Ziebells best footy is outstanding. Thats never been the issue.I'm trialling a new stats collection method. Decided to trial it on the first quarter against PA, as I wanted to see that again.
The stats collected were a ball dispute won, halved or lost. A fair bit of qualitative analysis comes into it. For example, of Player A kicks it lace out to Player B, who fluffs the mark despite having a bit of separation, yet the opponent doesn't win the contest, I label that a loss. Further, it takes a bit of qualitative analysis as to when the ball is actually in dispute on the ground. I've also included a player gaining separation on an opponent when they're both aware the ball is headed their direction as a contest win.
I also included the ruck as a 'contest'.
The Goldstein stat didn't surprise me. For that quarter, he won 10 contests, split it 50/50 for 7, and lost just 4.
The big surprise for me was Ziebell. He won 9 contests around the ground, and lost 1. The next highest was Williams with 6 wins and 0 losses.
I've often doubted the captain's ability to play on the ball, but on re-watch he was instrumental to us jumping Port in that quarter.
Overall we won 50 contests, split 27 and lost 19.
Ziebell, Goldy and Williams won half of our total contests won that quarter.
Making finals isn't that important to me. Aside from a few outliers, you don't win the flag outside the top 4. Our biggest problem is that we haven't finished there since 2007, and only twice since '99!Anyone North supporter born in the last 30 years will never have seen the club miss finals for more than 3 years.
1990-91-92 and finals in 93.
2009-10-11 and finals in 2012.
2017-18-19 and finals in 2020???
If we fail to make finals next year we break a 30 year hoodoo the we don’t want to. Pressures on.
1993 and 2012 saw some attacking football with some bad losses.
I dunno - our last cloned coach wasn't much chop.Scamper can now live on forever (and yes he is still alive)
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