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Giga Bite, July 5, 2022

First recorded by Geelong in 1897 and most recently by the Western Bulldogs last year, 5.7 has been a final score 98 times across 126 V/AFL seasons. Its reverse – 7.5 – has been recorded 78 times. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, July 3, 2022

Today's Fremantle vs Port Adelaide match will be the second meeting of the two sides to take place on July 3. The Dockers won the first one easily, by 57 points in 2010 at Subiaco. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, July 2, 2022

Today's Essendon vs Sydney match will be the second meeting of the two sides to take place on July 2. The Swans won the first one by 19 points in 1995 at the SCG. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, July 1, 2022

Hawthorn's Jack Hester was born 100 years ago today. Hester played 15 games for the Hawks in 1947 and 1948, kicking 15 goals, with a best of four in his second match. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, June 30, 2022

Brisbane and the Western Bulldogs, who will play each other tonight, have not previously met on June 30, but the Lions' predecessor Fitzroy met the Dogs on this day in 1984. Footscray prevailed that day, defeating the Lions by 14 points.
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Giga Bite, June 29, 2022

Happy 150th birthday to Harry Dowdall. An inaugural player in the very first round of VFL matches, Dowdall played 38 games for Collingwood from 1897 to 1900 and one for St Kilda in 1901. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, June 28, 2022

Happy 150th birthday to South Melbourne's Jason Ralph. The only 'Jason' to play in the first 88 seasons of the V/AFL, Ralph turned out for five games in red and white in 1898. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, June 27, 2022

Carlton's Harold McDonald was born 100 years ago today. McDonald played a solitary VFL match for the Blues in a loss to South Melbourne in the opening round of the 1944 season. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, June 26, 2022

Today's Collingwood vs GWS match will mark the second time on which the two sides have met on June 26. The first came just two years ago, when the Giants prevailed in a thriller by two points. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 26th Jun
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Giga Bite, June 25, 2022

Tonight's Geelong vs Richmond match will mark the second meeting of the two sides to take place on June 25. The first came back in 1983 when Richmond got home by a point in a thriller at VFL Park. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 25th Jun
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Giga Bite, June 24, 2022

The biggest crowd to attend any of the 87 V/AFL matches played on June 24 came on this day in 2011 when 64,537 saw Hawthorn take on Essendon at the MCG. The Hawks won the match easily, by 65 points. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, June 23, 2022

Carlton holds the distinction of having kicked the highest score recorded in any of the 88 V/AFL matches played on June 23. The Blues kicked 24.22.166 on this day in 1934, defeating St Kilda by 58 points. 
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Giga Bite, June 22, 2022

St KIlda's Bobby Hancock was born 100 years ago today. Hancock played 58 games for the Saints from 1946 to 1950 and won the club's best and fairest award in 1948. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 22nd Jun
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Giga Bite, June 21, 2022

Happy 140th birthday to Essendon's Mick Madden. Nicknamed Mad Mick, Madden played for the Dons VFL and VFA sides from 1903 through to 1915. He later became an Association umpire. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, June 20, 2022

The closest of the 90 V/AFL matches played on June 20 came on this day in 1999. In that game, North Melbourne overcame poor kicking for goal to defeat Melbourne 12.21.93 to 14.8.92. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, June 19, 2022

Melbourne's Chris Connolly made his debut on this day 40 years ago. Connolly had 13 possessions and kicked a goal as the Demons thrashed Geelong by 64 points. Connolly went on to play 84 games in red and blue. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, June 18, 2022

On this day in 1966, Richmond defeated St Kilda by 35 points at the MCG. The match was attended by 55,426 fans, the largest crows recorded in any of the 95 V/AFL matches that have been played on June 18. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, June 17, 2022

Tonight's St Kilda vs Essendon match will mark just the second time the two sides have met on June 17. The first came exactly 100 years ago, when the Dons led throughout the match to win by eight points. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 17th Jun
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Giga Bite, June 16, 2022

Tonight's Richmond vs Carlton match will mark the first time the two sides have crossed paths on June 16. It leaves the 11th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 26th and 29th as the only June dates on which the two sides have not met. — Andrew Gigacz
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Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.