Dons, Pies To Break Non-Anzac Record Crowd?

Huge match coming up

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By Ronny Lerner

With Essendon and Collingwood in red-hot form, their meeting at the MCG on Sunday is one of the most anticipated matches of round 16.

The Bombers have experienced an incredible form turnaround since round eight, winning five of their last six games, including the scalps of top-eight contenders Geelong, GWS, West Coast and North Melbourne.

And the Magpies have catapulted themselves to second spot on the ladder on the back of their first six-game winning streak since 2012.

Incredibly, since 1995, not one Essendon-Collingwood game outside of Anzac Day has attracted a crowd of 80,000.

Is that about to change on Sunday? It would have to be a good chance!

 

Every Non-Anzac Day Crowd Between Essendon And Collingwood Since 1995

R14, 2009: 77,699

R19, 1995: 77,448

R19, 2011: 73,163

R20, 2001: 71,518

R19, 2013: 69,821

R20, 2002: 69,613

R22, 2003: 68,381

R22, 2000: 66,122

R16, 2007: 65,531

R17, 2008: 64,785

R20, 1998: 64,480

R16, 2017: 63,537

R19, 2006: 62,940

R20, 2010: 59,277

R17, 2014: 58,996

R23, 2012: 56,491

R20, 1999: 56,129

R20, 2004: 52,983

R16, 2005: 52,507

R20, 1996: 51,057

R20, 1997: 50,944

R23, 2015: 40,270

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