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by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

Brendan Fevola (BRIS) kicked 3 goals in the Round Seven match against Fremantle. He needs one more goal to bring up his 600th career goal which will make him the 27th player in league history to reach that mark. If he manages 83 goals for the season, he will be 20th on the AFL's all-time goal list, just ahead of South Melbourne's (now Sydney Swans) Bob Pratt (681 career goals 1930-39 and 1946) and just behind Collingwood great Dick Lee (1906-1922, 707 goals). Pratt also shares the record of 150 goals in one season with Hawthorn's Peter Hudson. Pratt set the record in 1934 and Hudson equaled the record in 1970. Hudson's son, Paul, was no slouch in front of goals as he kicked 264 goals with Hawthorn, the Bulldogs, and Hawthorn between 1990 and 1996.

Collingwood's Round Seven win over North Melbourne was the 350th win for Coach Mick Malthouse. He began his coaching career at Footscray (now the Western Bulldogs) where he achieved 67 wins between 1984 and 1989. He took over as coach of West Coast in 1990 and took the club to 156 wins, including two Premierships in 1992 and 1994. In 1999 Malthouse moved back to Melbourne, taking on the job of coach of 1998 wooden-spooners Collingwood. To date he has coached the Magpies to 127 wins. Malthouse is now one of only four coaches to achieve 350 wins. He is behind Jock McHale (467 wins with Collingwood,1912-49), Kevin Sheedy (386 wins with Essendon, 1981-2007) and Allan Jeans (358 wins with St Kilda, Hawthorn and Richmond, 1961-76, 1981-87, 1989-90 and 1992).

Brisbane's Troy Selwood did not play in Round Seven, but the next time he and his three brothers - West Coast's Scott and Adam (Troy's twin) and Geelong's Joel - are all selected for their respective teams in the same round, they will become the fifth set of four brothers to reach a combined total of 300 games. Through Round Seven Joel has 77 games to his name, Adam 124, Troy 72, and Scott (the youngest) has 28. They join the Danihers, the Cordners, the Hiskins, and the Roses.

The Danihers played a total games of 752 AFL games. Anthony Daniher played 115 games with South Melbourne 1981-86 and 118 games with Essendon 1987-94. Chris Daniher played 124 games for Essendon 1987-97. Neale Daniher played 82 games with Essendon 1979-81,1985 and 1989-90. Neale's career was hampered, and eventually ended, by serious knee injuries. He coached Melbourne 1997-2008 and took the Demons to the 2000 Grand Final (losing to the then dominant Essendon). Neale was also the first to head up the AFL Coaches' Association when it was started in 2002. He is currently on West Coast's match committee. Terry Daniher played 19 games with South Melbourne 1976-77 and 294 games with Essendon 1978-1992.

After he retired as a player, Terry went on to serve as senior coach of Essendon's VFL team and was an assistant to Kevin Sheedy with the Bombers from1999 to 2002. He joined Collingwood as an assistant coach in 2003 and then moved on to St Kilda in the same capacity in 2004-05. He then moved to Carlton as an assistant coach in 2006.

Chris and Anthony played together in Essendon's 1993 premiership win over Carlton. The Danihers hold another unique place in AFL history, one which will probably never be achieved again. All four brothers played in a representative Victorian team against New South Wales in 1990, the only time in AFL history that four brothers have all played together in the same side.

The Cordners achieved 376 combined games with Melbourne. Don Cordner played 166 games between 1941 and 1950. Ted Cordner played 52 games in 1941-43 and 1946 with his playing career interrupted during World War 2 when he served as a navy doctor in 1944-45. Denis Cordner played 152 games in 1943 and 1948-56 with a stint in the Navy and several years playing at amateur level. John Cornder played six games in 1951 then quit footy for college and moved to England where he played cricket.

The Hiskins brothers played a total of 375 games. Fred played 50 games with Essendon 1900-1902 and again in 1906, playing in Western Australia between 1903 and 1905. Arthur achieved185 games with South Melbourne from 1908 to 1915 and 1919 to 1923 with the years from 1916 to 1918 spent doing war service. Stan Hiskins completed 66 games with South Melbourne 1913-14 and 1919-21 with 1915-1918 in war service and Rupe Hiskins played 74 games with Carlton between 1920 and 1924.

The Roses managed 374 games with Collingwood. The Rose family is synonymous with Collingwood. Bob Rose played 152 games from 1946 to 1955. He also coached the Magpies 1964-71, a period in which the Magpies suffered two of their most famous Grand Final losses, the first in 1966 to St Kilda by one point and the second in 1970 when Carlton came back from a 44 point half-time deficit to defeat the Pies by 10 points. Bill Rose played 40 games 1950-55, Kevin Rose 159 games 1958-67 and Ralph 23 games from1962-63.


Source: Patrick Keane, AFL Media Release, 2010 AFL Season Guide, 100 Years Of Australian Football, Encyclopedia Of League Footballers, ed. notes

Article last changed on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 8:57 PM EDT


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