Melbourne and Collingwood had average midfields this year. Will they go in opposite directions next year?
What was the most popular footy name in 1973?
Ever wished there was an interactive graph that would show you the trend in the number of AFL/VFL players with a particular name? Here you go!
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It’s difficult to assess players’ performance without knowing what role they’re playing. But classifying players’ positions is harder than it might seem.
Over the course of the home and away season, the Bulldogs received 451 free kicks, while they gave away only 370. That left them with 81 net free kicks, the biggest differential of any team. The Kangaroos came in second with 67 net frees, with daylight third.
Are players more likely to swap clubs than they were in the past?
When is a game truly lost, or won? What’s a safe margin at three-quarter time, or half time?
None of this year’s preliminary finalists played in a prelim last year. That’s the first time since 2007 that the final four teams have completely turned over, year-to-year.
Yes, but the relationship is weak and noisy.