The Ark Of Accumulation (2020)

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PetterdHoisted

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I disagree. We could use another inside mid but the way we play doesn’t require a Tom Mitchell type, or for stats to be racked up with chips across half back. We don’t play the possession game.

if we changed our style, I’m sure Cotchin, Martin and others could go back to the bigger numbers but why on earth would we want to do that?

It’s harder to stop a team that doesn’t rely on one or two guys getting big numbers every week. We play pressure and meterage. It stands up in finals.

I think Brisbane are looking pretty similar with what they are trying to do. This makes Neale an interesting player for them with his ability to put up big numbers within that system. It will be interesting to see how that develops.
yep Brisbane will succeed Richmond as the dominant species, just a question of when
 

Royce Hafey

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I don't have a clear enough opinion and I can see too many biases interfering in any attempt to assess the four teams, the most obvious of which are based on the team the assessor supports (or, if they claim neutrality, the one they hate the most). Recency bias is mentioned often on these forums, but there is I think an equal tendency which works in the other direction based on nostalgia. Attempts then are made to counter the subjective bias by using stats. There is finally some recognition, for instance, that looking at disposals is fairly meaningless. Most obviously, with regard to my own team, which has established its success with a game style that deliberately eliminates meaningless possessions. So, for instance, both Cotchin and Martin had a higher average disposal for game in 2016 than in any year since. This would call into question just about any supposedly "objective" data based assessment (including I would argue AA nominations) until someone achieves the holy grail sought by CD of a meaningful statistical metric.
 

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Grrr

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Prestia is the perfect example of what makes a good player, and it isn't constant accumulation. Runnaway B&F winner in a Premiership year and barely gets acknowledged. Gun player who never wastes a possession.
 

Yojimbo

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yep Brisbane will succeed Richmond as the dominant species, just a question of when
Brisbane's biggest issue is conversion at the moment last year they played 19 x Games and in 9 of those games they went at below 50.0% conversion including their season low against Richmond in Round 10 of just 19.0% in that game they lost by 41 Points even though the scoring shots volume or V.O.S.S was in fact 21-22 to bridge the gap to the top two sides Richmond and Port Adelaide they simply have to correct this issue.
 

Soberian Tiger

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Brisbane's biggest issue is conversion at the moment last year they played 19 x Games and in 9 of those games they went at below 50.0% conversion including their season low against Richmond in Round 10 of just 19.0% in that game they lost by 41 Points even though the scoring shots volume or V.O.S.S was in fact 21-22 to bridge the gap to the top two sides Richmond and Port Adelaide they simply have to correct this issue.
I agree, except that it isn't always that simple.

A lot rides on how a Hipwood, Daniher and Cameron forward line works.
 

Rimmer

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Your concepts are interesting OP. Though there has probably never been a time in the AFL era where stats have been less important. I don't think any club will find answers to beating the Richmond game from statistics.

If other clubs could play Richmond's chaos football with its low stats high mobility I am sure they would.

The only constant for Richmond is they are top 2 for clangers each of the past 4 years. Perhaps that is the message ... either have 'divine skills' to control the football (some teams have done this with some success against Richmond) or be prepared to push the envelope and risk making mistakes and appearing a fool. You learn from your clangers.
 

Yojimbo

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If other clubs could play Richmond's chaos football with its low stats high mobility I am sure they would.
I call Richmond the ant colony because an ant colony can appear very chaotic when in actual fact it is very organised and Richmond are very good. I use a unique balance statistic and i have done every team game by game all the way down to Carlton on the ladder, this statistic shows Richmond had two negative results for the year both against the Port Adelaide Power. Round 11 was (+42 to -15) and the Preliminary Final was (+20 to -6) it must be said Richmond made seven changes game to game and Port Adelaide made five changes to the playing personnel. Here is a brief statistical overview of those two games Port Adelaide on the left and Richmond on the right.

Round 11: (+42 to -15) Loss by 21 Points
Disposals- 321 to 241
Clearances- 40 to 22
Scoring Shots- 28 to 17
Kick to Handball ratios- 1.13 to 1.39
Tackles- 68 to 68
DPG- 24.69 to 21.91
DPSS- 11.46 to 14.18
Inside 50's- 55 to 24
Metres Gained- 4,817 to 4,125

Preliminary Final: (+20 to - 6) Win by 6 Points
Disposals- 300 to 268
Clearances- 29 to 41
Scoring Shots- 10 to 16
Kick to Handball Ratios- 1.73 to 1.95
Tackles- 62 to 66
DPG- 50.00 to 44.67
DPSS- 30.00 to 16.75
Inside 50's- 58 to 44
Metres Gained- 5,610 to 5,305

So the Richmond focus on Clearances is fairly obvious interestingly the Qualifying Final against Brisbane was the only time in the finals series Richmond lost clearance albeit very narrowly. Richmond overall had a very low clearance rating for the year in fact 17th, but realized the only way to beat the Power was to negate the clearance which had a flow on effect to their scoring shots, the Metres Gained went up with the Kick to Handball Ratio which is expected. The other major difference in the games was the personnel changes which i mentioned above. Port Adelaide were the only side not to have a negative balance game for the season although they did have a single digit result five times, three of which were losses.
 

Grrr

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I call Richmond the ant colony because an ant colony can appear very chaotic when in actual fact it is very organised and Richmond are very good. I use a unique balance statistic and i have done every team game by game all the way down to Carlton on the ladder, this statistic shows Richmond had two negative results for the year both against the Port Adelaide Power. Round 11 was (+42 to -15) and the Preliminary Final was (+20 to -6) it must be said Richmond made seven changes game to game and Port Adelaide made five changes to the playing personnel. Here is a brief statistical overview of those two games Port Adelaide on the left and Richmond on the right.

Round 11: (+42 to -15) Loss by 21 Points
Disposals- 321 to 241
Clearances- 40 to 22
Scoring Shots- 28 to 17
Kick to Handball ratios- 1.13 to 1.39
Tackles- 68 to 68
DPG- 24.69 to 21.91
DPSS- 11.46 to 14.18
Inside 50's- 55 to 24
Metres Gained- 4,817 to 4,125

Preliminary Final: (+20 to - 6) Win by 6 Points
Disposals- 300 to 268
Clearances- 29 to 41
Scoring Shots- 10 to 16
Kick to Handball Ratios- 1.73 to 1.95
Tackles- 62 to 66
DPG- 50.00 to 44.67
DPSS- 30.00 to 16.75
Inside 50's- 58 to 44
Metres Gained- 5,610 to 5,305

So the Richmond focus on Clearances is fairly obvious interestingly the Qualifying Final against Brisbane was the only time in the finals series Richmond lost clearance albeit very narrowly. Richmond overall had a very low clearance rating for the year in fact 17th, but realized the only way to beat the Power was to negate the clearance which had a flow on effect to their scoring shots, the Metres Gained went up with the Kick to Handball Ratio which is expected. The other major difference in the games was the personnel changes which i mentioned above. Port Adelaide were the only side not to have a negative balance game for the season although they did have a single digit result five times, three of which were losses.
Major In: Nankervis. 10/10 rating from Fox sports, only 10 given. Besides those match saving marks, he had the most tackles on the ground 10. He out bodied the big pack of Port Mids which was a major reason for winning clearances. Cotchin back in also helped in that respect. Nankervis is one of the ants you mention, may not look effective, but Richmond were so much better once he was back.
 

