The final score in the Grand Final
there are a few connections or associations with it.
the 89- year of the Footscray Fightback.
13.11.89- the winning teams score in 1990- the breaking of a drought for the magpies, but 32 years is nothing compared to 62 years.
The reverse of 89 is 98. 1898 was the year that Footscray first won a senior Premiership.
However for me the score of 13.11. 89 is always remembered with another score 16.11.107, but they were not registered by Footscray.
1978: Round 11, Footscray v St Kilda
St Kilda 16.11.107
and the year before
1977: Round 6, Essendon v Footscray
Now with Sydney's final total score in the Grand Final
Our first flag for over 60+ years
When North Melbourne finally broke through in 1975 after a 50+ year drought and won their first Premiership since their VFA Days, their opponents (Hawthorn) score was
in that 1975 Grand Final
One more- though hardly twilight zone stuff- Sydney's team alphabetically as displayed on the AFL Tables website- take away the Gary and Nick and you have Rohan Smith.
Rohan Smith 300 games no Grand Finals.
compared to how
Zaine Cordy has played 10 games for a Grand Final - a winning one at that
Rohan Smith played in 3 finals victories from his 300 games.
compared with how
Zaine Cordy has played in 4 finals victories from his 10 games.