Mega Thread Squiggle 2017

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by Final Siren, Feb 15, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. HolyRioli

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    Bruh
     
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  2. threenewpadlocks

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    It's a fair enough assessment for Hawks. They lost Mitchell and Lewis, and added Tom Mitchell. That structural changes to their midfield meant that they needed time to adjust to see what works for them. You can't compare another team to that.
     
  3. harrythetiger

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    Don't you worry, a final against Hawthorn would still be hard. Just a little easier than against the swans.
     
  4. Lore

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    I don't know about your percentage, but what makes you guys interesting is that you have a draw, so your percentage becomes irrelevant because of that anyway.
     
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  5. HolyRioli

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    Percentage is usually a good seconadary indication of how a team is going - see last year where we had the points, but our low percentage was almost a better indicator of how the Hawks were travelling.

    Since round 4, our percentage would be over 100, which is far better than the sub-90 it is at the moment. Again, an indication of the stark difference in our form since then.

    Obviously for finals qualifying purposes, the draw makes is essentially as good as a win for us, given our poor %
     
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  6. living_in_syd

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    Please explain to me how Carlton gets last in the season predictor?

    Carlton, North and Lions are on the same points, and with 2 rounds to go, Lions and North play each other once. Other than that, I would expect more wins?
     
  7. Andonis1997

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    We aren't predicted to win.
    North and Brisbane are.
     
  8. Gavin Excell

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    But it (winning the flag as a supporter) provides a certain smugness that is both enjoyable and incredibly irritating to others
     
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    Not looking forward to seeing our 2018 starting position. Right now, early 2016 is the only thing keeping us ahead of Brisbane.
     
  10. Glenno23

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    I wasn't as invested in footy in 97 and 98 due to age. I watched it of course and got excited, but reckon i'd nearly keel over and die if we win one now i'm older!

    You could be right about the success being the number 1 celebration, as opposed to rubbing it in. I just hope this year is the year that i can experience those emotions :)
     
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    Well, you might be able to work on a nice upward trajectory next year, which is trickier if you start in a better position. You could also try to play all of your matches in Hobart.
     

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  12. Stencorp69

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    I'm pretty sure it does
     
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    Seems not since some highly minted players have gone awol due to mental health issues!
     
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    Yeah, no other club has players change clubs or retire.
     
  15. Vader

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    Didn't Mitchell & Lewis finish 1st & 2nd in Hawthorn's 2016 B&F? Not too many clubs would have lost their 1st & 2nd B&F players in the same off-season.
     
  16. WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

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    You make it sound like it wasn't something of Hawthorn's own choosing.
     
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    Luxury! In my day, we would go 0-6 in the first month!
     
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    Tough draw to get 6 games in just 4 weeks
     
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    Gotta love the AFL's anti-Swans bias
     
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    Why does the squiggle have Collingwood beating Geelong by a point, given the amount of separation on their squiggles?
     
  21. Gavin Excell

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    Because Pies always turn it on v the Cats
     
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    I never said anything of the sort.
     
  23. beert

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    That's nothing! We would play the rest of the season in the second month with all games away from home, running uphill and into the breeze. And we didn't have any of this new-fangled squiggle to look at either. We had points to tell us who was the better team, and were grateful for them!
     
  24. beert

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    Similar question about the forecast grand final actually. Adelaide winning by a couple of goals, but they are about equal on the squiggle. Does the forecast use a different algorithm? (I know that it is more accurate to ignore home ground advantage). Also, does it give Adelaide home ground advantage for the GF as they are finishing higher?
     
  25. harrythetiger

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    Home ground advantage is given to Collingwood.