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Are St Kilda a Sleeping Giant? A Look at For and Against xScore Percentages

Posted in Analytics Landscape, ExpScore, Scoring Map, Shot Quality, Team Analysis, and xScore

I spend a fair bit of time here developing ratings to compare team quality beyond their simple win/loss record. But I'll let you in on…

An Early Look at the Best and Worst Defences How Playing Style Dictates Where Scores are Conceded

Posted in Analytics Landscape, ExpScore, Scoring Map, Shot Quality, Team Analysis, Team Metrics, and xScore

As seems to happen more often than not these days, the frantic, high scoring pace of the first couple of rounds has started to wear…

The Secret Weapon of the AFL's Best Forward-line The Art of the Big Boot

Posted in Analytics Landscape, Shot Quality, Team Analysis, and Team Metrics

Player skills can be tough to compare. How do we work out the best player the league at taking the ball out of a pack?…

Why 2017 Results Are Flattering The Cats A re-introduction to ShotPlots

Posted in Analytics Landscape, ExpScore, Scoring Map, Shot Quality, and xScore

You may have noticed the website has been a bit quiet lately. Along with the usual "life commitments" spiel, the main reason for this lack…

How Soon Until We Know the Best AFLW Team? Network Visualisations of the 2017 AFLW Fixture

Posted in AFLW, and Analytics Landscape

I've been keenly following the AFL Women's league over the last couple of weeks and am already unashamedly at the stage where I plan my weekend…

The 'Simulated Gut' Season Predictor My Entry to The Arc's Projection Challenge

Posted in Simulation, and Tipping

This season, The Arc is running a simple little competition asking footy fans and modelers alike to predict and assign a probability to each team…

Your Club's Most Important Avenue to Goal: Score Involvements in 2016 The Four Styles of Scoring Team

Posted in Analytics Landscape, Score Involvements, and Team Metrics

Over the last few years some new stats terms have crept into the footy fan's lexicon. It's unlikely at the start of the decade you…