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Taking A Look Under The Hood

Published by Azza on

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More often than not, AFL matches are won in the midfield. 

The same can be said for SuperCoach, with many coaches paying close attention to the midfield stats such as centre bounce attendances, time on ground and metres gained to get a better understanding of scoring trends and which players are likely to breakout and see an increase in their SC average.

In this article, we’re going to get our hands dirty and delve deep into the statistics that highlights the strength and predictability of each AFL teams engine room, the best clearances winners and of course, the all important centre bounce attendances.

Centre Bounce Attendances

Centre Bounce Attendances (CBA) are quickly becoming one of the most important statistics for fantasy players, as it’s the best metric to highlight changes in position, midfield strategy and players that are firming for a breakout.

CBAs gives us a fantastic insight into who is the preferred midfield group for each club and given midfielders are predominantly the highest scoring, taking notice of these changes early enough can help you get a jump on players ready to explode, or players set to see their scoring output plummet.

The prime example from the 2020 home and away season was Rory Laird.

Before Round 8, 2020, Laird had never attended a single centre bounce. His SC average up until then was 90.5. Then due to injuries to Brad Crouch and Rory Sloane, Laird moved into the midfield and excelled, ultimately becoming part of the main midfield group. In the final 6 rounds of the season, Rory Laird attended an average of 79.6% of centre bounces, and his SC average rose to a staggering 117.6, a huge 27 point boost.

Now of course, there can only be 4 players attending a centre bounce. So with Laird getting “more midfield time”, it was Ben Keays that was pushed out of the midfield, attending just 2.1% of centre bounces in the final 6 rounds, which saw his SC output suffer.   

To help you further understand these trends and undertake your own analysis, I have put together a handy spreadsheet that showcases EVERY CBA stat from not just the 2020 home and away season, but the 2020 pre-season and thanks to the Draft Doctors, CBA stats from Rounds 15-22 from 2019.

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Definitions

Now before we take a look at each club and their respective midfields, there are a couple definitions I first need to explain.

Predictability: This is a measurement of how predictable a club’s midfield setup is. To calculate this, we look at the most used ruckman (in terms of centre bounces attended) and the top 3 most used midfielders, then divide that top 4 total by the total amount of centre bounces attended by all players.

Example: Scott Lycett (top ruckman for Port Adelaide – 225 CBAs) + Travis Boak (top midfielder – 242 CBAs) + Tom Rockliff (2nd mid – 206 CBAs) + Ollie Wines (3rd mid – 203 CBAs) = 876 CBAs between the top 4.

876 / 1420 (total CBAs at Port Adelaide) = predictability % of 61.7%.

Centre Clearance Win %: This highlights the most effective midfielders. To calculate this, we take the total number of centre clearances a player has registered over the season and divide it by the total number of centre bounce attendances a player registered over the season.

Example: Clayton Oliver won 41 centre clearances in 2020, and attended 277 centre bounces.

His centre clearance win % = 41/277 = 14.8%

To reduce outliers, I have set a minimum of 50 centre bounces attended for this stat.

The 2020 Engine Rooms

Adelaide

Centre Bounce Attendances

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Useful Stats 

Players Used in 2020: 20 (Equal 6th)

Most Used Ruckman: Reilly O’Brien (329 centre bounces attended)
Most Used Midfielders: Matt Crouch (231), Ben Keays (161), Brad Crouch (149)

Predictability: 59.6% (12th)

Centre Clearance King: Matt Crouch (25 centre clearances won)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Individual): Brad Crouch (12.1%)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Team): 8.42% (18th)
Centre Clearance Differential: -2.90%

Biggest Rise: Ben Keays (+48.0%)
Biggest Fall: Bryce Gibbs (-41.2%)

Player to watch in 2021: Rory Laird ($564,800 DEF/MID). As mentioned earlier, he moved into the midfield in the second half of the 2020 season, recording an average of 79.6% CBAs between rounds 13 and 18. This led to a huge improvement to his SuperCoach score as well, averaging 117.6 during this time. A permanent move beckons for Laird in 2021, which has SuperCoaches licking their lips.

Brisbane

Centre Bounce Attendances

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Useful Stats 

Players Used in 2020: 21 (Equal 4th)

Most Used Ruckman: Oscar McInerney (232 centre bounces attended)
Most Used Midfielders: Lachie Neale (327), Jarryd Lyons (264), Dayne Zorko (153)

Predictability: 67.0% (6th)

Centre Clearance King: Lachie Neale (41 centre clearances won)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Individual): Hugh McCluggage (15.5%)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Team): 11.61% (8th)
Centre Clearance Differential: +0.28%

Biggest Rise: Archie Smith (+40%)
Biggest Fall: Stefan Martin (-17%)

Player to watch in 2021: Cameron Rayner ($392,900 FWD). The former No. 1 draft pick slowly increased his midfield minutes over the course of the 2020 season and it looks like the trend is set to continue in 2021. With Neale, Zorko and Berry all on lighter duties, Rayner has been taking full advantage and been racking up the midfield minutes and centre bounce attendances, even putting a best on ground display in their match sim on Feb 5th. Also, in a recent interview with SEN, Dayne Zorko stated that he’ll likely be utilised more up forward, allowing someone like Rayner to get more time in the centre.

