Tom Mitchell Absolutely Smashes An All-Time Record


Tom Mitchell Absolutely Smashes An All-Time Record (Image: Getty)

Tom Mitchell has smashed the all-time record for most disposals in a home and away season.

Mitchell notched up disposal number 38 at the 10-minute mark of the fourth term against Carlton, then making it 749 disposals for the season.

It knocks off the previous record of 748, set by Collingwood's Wayne Richardson way back in 1971.

And he's done it with one whole game in hand. 

He ended the game with 44 disposals, taking his season tally to 755 from just 21 games.

That's a lazy 36 disposals a game.

It's a remarkable feat that Triple M stats man Ash Chua was keeping an eye on all night, and he was absolutely thrilled when Mitchell collected the record-winning handball receive.

"That's the record, most number of touches in a home and away!" he immediately declared.

The boys were thrilled...not for Mitchell, but for how excited the Chu-man was.

"A momentous moment for Ash! This is utopia for me! Tommy Mitchell's broken a world record!" Swatta proclaimed.

"Ash Chu-man has nearly blown the top off his HP computer!"

Fev couldn't stop laughing.

"He couldn't speak! He couldn't get it out!" he said.

"This is what we live for, Fev, statisticians! Records!" Ash laughed.