- Oct 9, 2006
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Super Tottenham....from the Lane.
GWS had one more stat than the tigers in the GF but lost by 89 points. Incredible! Often, I saw losing coaches against the tigers in press conferences lament how they won this stat or that stat yet lost the game and were suitably miffed ( Re Fagan in his two encounters against them- watch the pressers). They don't rank highly in a number of the so called important key stats but clearly were the best team winning their finals by an average of some 50 plus points, after doing something similar in 2017. Martin has 19 possessions and gets bog, cothcin doesn't rack up numbers but has significant influence etc etc and their knock it on smash it forward style doesn't lend itself to winning a lot of categories relative to their dominance.
Are we measuring the wrong thing? Just how important are they when you have more stats and lose by 89 points?
Richmond seem to win the key-stat most of the time. In fact, they've won it in the final game of the year on two of the last three occasions.