bulldogs had 3 god level talents at the club to pull it off though: Beveridge, Bontempelli and Dalrymple. Dalrymple has since been poached (and his last 2017 draft for us looks extraordinary) - will be sorely missed.
Its a stupid stat bought up by idiots. Adelaide or Sydney, Melbourne and Collingwood could be 0-2 by the end of the week and no indication that they are bad, just played teams that are good.People get way too caught up in history thinking something that happens in the past defines the future.
People also think that AFL history is some sort of magical way of predicting the future but that is also wrong. You need to question the real reason as to why teams that go 0-2 don't do well and that's because these team are generally average and don't win more than they lose. There are exceptions and they are teams that had good reasons to why they lost a few in a row and other teams have improved as the season has progressed.
How many good teams are there?Its a stupid stat bought up by idiots. Adelaide or Sydney, Melbourne and Collingwood could be 0-2 by the end of the week and no indication that they are bad, just played teams that are good.
Actually, the way you calculate likelihood in a situation like that is by using a method such as Laplace's Law of Succession.
Exactly - 2-0 teams are much more likely to be good than 0-2 teams and therefore much more likely to play finalsWhat about 2-0?
GWS (7th), Port (10th), GC (17th), Haw (4th)
8 teams, 6 made finals including 3 of the eventual top 4
WB (7th), Syd (1st), GC (15th), North (8th)
Adel (7th), Syd (4th), GWS (11th), Freo (1st), WB (6th)