We're back for Round 8 of Zero Hanger’s weekly ‘five useless stats’ series.
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 8 was another that provided plenty to look at in the way of weird, bizarre and ultimately Useless Stats.
1. 15 goal celebration and a proven launch pad
Geelong’s big win over defending premiers Richmond provided plenty of talking points, including whether players should be lifted after 150 games or if the chair off should be reserved for milestones at 200 games or more.
Regardless of what people may think, the effort of Jeremy Cameron (six goals) and Tom Hawkins (four goals) carrying off Gary Rohan (five goals) has set what we are calling an ‘Unofficial record’ for the most goals kicked by three players involved in a chair off.
Mark Blicavs also provided the launching pad for an amazing Shai Bolton Mark of the Year contender. Should Bolton’s specky be given the nod as Mark of the Year, then Blicavs will have been underneath the Mark of the Year for the second time, having sat under Nic Naitanui's infamous grab in 2015.
— Jon Ralph (@RalphyHeraldSun) May 7, 2021