Crio’s Q: ‘Good things beat’

I need some hope.

This AFL Round, whilst interesting, has really just reinforced the fear that it is Collingwood first, daylight second.

The gap looks unbreachable.


But there are precedents.

Ajax, for example.

The USSR ice-hockey team!


Let’s clutch at straws and give ourselves some hope by remembering some “good things beat”.




  1. John Butler says:

    Geelong 2008.

    (Someone had to say it).

  2. John Butler says:

    Essendon 1999 (prelim)

    Jeff Kennet 1999 (State Election)

  3. John Butler says:

    Dees 1958

  4. Phil Dimitriadis says:

    No mention of 1970 JB? Are you ok?

  5. John Butler says:

    Thought I’d give it a rest for a week Phil. :)

  6. Australia losing to Bangladesh

  7. Phil Dimitriadis says:

    Portugal in the 2004 Euro final.

  8. cow shed end says:

    The slaughter of Octagonal in the VRC derby-

  9. Footscray yesterday. (Thought you would like that one Crio)

  10. Carlton, round 9 2011.

  11. joseph walker says:

    Collingwood, Second Semi Final 1929. it stopped Collingwood from going through the season undefeated.

  12. Dave Nadel says:

    Dewey in 1948 US Elections, Hewson in 1993 Australian Elections. In both cases conservative newspapers published front pages giving the election to the wrong leader. In the case of Hewson vs Keating, one of the Unions subsequently made a poster of the Herald Sun’s wrong front page under the heading – “you Can’t Always Get What You Want”

  13. Danewin (VRC Derby) due to ineptitude of jockey Jackie Tse.

    Geelong last week v Essendon

    South Africa – any cricket final (the only one they won got turned into a movie)

    All Blacks – Rugby World Cup finals

  14. Damo Balassone says:

    Susan Boyle 2009 Britain’s Got Talent

  15. 1972 Munich Olympics – Men’s Basketball final. Soviet Union 51 d USA 50.

    USA had never lost a game in the Olympics dating back to 1936 and had since been on a 63 game Olympic winning streak taking in 7 consecutive Gold Medals.

  16. Veandercross !!!

  17. Craig Down says:

    Mr Griswold!

  18. Australia II beating Liberty and winning America’s up.

    Muhammed Ali beating George Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle.

  19. Mic Rees says:

    June 29 1950

    USA – 1
    ENGLAND – 0


  20. 1977
    Boston ( beaten out for the Best New Artist Grammy by Starland Vocal Band (

  21. Phantom says:


    Who are reigning Olympic Rugby Union gold medalists?

  22. budge58 says:

    No idea – surprise me Phantom!

  23. Phantom says:

    The United States of America, back in the twenties or thirties.

  24. Tony Riordan says:

    Another failure for the All Blacks!

  25. Tony Riordan says:

    Buster Douglas beating Mike Tyson – there’s a million of them, Collingwood obviously have no hope!

  26. Skip of Skipton says:

    Zenyatta in last years BC Classic. Last race before retirement, shooting at a 20: 20-0-0 record. Couldn’t/wouldn’t tack on early; looked no hope on cornering. Then looked a cert with a furlong left. Beaten a 1/2 head. Amazing. Youtube it.
    Collingwood has a very ‘Geelong 2008’ feel about them. Geelong has a very ‘Geelong 2009’ feel about them . Dig it!

  27. Alovesupreme says:

    Western Bulldogs v Essendon (Round 21 ?) 2000
    Germany v Hungary World Cup Final 1954
    Southampton v Manchester United FA Cup Final 1976

  28. Alovesupreme says:

    Modesty forbids:
    Sunderland 1 Leeds 0 FA Cup Final 1973

  29. Mick Jeffrey says:

    I seem to tip them every week, but many would suggest NSW against Qld in the 1995 State of Origin series.

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