And the greatest one percenters of all time
Was Saturday night’s extra-time final the greatest ever seen?
Sports correspondent Jon Anderson can’t argue with the drama:
“Extra-time, goal after the siren – it’s fairly hard to toss”.
But he argued the low scoreline – West Coast and Port Adelaide were just 60 points each at full-time – meant it wasn’t the among the greatest of all time.
And when it comes to the great one-percenters, 3AW Breakfast ranks Eric Mackenzie’s collision with the point post to prevent Port Adelaide from scoring.
The top four one-percenters:
- Matthew Scarlett’s toe-poke in the 2009 grand final
- Heath Shaw’s smother in the 2010 grand final replay
- Wayne Harme’s knock-on in the 1979 grand final
- Eric Mackenzie’s non-point
The greatest ever final? Judge for yourself
Jon Anderson's top four finals:
- Geelong def. North Melbourne: 1994 Preliminary Final
Decided by Gary Ablett after the siren.
- Hawthorn def. Essendon: 1984 Semi-final
Dipper and Merv Nagle went head-to-head in the match Kevin Sheedy has rated the favourite he’s ever been involved in.
- Essendon def. Hawthorn: 1984 Frand Final
Hawthorn led by more than five goals, in the second quarter before an Essendon onslaught
- Carlton def. Collingwood: 1970 grand final
121,696 people watch Carlton stage a remarkable comeback in a match later heralded “the birth of modern football”.