Yojimbo

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 14, 2012
10,860
9,753
The "Elephant" in the room.
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Disposals (First team to ten players, and where was your team at ?):

Rank 1: Geelong

C. Guthrie- 448
S. Menegola- 445
P. Dangerfield- 436
M. Duncan- 407
T. Stewart- 344
Z. Tuohy- 316
G. Miers- 285
B. Parfitt- 279
M. Blicavs- 263
T. Hawkins- 259
10 x Players, 3,482 x Disposals.

Rank 2: Port Adelaide
T. Boak- 436
O. Wines- 371
T. Rockliff- 365
D. Byrne-Jones- 321
R. Gray- 315
K. Amon- 306
D. Houston- 293
H. Hartlett- 281
S. Powell-Pepper- 280
9 x Players, 2,968 x Disposals.

Rank 3: Collingwood
T. Adams- 430
J. Crisp- 363
S. Pendlebury- 354
B. Maynard- 351
J. Daicos- 312
J. Noble- 277
B. Grundy- 273
A. Treloar- 269
8 x Players, 2,629 x Disposals.

Rank 4: Essendon
Z. Merrett- 420
D. Shiel- 347
D. Parish- 326
A. Saad- 321
A. McGrath- 310
J. Ridley- 304
D. Smith- 291
K. Langford- 288
8 x Players, 2,607 x Disposals.

Rank 5: St Kilda
J. Steele- 417
J. Billings- 353
H. Clark- 310
Z. Jones- 304
B. Hill- 293
S. Ross- 287
N. Coffield- 274
R. Marshall- 266
8 x Players, 2,504 x Disposals.

Rank 6: Gold Coast
T. Miller- 340
H. Greenwood- 302
B. Ellis- 293
J. Bowes- 290
L. Weller- 287
N. Anderson- 281
J. Lukosius- 278
D. Swallow- 270
8 x Players, 2,341 x Disposals.

Rank 7: Western Bulldogs
J. Macrae- 475
B. Smith- 382
M. Bontempelli- 376
C. Daniel- 363
T. Liberatore- 332
B. Williams- 298
J. Johannisen- 267
7 x Players, 2,513 x Disposals.

Rank 8: Richmond
D. Martin- 413
J. Short- 400
K. Lambert- 312
T. Cotchin- 311
S. Bolton- 301
L. Baker- 297
N. Vlastuin- 273
7 x Players, 2,307 x Disposals.

Rank 9: Brisbane
L. Neale- 511
J. Lyons- 411
H. McCluggage- 355
D. Zorko- 286
J. Berry- 271
M. Robinson- 261
6 x Players, 2,095 x Disposals.

Rank 10: Melbourne
C. Oliver- 425
C. Petracca- 400
E. Langdon- 341
J. Viney- 318
C. Salem- 301
S. May- 272
6 x Players, 2,057 x Disposals.

Rank 11: North Melbourne
S. Higgins- 363
L. McDonald- 344
J. Simpkin- 344
T. Dumont- 342
J. Anderson- 315
S. Atley- 268
6 x Players, 1,976 x Disposals.

Rank 12: West Coast
A. Gaff- 437
T. Kelly- 360
D. Sheed- 336
B. Sheppard- 286
L. Duggan- 281
S. Hurn- 271
6 x Players, 1,971 x Disposals.

Rank 13: GWS Giants
L. Whitfield- 390
S. Coniglio- 337
J. Hopper- 327
J. Kelly- 309
H. Perryman- 294
N. Haynes- 272
6 x Players, 1,929 x Disposals.

Rank 14: Carlton
S. Walsh- 349
P. Cripps- 334
E. Curnow- 320
M. Murphy- 313
S. Docherty- 298
K. Simpson- 264
6 x Players, 1,878 x Disposals.

Rank 15: Fremantle
A. Brayshaw- 338
L. Ryan- 316
N. Fyfe- 299
A. Cerra- 295
D. Mundy- 291
J. Aish- 265
6 x Players, 1,804 x Disposals.

Rank 16: Sydney
J. Lloyd- 439
L. Parker- 377
O. Florent- 279
C. Mills- 271
J. Dawson- 260
5 x Players, 1,626 x Disposals.

Rank 17: Adelaide
M. Crouch- 418
R. Laird- 389
B. Smith- 275
B. Keays- 265
B. Crouch- 264
5 x Players, 1,611 x Disposals.

Rank 18: Hawthorn
T. Mitchell- 429
J. Worpel- 287
L. Shiels- 286
3 x Players, 1,002 x Disposals.

So there we go Geelong were the first team to ten players in total disposal terms, i can hear you screaming, but the teams that play finals have the right to more games and yes that is true it is an advantage of sorts, but it also helps point out the accumulation point in terms of Richmond who played the same number of games as Geelong. Stay tuned for the next exciting installment when i look at the next ten players who make up the depth of a team the first player in line is Joel Selwood so can Geelong go back to back no spoilers as i have not done it yet.
 
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Yojimbo

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 14, 2012
10,860
9,753
The "Elephant" in the room.
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Disposals (11-20 First team to ten, where is your team at ?):

Rank 1: Richmond

K. McIntosh- 244
B. Houli- 242
J. Graham- 241
J. Castagna- 238
M. Pickett- 232
D. Grimes- 197
D. Rioli- 196
N. Balta- 184
D. Prestia- 176
N. Broad- 175
10 x Players, 2,125 x Disposals.

Rank 2: Geelong
J. Selwood- 258
M. O'Connor- 238
J. Bews- 218
L. Dahlhaus- 216
J. Henry- 205
H. Taylor- 186
L. Henderson- 183
G. Ablett- 179
J. Kolodjashnij- 177
9 x Players, 1,860 x Disposals.

Rank 3: Brisbane
D. Rich- 256
Z. Bailey- 255
C. Ah Chee- 207
G. Birchall- 203
D. Gardiner- 199
E. Hipwood- 187
C. Cameron- 177
R. Lester- 177
8 x Players, 1,661 x Disposals.

Rank 4: Collingwood
T. Phillips- 245
D. Moore- 238
J. Elliott- 227
S. Sidebottom- 213
C. Mayne- 203
W. Hoskin-Elliott- 195
C. Brown- 179
7 x Players, 1,500 x Disposals.

Rank 5: Western Bulldogs
L. Hunter- 253
T. English- 242
J. Dunkley- 218
P. Lipinski- 211
H. Crozier- 209
E. Richards- 183
A. Keath- 179
7 x Players, 1,495 x Disposals.

