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Category: Scoring Map

The Contrasting Styles of the AFL's Big Men The Shots that Made the 2017 Coleman Medal

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

Round 23 will be long remembered for the "live ladder" fueled drama on Sunday evening which saw West Coast creep into the eight at the…

Every Shot in the 2017 Coleman Medal Race A Wide Open Race

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

The injury to Josh Kennedy is dragging on. With Adam Simpson ruling out the two-time Coleman medalist from the Eagles' elimination final rematch with the…

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…

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…

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…