Player Watch #10: Ben Cunnington - sets a new AFL all-time record with 32 contested possessions vs Richmond

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Pfffft, as if!
Didn't do anywhere near enough to make the team but should have easily made the squad. At his best he is one of the great pure inside mids of the comp.

Cunners got exposed due to symbiotic team related issues in the manner that the flankers and pockets get exposed.

Folks are seriously underestimating the effects that 3-4 quality quick players would have on the rest of the team.

More pressure acts, tackles, contests, possessions and link up plays = more Cunners and more everyone else.
 

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Hard as they come. 60.2% of Cunners' posessions are contested, putting him at 8th in the AFL (for any player playing at least 18 games). In fact, this year was Cunnington's best season for % of disposals contested since 2015 (which I previous considered 'peak' Cunnington). Even better, every 25.7% of his disposals is a clearance, which puts him at 6th in the AFL. Essentially, every 10 disposals that Ben Cunnington gets, every 2-3 is a clearance.

While both stats below are down on 2015 numbers, I think that's because players like Anderson and Higgins have come in to relieve him. In fact, Jed's own stats aren't bad. Over half his posessions are clearances (52%, 15th in the AFL), while 23.24% of his possessions are clearances (14th in the AFL).

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Long story short, Cunnington is a contested beast and I think Jed's his protege.
 

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The lynchpin of our midfield, ziebell is the supersledge enforcer. Only 28 in 2019, will have another 5 years at the top of his game due to his durability.
 

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Hard as they come. 60.2% of Cunners' posessions are contested, putting him at 8th in the AFL (for any player playing at least 18 games). In fact, this year was Cunnington's best season for % of disposals contested since 2015 (which I previous considered 'peak' Cunnington). Even better, every 25.7% of his disposals is a clearance, which puts him at 6th in the AFL. Essentially, every 10 disposals that Ben Cunnington gets, every 2-3 is a clearance.

While both stats below are down on 2015 numbers, I think that's because players like Anderson and Higgins have come in to relieve him. In fact, Jed's own stats aren't bad. Over half his posessions are clearances (52%, 15th in the AFL), while 23.24% of his possessions are clearances (14th in the AFL).

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Long story short, Cunnington is a contested beast and I think Jed's his protege.
I'd love to see a stat on the % of contested possessions that are effective. I reckon Ben would smash this stat.
 

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Hard as they come. 60.2% of Cunners' posessions are contested, putting him at 8th in the AFL (for any player playing at least 18 games). In fact, this year was Cunnington's best season for % of disposals contested since 2015 (which I previous considered 'peak' Cunnington). Even better, every 25.7% of his disposals is a clearance, which puts him at 6th in the AFL. Essentially, every 10 disposals that Ben Cunnington gets, every 2-3 is a clearance.

While both stats below are down on 2015 numbers, I think that's because players like Anderson and Higgins have come in to relieve him. In fact, Jed's own stats aren't bad. Over half his posessions are clearances (52%, 15th in the AFL), while 23.24% of his possessions are clearances (14th in the AFL).

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Long story short, Cunnington is a contested beast and I think Jed's his protege.
To simplify, Cunnington is 4th in the league for contested possessions.
 
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