Only one match has ever been competed during two different days
When the sport starts, players would continue competing until one ò the team scored two goals. In having no set competing time, one game in 1858 was reported to have lasted over three days; however, no further goals were scored, resulting in the game result being announced as drawn. Since the introduction of the set playing time – 80 minutes divided into four quarters – there has been one particular game that lasted more than one day. In 1996, the lights in the stadium of a competition between St Kilda and Essendon went off halfway through the game, resulting in the rest of the match being hosted in the following week.
There was one year without TV broadcasting
Television coverage of this popular game started in 1957 when it was called as Victorian Football League (VFL). Although during this time, only the final quarter of the game was permitted to be broadcasted. Despite only one quarter being broadcasted on TV, several channels competed for the rights to broadcast the game. However, as the committee realised the televised broadcast was reducing the crowds coming to the stadium, no coverage was given in 1960. For one whole year, fans had to attend a game to watch it. Since then, the popularity has increased to be a part of the nation’s culture, and full games were be broadcasted on TV.
Grand Final scores are more common than we think
There used to be three winning grand final scores that have each been registered seven times in the game’s history. Although these are the most common, the highest score ever recorded was during the 1972 grand final of Carlton’s win against Richmond in which the score stood at 177, whilst the lowest recorded winning score was made by Richmond with 13, against Collingwood in 1927.