Rank 6: Hawthorn
C. Wingard- 251
J. O'Meara- 250
B. Hardwick- 206
J. Scrimshaw- 203
J. Sicily- 196
T. Scully- 190
J. Gunston- 181
7 x Players, 1,477 x Disposals.

Rank 7: St Kilda
C. Wilkie- 240
B. Paton- 237
D. Butler- 207
D. Howard- 197
J. Gresham- 194
T. Membrey- 184
B. Long- 184
7 x Players, 1,443 x Disposals.

Rank 8: Port Adelaide
Z. Butters- 248
B. Ebert- 207
T. Jonas- 206
C. Rozee- 206
T. McKenzie- 197
X. Duursma- 197
T. Clurey- 176
7 x Players, 1,437 x Disposals.

Rank 9: West Coast
L. Shuey- 246
J. Nelson- 204
J. Redden- 204
L. Ryan- 194
N. Naitanui- 192
E. Yeo- 192
T. Barrass- 181
7 x Players, 1,413 x Disposals.

Rank 10: GWS Giants
T. Taranto- 212
H. Shaw- 209
T. Greene- 206
B. Daniels- 194
Z. Williams- 186
A. Corr- 180
J. Cameron- 176
7 x Players, 1,363 x Disposals.

Rank 11: Carlton
W. Setterfield- 244
J. Newnes- 221
S. Petrevski-Seton- 217
M. Gibbons- 207
J. Martin- 203
J. Weitering- 188
6 x Players, 1,280 x Disposals.

Rank 12: Melbourne
A. Brayshaw- 233
M. Gawn- 222
M. Hibberd- 214
J. Harmes- 192
J. Lever- 178
B. Fritsch- 176
6 x Players, 1,215 x Disposals.

Rank 13: North Melbourne
T. Goldstein- 254
R. Tarrant- 250
J. Polec- 250
A. Hall- 219
J. Walker- 182
5 x Players, 1,155 x Disposals.

Rank 14: Fremantle
M. Walters- 247
C. Serong- 236
E. Hughes- 217
N. Wilson- 205
R. Conca- 199
5 x Players, 1,104 x Disposals.

Rank 15: Sydney
H. Cunningham- 253
J. Kennedy- 248
J. Rowbottom- 237
T. Papley- 200
4 x Players, 938 x Disposals.

Rank 16: Adelaide
R. O'Brien- 232
T. Lynch- 222
L. Brown- 197
R. Sloane- 190
4 x Players, 841 x Disposals.

Rank 17: Gold Coast
B. Ainsworth- 227
W. Powell- 197
S. Collins- 175
3 x Players, 599 x Disposals.

Rank 18: Essendon
W. Snelling- 222
M. Hurley- 220
2 x Players, 442 x Disposals.

So another journey through Disposals with Richmond coming out on top to join Geelong as the winners with Geelong going close to back to back only denied by Richmond which should feel familiar. Interestingly Richmond and Geelong did play in the grand final which could just be a massive coincidence or we might have to call Mulder and Scully for further investigation. Essendon fell away rather dramatically after a promising start in the previous ten, but what does it all mean ?
 
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Grrr

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 16, 2009
6,375
13,644
mildura
AFL Club
Richmond
Disposals (11-20 First team to ten where is your team at):

Rank 1: Richmond

K. McIntosh- 244
B. Houli- 242
J. Graham- 241
J. Castagna- 238
M. Pickett- 232
D. Grimes- 197
D. Rioli- 196
N. Balta- 184
D. Prestia- 176
N. Broad- 175
10 x Players, 2,125 x Disposals.

Rank 2: Geelong
J. Selwood- 258
M. O'Connor- 238
J. Bews- 218
L. Dahlhaus- 216
J. Henry- 205
H. Taylor- 186
L. Henderson- 183
G. Ablett- 179
J. Kolodjashnij- 177
9 x Players, 1,860 x Disposals.

Rank 3: Brisbane
D. Rich- 256
Z. Bailey- 255
C. Ah Chee- 207
G. Birchall- 203
D. Gardiner- 199
E. Hipwood- 187
C. Cameron- 177
R. Lester- 177
8 x Players, 1,661 x Disposals.

Rank 4: Collingwood
T. Phillips- 245
D. Moore- 238
J. Elliott- 227
S. Sidebottom- 213
C. Mayne- 203
W. Hoskin-Elliott- 195
C. Brown- 179
7 x Players, 1,500 x Disposals.

Rank 5: Western Bulldogs
L. Hunter- 253
T. English- 242
J. Dunkley- 218
P. Lipinski- 211
H. Crozier- 209
E. Richards- 183
A. Keath- 179
7 x Players, 1,495 x Disposals.

Rank 6: Hawthorn
C. Wingard- 251
J. O'Meara- 250
B. Hardwick- 206
J. Scrimshaw- 203
J. Sicily- 196
T. Scully- 190
J. Gunston- 181
7 x Players, 1,477 x Disposals.

Rank 7: St Kilda
C. Wilkie- 240
B. Paton- 237
D. Butler- 207
D. Howard- 197
J. Gresham- 194
T. Membrey- 184
B. Long- 184
7 x Players, 1,443 x Disposals.

Rank 8: Port Adelaide
Z. Butters- 248
B. Ebert- 207
T. Jonas- 206
C. Rozee- 206
T. McKenzie- 197
X. Duursma- 197
T. Clurey- 176
7 x Players, 1,437 x Disposals.

Rank 9: West Coast
L. Shuey- 246
J. Nelson- 204
J. Redden- 204
L. Ryan- 194
N. Naitanui- 192
E. Yeo- 192
T. Barrass- 181
7 x Players, 1,413 x Disposals.

Rank 10: GWS Giants
T. Taranto- 212
H. Shaw- 209
T. Greene- 206
B. Daniels- 194
Z. Williams- 186
A. Corr- 180
J. Cameron- 176
7 x Players, 1,363 x Disposals.

Rank 11: Carlton
W. Setterfield- 244
J. Newnes- 221
S. Petrevski-Seton- 217
M. Gibbons- 207
J. Martin- 203
J. Weitering- 188
6 x Players, 1,280 x Disposals.

Rank 12: Melbourne
A. Brayshaw- 233
M. Gawn- 222
M. Hibberd- 214
J. Harmes- 192
J. Lever- 178
B. Fritsch- 176
6 x Players, 1,215 x Disposals.

Rank 13: North Melbourne
T. Goldstein- 254
R. Tarrant- 250
J. Polec- 250
A. Hall- 219
J. Walker- 182
5 x Players, 1,155 x Disposals.

Rank 14: Fremantle
M. Walters- 247
C. Serong- 236
E. Hughes- 217
N. Wilson- 205
R. Conca- 199
5 x Players, 1,104 x Disposals.

Rank 15: Sydney
H. Cunningham- 253
J. Kennedy- 248
J. Rowbottom- 237
T. Papley- 200
4 x Players, 938 x Disposals.

