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by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

250 club games coached: Round 15 will be Mick Malthouse's 250th game as Collingwood Coach, making him the third person in the history of the club to reach this milestone. He joins Jock McHale (714 games, 1912-49) and Phonse Kyne (272 games, 1950-63). Geelong Coach Mark Thompson will also coach his 250th match in Round 15. He is only the second person in the club's history to do so, the other being Reg Hickey (304 games, 1932, 1936-40 and 1949-59).

Most Consecutive Games: Brett Kirk (SYD) plays his 191st consecutive game in Round 15. The streak began in Round 15, 2002 and will equal the sixth best consecutive match streak in the history of the game. He falls behind Jim Stynes (244 games for Melbourne 1987-98), Adem Yze (226 games for Melbourne 1997-2007), Adam Goodes (204 games for Sydney 1999-2007), Jack Titus (202 games for Richmond 1933-43), Jared Crouch (194 games for Sydney 1998-2006), and Jock McHale (191 games for Collingwood 1906-17).

100 consecutive games: Collingwood's Dane Swan brings up his 100th consecutive game in Round 15. His streak began in Round 13, 2006. He is the sixth active player currently with 100 or more consecutive games, joining Sydney's Brett Kirk, Kane Cornes (Port Adelaide, 163 games since Round 17, 2003), David Mundy (Fremantle, 122 games since Round Six, 2005), Jude Bolton (Sydney Swans, 121 games since Round 14, 2005), and Kade Simpson (Carlton, 111 games since Round 15, 2005).

Source: Patrick Keane, AFL Media Release

Article last changed on Thursday, July 08, 2010 - 8:37 PM EDT


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