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Giga Bite, May 26, 2022

Happy 121st birth to Richmond's Joe Rowe. Born in Long Gully near Bendigo, Rowe played two senior VFL matches as a Tiger in 1924, kicking one goal. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, May 25, 2022

Carlton' Hanton brothers were born 100 years ago today. The identical twins played just three games in navy blue between them, Hal two in 1945 and Alex one in 1946. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, Yesterday
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Giga Bite, May 24, 2022

Across 126 V/AFL seasons, 24.5 has been a final score just once, recorded by North Melbourne in 2012. Its reverse — 5.24 — has been registered twice. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 24th May
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Giga Bite, May 23, 2022

Happy 130th birthday to Fitzroy's Henry Anderson. In his only season as a Maroon, 1913, Anderson played six matches. All were wins, but Anderson could not find a place in the team that went on to win that year's Grand Final against St Kilda. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 23rd May
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Giga Bite, May 22, 2022

On this day in 2010 Essendon defeated Richmond by 35 points at the MCG. The match was watched by 64,709 fans, the highest crowd figure for any of the 108 V/AFL matches that have been played on May 23. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 22nd May
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Giga Bite, May 21, 2022

Today's North Melbourne vs Melbourne match will be the second meeting of the two sides to take place on May 21. The first came five years ago when the Kangaroos defeated the Demons by 14 points at the MCG. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 21st May
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Giga Bite, May 20, 2022

Tonight's Carlton vs Sydney match will be just the second meeting of the two sides to take place on May 20. The first occurred way back in 1905, when Carlton defeated South Melbourne, as they were then known, by 10 points. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 20th May
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Giga Bite, May 19, 2022

A 19-year-old Des Tuddenham made his VFL debut for Collingwood 60 years ago today. He would go on to play 251 games for Collingwood and Essendon, captaining the Magpies and captain-coaching the Bombers. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 19th May
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Giga Bite, May 18, 2022

Melbourne holds the unwanted record of having kicked the lowest score in any of the 109 V/AFL matches played on May 18. The Fuchsias managed only 3.4.22 on this day in 1901, going down to Collingwood by 22 points. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 18th May
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Giga Bite, May 17, 2022

Of the 105 V/AFL matches played on May 17, just one has ended in a draw. On this day in 1980 Fitzroy and Collingwood both kicked 17.16 to finished locked together on 118 at the Junction Oval. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 17th May
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Giga Bite, May 16, 2022

South Melbourne holds the unwanted record of having kicked the lowest score in any of the 106 V/AFL matches played on May 16. The Bloods managed only 3.4.22 on this day in 1903, going down to Fitzroy by 67 points.
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 16th May
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Giga Bite, May 15, 2022

Today's West Coast vs Melbourne match will be the second meeting of the two sides to take place on May 15. The first was on this day in 2010, when the Eagles had a comfortable win, defeating the Demons by 29 points at the MCG. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 15th May
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Giga Bite, May 14, 2022

Today's St Kilda vs Geelong match will be the sixth meeting of the two sides to take place on May 14. The Cats won three of the previous five, in 1932, 1949 and last year. The Saints were the victors in 1960 and 1966. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 14th May
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Giga Bite, May 13, 2022

Tonight's Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs match will be only the second meeting of the two sides to take place on May 19. The first was in 1989, when the Magpies won by 28 points at Victoria Park. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 13th May
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Giga Bite, May 12, 2022

The highest score recorded in any of the 110 V/AFL matches played on May 12 came on this day in 2013 when Adelaide kicked 29.13.187 points to defeat GWS by 135 points. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 12th May
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Giga Bite, May 11, 2022

Port Adelaide's Dick Russell was born 100 years ago today. Nicknamed 'The Rock', Russell played 121 games for the Magpies from 1947 to 1953, and he was named in Port's 'Greatest Team' in 2000. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 11th May
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Giga Bite, May 10, 2022

On this day in 1996 St Kilda came from behind to defeat Collingwood at the MCG by 23 points. The match was watched by 71,663 fans, the biggest crowd at any of the 97 V/AFL matches that have been played on May 10. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 10th May
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Giga Bite, May 9, 2022

Of the 109 V/AFL games played on May 9, only one has ended in a draw. On this day in 1903, St Kilda kicked 3.12.30 to finish level with Essendon's 4.6.30. This was as close to defeating the Dons the Saints had ever come in the VFL. They eventually broke through for a win in 1906. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 9th May
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Giga Bite, May 8, 2022

On this day in 1971, Collingwood thrashed Melbourne by 55 points at the MCG. The crowd of 80,231 remains the largest to have witnessed any of the 113 V/AFL matches played on May 8. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 8th May
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Giga Bite, May 7, 2022

Today's Richmond vs Collingwood match will be just the second meeting of the two sides to take place on May 7. The first was back in 1938, when the Tigers prevailed by 10 points, kicking 15.12.102 to Collingwood's very inaccurate 11.26.92. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 7th May
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Footnotes

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