year first Grand Final bloodbath, ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY: Swans GF nightmare laid bare as big Cat bench presses hapless rival, LOVE YOU WARNIE: Robbies perfect tribute to late great spin king, Aussie music legend, Geelongs most improved player this season and barely put a foot wrong all season and on Grand Final day. AFl Grand Final Ratings up in all metro markets compared to 2019 - Melbourne 57%, Brisbane 21%, Sydney by 11%, Adelaide 14%, Perth 17%. No game or Grand Final has had more of an impact on the game of Australian Rules Football as we know it than the 1970 Grand Final between Carlton and Collingwood. Geelong player ratings for the Grand Final. Playing on the wing and a little off half-back, Duncan's hard running helped set the tone, booting a goal from his 27 disposals and 13 marks. Geelong started strongly, with Max Rooke scoring the opening goal of the game in the 3rd minute after winning a holding the ball at centre half-forward against St Kilda's Raphael Clarke, and Cameron Mooney scoring another in the 8th minute. In general play, St Kilda throughout the first half earned 31 inside-50s to Geelong's 15, and was consistently able to stop Geelong's rebound through the middle. The Crows and Demons clash in the AFLW Grand Final. When the final siren sounded, both teams were left to ponder the coulda, shoulda and wouldas of the game. In 1948 and 1977 there were grand final replays after initial draws. The premiership was. Rose to the occasion and proved himself to be the best big-man at stoppage time. It was the 113th annual grand final of the Australian Football League (formerly the Victorian Football League),  staged to determine the premiers for . Hard to believe this kid is only 21. Read today's tips and betting previews for racing and sports. North was able to kick three goals within the first seven minutes of the game and reduced the Magpies lead to just eight points. The two undefeated sides were scheduled to meet on Sunday afternoon at Etihad Stadium in Round 14 of that season. Geelong was the first team since Essendon in 2000 to win both the pre-season premiership and the regular season premiership in the same season. Set shots from Mooney and Lonergan hit the posts. Despite their respective ladder positions, Geelong entered the grand final as $1.60 favourites to win amongst most bookmakers. The next two quarters were even, but it was Geelongs efforts in the last term that saw them stage an almighty comeback, mostly thanks to the efforts of Gary Ablett Snr who kicked nine goals in one the greatest individual performances you will ever see on the football field. Many regard Wayne Careys efforts in the third quarter as one of the greatest of his stellar on-field career. #AFLGF MORE: https://t.co/f9ihC9bBN6 pic.twitter.com/LXKzkbXRLZ. Mitchell goaled less than a minute later. North dominated in the first quarter with an 18 point lead but in the second quarter, the Cats piled on seven unanswered goals with 1989 Brownlow Medalist Paul Couch dominating and the likes of Gary Ablett Snr, Billy Brownless and David Mensch kicking five goals between them. Got free as often as possible to set Geelong up off half-back. All-Australian Tyson Stengle showed yet again why he has been recruit of the year, kicking four goals to cap an incredible season after being delisted by the Crows. Geelong progressed to its third consecutive grand final. Joel Selwood 9Turned over a few early disposals uncharacteristically, but came good in a big way, recording a game-high 12 touches in the first quarter. Kicking in from the behind, the Cats went to a contest 50m from goal where a strong mark was taken by Harry Taylor. The match, attended by 100,012 spectators, was won by Hawthorn by a margin of 26 points, marking that club's tenth premiership overall and first since 1991. Beginning in 2009, the posters were drawn by cartoonist Mark Knight of the Herald Sun. The 2008 AFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football match contested between the Geelong Football Club and the Hawthorn Football Club, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on 27 September 2008. The 21minutes that followed were a tough battle which yielded only five behinds: the first two to St Kilda, and the next three to Geelong, tying the scores at 67 apiece. 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Was just as influential in the ruck, neutralising Tom Hickeys influence consistently. Franklin is a cousin of Melbourne forward Jeff Garlett and former Fremantle defender Dale Kickett. As a spectacle and football game to watch, the 2006 Grand Final is superior to the one the year previous. Continued his awesome finish to the finals series, pulling off some terrific one-percenters to put teammates to advantage. North Melbourne started the match all guns blazing and led 4-4 (28) to Collingwood 1-5 (11) but the Kangaroos failed to capitalise on the scoreboard in the second quarter. Geelong and St Kilda had never previously met each other in a grand final. There were many stoppages, much congestion and very little opportunity for scoring by either side. This is a special team, and they are massive winners on the biggest day of all.  In the 2009 season, Geelong won its first 13 games, but endured a late season slump with a 54 record and only two wins by greater than a goal to finish second with an 184 record. Adelaide dominated the first quarter, kicking six goals to one, and partway into the second quarter, Adelaide's lead reached 32 points. Recorded 15 disposals and five intercepts. 