Toyota AFL Grand Final Season 2018 Preview

Toyota AFL Grand Final Season 2018 Preview

Monopoly Transport Service Happy With Preliminary Finals Outcome

Victor P Taffa

Airlines are happy with the outcome of the Preliminary Finals however with a Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail service at 500 Km/h (Japan’s Bullet Train) seats in both Airlines and High Speed Rail services would have been full.

What we have is a monopoly transport service with people happy with the outcome of the Preliminary Finals that did not produce a Grand Final between great football clubs that have made the competition what it is today.

During Peak Travel times and events such as Cloud Ash affecting Airlines every Capital City needs to be connected by High Speed Rail.

All 18 Football Clubs and the AFL has travel arrangements with Airlines. Same arrangements could apply with High Speed Rail operators if services existed.

Given the location of Airports and Railway Stations prices of tickets and time that it takes to get to Airports would make High Speed Rail travel a very attractive option for all 18 Football Clubs and people attending matches.

 

Friday, September 21

First Preliminary Final

Richmond v Collingwood at the MCG, 7.50 pm

Collingwood defeated Richmond by 39 Points

Collingwood advances to the Grand Final

 

Saturday, September 22

Second Preliminary Final

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

West Coast defeated Melbourne by 66 Points

West Coast advances to the Grand Final

 

Saturday, September 29

Grand Final

West Coast v Collingwood at the MCG, 2.30 pm

West Coast

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

3 Premierships won in seasons:

1992, 1994, 2006,

3 Time Runner-up in seasons:

1991, 2005, 2015,

Collingwood

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

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,

 

Grand Finals That Certain Person Or Persons Did Not Want To See Occur

Grand Finals between great football clubs have made the competition what it is today.

From season 2018 Preliminary Finalists teams with long standing rivalries in the State of Victoria would have packed out the MCG twice had the ground been able to hold 200,000 people instead of 100,000 people.

 

Richmond v Collingwood Grand 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

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

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

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

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,

 

Richmond v Melbourne Grand Final

In the same way that Richmond had never met Hawthorn in a finals match until 2018, Richmond and Melbourne have never met each other in a Grand Final.

  • Richmond entered the competition in 1908,
  • Hawthorn entered the competition in 1925,
  • Melbourne entered the competition in 1897.

Melbourne is one of the world’s oldest football clubs dating back to May 1859.

Richmond

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

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,

Melbourne

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

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,

 

Collingwood v Melbourne Grand Final

Collingwood and Melbourne have met each other in 9 Grand Finals with Melbourne winning on 8 of the 9 occasions.

1958 Grand Final was the only time that Collingwood has defeated Melbourne in a Grand Final.

Collingwood met Melbourne in 9 Grand Finals in seasons 1926, 1939, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960 and 1964.

Collingwood

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

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,

Melbourne

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

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,

 

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

Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail (HSR) aka Japan’s Bullet Train

Adelaide Railway Station Platforms to be lengthened for HSR and Indian-Pacific Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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