Despite a low scoring weekend for the 10 current players in the AFL Top 100 goal kickers of all time (Boomer (Brent Harvey) kicked 4, Travis Cloke none and all the others in between), it was still a significant weekend for us ‘stats nuts’:
Matthew Pavlich’s 3 goals took him past Bob Pratt and into 22nd position on the all time list.
Brent Harvey’s 4 goals meant he became the 54th player to pass 500 goals in AFL/VFL football.
Jack Riewoldt’s 2 goals meant he passed Albert Pannam and joined Sel Murray in 67th position. (Sel started with North Melbourne before joining Richmond and then returning to North Melbourne for his final year of VFL football.)
Josh Jenkins was the goal kicking star of the round, but his 7 goals were not enough to move him any higher than his 15th position on Adelaide’s list at the club level.
On the games played ladder, there were slow movements up the ladder in the lower rungs:
Nick Del Santo joined Glenn Archer and Ben Hart in 45th position.
Shane Burgoyne made it into the top 50 where he joined a host of other players equal in that position: Gordon Coventry, Alister Lynch, David Neitz, Wayne Schimmelbusch, Paul Williams and Adam Simpson.
Drew Petrie joined Russell Greene in 58th position.
The cruel injury to Robert Murphy means that both Scott Thompson and Sam Mitchell have joined him in 77th position.
Jimmy Bartel is now equal with Jack Titus and Keith Greig in 80th position.
Gary Ablett has joined ex team mate Matthew Scarlett in 97th position, whilst James Kelly has made it into the Top 100 AFL game players of all time and sits in 99th position with Richard Osborne and Tony Libratore.
A similar break through was made by Melbourne’s Jack Watts who joined 1948 premiership star player George Bickford in equal 100th position on the club’s Top 100 game players