All good. Very happy to have others checking my work (Jivlain picked me up on some mistakes last year, which was good)And I'm sorry if it felt like I was taking the piss. It wasn't me. It was my OCD.
The stats are remarkably close, with the difference being that the Eagles have a few more real babies (under 25 games), whereas the Lions have more youngsters (25-49 games). None of these really tell us much about what will happen.
R1 Lions vs Eagles at Gabba, 23 March, 2019
(0 to 10 games - Lions 0 vs. Eagles 3)
0 to 24 games - Lions 3 vs. Eagles 6
25 to 49 games - Lions 5 vs. Eagles 1
50 to 99 games - Lions 7 vs. Eagles 6
100 to 199 games - Lions 6 vs. Eagles 8
200+ games - Lions 1 vs. Eagles 1
Average games played - Lions 92.5 vs. Eagles 93.3 (= -0.8 games on average)
Average age - Lions 25.1 vs. Eagles 25.2 (= -0.1 years on average)
Average height - Lions 188.6cm vs. Eagles 188.5cm (= +0.1cm on average)
Average weight - Lions 88.5kg vs. Eagles 87.5kg (= +0.9kg on average)
Thread of the year. Incredible effort as usual guys.
Well, not for this game, but if we were to lose a Hodge or a Rich, or if Archie got the nod over Stef, or Ely over Bastinac, then the numbers could change pretty quickly.So time to lose the young/inexperienced option from our kitbag of excuses for losing this year then?
We definitely had games in 2015/16 where we were going in with 60ish games average experience (and an average age of like 22) against teams with 95+ average experience and an average age of over 25.
I love that Ely Smith (and the other debutants) is listed at nearly 120 years old. That must be why he doesn't smile - he lived through the great depression!