Across his career Hird played in 10 Anzac Day games, averaging 23.8 disposals and two goals in each. One of the most keenly-awaited days on the footy calendar: Anzac Day at the MCG. • After the siren: Pies' Anzac Day flop puts heat on Bucks The Bombers' win break the club's two-game losing streak, improving their record to 3-2 after five rounds. The crowd of 87,685 people helped post the second-highest attended round in VFL/AFL history, with 391,980 fans watching the nine games, just short of the 400,401 record set in round one this season. Wayne Closter - AFL Football Record Anzac Day 2009 Wayne Closter served with 2AOD in Vung Tau from July 1969 until February 1970. That followed best-on-ground performances on Anzac Day in 2000 and 2003. A big Anzac Day win has Collingwood up to fifth on the AFL ladder and dreaming of September action, while Essendon's expected season of emergence is beginning to unravel. In wet weather in Adelaide, North Melbourne was held to 3.6 (24), the club's lowest score since 1971, the lowest score by any team since round 4, 1999, the lowest score ever conceded by Adelaide, and the lowest score ever at AAMI Stadium (the latter two records would be broken only three weeks later). If the inaugural Anzac Day clash of 1995 will remain the standard bearer for this great day, 2009's effort surely is an obvious support act. The game had everything, from beaming sunshine at the start to torrential rain at the finish. 2009 — Zaharakis leads a late Bomber comeback Pies skipper Scott Pendlebury was enormous all game long to secure the 10.12 (72) to 10.9 (69) victory and claim his third ANZAC Day medal. 2010 Collingwood 18.12 (120) def. The game had everything, from beaming sunshine at the start to torrential rain at the finish. 2009 Essendon Football Club season. Wayne played with Geelong both before and after he served in Vietnam.

At least that is how it appears following a 14.17 (101) to 7.10 (52) loss on Anzac Day in front of 91,440 fans at the MCG. 2009 was arguably the most enthralling Anzac Day match since its inception in 1995. Wayne Closter - AFL Football Record Anzac Day 2009 Wayne Closter served with 2AOD in Vung Tau from July 1969 until February 1970. AFL: Round 5 Collingwood V Essendon at the MCG, ANZAC DAY, 25th of April, Melbourne Australia. While his play was outstanding most weeks, the biggest stage certainly brought out the best in him. THE rain started before the opening bounce on Anzac Day and based on past performance, you had to be concerned for Essendon. We've selected five of the best Anzac Day matches between Essendon and Collingwood since 1995. 2009 was arguably the most enthralling Anzac Day match since its inception in 1995. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Now, it's time for you to decide which clash was the best of them all. Wayne played with Geelong both before and after he served in Vietnam. Essendon Football Club; 2009 season; President: Ray Horsburgh: Coach: Matthew Knights: Captain(s) Matthew Lloyd: Home ground: Etihad Stadium: Pre-season competition: Semi final: AFL season: 8th: Finals series: Elimination final: Best and Fairest: Jobe Watson: Leading goalkicker: Matthew Lloyd (35) Highest home … The above story was included in the 2009 Anzac Day AFL Football Record. While the official Anzac Day commemorations are -- and must remain -- solemn and reflective, there's no better way to pay our respects than an afternoon of football, writes Stephanie Brantz.