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Cool, how you finding learning r? It's on my list of things to learn... maybe some day haha. It can do some pretty powerful stuff.

In a similar vein, they've been tracking a quadruple double on the main board for some time: https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/quadruple-double.364431

That one is based on kicks, handballs, marks and tackles. I'm not sure exactly how many have managed it, but there's not many. I think Dunkley is our best bet currently. Daniel Cross used to be decent at them as a good marking inside mid.
It's definitely interesting! I predominantly use SAS at work, which is vastly different both in terms of the language style, and the visualisation approaches. It's part of the reason why I wanted to learn R - try diversify my skill set a bit, and then makes it easier learning other languages. Once I'm comfortable enough with R, I wanted to move on to Python (which will be far more practical for my work anyway).

Thanks for the link, didn't know about that.

I'm pretty confident any of Bont, Macrae, Smith and Dunkley are capable of achieving it
 

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Years where it took last-round results to determine whether the Bulldogs would play finals:

YearFinals systemDid we play finals?
19284no
19314no
19424yes
19444yes
19454no
19484yes
19514yes
19544yes
19554no
19564yes
19614yes
19755no
19765yes
19845no
19865no
19875no
19885no
20058no
20178no
20198yes
20208yes
 

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Years where it took last-round results to determine whether the Bulldogs would play finals:

YearFinals systemDid we play finals?
19284no
19314no
19424yes
19444yes
19454no
19484yes
19514yes
19544yes
19554no
19564yes
19614yes
19755no
19765yes
19845no
19865no
19875no
19885no
20058no
20178no
20198yes
20208yes
Amazing stuff. Thanks for posting.
Even more amazing to see that our place in the 1954 finals was in doubt until the last H&A round.

So on average - counting good years, bad years and even wooden spoon years - we are chewing our nails in the final H&A round once in every 4.6 years. Over 96 seasons it happened on 21 occasions - we made the finals 10 of those times and missed out 11 times.

No wonder we're a bunch of neurotics.
 

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Not surprisingly, our record in the final third of the season has historically been quite good under Bevo.

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The above chart shows our record in the final seven home and away rounds of all six seasons under Bevo. We have an overall record of 26-16 with a fairly healthy percentage. This is encouraging because it shows momentum building towards the business end of the season.
 

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Years where it took last-round results to determine whether the Bulldogs would play finals:

YearFinals systemDid we play finals?
19284no
19314no
19424yes
19444yes
19454no
19484yes
19514yes
19544yes
19554no
19564yes
19614yes
19755no
19765yes
19845no
19865no
19875no
19885no
20058no
20178no
20198yes
20208yes
Not quite accurate. 1987 we needed to def Dees last round to get in. We failed.

Edit: just re-read your post, I thought “no” meant last round wasn’t a decider, sorry.

2005 almost qualifies, with one of the worst free kicks in recorded history in round 21 gifting the game to the Dees, and ending our finals chances.
 
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Not quite accurate. 1987 we needed to def Dees last round to get in. We failed.

Edit: just re-read your post, I thought “no” meant last round wasn’t a decider, sorry.

2005 almost qualifies, with one of the worst free kicks in recorded history in round 21 gifting the game to the Dees, and ending our finals chances.
Was 2005 when that douche took a dive against Skip in the ruck contest and got a goal to win it? That sucked
 

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Was 2005 when that douche took a dive against Skip in the ruck contest and got a goal to win it? That sucked
Yep. We were 22 points up as time on began. I seem to recall a player got injured half way through the final term when we had all the momentum. There was a two or three minute delay, and that halted our momentum.
 

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Is there a close up video of that free? I was high up in the Great Southern Stand and have a hazy memory other than a sick feeling in the stomach.

Skipper bumped White but it was Minson that went up, but back in those days I’m not sure what the rules were for ruck contests. The umpire paid the free for in the back though when it was shoulder to shoulder, awful call.

All good to point the finger there, but Cooney standing around with nobody on the mark only to get the kick spoilt was stupid AF... he could have just ran down the line and launched a kick to out the play on the wing
 

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Is there a close up video of that free? I was high up in the Great Southern Stand and have a hazy memory other than a sick feeling in the stomach.
Disgusting effort by White and crap decision by the ump. Ran into Skip who was looking at the ball and bounced off him and fell over. Not a great effort by Cooney to stuff around with the ball for ages allowing Davey to come in and force a throw in too.
 

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