- Apr 30, 2014
- AFL Club
The stat I like at the moment is that Freo have 3 players in the top 20 for goal kicking. When was the last time we even had one, Pavlich era?!
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I'd suggest adding the home vs away to your analysis as well. In the first half of the season our away games are against better teams - the next patch of games seemed brutal prior to the season beginning. In the second half we play most of the bottom teams away and better teams at home. The squiggle has been a bit of a disaster this year so far - wouldn't be using it as a guide to anything personally. People mistakingly think it predicts the future whereas it only visualises the past.To date by my assessment we have played 2 games against top 5 teams, 1 game against a middle team and 3 games against bottom 6 teams. By squiggle assessment we have played 1 game against a top 5 team, 2 games against middle teams and 3 games against bottom 6 teams. So the fixture to date has been relatively easy.
If you're defending Freo stoppages then you closely man Tucker and let Fyfe walk it out to kick. He will predictably kick to a contest inside fifty, I'm not sure I've seen him take a bounce and drive it really long.Darcy tucker had 16 and 17 kicks in our 2 best performances of the year - North and GWS. He averages 6.5 kicks for all other games - i don't think this is a coincidence. We need to inject more class into the midfield.
I mentioned this on the main board earlier in the year. I actually think the umps have been instructed to be more aware of the Eagles crowd and if anything this year, they are overdoing it in the oppos favour. I have seen a few games where objectively, the Eagles got the raw end.- West Coast lost a free kick count at home for the third time this year (admittedly one of those was against us), maybe umpires are developing an immunity to affirmation noises?
Seems that way - West Coast are -2 for free kicks at home this year (we're -1). Looks like the affirmation noise effect is moving east: Western Bulldogs are +32, Geelong are +20, Collingwood are +11 and North & Gold Coast are +10. Richmond are worst off for home ground frees though at -18. Think I'll add this to the table for future weeks.I mentioned this on the main board earlier in the year. I actually think the umps have been instructed to be more aware of the Eagles crowd and if anything this year, they are overdoing it in the oppos favour. I have seen a few games where objectively, the Eagles got the raw end.
another interesting fact (to me at least) - this weekend's game between us & Brisbane sees the team which has been awarded the most free kicks this season play the team which has conceded the fewest free kicks this season, and the team which has conceded the second most free kicks this season play the team which has been awarded the fewest free kicks this season. classic 'irresistible force vs immovable object' stuffRound 9 table:
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Points of note:
- dropped from 10th to 15th on the ladder after losing to Essendon 16 frees to 18 (despite the lamentations of the Essendon supporters),
- still ranked 18th for both frees for and against,
- there's no more unbeaten teams after Geelong defeated Western Bulldogs 24 frees to 22,
- ladder variance rose from 4.77 to 5.77,
- Carlton lost by almost 100 points yet won the free kick count by 5
- West Coast lost a free kick count at home for the third time this year (admittedly one of those was against us), maybe umpires are developing an immunity to affirmation noises?
Stats article on the AFL app for goal kicking percentages across different types of shots.
Was surprised to see we have one of the better set shot %s. Which makes it Disappointing to see the mark and play on stats. Wish people would back them self in and have a shot more often.
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