Its back for Round 7! Zero Hanger’s weekly ‘five useless stats’.
Every week Aaron Delaporte from Useless AFL Stats will take a look at the top five most useless, but captivating, statistics from the weekend.
Round 7 didn’t fail to deliver plenty of stats but here are the most useless ones that you never knew you needed.
1. Friday Night Double Digits
Friday night’s 77-55, 22-point win by Richmond over the Western Bulldogs is the 73rd time both teams have scored numerical doubles in a V/AFL game which was also decided by a double-digit margin.
The 11th time it happened Carlton defeated Fitzroy 44-33 by 11 points in Round 14, 1908. The 33rd time it happened Richmond defeated Carlton 66-33 by 33 in Round 14, 1951. The 44th time it happened Hawthorn defeated Western Bulldogs 99-55 by 44 in Round 16, 1963.
We look forward to seeing if we can get a 77-point margin (which has occurred just once when Carlton defeated Geelong 99-22 in Round 4, 1919) in the 77th occasion, expected to take place in the next 3-7 years based on trends for this stat.