Rank 16: Adelaide
R. O'Brien- 232
T. Lynch- 222
L. Brown- 197
R. Sloane- 190
4 x Players, 841 x Disposals.

Rank 17: Gold Coast
B. Ainsworth- 227
W. Powell- 197
S. Collins- 175
3 x Players, 599 x Disposals.

Rank 18: Essendon
W. Snelling- 222
M. Hurley- 220
2 x Players, 442 x Disposals.

So another journey through Disposals with Richmond coming out on top to join Geelong as the winners with Geelong going close to back to back only denied by Richmond which should feel familiar. Interestingly Richmond and Geelong did play in the grand final which could just be a massive coincidence or we might have to call Mulder and Scully for further investigation. Essendon fell away rather dramatically after a promising start in the previous ten, but what does it all mean ?
Hawthorn out and WC in and you have the final 8 sides. Depth wins games.
 

Yojimbo

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 14, 2012
10,860
9,753
The "Elephant" in the room.
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Disposals (21-30 First team to ten players, where is your team at ?):

Rank 1: Hawthorn

I. Smith- 173
W. Day- 172
S. Frost- 164
H. Morrison- 156
B. McEvoy- 141
L. Breust- 141
S. Burgoyne- 139
J. Ceglar- 137
J. Frawley- 122
B. Stratton- 121
10 x Players, 1,466 x Disposals.

Rank 2: Fremantle
B. Bewley- 174
R. Lobb- 173
T. Duman- 171
L. Schultz- 169
M. Taberner- 166
S. Hill- 157
B. Cox- 148
S. Darcy- 134
B. Acres- 134
9 x Players, 1,426 x Disposals.

Rank 3: Gold Coast
J. Witts- 171
J. Harbrow- 161
C. Ballard- 158
S. Day- 147
C. Budarick- 138
I. Rankine- 138
D. Macpherson- 137
A. Sexton- 131
B. King- 121
9 x Players, 1,302 x Disposals.

Rank 4: St Kilda
J. Sinclair- 170
J. Geary- 166
J. Carlisle- 146
D. Kent- 142
J. Battle- 142
D. Hannebery- 142
M. King- 137
J. Lonie- 131
8 x Players, 1,176 x Disposals.

Rank 5: Collingwood
B. Mihocek- 158
J. Roughead- 157
J. Madgen- 155
J. Thomas- 148
I. Quaynor- 148
J. De Goey- 135
J. Stephenson- 132
R. Wills- 125
8 x Players, 1,158 x Disposals.

Rank 6: Sydney
R. Clarke- 165
J. Blakey- 162
W. Hayward- 161
D. Rampe- 161
R. Fox- 144
A. Aliir- 135
J. McInerney- 125
7 x Players, 1,053 x Disposals.

Rank 7: Adelaide
D. Mackay- 155
P. Seedsman- 144
T. Doedee- 129
J. Kelly- 125
D. Talia- 124
C. Jones- 122
S. McAdam- 122
7 x Players, 921 x Disposals.

Rank 8: Brisbane
H. Andrews- 171
B. Starcevich- 168
C. Rayner- 167
O. McInerney- 166
C. McCarthy- 165
D. McStay- 126
6 x Players, 963 x Disposals.

Rank 9: West Coast
J. Darling- 169
J. Cripps- 167
T. Cole- 157
J. McGovern- 157
B. Ah Chee- 155
O. Allen- 132
6 x Players, 937 x Disposals.

Rank 10: Richmond
J. Riewoldt- 173
T. Lynch- 172
S. Edwards- 172
J. Higgins- 145
J. Aarts- 135
T. Nankervis- 126
6 x Players, 923 x Disposals.

Rank 11: Carlton
L. Plowman- 163
T. Williamson- 158
L. Casboult- 151
D. Cunningham- 138
L. Jones- 135
E. Betts- 133
6 x Players, 878 x Disposals.

Rank 12: Port Adelaide
C. Dixon- 170
S. Lycett- 165
S. Motlop- 148
P. Ladhams- 132
J. Westhoff- 122
R. Bonner- 122
6 x Players, 859 x Disposals.

Rank 13: North Melbourne
C. Zurhaar- 156
L. Davies-Uniacke- 156
J. Pittard- 155
B. Scott- 138
J. Macmillan- 125
5 x Players, 730 x Disposals.

Rank 14: Essendon
M. Redman- 159
A. McDonald-Tipungwuti- 147
D. Zaharakis- 142
M. Gleeson- 140
M. Guelfi- 139
5 x Players, 727 x Disposals.

Rank 15: GWS Giants
H. Himmelberg- 153
M. De Boer- 153
L. Ash- 136
J. Finlayson- 123
D. Lloyd- 123
5 x Players, 688 x Disposals.

Rank 16: Western Bulldogs
M. Wallis- 166
T. McLean- 165
J. Bruce- 136
E. Wood- 124
4 x Players, 591 x Disposals.

Rank 17: Melbourne
A. Tomlinson- 162
J. Melksham- 160
A. Vandenberg- 142
T. Rivers- 123
4 x Players, 587 x Disposals.

Rank 18: Geelong
G. Rohan- 164
J. Steven- 148
R. Stanley- 141
S. Simpson- 125
4 x Players, 578 x Disposals.

Hardly the realm of the contender more the realm of the rebuild or another less offensive word of your own choosing. Lots of role players who traditionally occupy low disposal attracting roles present as well as a few older players clinging on to their careers and more than a few who will not be on lists in 2021 because they are not part of the next premiership tilt good old chestnut at review time that one. A few long term injured players present which cannot be planned for and is unfortunate.

That has probably represented the Ark Of Accumulation enough even emptying out the smaller cabins, maybe it gives a window to contention and a look at where teams have to aspire to to be a contender, maybe it illustrates class deficiencies and the like, who knows ?
 

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Yojimbo

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 14, 2012
10,860
9,753
The "Elephant" in the room.
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Disposals (the Wash Up, The Totals):

Disposals, First team to ten players then stop. 1-10
Disposals, First team to ten players then stop. 11-20
Disposals, First team to ten players then stop. 21-30

Ladder:
Port Adelaide: 22 x Players, 5,264 x Disposals. ( 9, 7, 6 )
Brisbane: 20 x Players, 4,719 x Disposals. ( 6, 8, 6 )
Richmond: 23 x Players, 5,355 x Disposals. ( 7, 10, 6 )
Geelong: 23 x Players, 5,920 x Disposals. ( 10, 9, 4 )
West Coast: 19 x Players, 4,321 x Disposals. ( 6, 7, 6 )
St Kilda: 23 x Players, 5,123 x Disposals. ( 8, 7, 8 )
Western Bulldogs: 18 x Players, 4,599 x Disposals. ( 7, 7, 4 )
Collingwood: 23 x Players, 5,287 x Disposals. ( 8, 7, 8 )

