Blitz All Australian?

Discussion in 'Geelong' started by Gogeelong, Jun 12, 2018.

Put it out there
  1. Tony Barber

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    Ala Scarlett.
     

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  2. Vdubs

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    Brilliant..
     
  3. Mahlepi

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    at least ablett will be in the audience to congratulate him
     
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    Aand there it is :D
     
  5. hamG

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    He should be in the squad now that he's getting press - he's the #1 key defender in the #1 defense. Probably in another 4 weeks if we keep being the standout defense he'll be mentioned 10+ times a game whenever he does something.
     
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    Would rather him be a premiership FB than an AA.
    Didn't have him in our best 22 before round one. May have got that wrong.........a bit............a little.............really wrong............very wrong..........
     
  7. PhatBoy

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    Just out of curiosity, do you pay the cinemas around Geelong to keep tabs on which players visit and when?
     
  8. Mahlepi

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    No I have a tracker on all Geelong players\
    Much easier
     
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    This just on AFL inside info page

    "I think he tips out Alex Rance as we sit here right now for the All-Australian full back."

    Matthew Lloyd on Mark Blicavs, AFL.com.au

    This season, Mark Blicavs has spearheaded the Number 1 Defence in the completion, conceding a total of 3 goals to his direct opponents and keeping the following players goalless:

    Jesse Hogan (3rd in Coleman)
    Charlie Dixon
    Jonathan Patton
    Will Hoskin-Elliot (7th in Coleman)
    Charlie Curnow
    Ben Brown (1st in Coleman)

    Fellow All-Australian fullback fancy Alex Rance has conceded a total of 41 goals to his direct opponents this year, keeping the following players goalless:

    Nil
     
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    41?? The leader of the Coleman is on 35.

    That can’t be right.
     
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    That 41 will be spread over several opponents ... a 3fer here; a 2fer there etc.
     
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  12. FredLeDeux

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    These 'direct opponent' stats are among the most dubious of all CD figures.

    The work involved, either live (practically impossible) or on video replays, in keeping track of the constant changes over 100 minutes for 44 individual players would be absolutely massive; and even then it would involve considerable guesswork.

    But the old CD Mantra applies; stick one of those "%" gadgets on a guesstimate, and it's a statistic.
     
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    Still, it implies his “virtual” opponent over the course of the season is leading the Coleman by 6 goals. I call bullshit!
     
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    There’s obviously a reason why teams try to get him deep 1v1
    Harry kicked a bag on him last year when we isolated them.

    Last weekends game Rance was involved in all 3 of Ports first goals.
     
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    These are the leading goal kickers each round v Richmond this season:

    Curnow 5
    Jenkins 5 (Walker 4)
    Roughead 4
    Zorko 1
    Melksham 4 (Hogan 2)
    Reid 2
    McCarthy 1
    Waite 2 (Brown 2)
    Darling 6 (Kennedy 3)
    Gresham 6 (Membrey 2)
    AMT 2 (Stewart 0, Hooker 0)
    Westhoff 3

    So if he played on all the leading goal kickers from the opposition for 100% each match that gets him to 41.

    Bull.

    Shit.
     
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    Just saw this. Outstanding. :D
     
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    Wouldn't that require Rance to actually have a direct opponent and not just play loose?
     
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    I kinda wonder if Redvest4's (trolling) thread on the Bay about Range being a hack getting bags of goals kicked on him has actually grown legs and become legitimate thought in AFL circles?
     
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    Never seen a player have more than one opponent, Curnow for instance.
    Goes to the bench, Rance go’s to Casbolt
    Casbolt kicks a goal.

    It’s pretty simple
     
  20. FredLeDeux

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    It does seem unlikely that more than one-third of all goals kicked against Richmond this season have been kicked by Rance's "CD direct opponent".
     
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    You don’t seem to appreciate how unlikely it is.
     
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    Should be but won't make it.
     
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    Cumulative result.
     
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    Doesn't have to. What matters is getting the job done and he certainly does that. Pretty sure we had 8 players in the 08 AA to Hawthorn's 3 and yet they got the job done.
     
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  25. Nakia

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    Oh I agree. I rate the All-Australian team as much as I rate the Brownlow and Norm Smith Medals.
     
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