Teams rated against the highest rated team out of 100. North not doing so well. Early days and things will swing wildly for a few weeks.
Cyril's debut game for the Tiwi Bombers is being streamed live today here:
It has the number of hours until the start on the screen until it begins. At the time of posting it was 7.
Just been going through the history of the league in terms of free kicks and I sense a pattern emerging.
Western Bulldogs/Footscray 1896
St Kilda 945
Brisbane Bears 106
Port Adelaide 58
Sydney/Sth Melb 46
Gold Coast -131
I've crunched the numbers and here are the team ratings for the first 8 rounds. Things don't mean too much in the first few rounds, because teams need to play each other enough for team A to be rated against team F because they beat team D who played team G who lost to Team F two weeks ago etc...
I have long held the belief that kids are spoken down to, and patronised in their capacity to understand more scientifically rigorous text. So to this end I have reworded a nursery rhyme with more academically rigorous language to help kids on their journey.
Mary had a little...
I wanted to see how useful the hit-out actually was. I mean, does the ruckman winning the tap translate to scoreboard ascendancy?
I looked at a plot of a team's total hit-outs against their percentage on the ladder. I figured a team's percentage is a decent indication of success on the...
Never has someone in the game of qooty had such an impact in a game. This is
going to shock some people but as Mooch took the field today in his massive bid
to create the greatest ever match of qooty. He lined up at full forward. Nothing would
give him more pleasure than to kick a bag against...
For a number of years I have been developing a ratings system for teams based on the mathematics of dominance matrices (to help with AFL tipping). In the last four seasons it has netted me about $1000 in tipping comps.
To calibrate the system, I used the 1978 season, and it almost correctly...
So Hawthorn are blessed to have several multiple premiership players, 18 who have played in 4 or more premierships. (That's a starting 18 on the field right there).
We have had 40 triple premiership players (3 or more).
So what is your best quadruple premiership side (no interchange)
Like last year, I have started the team rankings for this season, unlike the squiggle, my system only uses data from the current season.
Last year's ranking had us just missing the 8 for a fair while, this years makes for much more pleasant viewing. I must add it is early days and rankings...