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When the honeymoon is over

History correctly predicted Melbourne would begin their 2021 premiership defence with a win but does it suggest the Demons can go back-to-back in 2022? Andrew Gigacz investigates.
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Posted by Andrew Gigacz, 20th Mar
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Giga Bite, January 18, 2022

Collingwood's Bob Galbally was born 101 years ago today. One of three brothers to play for the Magpies in the 1940s, Bob made eight senior appearances in black and white in 1944, kicking 26 goals. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Andrew Gigacz, 18th Jan
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Giga Bite, January 4, 2022

Sturt's Peter Edwards was born 130 years ago today. Edwards played 36 games for the Double Blues from 1912 to 1915 before enlisting. He was killed in action in France in 1917, aged just 25. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Andrew Gigacz, 4th Jan
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Giga Bite, January 3, 2022

Sturt's Don Bartlett was born 100 years ago today. Bartlett played 54 games for the Double Blues in the 1940s and 1950s. He passed away in 2012, aged 90. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Andrew Gigacz, 3rd Jan
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Giga Bite, December 23, 2021

First recorded by Fitzroy in 1943 and most recently by Richmond in 2019, 23.12 has been a final score just 13 times over 123 V/AFL seasons. Its reverse, 12.23, has come up 14 times. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Andrew Gigacz, 23rd Dec
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Giga Bite, December 22, 2021

First recorded by Geelong in 1925 and most recently by North Melbourne in 2019, 22.12 has been a final score 34 times across 124 V/AFL seasons. Its reverse, 12.22, has been registered 25 times. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Andrew Gigacz, 22nd Dec
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Giga Bite, December 20, 2021

North Melbourne and Brighton's Ted Turner was born 100 years ago today. Turner played 16 games for the Shinboners from 1944 to 1946 before becoming a VFA premiership player with Brighton in 1948. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Andrew Gigacz, 20th Dec
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Giga Bite, December 19, 2021

Today marks the 186th anniversary of one of Australian rules football's founding fathers, Tom Wills. In July 1858, wrote the famous letter that is traditionally regarded as representing the genesis of the Australian code. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Andrew Gigacz, 19th Dec
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Giga Bite, December 17, 2021

Happy 121st birthday to St Kilda's Luke Trainor. In 1926, Trainor played four games for the Saints, kicking one goal in each of those matches. While his VFL debut match was a win, the other three were unfortunately losses. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Andrew Gigacz, 17th Dec
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Giga Bite, December 16, 2021

Footscray's Norm Gardner was born 100 years ago today. Gardner played two games as a 25-year-old for the Dogs in 1947, a win over Hawthorn and a loss to Carlton. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Andrew Gigacz, 16th Dec
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Giga Bite, December 15, 2021

Geelong's Bill Eason was born 140 years ago today. Eason played 220 VFL matches in the hoops between 1902 and 1915, captaining the club from 1910 to 1913. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Andrew Gigacz, 15th Dec
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Giga Bite, December 14, 2021

Happy birthday to Geelong's Matthew McCarthy who turns 40 today. From a large extended family of V/AFL footballers, McCarthy played 22 games for the Cats from 2003 to 2006. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Andrew Gigacz, 15th Dec
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Giga Bite, December 12, 2021

South Melbourne's Bert Lucas was born 100 years ago today. Lucas played four games for the Swans in 1941, kicking six goals. He passed away in 1973, aged just 51. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Andrew Gigacz, 12th Dec
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Giga Bite, December 10, 2021

Happy 121st birthday to West Perth's Harold Boyd, the 1922 Sandover medallist. Boyd played exactly 100 games for the Cardinals, and his a member of the club's Team of the Century. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Andrew Gigacz, 10th Dec
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Giga Bite, December 9, 2021

Happy 121st birthday to Geelong's Les Laver. Laver played only eight VFL games for the Cats, but it took him seven seasons to do so. He played five games in 1926 and one in each of the 1928, 1931 and 1932 seasons. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Andrew Gigacz, 9th Dec
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Giga Bite, December 7, 2021

First recorded by Collingwood in 1897 and most recently by Gold Coast in Round 8 this year, 7.12 has been a final score 177 times over 125 V/AFL seasons. Its reverse, 12.7, has been registered 126 times. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Andrew Gigacz, 7th Dec
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Andrew Gigacz

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Joined 6th Jun 2012

Last seen 17th Aug 2018

Teams

AFL: Western Bulldogs (VIC)

Local: Footscray (VIC)

About Me

Footy-head since I fell in love with the game in 1973 after receiving the Murfett "Aussie Footy" game for my 8th birthday. Born and bred in the western suburbs, I'm a passionate FOOTSCRAY supporter. David Smorgon might like the name Western Bulldogs, but they'll always be Footscray to me and many others.

Favourite Players

Robert Groenewegen, Bob Murphy

Favourite Moment

1. In a reserves game in 1978 at the Western Oval, from deep in the pocket at the Barkly St end, Peter Welsh sent a handball towards a team-mate in the goal square. He overcooked it and it went straight through the big sticks. The goal umpire thought he'd kicked it and signalled a goal, putting the Dogs in front against Essendon just before the final siren. The sight of the Essendon cheer-squad going nuts at the injustice will always be a highlight for me. 2. October 1st, 5pm. I think you know why.

Footnotes

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