Couldn't agree more, if you actually look at the majority of their forward entries, they were barely top of the arc type stuff or blazing down the wing with reckless abandon. So few entries went deep, or anywhere near the top of the goal square so they could be bought to ground. When they needed it to be bought to ground in those very few occasions Sandi was off peddling his little bike and Lobb up the other end of the ground being a high half-back.
F50 entries vs quality F50 entries is night and day, it's such a broad and simplistic stat but its used as THE metric for team dominance when, in the era of 6-6-6, I think it's worth less that it's ever been. That's not to say it's worthless but it's a pretty plain stat comparatively.
On one of the footy shows yesterday they said something along the lines of 'freo's i50 number was inflated due to the number of points and kick-ins'
This may be a stupid question, but if you kick a point (counts as an i50 obviously) then the player kicking out plays on (which is pretty much every time now) - is that counted as an additional i50? I wouldn't have thought so (as the ball hasn't left the 50m arc area) - but the commentary yesterday indicates maybe it is?