8, *Odds are current as of 2nd May 2023, 6:41pm AEST. It was sixth grand final appearance in St Kilda's history and the first since the 1997 Grand Final, with the club attempting to win its second premiership. Can Cameron kick another? The main course was the Grand Final of 1989, but the entre served between Hawthorn and Geelong in Round Six at Princes Park of that season was pretty darn tasty.  Had Dawson's spoil not gone directly to Scarlett, St Kilda had the numbers advantage at the fall of the ball and would likely have been able to go forward into attack themselves. The Grand Final between these two teams in 2009 was pretty good, but the only home and away encounter of that season was phenomenal. "To John, Dane, Luke and Callum - a hell of a performance this year. The match saw end-to-end play at an incredibly skilled and fast pace. If it is a valid email, your password will be reset and emailed to you. The Cats and Swans clash in the Grand Final. Rhys Stanley - 8/10. The curse was also attributed to a private pact made amongst Geelong players after the grand final loss, and later made public by Paul Chapman, that the Cats "will never lose to Hawthorn again".. A subsequent behind to Rooke in the 27th minute put the Cats seven points ahead. The game is mostly remembered for Gary Ablett Senior kicking the winning goal after the siren to get the Cats in the Grand Final, but theres so much more to it. Nat Edwards and Damian Barrett dissect the 2022 AFL Grand Final. Abbreviations key #=Jumper GM=Games played KI=Kicks MK=Marks HB=Handballs DI=Disposals DA=Disposal average GL=Goals BH=Behinds HO=Hit outs TK=Tackles RB=Rebound 50s He's poached it from Dangerfield, who shrugged off about three tackles to get his snap away. Geelong defeats Port Adelaide at MCG Grand Final Saturday, 29th September 2007 AFL match statistics . 8, Was the beneficiary of the Swans tagging Tom Stewart and Jack Henry taking Lance Franklin. In the 29th minute, Stephen Milne took a long kick into a largely open forward line towards the unguarded goals for St Kilda, but it was a tumbling kick and Scarlett was able to comfortably rush it through for a behind. Send us feedback or report a mistake on this page. Tyson Stengle has done it, against all odds. It was the 113th annual grand final of the Australian Football League (formerly the Victorian Football League), staged to determine the premiers for the 2009 AFL season. This system is different from the McIntyre final eight system, which was previously used by the AFL, and is currently used by the National Rugby League. Geelong's K-Rock provided local coverage with commentary from Anthony Mithen and Ian Cohen. What a player. Three goals to two in the second quarter saw St Kilda narrow the margin to seven points; then, with four goals to two in the third quarter, St Kilda took the lead by five points. Post-match presentation after the game. The network had only broadcast the match following an agreement that would see them, along with rival Network Ten (which had telecast the event between 2002 and 2007 inclusive), share the rights to the match every year, with the other network broadcasting the pre-season grand final and the Brownlow Medal presentation that year as well. Footy never sleeps, and neither does ABC Sport. 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The people have spoken, and these are the 10 best Grand Finals of all-time, as voted by you.Which games are too low, and which are too high? Abbreviations key #=Jumper GM=Games played KI=Kicks MK=Marks HB=Handballs DI=Disposals DA=Disposal average GL=Goals BH=Behinds HO=Hit outs TK=Tackles RB=Rebound 50s Grand Final, MCG, Attendance: 97302: Saturday, 29th September 2007, 2:30 PM AEST: Team: Q1: Q2: Q3: Q4: Final: Geelong: 5.7 11.13 18.17 24.19 163 Port Adelaide: 2.2 4.3 5.5 6.8 44 6, One of the Cats best players during the finals series. It's not hyperbole to say two or three years ago we were in real trouble. Brandan Parfitt 3Appeared from absolutely nowhere to run onto a goal in the goalsquare in the final 10 minutes. 7, Cometh the big stage, cometh the captain. However, Norths coach Ron Barassi had other ideas and previous experience in coaching Grand Final comebacks against Collingwood. Smart taps and disposals across half-forward and forever putting defenders on edge. By the third quarter, it was party time for the Cats, scoring six goals to none as the wheels fell off for the men in red and white. While the match was high scoring, only four goals were kicked in the last quarter three of them from North Melbourne one each from John Longmire, Adrian McAdam and Brett Alison. "It was the closest any game has ever come to feeling like a grand final." Jed Bews 5Had the unenviable task of tackling the dangerous Tom Papley and did well to limit the small Swans influence. Dermott Brereton relives the very first Anzac Day game back in 1995. pic.twitter.com/9sDZC8k3PF. In what was Gary Ablett Snrs 100th game (against his former club no less), Geelong owned the first half with then Cats full-forward Gavin Exell kicking six goals resulting in a 49 point lead to the visiting side. In the last 30 seconds of the game, both sides scramble for the ball until Collingwood clear it out of bounds for a throw-in on the members stand side.
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