Round 20 – How are the fingernails? Incredible results!

Round 20




The first four games completed of Round 20 have all been won by less than a goal!


One by 4 points, 3 by 3 points.


Can’t remember the last time this happened, I imagine the scribes and pundits are madly pursuing the records at the moment.


Where are you Gigs when we need you?


Do you love the Almanac concept?
And want to ensure it continues in its current form, and better? To help keep things ticking over please consider making your own contribution.

One off financial contribution – CLICK HERE
Regular financial contribution (monthly EFT) – CLICK HERE
Become an Almanac (annual) member – CLICK HERE


About Colin Ritchie

Retired teacher who enjoys following the Bombers, listening to music especially Bob Dylan, reading, and swimming.


  1. Nothing wrong with the game, leave it as is.

  2. I’ve “borrowed” the information below from the Big Footy website.
    V/AFL rounds with 4 games decided by under a goal:
    1938 R13
    1960 R13
    2003 R11
    2011 R01
    2016 R21
    2017 R14
    2018 R20
    Round 13, 1938, was remarkable in that 4 of the 6 games were decided by a solitary point.

  3. Colin Ritchie says

    And another one under a goal! 5 out of 6 games, amazing!
    Thanks for the info FitzroyPete.

  4. My pleasure, Col.
    The stats people on the Big Footy forums are usually on the money.
    I wonder how many thrillers we’ll get in tomorrow’s three games!

  5. Mathilde de Hauteclocque says

    I didn’t think we’d get that nail biter last night. It was a relief to leave with fragile cuticles!
    Sorry yours swung the wrong way Colin.

  6. Joe De Petro says

    This was an incredible round, five close ones and four blowouts.

    Maybe encouraging more scoring is not the solution to the problem? just saying!

  7. Full agree with your views about scoring, Joe.
    Just as cricket doesn’t need a barrage of boundaries to be intriguing, neither does footy require a glut of goals.
    I’m an AFL neutral these days, so a match where one teams boots 9 goals and the other 8 can be just as captivating as a 19 goal to 18 shootout.

Leave a Comment