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Apparently with a combined total of 2,844 games, we played our most experienced team ever last week in the game against the Lions.

It's still a long way off the most experienced team ever, which was Geelong in last year's Grand Final, with a total of 3,855 games played.

I'm surprised that it was our most experienced ever, given that there weren't that many "older" players in the team.  

Source: https://afltables.com/afl/stats/alltime/misc_players.html#12

(Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere. If so, feel free to delete.)

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There was only three players over 30 that started the game (and only three that finished as Melksham replaced Gawn). We have six players in the 50-100 game category that are 21-23 years old, so 'experienced' doesn't necessarily mean old.

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8 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Apparently with a combined total of 2,844 games, we played our most experienced team ever last week in the game against the Lions.

It's still a long way off the most experienced team ever, which was Geelong in last year's Grand Final, with a total of 3,855 games played.

I'm surprised that it was our most experienced ever, given that there weren't that many "older" players in the team.  

Source: https://afltables.com/afl/stats/alltime/misc_players.html#12

(Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere. If so, feel free to delete.)

i spend a large portion of time staring at afl tables and noting interesting and completely useless things, for example the fact Brayshaw and viney are already games record holders in their respective numbers really surprised me given the low magnitude of theirs and how close petracca, , but we have fielded a fairly consistent side, i was also surprised by how little number of 200 gamers we've had and how many of our current crop are going to sit so high on the total games tally by the end of their demon days

also milestone for tmac he goes =top in #25 this week and outright the following week

 

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Going to make a second posts with some other fun reference points directly related to this weeks round 3 fixture, 

TMac moves past Barassi to 205 games played

Viney moves clear of the Ox to 174 games

Petracca will have officially played more games than Jack Watts as a dee

Clarry's 150th moves him = with Whelan, Sean Wight and Jared Rivers

Brayshaw and Harmes are on track to share their 150th together and move = with Ivor Warne-Smith, Nathan Brown and Leoncelli this week (games 146)

ANB goes past Gerard Healy the dee to 131

Melksham is sneaking ever closer to 100 dees games and F/S eligibility (currently 96)

Spargo draws level with Trenners

Rivers moves past Ricky Petterd who he has currently got a mirrored record of (39-1-14) v (14-1-39), Sparrow is currently one game behind him.

Petty plays game 51 the same Vanders finished on, and still 1 shy of Dogga

Tomlinson moves even with Bugg, Scully and Wonaeamirri if named

and finally Bowey matches the games of Jimmy Toumpas

some contrasting careers in there hey!

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7 hours ago, Deebauched said:

Fat lot of good it did us.

Woeful effort.

A very young Norff side is 2-0.

North isn't "very young".

Their side vs Fremantle had an average age of 25 years 7 months and average games played of 101.2

They were older and more experienced than Fremantle I25 years 2 months and 80.6 games).

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1 hour ago, Turner said:

Going to make a second posts with some other fun reference points directly related to this weeks round 3 fixture, 

TMac moves past Barassi to 205 games played

Viney moves clear of the Ox to 174 games

Petracca will have officially played more games than Jack Watts as a dee

Clarry's 150th moves him = with Whelan, Sean Wight and Jared Rivers

Brayshaw and Harmes are on track to share their 150th together and move = with Ivor Warne-Smith, Nathan Brown and Leoncelli this week (games 146)

ANB goes past Gerard Healy the dee to 131

Melksham is sneaking ever closer to 100 dees games and F/S eligibility (currently 96)

Spargo draws level with Trenners

Rivers moves past Ricky Petterd who he has currently got a mirrored record of (39-1-14) v (14-1-39), Sparrow is currently one game behind him.

Petty plays game 51 the same Vanders finished on, and still 1 shy of Dogga

Tomlinson moves even with Bugg, Scully and Wonaeamirri if named

and finally Bowey matches the games of Jimmy Toumpas

some contrasting careers in there hey!

This is brilliant, thanks Turner.

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1 hour ago, Demondan75 said:

Brayshaw and Harmes are on track to share their 150th together and move = with Ivor Warne-Smith, Nathan Brown and Leoncelli this week (games 146)

And on reaching 150, Brayshaw will pass Lance Arnold and take the record for most games played in our number 10 jumper. According to Demonwiki*, Arnold has held that record since he retired after the Grand Final loss to the Dogs in 1954 to coach Stawell.

We love Gus, but Lance Arnold was a great of the Melbourne Football Club too. How about these achievements:

He played CHF as a 22 year old in our 1948 Premiership side.               
In 1948 he also topped our goal-kicking with 41.
He came second in our B&F in 1950 and 1951.                                                                                                                              He represented Victoria in 1951 and 1953. 

* Thanks, Supermercado.

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