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Author: Robert Younger

Backseat footballer.

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…

Grand Final Preview (Part 3) - Do Dogs Have the Structure to Kick a Winning Score?

Posted in Analytics Landscape, Game Analysis, Scoring Map, and Team Metrics

In the lead-up to Saturday's Grand Final I'll be posting a new article each day previewing the big match. These articles will use some of the…

A Fresh Way to Think About Footy - GWS v Western Bulldogs (Guest Post) Scoring Chains and Ball Movement from Defence

Posted in Analytics Landscape, Game Analysis, Scoring Map, and Team Metrics

For a change of pace this week, I have handed over the reins of the Figuring Footy stallion (colt?) to some other amateur footy writers. I'm interested to see what…