Yes, but the relationship is weak and noisy.
The Dockers have experienced the worst season-on-season decline in VFL/AFL history
The 2015 Hawks had just the right blend of prime-age players and experienced veterans.
We’ve established that West Coast gets an average of around 4 net free kicks when they play at home. But does this come about because the Eagles are given a lot more free kicks, or because they concede fewer frees to the opposition?
Every fan, including me, thinks their team gets a rough deal from the umpires. But which team, on average, tends to get more free kicks?