Analysis Random NORTH thoughts not worthy of a thread

Marstermind

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A team of our first draft picks

B: L.McDonald (#8, 2013), S.Watt (#14, 1997), B.Rawlings (#15, 1998),
HB: S.Atley (#17, 2010), R.Tarrant (#15, 2007), L.Davies-Uniacke (#4, 2017)
C: D.Wells (#2, 2002), J.Smith (#42, 2004), J.Ziebell (#9, 2008)
HF: D.Motlop (#8, 2000), L.Hansen (#3, 2006), T.Garner (#15, 2012)
F: S.Welsh (#17, 1995), E.Hewitt (#23, 1996), J.Simpkin (#12, 2016)
Foll: D.Hale (#7, 2000), A.Simpson (#14, 1993), B.Cunnington (#5, 2009)
Int: R.Pyman (#6, 1992), S.Durdin (#16, 2014), T.Thomas (#8, 2018), M.Murphy (#9, 1987)
Emer: J.McNamara (#4, 1988), D.Sexton (#11, 1990), T.Leng (#34, 1991), C.Lasscock (#53, 1999), D.Stevens (#52, 1994), C.Comden (#31, 2019), M.Riggio (#28, 2005), M.Brayshaw (#6, 1989), B.McKenzie (#18, 2011), D.Trotter (#9, 2003), B.McKay (#21, 2015)
 

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King Corey

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Just randomly thought of Dec Mountford. Really liked the way he went about it. Hasn't been picked up elsewhere so probably safe to assume he wouldn't make it but part of me wishes we kept on.
I liked him too. There's a few like that I reckon in a parallel world with the right luck and circumstances, would've been something bigger.

Dec, Jeremy Clayton, Djaren Whyman, Cruise Garlett, Joel Perry etc etc.
 

RobZombie

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Games won by under a goal in the same period - 26. Meaning that when it comes to close ones were running at around 46%.

Myth busted.

10 of the 31 losses were in just 2 seasons: 2013 and 2017. We also seem to have won only 1 by under a goal across those two seasons, so outside of one bizarre horror year and one where we tanked for LDU we're 25-21 since 2000.

It’s a bit of a silly exercise anyway. I suspect there better ways to define close games. Swamp is always good value nonetheless.
 

tazaa

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Games won by under a goal in the same period - 26. Meaning that when it comes to close ones were running at around 46%.

Myth busted.

And won 26. Better win% in those games than Collingwood, Sydney, Dogs, Melbourne, Brisbane.
I’d say winning over 60% of close games would mean we do well.
46% isn’t exactly something to be proud of
 

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