Toyota AFL Finals Week 3 Season 2018 Preview

Toyota AFL Finals Week 3 Season 2018 Preview

MCG Will Be Bursting At The Seams

Victor P Taffa

Richmond will meet Collingwood next week with football fever to engulf Melbourne.

Currently the MCG holds around 100,000 people. If the MCG could hold 200,000 people the ground would be full as both Richmond and Collingwood have the largest memberships and following of any other team.

 

Friday, September 21

First Preliminary Final

Richmond v Collingwood at the MCG, 7.50 pm

 

Path To The Grand Final

Richmond v Collingwood Grand Finals

While next week’s match is the Preliminary Final Richmond and Collingwood have met each other in 6 Grand Finals.

Richmond defeated Collingwood in the 1920 and 1980 Grand Finals.

Collingwood defeated Richmond in the 1919, 1927, 1928 and 1929 Grand Finals.

  • Richmond has won 11 Premierships.
  • Richmond runners-up 12 times
  • Collingwood has won 15 Premierships.
  • Collingwood runners-up 26 times

Richmond

11 Premierships won in seasons:

1920, 1921, 1932, 1934, 1943, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1980, 2017,

12 Time Runner-up in seasons:

1919, 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1933, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1972, 1982,

Collingwood

15 Premierships won in seasons:

1902, 1903, 1910, 1917, 1919, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1935, 1936, 1953, 1958, 1990, 2010,

26 Time Runner-up in seasons:

1901, 1905, 1911, 1915, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1925, 1926, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1966, 1970, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 2002, 2003, 2011,

 

Saturday, September 22

Second Preliminary Final

West Coast v Melbourne at Optus Stadium, 1.20 pm AWST (3.20 pm AEST)

 

West Coast will meet Melbourne in Western Australia again after playing each other in Round 22.

  • West Coast has won 3 Premierships.
  • West Coast runners-up 3 times
  • Melbourne has won 12 Premierships.
  • Melbourne runners-up 5 times

West Coast

3 Premierships won in seasons:

1992, 1994, 2006,

3 Time Runner-up in seasons:

1991, 2005, 2015,

Melbourne

12 Premierships won in seasons:

1900, 1926, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1948, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1964,

5 Time Runner-up in seasons:

1946, 1954, 1958, 1988, 2000,

Melbourne won 5 Premierships in 6 years while losing the 1958 Grand Final to Collingwood.

 

Toyota AFL Season 2018 Final Standings

Position          Club            Played             Win     Loss    Draw  Bye      Points

1          Richmond                  22                    18        4                      1          72

2          West Coast                 22                    16        6                      1          64

3          Collingwood               22                    15        7                      1          60

4          Hawthorn                   22                    15        7                      1          60

5          Melbourne                 22                    14        8                      1          56

6          Sydney                        22                    14        8                      1          56

7          GWS                             22                    13        8          1          1          54

8          Geelong                      22                    13        9                      1          52

9          North Melbourne         22                    12        10                        1          48

10        Port Adelaide                22                    12        10                       1          48

11        Essendon                       22                    12        10                       1          48

12        Adelaide                        22                    12        10                       1          48

13        Western Bulldogs       22                    8          14                       1          32

14        Fremantle                    22                    8          14                       1          32

15        Brisbane                      22                    5          17                        1          20

16        St. Kilda                      22                    4          17         1             1          18

17        Gold Coast                  22                    4          18                       1          16

18        Carlton                        22                    2          20                       1          8

Wins worth 4 Premiership Points

Draws worth 2 Premiership Points

 

Abbreviations:

AEST              Australian Eastern Standard Time

AWST             Australian Western Standard Time

AFL                Australian Football League

VFL                Victorian Football League

GWS               Greater Western Sydney

MCG               Melbourne Cricket Ground

SCG                Sydney Cricket Ground

Gabba              Brisbane Cricket Ground in suburb of Woolloongabba and known as Gabba