I was waiting for a mathematician's eye to pick up this ommision. As you can see from the form of the data points around the line, Pearson's Correlation Coefficient is rather weak(0.27) indicating a weak linear relationship. Delving further into the statistical origin of the data, this weak correlation can be attributed to by an expanding competition over the seasons.

This is a fine example of spin, where statistics prove that statistics can prove anything!

Hope you enjoyed this lesson in mathematical fun.

Regards,

Higgo

]]>Collingwood were very very lucky to get past Hawthorn in the prelim. I recall there were two dodgy free kicks in the last few minutes (one not paid to Hawthorn (Sam Mitchell?) and then one paid to Collingwood) that helped them win.

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