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Analysis Champion Data ranks every AFL club’s list for 2019 season

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  1. THE THIN MAN

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    SAM LANDSBERGER, Herald Sun
    November 28, 2018 7:30pm
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    Simon Goodwin is a lucky man.

    The Melbourne coach has returned to work with the AFL’s best list at his disposal, according to Champion Data.

    The Demons boast the league’s second-best backline, fifth-best forward line and No.1 midfield.

    The AFL’s official number cruncher rated Jake Lever the No.5 key defender in the game as he recovers from a knee reconstruction and the Demons have also added Steven May, who slots in at No.11.

    It shapes as a great combination.

    Former coach Paul Roos told the Herald Sun this year the Demons had the league’s most talented list and now he has been supported by Champion Data.

    It is the onball rankings which make for particularly pleasant reading for long-suffering Demons fans.

    At 21, Clayton Oliver is already the No.3 midfielder in the league — behind Brownlow winners Dustin Martin and Nat Fyfe — and Angus Brayshaw, Christian Petracca, Jack Viney and James Harmes all have room for improvement.

    Champion Data rates James Harmes as below average … but if the shutdown star continues his late-season form, as he beat Tom Mitchell and Joel Selwood in September to place third in the best-and-fairest, that is surely about to change.

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    It means Melbourne could, and should, widen its already-healthy gap on the rest of the AFL’s midfield brigades.

    Goodwin knows the engine room is his key to premiership glory.

    “Contested ball is a big part of the game and it’s a big part of the way we’ve built our club,” Goodwin said after this year’s preliminary final loss.

    “We had 34 tackles and lost contested ball. You want to bring your strength (to a final).”

    West Coast’s midfield massacre of Melbourne that day was a surprise, and helps explain the Eagles’ lowly list ranking of 11th.

    The Eagles ranked last for groundballs during the home-and-away season but they pulled it together in September, winning the count in every final.

    They still don’t have an elite midfielder (top 10 per cent of the AFL), with Luke Shuey, Andrew Gaff and Elliot Yeo all rated above average (11-35 per cent).

    But if West Coast’s exceptional midfield form from September rolls on then the club’s overall list ranking will quickly skyrocket.

    Essendon boasts the fifth-oldest team but the second-least experienced.

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    2019 LIST RANKING
    1. Melbourne
    2. Adelaide
    3. Richmond
    4. Essendon
    5. Collingwood
    6. Geelong
    7. GWS
    8. North Melbourne
    9. Hawthorn
    10. Brisbane
    11. West Coast
    12. Port Adelaide
    13. Sydney
    14. St Kilda
    15. Western Bulldogs
    16. Carlton
    17. Fremantle
    18. Gold Coast
    And overall, the Bombers possess the AFL’s fourth-best list and that is because they have assembled the best group of under 25-year-olds in the land.

    Look at the age of the ‘S quartet’ of recruits — Jake Stringer, 24, Devon Smith, 25, Adam Saad, 24 and Dylan Shiel, 25.

    They have brought together a group for sustained success, albeit one which still needs some midfield sparkle.

    Darcy Parish, Kyle Langford, Andy McGrath, Dyson Heppell and Shiel are all rated average (35-65 per cent).

    At the other end of the list ladder, a chasm sits between Western Bulldogs (15th) and Carlton (16th) with the Blues, Fremantle (17th) and Gold Coast (18th) a clear bottom three.

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    Clayton Oliver is ranked the third best midfielder in the competition. Picture: AAP
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    Dylan Shiel is among a bevy of top Bombers recruits aged 25 and under. Picture: Michael Klein
    The gap between the Dogs and Blues is about four times the size of the second-biggest gap between any other neighbours on the list ladder, while the 2019 Dockers will be the youngest list Ross Lyon has ever coached.

    And then there is Adelaide, which — after one bad year plagued by off-field issues — still has some serious weaponry plus a favourable fixture in 2019.

    The Crows have six elite players in Rory Sloane, Rory Laird, Eddie Betts, Tom Lynch, Paul Seedsman and Brodie Smith and are the only club to be rated in the top three in every part of the ground.

    You wonder if that might make Carlton list boss Stephen Silvagni a little sweaty after he swapped future first-round picks with the Crows last week.
     
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  2. Roachy8

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    OMG - the hype meter rolls on....
    It’s all about the D’s and the Drugs.

    I love it!
     
  3. Roachy8

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    Lol - Tigers defence seriously underrated in that article.
     
  4. Nobu

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    Surprised Richmond are so high considering they don’t overuse the ball.
     
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    champion data, where paul seedsman is elite and just shut the fk up champion data you piss drinking mongrels
     
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    Lol what a crock of shit , Eagles just won a flag ffs and there 11 th
     
  7. DontArgue4

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    Lmao drugs defense better than ours?

    Champion data is ******* shit
     
  8. Roksman

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    Champion Data is great..... For fantasy football.

    In real life, they are as useful as a cock-flavoured lollipop.
     
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    How many rating points for drugs searing pressure?
     
  10. harrythetiger

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    Hate it when CD try to use their stats to rank teams and players. Different teams have different stats that make their game tick. Stats are best used to determine HOW a team plays and then figure out how well it is going, and how to beat them. For example every game I look closely at the inside 50 count. If we’re winning that comfortably, we’re doing plenty right. Opposition clubs will look at that, spot a game where we lost inside 50s, and check out the game to see if our opposition did anything that worked to stop us.
    But some teams aren’t as concerned about inside 50s, relying on forward 50 conversion instead. Who’s to say one is categorically better than another?
     
  11. TiggyTig

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    Lol at Brisbane 3rd best defence??
     

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    West coke 11th. CD please
     
  13. Michaels

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    Seedsman, Lynch and Sloane classed as elite, yep no worries.
     
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    EBetts!?..seriously past it...
     
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    Anyone who has Essendon and Brisbane's (and the others, but those two in particular) backline anywhere near ours, let alone higher, has no credibility whatsoever.

    Stick to SuperCoach you clueless knob jockeys.
     
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    According to CD.Rance sits just below Harris Andrews.:rolleyes:
     
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    I rest my case, m'lud.
     
  18. Tiger Toffee

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    LOL, Brisbane had the worst defence in 2017, the 4th worst in 2018....but are ranked 3rd best for 2019 :drunk::rolleyes::huh::think:
    LOL, Essendon had the 7th worst defence in 2017, the 8th worst in 2018...but are ranked 4th best for 2019 :drunk::rolleyes::huh::think:

    LO*******L, Richmond had the 3rd best defence in 2017, the 2nd best in 2018... but the above two teams are ranked better.

    Go home champion data, your drunk again. :drunk::drunk::drunk::drunk::drunk::drunk::drunk::drunk::drunk:
     
  19. DontArgue4

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    This must be a joke? hahahahaha

    i guess being named AA 5 seasons in a row means nothing huh?
     
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    CD always say it’s not a prediction. If that’s the case dafuq is it good for? Lol.
     
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    Selling bull sheet! That's what!
     
  22. This Is Anfield

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    And EVERY club will have players that perform to expectations, beyond expectations and below expectations.
    It's all grist to the mill designed to fill empty spaces in the paper.
     
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    lamburger had a stiffy the whole time he was writing this

    loldees supporter
     
  24. biaseddustyfan

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    We have the number 1 defence and number 1 backline our midfield is probably 4th or so when Prestia late out is actually playing
     
  25. Thrasher97

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    So called 3rd best defence in Brisbane kept us to a low score of 110... :D and the 6th best defence (us) kept them to a total of 17... o_O

    How do they rank this?
     
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