Basically, I've collected unique stats/event from mostly WAFL history, although there is some of other leagues. I find more all the time, if anybody has any post them up. These leagues, the wafl in particular, seems to bring out the extremely random and unique in players. Hold onto your hats, some of these stats are pretty out there.
Swan Districts 18.15 (123)
West Perth 18.7 (115)
SD: Holdsworth, 7.1; Sweetapple. 2.4; Andrews, 2.2; Mc Inerney, 2.2; Avery, 2.1; Symonds, 1.1; Sinclair, 1.1; Krepp, 1.0; Ditchburn, 0.2.
West Perth: Tyson, 17.5; O'Keefe, 1.1; Pola, 0.1.
South Fremantle's Bernie Naylor kicked 48.12 in his three matches against Subiaco in 1953. He started off with 18.2 in round 2, followed it up with 7.4 in round 9, before rounding it off with 23.6 in round 17 versus the Lions. That's an average of 16.4 over the three games.
VFA NEGATIVE FORM REVERSALS
-320: Rd 16, 1986 - Williamstown won 347-32 v Camberwell, Rd 17, 1986 - Williamstown lost 94-99 v Frankston
-295: Rd 18, 1984 - Brunswick won 268-22 v Kilsyth, SF 2, 1984 - Brunswick lost 84-133 v Box Hill
-292: Rd 14, 1986 - Box Hill won 236-14 v Berwick, Rd 15, 1986 - Box Hill lost 71-141 v Prahran
VFA POSITIVE FORM REVERSALS
+300: Rd 18, 1985 - Port Melbourne lost 39-141 v Coburg, Rd 01, 1986 - Port Melbourne won 272-74 v Camberwell
+299: Rd 15, 1984 - Box Hill lost 65-110 v Brunswick, Rd 16, 1984 - Box Hill won 267-13 v Sunshine
+283: Rd 18, 1941 - Port Melbourne lost 87-98 v Northcote, Rd 19, 1941 - Port Melbourne won 287-15 v Sandringham
Round 17, 1979: Swan Districts 40.11 (251) defeated Subiaco 20.7 (127) by 124 points.
1) Leading goalscorer on the day was Swan Districts' Mark Olsen, who bagged 13.3. Subiaco's Gary Buckenara had 27 kicks, 7 handballs, took 17 marks and kicked 9.1 in a losing effort.
2) Not surprisingly, the total match score of 60.18 (378) was and still is a WAFL record.
3) Swan Districts also became the first team to score 200 points twice in a season. Their other score of 200+ was also against Subiaco - this time in Round 5 when they won 31.16 (202) to 11.12 (78). On their other meeting for 1979 in round 12, Swan Districts also won by 116 points, Rd 12 - SD 21.26 (152) defeated Subiaco 4.12 (36).
4) Mark Olsen's bags against Subiaco in the year? 8.2, 8.6 and 13.3
In 1944, Alan Watts of East Perth kicked 101 goals for the season. East Perth didn't lose a game en route to the Premiership in this final season of the WWII underage competition. In 1944, South Fremantle (the team) kicked 100 goals for the season en route to a winless season.
NORTH FREMANTLE V. SOUTH FREMANTLE
Actual match report: "The meeting of North and South Fremantle attracted only a few spectators to the North Fremantle Oval. The match was reckoned as an easy thing for North, and so it proved, South never having a look in. It would be a waste of space to describe the game. South Fremantle's form was beneath that of a second-rate junior team, and if they can't do any better they might as well drop out of the competition. The final scores were :
North Fremantle, 10.21 (81 points)
South Fremantle, 0.4 (4 points)"
For those who don't know, South Fremantle are still well and alive today, having won 13 premierships, the last in 2009. North Fremantle folded in 1915.
Some classic West Perth
- 1981: thrashed East Fremantle by 178 points in one game, only to lose another game to the Sharks' cousins South Fremantle, the Bulldogs destroying the Falcons by a massive 180 points.
- 1993: headed the ladder and made the Grand Final (they were no match for Claremont) after 3 successive wooden spoons in 1990-1992.
- 1993-2005: held a supernatural jinx over Subiaco, not dropping a game to them.
- 2012: defeated Peel by 100 points, a week after losing to Claremont by 120 points.
In 1987, South Fremantle won their first three matches of the season against East Perth, Perth and West Perth. They then proceeded to lost 18 consecutive matches to finish last with 3 wins, 18 losses and 12 premiership points, a far cry from Claremont's 19 wins, a draw, a loss and 78 points, who went on to win the premiership by 71 points against Subiaco.
And now the greatest stat of all. In 1981, Claremont piled on 3352 points in 21 games, for a percentage of 157.52 after 19 wins and 2 losses. This averages to 159.61 points per game! They went on to win the grand final by just 15 points, 16.15.111 to 12.24.96, so pretty lucky. Last placed Perth conceded 3311 points at an average of 157 points per match. Claremont were spearheaded by Warren Ralph, who won his second of four consecutive Bernie Naylor Medals. Ralph went to Carlton following these in 1984, where he kicked 9 on debut but injuries kept him to 72 goals in 21 matches.
Claremont's scores that year: 154, 123 (loss), 191, 146, 180, 126, 156, 161, 95 (loss), 156, 143, 199, 197, 114, 160, 181, 254, 162, 225, 81 (still somehow won), 148, then 108 and 111 in finals.