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Giga Bite, October 4, 2022

On this day 70 years ago, North Adelaide claimed the SANFL premiership by thrashing Norwood by 108 points in the 1952 at Adelaide Oval. The winning margin was the highest in a SANFL Grand Final until 2004. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, October 3, 2022

Happy 150th birthday to Percy Kekwick. Kekwick played 101 SAFA games for South Adelaide and Sturt from 1892 to 1903. He was part of South Adelaide's premiership-winning side in 1895. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, September 24, 2022

Geelong and Sydney have not met in a Grand Final before, but they have crossed paths in a final five times previously. The Swans won the first four, in 1914, 1934, 2005 and 2016, but the Cats were victorious in 2017. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 24th Sep
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Giga Bite, September 23, 2022

Tomorrow's grand finalists Geelong and Sydney met in a preliminary final on this day six years ago. It was a good day for the Swans, who kicked seven goals to nil in the first quarter and went on to win by 37 points. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, September 22, 2022

The Swans have appeared in two of the 20 V/AFL matches played on September 22, and they were winners both times. As South Melbourne they defeated Collingwood on this day in 1934, and as Sydney they accounted for Fremantle 16 years ago today. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, September 21, 2022

Happy 80th birthday to Footscray's John Charles, who turns 80 today. Charles played 17 games for the Bulldogs from 1964 to 1966. His brother Norm and son Justin were also Bulldogs. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 21st Sep
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Giga Bite, September 20, 2022

Fitzroy's Charles Chapman made his VFL debut on this day in 1924, kicking two goals. Chapman went on to play 104 matches for the Maroons and represented Victoria 10 times. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, September 17, 2022

Today's Sydney vs Collingwood match will be the sixteenth meeting of the two sides in a V/AFL final. The most recent of those was in 2012, when the Swans won by 26 points. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 17th Sep
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Giga Bite, September 16, 2022

Tonight's Geelong vs Brisbane match will mark the third meeting in a final of the two sides, with all three being preliminary finals. Brisbane won the first at the MCG in 2004, while Geelong were victors at the Gabba in 2020. The winner of each went on to lose the grand final. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, September 15, 2022

Happy150th birthday to St Kilda's Joe O'Grady. O'Grady played nine games for the Seasiders in the inaugural VFL season in 1897. He died only two years later, aged just 26. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 15th Sep
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Giga Bite, September 14, 2022

On this day in 1996, the Brisbane Bears thrashed Carlton in the AFL Second Semi-Final. The Bears' winning margin of 97 points is the highest in any of the 23 V/AFL matches played on September 14. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, September 13, 2022

The highest score recorded in any of the 38 V/AFL matches played on September 13 came on this day 42 years ago when Collingwood kicked 22.20.152 to defeat Carlton by 50 points in the 1980 First Semi-Final. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 13th Sep
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Giga Bite, September 12, 2022

On this day in 1970 a crowd of 112,838 saw Collingwood defeat Carlton at the MCG. That figure was the fourth-largest in V/AFL history at the time, and when the teams met again in the Grand Final two weeks later, a new record of 121,696 was set. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 12th Sep
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Giga Bite, September 3, 2022

Today's Geelong vs Collingwood match will be the third meeting of the two sides to take place on September. The first came way back in 1898 when the Magpies won by 15 points. The Pies won again on this day in 1910, by 16 points. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 3rd Sep
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Giga Bite, September 2, 2022

Despite Melbourne and Sydney being foundation V/AFL clubs, tonight's match between the two will be just their third meeting in a final. The Swans won the first in 1936, and the Demons won the second 51 years later. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, September 1, 2022

Tonight's Brisbane vs Richmond match will mark the fourth meeting of the two sides in a final. All four have been at the Gabba, with the Lions winning in 2001 and 2020, and the Tigers triumphant in 2019. — Andrew Gigacz
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