Melbourne: 16 x Players, 3,859 x Disposals. ( 6, 6, 4 )
GWS Giants: 18 x Players, 3,980 x Disposals. ( 6, 7, 5 )
Carlton: 18 x Players, 4,036 x Disposals. ( 6, 6, 6 )
Fremantle: 20 x Players, 4,334 x Disposals. ( 6, 5, 9 )
Essendon: 15 x Players, 3,776 x Disposals. ( 8, 2, 5 )
Gold Coast: 20 x Players, 4,242 x Disposals. ( 8, 3, 9 )
Hawthorn: 20 x Players, 3,945 x Disposals. ( 3, 7, 10 )
Sydney: 16 x Players, 3,617 x Disposals. ( 5, 4, 7 )
North Melbourne: 16 x Players, 3,861 x Disposals. ( 6, 5, 5 )
Adelaide: 16 x Players, 3,373 x Disposals. ( 5, 4, 7 )

So obviously the teams that make finals have access to more games and therefore should be at the top of the list, but 2020 was an unusual year with many disruptions to what is accepted as normal events in terms of game location as well as time between games etc. The lists are useful for determining where the ruckman for instance fits into your group even though with some teams it does not happen and is a point of weakness. If you look at Geelong and Richmond you can see how strong they are in the first two measured segments Geelong 19 out of a possible 20 and Richmond 17 out of a possible 20 which does point to great depth, but both teams were without key players at various points of the year.
 

Yojimbo

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 14, 2012
10,860
9,753
The "Elephant" in the room.
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Disposal (Averages):

Disposal Average (1-10) First team to ten players then stop: (Ladder)


Rank 1: Western Bulldogs- 10 x Players, Average x 20.14
Rank 2: Collingwood- 9 x Players, Average x 20.48
Rank 3: GWS Giants- 9 x Players, Average x 19.20
Rank 4: Fremantle- 9 x Players, Average x 18.40
Rank 5: Gold Coast- 9 x Players, Average x 17.59
Rank 6: Essendon- 8 x Players, Average x 20.46
Rank 7: Melbourne- 8 x Players, Average x 19.47
Rank 8: North Melbourne- 8 x Players, Average x 19.41

Rank 9: Adelaide- 8 x Players, Average x 19.21
Rank 10: Geelong- 8 x Players, Average x 19.13
Rank 11: West Coast- 8 x Players, Average x 18.82
Rank 12: Hawthorn- 7 x Players, Average x 19.67
Rank 13: Brisbane- 7 x Players, Average x 19.46
Rank 14: Sydney- 7 x Players, Average x 19.41
Rank 15: Port Adelaide- 7 x Players, Average x 19.20
Rank 16: St Kilda- 7 x Players, Average x 18.58
Rank 17: Richmond- 7 x Players, Average x 18.46
Rank 18: Carlton- 6 x Players, Average x 18.70

Disposals Average (11-20) First team to ten players then stop: (Ladder)

Rank 1: Port Adelaide- 10 x Players, Average x 13.80
Rank 2: Richmond- 8 x Players, Average x 14.17
Rank 3: Geelong- 8 x Players, Average x 13.85
Rank 4: Hawthorn- 7 x Players, Average x 14.52
Rank 5: Sydney- 7 x Players, Average x 14.25
Rank 6: Carlton- 7 x Players, Average x 14.01
Rank 7: Collingwood- 7 x Players, Average x 13.94
Rank 8: Fremantle- 7 x Players, Average x 13.89

Rank 9: Essendon- 7 x Players, Average x 13.78
Rank 10: St Kilda- 5 x Players, Average x 14.29
Rank 11: Adelaide- 5 x Players, Average x 13.87
Rank 12: North Melbourne- 4 x Players, Average x 14.81
Rank 13: West Coast- 4 x Players, Average x 14.18
Rank 14: Melbourne- 4 x Players, Average x 14.18
Rank 15: GWS Giants- 4 x Players, Average x 14.09
Rank 16: Western Bulldogs- 3 x Players, Average x 13.71
Rank 17: Gold Coast- 3 x Players, Average x 13.44
Rank 18: Brisbane- 3 x Players, Average x 13.28

Disposals Average (21-30) First team to ten players then stop: (Ladder)

Rank 1: Richmond- 10 x Players, Average x 11.40
Rank 2: GWS Giants- 9 x Players, Average x 11.32
Rank 3: Collingwood- 7 x Players, Average x 11.42
Rank 4: Melbourne- 7 x Players, Average x 11.31
Rank 5: St Kilda- 7 x Players, Average x 11.12
Rank 6: West Coast- 7 x Players, Average x 10.94
Rank 7: Hawthorn- 7 x Players, Average x 10.71
Rank 8: Geelong- 6 x Players, Average x 11.48

Rank 9: North Melbourne- 6 x Players, Average x 11.43
Rank 10: Port Adelaide- 6 x Players, Average x 11.17
Rank 11: Brisbane- 6 x Players, Average x 11.08
Rank 12: Gold Coast- 5 x Players, Average x 11.44
Rank 13: Sydney- 4 x Players, Average x 11.32
Rank 14: Carlton- 4 x Players, Average x 10.92
Rank 15: Essendon- 3 x Players, Average x 11.37
Rank 16: Adelaide- 3 x Players, Average x 11.25
Rank 17: Fremantle- 3 x Players, Average x 11.05
Rank 18: Western Bulldogs- 2 x Players, Average x 11.22

Minimum five games to qualify not as relevant as total disposal as continuity is more of a factor in total, but still relevant to ascertain teams that rely on their top players and don't have much else to call on. No individual names this time as typing is not fun, but when you get to cross out the players who have been traded or finished up either of their own choice or sometimes not of their own choice it is very interesting. I would do a total ladder of the three segments, but you can add up your own team and see where you rank.
 

Yojimbo

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 14, 2012
10,860
9,753
The "Elephant" in the room.
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Contested Possession, First team to ten players (1-10): (Ladder)

Rank 1- Port Adelaide: 10 x Players, 1,351 x Contested Possessions.
Rank 2- Geelong: 8 x Players, 1,192 x Contested Possessions.
Rank 3- Western Bulldogs: 7 x Players, 1,020 x Contested Possessions.
Rank 4- Collingwood: 7 x Players, 963 x Contested Possessions.
Rank 5- West Coast: 7 x Players, 946 x Contested Possessions.
Rank 6- Richmond: 7 x Players, 944 x Contested Possessions.
Rank 7- Fremantle: 7 x Players, 901 x Contested Possessions.
Rank 8- Brisbane: 6 x Players, 928 x Contested Possessions.

Rank 9- Gold Coast: 6 x Players, 836 x Contested Possessions.
Rank 10- Essendon: 6 x Players, 760 x Contested Possessions.
Rank 11- St Kilda: 5 x Players, 742 x Contested Possessions.
Rank 12- Carlton: 5 x Players, 720 x Contested Possessions.
Rank 13- Adelaide: 5 x Players, 664 x Contested Possessions.
Rank 14- Sydney: 5 x Players, 643 x Contested Possessions.
Rank 15- Melbourne: 4 x Players, 745 x Contested Possessions.
Rank 16- North Melbourne: 4 x Players, 607 x Contested Possessions.
Rank 17- GWS Giants: 4 x Players, 536 x Contested Possessions.
Rank 18- Hawthorn: 4 x Players, 511 x Contested Possessions.

