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According to the Full Points Footy website, the first "grand final" to decide a football premiership was in 1889 between Norwood and Port Adelaide of the then South Australian Football Association, when the season ended with them having equal win-loss ratios (source) - Lukeoz 17:26, 17 January 2006 (UTC)
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1896 VFA Grand final.
I have removed the inadvertently anachronistic assertion that the final score of the Premiership Elimination Match was Collingwood 6.9 (45) to South Melbourne's 5.10 (40). This is wrong on two counts.
Firstly, although the scoring of a behind had an effect on the ensuing play under the rules of the VFA, the premiership table was determined solely on the basis of goals scored; therefore, even though one might record the "scores" of the match as Collingwood six goals and nine behinds versus South Melbourne's five goals and ten behinds — as does, for example, Ross, J. (ed), 100 Years of Australian Football 1897-1996: The Complete Story of the AFL, All the Big Stories, All the Great Pictures, All the Champions, Every AFL Season Reported, Viking, (Ringwood), 1996, at page 34 — the official "result" of the match was Collingwood 6 to South Melbourne's 5.
Secondly, it was not until the VFL breakaway in 1897 that behinds were actually registered as part of the match results, and it was only then that goals contributed six points to a team's total score and behinds one point. Lindsay658 (talk) 22:36, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Suggested merge Grand Final Replay with Grand final
- Support.--Gibson Flying V (talk) 06:38, 14 October 2012 (UTC)
- Oppose the list of replayed grand finals is useful info but too much detail and not warranted on the grand final page. You could possibly change the replay page to List of Grand Final Repays, but definitely not merge. The-Pope (talk) 00:01, 7 August 2013 (UTC)