The Dockers have experienced the worst season-on-season decline in VFL/AFL history
No-one seems to have noticed that Joel Selwood claimed the AFL free kicks record last week
This looks like the tightest top 8 ever, for this point in the season
The Dockers have pulled ahead of their rivals, the 1984 Kangaroos! At this pace, Freo’s on track to have only the second or third worst season by a reigning minor premier in 119 years of AFL/VFL history, not the absolute worst. Way to go!
What is the worst losing streak in AFL/VFL history?
The Eagles didn’t manage to record a score in their final quarter against Adelaide in Round 12, notching up their first scoreless quarter at home in the club’s history. The Crows scored 41 points in the final term, so the score differential for the Eagles was -41. That doesn’t manage to crack the top 20 worst ever quarters for the Eagles, measured by score differential. Measured by score differential, the fourth quarter against the Crows was only the Eagles’ 37th worst quarter ever. There, Eagles fans, that’s not so bad! Although it was the eighth worst final quarter in the club’s history, but we won’t mention that.
Freo have caught up to their historical rivals, the 1984 Kangaroos
The Eagles just failed to score in a quarter at home for the first time ever.
The Dockers are still 1 win behind the two worst starts by minor premiers in AFL/VFL history
In all of AFL/VFL history, no reigning minor premier had ever lost their first seven games of the season, until the 2016 Dockers wrote their names into the record books.