Uncontested Possessions, First team to ten players (1-10): (Ladder)

Rank 1- Richmond: 10 x Players, 1,800 x Uncontested Possessions.
Rank 2- Geelong: 9 x Players, 2,011 x Uncontested Possessions.
Rank 3- Western Bulldogs: 9 x Players, 1,872 x Uncontested Possessions.
Rank 4- Port Adelaide: 9 x Players, 1,748 x Uncontested Possessions.
Rank 5- Essendon: 9 x Players, 1,744 x Uncontested Possessions.
Rank 6- Brisbane: 9 x Players, 1,629 x Uncontested Possessions.
Rank 7- St Kilda: 8 x Players, 1,578 x Uncontested Possessions.
Rank 8- North Melbourne: 8 x Players, 1,516 x Uncontested Possessions.

Rank 9- Collingwood: 7 x Players, 1,498 x Uncontested Possessions.
Rank 10- Melbourne: 7 x Players, 1,297 x Uncontested Possessions.
Rank 11- Gold Coast: 7 x Players, 1,185 x Uncontested Possessions.
Rank 12- GWS Giants: 6 x Players, 1,212 x Uncontested Possessions.
Rank 13- Sydney: 6 x Players, 1,082 x Uncontested Possessions.
Rank 14- Fremantle: 6 x Players, 1,038 x Uncontested Possessions.
Rank 15- West Coast: 5 x Players, 1,120 x Uncontested Possessions.
Rank 16- Adelaide: 5 x Players, 992 x Uncontested Possessions.
Rank 17- Carlton: 5 x Players, 905 x Uncontested Possessions.
Rank 18- Hawthorn: 5 x Players, 883 x Uncontested Possessions.

Well that just about covers the Volume element of disposal for know, next i will shift onto the other two elements of football Conversion and Pressure. Stay tuned for more riveting stats and facts from 2020 that will have you pondering the universe as we know it.
 

Yojimbo

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 14, 2012
10,860
9,753
The "Elephant" in the room.
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Goals. First to ten players, then stop. (1-10): (Ladder)

Rank 1- St Kilda: 10 x Players, 150 x Goals.
Rank 2- Richmond: 8 x Players, 155 x Goals.
Rank 3- Brisbane: 7 x Players, 125 x Goals.
Rank 4- Collinwood: 7 x Players, 98 x Goals.
Rank 5- Geelong: 6 x Players, 136 x Goals.
Rank 6- Port Adelaide: 6 x Players, 95 x Goals.
Rank 7- Gold Coast: 6 x Players, 92 x Goals.
Rank 8- Carlton: 6 x Players, 86 x Goals.

Rank 9- Hawthorn: 5 x Players, 88 x Goals.
Rank 10- GWS Giants: 5 x Players, 86 x Goals.
Rank 11- Fremantle: 5 x Players, 76 x Goals.
Rank 12- West Coast: 4 x Players, 108 x Goals.
Rank 13- Melbourne: 4 x Players, 71 x Goals.
Rank 14- Western Bulldogs: 4 x Players, 65 x Goals.
Rank 15- Essendon: 4 x Players, 56 x Goals.
Rank 16- North Melbourne: 3 x Players, 42 x Goals.
Rank 17- Sydney: 2 x Players, 36 x Goals.
Rank 18- Adelaide: 2 x Players, 27 x Goals.

Goals. First to ten players, then stop. (11-20): (Ladder)

Rank 1- Port Adelaide: 10 x Players, 74 x Goals.
Rank 2- Western Bulldogs: 9 x Players, 61 x Goals.
Rank 3- Geelong: 6 x Players, 49 x Goals.
Rank 4- Melbourne: 6 x Players, 46 x Goals.
Rank 5- Adelaide: 6 x Players, 44 x Goals.
Rank 6- Sydney: 6 x Players, 42 x Goals.
Rank 7- Essendon: 5 x Players, 38 x Goals.
Rank 8- Carlton: 5 x Players, 36 x Goals.

Rank 9- West Coast: 4 x Players, 32 x Goals.
Rank 10- Brisbane: 4 x Players, 30 x Goals.
Rank 11- North Melbourne: 4 x Players, 28 x Goals.
Rank 12- GWS Giants: 2 x Players, 16 x Goals.
Rank 13- Collingwood: 2 x Players, 15 x Goals.
Rank 14- Richmond: 2 x Players, 14 x Goals.
Rank 15- St Kilda: 2 x Players, 13 x Goals.
Rank 16- Fremantle: 1 x Player, 6 x Goals.
Rank 17- Gold Coast: 1 x Player, 6 x Goals.
Rank 18- Hawthorn: 1 x Player, 6 x Goals.

Goal Assists. First to ten players, then stop. (1-10): (Ladder)

Rank 1- Richmond: 10 x Players, 89 x Assists.
Rank 2- Geelong: 8 x Players, 111 x Assists.
Rank 3- Port Adelaide: 8 x Players, 77 x Assists.
Rank 4- West Coast: 7 x Players, 77 x Assists.
Rank 5- Brisbane: 7 x Players, 66 x Assists.
Rank 6- GWS Giants: 7 x Players, 58 x Assists.
Rank 7- Carlton: 6 x Players, 51 x Assists.
Rank 8- St Kilda: 6 x Players, 49 x Assists.

Rank 9- Melbourne: 5 x Players, 54 x Assists.
Rank 10- Hawthorn: 5 x Players, 48 x Assists.
Rank 11- Collingwood: 5 x Players, 42 x Assists.
Rank 12- Western Bulldogs: 4 x Players, 38 x Assists.
Rank 13- Gold Coast: 4 x Players, 32 x Assists.
Rank 14- Fremantle: 3 x Players, 21 x Assists.
Rank 15- Sydney: 2 x Players, 19 x Assists.
Rank 16- Adelaide: 2 x Players, 16 x Assists.
Rank 17- Essendon: 2 x Players, 15 x Assists.
Rank 18- North Melbourne: 1 x Player, 10 x Assists.

Score Involvements. First team to ten, then stop. (1-10): (Ladder)

Rank 1- Brisbane: 10 x Players, 859 x Score Involvements.
Rank 2- Geelong: 8 x Players, 748 x Score Involvements.
Rank 3- Richmond: 6 x Players, 543 x Score Involvements.
Rank 4- Port Adelaide: 6 x Players, 518 x Score Involvements.
Rank 5- Western Bulldogs: 5 x Players, 425 x Score Involvements.
Rank 6- St Kilda: 5 x Players, 392 x Score Involvements.
Rank 7- West Coast: 4 x Players, 324 x Score Involvements.
Rank 8- Melbourne: 2 x Players, 187 x Score Involvements.

