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Giga Bite, April 3, 2024

On this day in 1972, a crowd of 72,659 saw Richmond open its season with a thrilling four-point win over Collingwood at the MCG. That figure represents the highest attendance at any of the 57 V/AFL matches played on April 3. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, April 2, 2024

Jarrod Molloy made his AFL debut 30 years ago today. Molloy played 59 games for Fitzroy from 1994 to 1996 and 61 more as a Brisbane Lion from 1997-2000. He joined Collingwood in 2001, and played a further 49 games as a Magpie. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 1st Apr
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Giga Bite, March 25, 2024

Happy 140th birthday to Geelong's Joe Kelly. Kelly played his one and only game for the Pivotonians in a Round 2 loss to Essendon in 1905. Kelly died in 1961, aged 77. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 25th Mar
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Giga Bite, March 24, 2024

Today's West Coast vs GWS match will mark the third meeting of the two sides to take place in March. The Eagles won the previous two, by 52 points in 2019 and by 19 points last year. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, March 21, 2024

Happy 121st birthday to Fitzroy's Ernie Michel. As a 20-year-old in 1923, Michel played five games for the Lions, including a win over eventual premiers Essendon on debut. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 20th Mar
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Giga Bite, March 19, 2024

Carlton holds the record for the highest score registered in any of the 12 V/AFL matches played on March 19. The Blues scored 22.22.154 on this day in 2000, defeating Hawthorn by 42 points. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 19th Mar
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Giga Bite, March 18, 2024

Happy birthday to former Blue and Bulldog Mark Williams, who turns 60 today. One of four V/AFL footballers of that name, this one played 19 games for Carlton and 13 for Footscray from 1983 to 1990. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 17th Mar
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Giga Bite, March 17, 2024

Happy 121st birthday to Carlton's Frank Mount. Mount played one game for the Blues in 1927, a win over Fitzroy at Princes Park, and three more in 1928. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 16th Mar
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Giga Bite, March 15, 2024

Clay Cameron, Sean Lemmens and Jack Martin all made AFL debuts for Gold Coast 19-year-olds 10 years ago today. Cameron went on to play 23 games for the Suns, Lemmens has played 145 for the club and Martin has played 148 AFL games, 97 for Gold Coast and 51 for Carlton. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 15th Mar
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Giga Bite, March 14, 2024

Happy 50th birthday to former Magpie, Crow and Kangaroo Jason McCartney. From 1991 to 2003, McCartney played 38 games for Collingwood, 37 games for Adelaide, and 107 games for North Melbourne. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 14th Mar
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Giga Bite, March 13, 2024

Seven AFLW and one AFL men's game have been played on March 13. The closest of those by final margin came on this day in 2021 when North Melbourne's women's team defeated the Western Bulldogs by 11 points. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 13th Mar
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Giga Bite, March 12, 2024

On this day 24 years ago, Ryan Fitzgerald began his AFL career with a flourish, kicking five goals for Sydney in a win over St Kilda. Fitzgerald played only nine more games for the Swans. He played eight games for Adelaide in 2002. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 12th Mar
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Giga Bite, March 11, 2024

First recorded by Fitzroy in 1907 and most recently by Port Adelaide in 2015, 11.3 has been a final score only 11 times across 128 V/AFL seasons. Its reverse, 3.11, has been registered 31 times. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 11th Mar
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Giga Bite, March 10, 2024

The one and only V/AFL match to be played on March 10 came on this day in 2000 when North Melbourne hosted West Coast at the MCG. The reigning premiers went down to the Eagles by 43 points. — Andrew Gigacz
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Giga Bite, March 9, 2024

The very first match at Docklands Stadium took place on this day in 2000. On that Thursday night, 43,012 fans saw Essendon thrash Port Adelaide by 94 points, with Matthew Lloyd kicking seven goals. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 8th Mar
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Giga Bite, March 6, 2024

North Melbourne's Chris Carroll was born 100 years ago today. Carroll played 13 games for the Shinboners, kicking 18 goals, including five against Essendon in his third match. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 6th Mar
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Giga Bite, March 5, 2024

Melbourne recorded what was then the biggest ever AFLW win on this day in 2022. The Demons thrashed Fremantle by 88 points at Perth Stadium. The record was surpassed by Adelaide later that year. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 5th Mar
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Giga Bite, March 4, 2024

All three AFLW matches played on this day in 2017 were decided by a goal or less. Collingwood held on to beat Fremantle by a point, Carlton withstood a Bulldogs comeback to win by six points, and Brisbane defeated Adelaide by three points in a Grand Final preview. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 4th Mar
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Giga Bite, March 3, 2024

North Melbourne's Ron Allan was born 100 years ago today. Allan played 14 games for the Shinboners, one in 1946, 12 in 1948 and a final one in 1949. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 3rd Mar
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Giga Bite, March 2, 2024

March 2 has not been a kind date to Brisbane's AFLW side. The Lions have played on the date twice and lost both times, to Melbourne in 2018 and Geelong in 2019. — Andrew Gigacz
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