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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…

Who are the Best (and Worst) Kicks in the Comp? Looking at Goalkicking in 3 Different Ways

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

For the fourth week in a row, a player has missed a potential match-winning shot with the last kick of the game. Isaac Smith relived…

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

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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…

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…