Rank 9- Hawthorn: 2 x Players, 173 x Score Involvements.
Rank 10- Collingwood: 2 x Players, 160 x Score Involvements.
Rank 11- Sydney: 2 x Players, 160 x Score Involvements.
Rank 12- Carlton: 2 x Players, 157 x Score Involvements.
Rank 13- Gold Coast: 2 x Players, 143 x Score Involvements.
Rank 14- GWS Giants: 1 x Player, 82 x Score Involvements.
Rank 15- Essendon: 1 x Player, 80 x Score Involvements.
Rank 16- Fremantle: Zero x Players, Best x M. Walters- (68)
Rank 17- North Melbourne: Zero x Players, Best x T. Goldstein- (66)
Rank 18- Adelaide: Zero x Players, Best x M. Crouch- (66)

Well that covers Conversion on top of Volume proving that the big dogs know where the goal posts are at. Only Pressure to go which will be the final frontier of the big three elements of Football. You can start to get a small picture of what you need to do before you hit the dance floor to warm up for the big dance
and how certain teams can work around the elements to still achieve greatness.
 

Yojimbo

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 14, 2012
10,860
9,753
The "Elephant" in the room.
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Tackles. First team to ten, then stop. (1-10): (Ladder)

Rank 1- Port Adelaide: 10 x Players, 632 x Tackles.
Rank 2- Brisbane: 9 x Players, 544 x Tackles.
Rank 3- Essendon: 7 x Players, 423 x Tackles.
Rank 4- Geelong: 6 x Players, 438 x Tackles.
Rank 5- Richmond: 6 x Players, 375 x Tackles.
Rank 6- Hawthorn: 6 x Players, 374 x Tackles.
Rank 7- Collingwood: 4 x Players, 286 x Tackles.
Rank 8- Western Bulldogs: 4 x Players, 285 x Tackles.

Rank 9- Fremantle: 4 x Players, 265 x Tackles.
Rank 10- North Melbourne: 4 x Players, 263 x Tackles.
Rank 11- Adelaide: 4 x Players, 263 x Tackles.
Rank 12- Gold Coast: 3 x Players, 264 x Tackles.
Rank 13- Carlton: 3 x Players, 252 x Tackles.
Rank 14- St Kilda: 3 x Players, 233 x Tackles.
Rank 15- Melbourne: 3 x Players, 214 x Tackles.
Rank 16- Sydney: 3 x Players, 203 x Tackles.
Rank 17- GWS Giants: 3 x Players, 192 x Tackles.
Rank 18- West Coast: 2 x Players, 131 x Tackles.

Intercepts. First team to ten, then stop. (1-10): (Ladder)

Rank 1- Geelong: 10 x Players, 758 x Intercepts.
Rank 2- Richmond: 9 x Players, 767 x Intercepts.
Rank 3- Brisbane: 9 x Players, 709 x Intercepts.
Rank 4- Melbourne: 8 x Players, 548 x Intercepts.
Rank 5- Carlton: 7 x Players, 586 x Intercepts.
Rank 6- St Kilda: 7 x Players, 565 x Intercepts.
Rank 7- West Coast: 7 x Players, 546 x Intercepts.
Rank 8- Adelaide: 7 x Players, 448 x Intercepts.

Rank 9- Port Adelaide: 6 x Players, 573 x Intercepts.
Rank 10- Gold Coast: 6 x Players, 530 x Intercepts.
Rank 11- Collingwood: 6 x Players, 501 x Intercepts.
Rank 12- Western Bulldogs: 6 x Players, 429 x Intercepts.
Rank 13- Hawthorn: 6 x Players, 425 x Intercepts.
Rank 14- Fremantle: 5 x Players, 422 x Intercepts.
Rank 15- Sydney: 5 x Players, 401 x Intercepts.
Rank 16- GWS Giants: 5 x Players, 388 x Intercepts.
Rank 17- North Melbourne: 4 x Players, 323 x Intercepts.
Rank 18- Essendon: 3 x Players, 250 x Intercepts.

Metres Gained. Every team to ten (Order or rank based on completion of the ten players):

Rank 1- Richmond: 56,473 Metres Gained.
Rank 2- Brisbane: 53,375 Metres Gained.
Rank 3- St Kilda: 46,307 Metres Gained.
Rank 4- Geelong: 56,312 Metres Gained.
Rank 5- GWS Giants: 45,116 Metres Gained.
Rank 6- Port Adelaide: 49,415 Metres Gained.
Rank 7- Hawthorn: 41,216 Metres Gained.
Rank 8- Carlton: 45,568 Metres Gained.

Rank 9- Collingwood: 48,593 Metres Gained.
Rank 10- Sydney: 47,419 Metres Gained.
Rank 11- West Coast: 44,809 Metres Gained.
Rank 12- Melbourne: 47,477 Metres Gained.
Rank 13- North Melbourne: 45,543 Metres Gained.
Rank 14- Fremantle: 40,117 Metres Gained.
Rank 15- Western Bulldogs: 50,154 Metres Gained.
Rank 16- Gold Coast: 46,982 Metres Gained.
Rank 17- Essendon: 45,649 Metres Gained.
Rank 18- Adelaide: 39,653 Metres Gained.

Marks. Every team to ten (Order or rank based on completion of the ten players):

Rank 1- Geelong: 199 measured games out of a maximum of 210, 1,005 x Marks.
Rank 2- Brisbane: 177 measured games out of a maximum of 190, 726 x Marks.
Rank 3- Richmond: 193 measured games out of a maximum of 210, 772 x Marks.
Rank 4- St Kilda: 181 measured games out of a maximum of 190, 790 x Marks.
Rank 5- West Coast: 168 measured games out of a maximum of 180, 804 x Marks.
Rank 6- Collingwood: 182 measured games out of a maximum of 190, 719 x Marks.
Rank 7- Carlton: 162 measured games out of a maximum of 170, 686 x Marks.
Rank 8- Port Adelaide: 178 measured games out of a maximum of 190, 667 x Marks.

Rank 9- Western Bulldogs: 163 measured games out of a maximum of 180, 626 x Marks.
Rank 10- Fremantle: 162 measured games out of a maximum of 170, 647 x Marks.
Rank 11- Melbourne: 158 measured games out of a maximum of 170, 680 x Marks.
Rank 12- Gold Coast: 163 measured games out of a maximum of 170, 613 x Marks.
Rank 13- Hawthorn: 149 measured games out of a maximum of 170, 529 x Marks.
Rank 14- Adelaide: 148 measured games out of a maximum 170, 499 x Marks.
Rank 15- GWS Giants: 157 measured games out of a maximum of 170, 683 x Marks.
Rank 16- Sydney: 154 measured games out of a maximum of 170, 580 x Marks.
Rank 17- North Melbourne: 160 measured games out of a maximum of 170, 549 x Marks.
Rank 18- Essendon: 148 measured games out of a maximum of 170, 575 x Marks.

Now some people may say how can you use Metres Gained and Marks to signify Pressure the third element, well both apply pressure or control on games in their own way. Tackles is the old time measure of effort and Intercepts help show the new age of football where teams grid up and press up to condense the playing area. Now clearly on the last two ladders by the time say Essendon (18th for Marks) completed their ten players some of the top sides would have been almost up to twenty players maybe even more, but it does give a loose indication of what needs to be corrected or adjusted in order to head up the ladder. The Arc Of Accumulation has sailed and completed it's voyage through the seas of 2020 a very interesting year for football that presented many challenges, physical and mental and tested what we consider the normal.
 

GhostofJimJess

Norm Smith Medallist
Jan 14, 2002
9,000
2,993
...
AFL Club
Richmond
Tackles. First team to ten, then stop. (1-10): (Ladder)

Rank 1- Port Adelaide: 10 x Players, 632 x Tackles.
Rank 2- Brisbane: 9 x Players, 544 x Tackles.
Rank 3- Essendon: 7 x Players, 423 x Tackles.
Rank 4- Geelong: 6 x Players, 438 x Tackles.
Rank 5- Richmond: 6 x Players, 375 x Tackles.
Rank 6- Hawthorn: 6 x Players, 374 x Tackles.
Rank 7- Collingwood: 4 x Players, 286 x Tackles.
Rank 8- Western Bulldogs: 4 x Players, 285 x Tackles.

Rank 9- Fremantle: 4 x Players, 265 x Tackles.
Rank 10- North Melbourne: 4 x Players, 263 x Tackles.
Rank 11- Adelaide: 4 x Players, 263 x Tackles.
Rank 12- Gold Coast: 3 x Players, 264 x Tackles.
Rank 13- Carlton: 3 x Players, 252 x Tackles.
Rank 14- St Kilda: 3 x Players, 233 x Tackles.
Rank 15- Melbourne: 3 x Players, 214 x Tackles.
Rank 16- Sydney: 3 x Players, 203 x Tackles.
Rank 17- GWS Giants: 3 x Players, 192 x Tackles.
Rank 18- West Coast: 2 x Players, 131 x Tackles.

Intercepts. First team to ten, then stop. (1-10): (Ladder)

Rank 1- Geelong: 10 x Players, 758 x Intercepts.
Rank 2- Richmond: 9 x Players, 767 x Intercepts.
Rank 3- Brisbane: 9 x Players, 709 x Intercepts.
Rank 4- Melbourne: 8 x Players, 548 x Intercepts.
Rank 5- Carlton: 7 x Players, 586 x Intercepts.
Rank 6- St Kilda: 7 x Players, 565 x Intercepts.
Rank 7- West Coast: 7 x Players, 546 x Intercepts.
Rank 8- Adelaide: 7 x Players, 448 x Intercepts.

Rank 9- Port Adelaide: 6 x Players, 573 x Intercepts.
Rank 10- Gold Coast: 6 x Players, 530 x Intercepts.
Rank 11- Collingwood: 6 x Players, 501 x Intercepts.
Rank 12- Western Bulldogs: 6 x Players, 429 x Intercepts.
Rank 13- Hawthorn: 6 x Players, 425 x Intercepts.
Rank 14- Fremantle: 5 x Players, 422 x Intercepts.
Rank 15- Sydney: 5 x Players, 401 x Intercepts.
Rank 16- GWS Giants: 5 x Players, 388 x Intercepts.
Rank 17- North Melbourne: 4 x Players, 323 x Intercepts.
Rank 18- Essendon: 3 x Players, 250 x Intercepts.

Metres Gained. Every team to ten (Order or rank based on completion of the ten players):

Rank 1- Richmond: 56,473 Metres Gained.
Rank 2- Brisbane: 53,375 Metres Gained.
Rank 3- St Kilda: 46,307 Metres Gained.
Rank 4- Geelong: 56,312 Metres Gained.
Rank 5- GWS Giants: 45,116 Metres Gained.
Rank 6- Port Adelaide: 49,415 Metres Gained.
Rank 7- Hawthorn: 41,216 Metres Gained.
Rank 8- Carlton: 45,568 Metres Gained.

Rank 9- Collingwood: 48,593 Metres Gained.
Rank 10- Sydney: 47,419 Metres Gained.
Rank 11- West Coast: 44,809 Metres Gained.
Rank 12- Melbourne: 47,477 Metres Gained.
Rank 13- North Melbourne: 45,543 Metres Gained.
Rank 14- Fremantle: 40,117 Metres Gained.
Rank 15- Western Bulldogs: 50,154 Metres Gained.
Rank 16- Gold Coast: 46,982 Metres Gained.
Rank 17- Essendon: 45,649 Metres Gained.
Rank 18- Adelaide: 39,653 Metres Gained.

Marks. Every team to ten (Order or rank based on completion of the ten players):

Rank 1- Geelong: 199 measured games out of a maximum of 210, 1,005 x Marks.
Rank 2- Brisbane: 177 measured games out of a maximum of 190, 726 x Marks.
Rank 3- Richmond: 193 measured games out of a maximum of 210, 772 x Marks.
Rank 4- St Kilda: 181 measured games out of a maximum of 190, 790 x Marks.
Rank 5- West Coast: 168 measured games out of a maximum of 180, 804 x Marks.
Rank 6- Collingwood: 182 measured games out of a maximum of 190, 719 x Marks.
Rank 7- Carlton: 162 measured games out of a maximum of 170, 686 x Marks.
Rank 8- Port Adelaide: 178 measured games out of a maximum of 190, 667 x Marks.

Rank 9- Western Bulldogs: 163 measured games out of a maximum of 180, 626 x Marks.
Rank 10- Fremantle: 162 measured games out of a maximum of 170, 647 x Marks.
Rank 11- Melbourne: 158 measured games out of a maximum of 170, 680 x Marks.
Rank 12- Gold Coast: 163 measured games out of a maximum of 170, 613 x Marks.
Rank 13- Hawthorn: 149 measured games out of a maximum of 170, 529 x Marks.
Rank 14- Adelaide: 148 measured games out of a maximum 170, 499 x Marks.
Rank 15- GWS Giants: 157 measured games out of a maximum of 170, 683 x Marks.
Rank 16- Sydney: 154 measured games out of a maximum of 170, 580 x Marks.
Rank 17- North Melbourne: 160 measured games out of a maximum of 170, 549 x Marks.
Rank 18- Essendon: 148 measured games out of a maximum of 170, 575 x Marks.

Now some people may say how can you use Metres Gained and Marks to signify Pressure the third element, well both apply pressure or control on games in their own way. Tackles is the old time measure of effort and Intercepts help show the new age of football where teams grid up and press up to condense the playing area. Now clearly on the last two ladders by the time say Essendon (18th for Marks) completed their ten players some of the top sides would have been almost up to twenty players maybe even more, but it does give a loose indication of what needs to be corrected or adjusted in order to head up the ladder. The Arc Of Accumulation has sailed and completed it's voyage through the seas of 2020 a very interesting year for football that presented many challenges, physical and mental and tested what we consider the normal.
Epic. Thanks for all your work.
 

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