Carlton

Centre Bounce Attendances

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Useful Stats 

Players Used in 2020: 18 (Equal 11th)

Most Used Ruckman: Marc Pittonet (217 centre bounces attended)
Most Used Midfielders: Ed Curnow (326), Patrick Cripps (311), Will Setterfield (149)

Predictability: 68.3% (5th)

Centre Clearance King: Patrick Cripps (54 centre clearances won)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Individual): Patrick Cripps (17.4%)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Team): 11.65% (7th)
Centre Clearance Differential: +0.32%

Biggest Rise: Marc Pittonet (+76.3%)
Biggest Fall: Matthew Kreuzer (-59.0%)

Player to watch in 2021: Zac Williams ($458,600 DEF). In one of the bigger off-season moves, Williams has found a new home at Carlton, and a new position in the midfield. We saw glimpses of his midfield potential in 2019, where he recorded an average of 44.3% CBAs. In what might be a sign of things to come, just look at his performance in Round 20, 2019 vs. Swans where he recorded 59% CBA, leading to season high 32 possessions, whopping 10 clearances and 124 SC points. 

Collingwood

Centre Bounce Attendances

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Useful Stats 

Players Used in 2020: 18 (Equal 11th)

Most Used Ruckman: Brodie Grundy (299 centre bounces attended)
Most Used Midfielders: Taylor Adams (251), Scott Pendlebury (188), Jamie Elliott (180)

Predictability: 69.1% (4th)

Centre Clearance King: Taylor Adams (42 centre clearances won)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Individual): Taylor Adams (16.7%)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Team): 11.37% (9th)
Centre Clearance Differential: +0.04%

Biggest Rise: Jamie Elliott (+57.2%)
Biggest Fall: Adam Treloar (-23.4%)

Player to watch in 2021: Steele Sidebottom ($588,000 FWD/MID). There is a “void of significance” in Collingwood’s midfield now that Adam Treloar has departed the club and looking back at the stats from 202, it looks like Sidebottom will be the one to make a return to the main midfield group. During rounds 11-13 when Treloar was out injured, Sidebottom averaged 56.1% CBAs which is close to a 50% increase compared to his CBA average in Rounds 1-10. 

Essendon

Centre Bounce Attendances

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Useful Stats 

Players Used in 2020: 20 (Equal 6th)

Most Used Ruckman: Sam Draper (123 centre bounces attended)
Most Used Midfielders: Dylan Shiel (259), Andrew McGrath (217), Zach Merrett (193)

Predictability: 54.2% (17th)

Centre Clearance King: Dylan Shiel (38 centre clearances won)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Individual): Darcy Parish (15.6%)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Team): 11.99% (5th)
Centre Clearance Differential: +0.66%

Biggest Rise: Sam Draper (+75.2%)
Biggest Fall: Dylan Clarke (-65.8%)

Player to watch in 2021: Zach Merrett ($620,900 MID). With Essendon trialling a number of different players in the midfield at the start of 2020 (Parish, Stringer, Smith, McDonald-Tipungwuti), it was Merrett that was consistently pushed out, something that definitely hurt his average. But, towards the end of the season, he was a permanent fixture once again, averaging 80.2% CBA from Rounds 13-18, which also led to a resurgence in his SC average, up from 104.0 (Rds 1-6) to very palatable 127.0.

Fremantle

Centre Bounce Attendances

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Useful Stats 

Players Used in 2020: 14 (18th)

Most Used Ruckman: Sean Darcy (196 centre bounces attended)
Most Used Midfielders: David Mundy (191), Caleb Serong (164), Nat Fyfe (163)

Predictability: 56.3% (16th)

Centre Clearance King: David Mundy (31 centre clearances won)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Individual): Michael Walters (17.0%)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Team): 10.73% (15th)
Centre Clearance Differential: -0.60%

Biggest Rise: Caleb Serong (+67.1%)
Biggest Fall: Nat Fyfe (-20.4%)

Player to watch in 2021: Adam Cerra ($484,800 MID). With Nat Fyfe set to be unleashed up forward, this will allow Fremantle’s new midfield brigade of Serong, Brayshaw and Cerra to step up and further hone their craft. Cerra will be the biggest benefactor of this after only averaging 24.3% of CBA in 2020, a stat that will certainly rise in 2021 and could lead to another breakout at Fremantle.

Geelong

Centre Bounce Attendances

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Useful Stats 

Players Used in 2020: 19 (Equal 9th)

Most Used Ruckman: Rhys Stanley (132 centre bounces attended)
Most Used Midfielders: Patrick Dangerfield (245), Cameron Guthrie (208), Joel Selwood (185)

Predictability: 51.5% (18th)

Centre Clearance King: Patrick Dangerfield (36 centre clearances won)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Individual): Patrick Dangerfield (14.7%)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Team): 12.77% (3rd)
Centre Clearance Differential: +1.44%

Biggest Rise: Darcy Fort (+71.6%)
Biggest Fall: Mark Blicavs (-17.0%)

Player to watch in 2021: Patrick Dangerfield ($611,900 FWD/MID). Geelong brought in talented midfielder duo Shaun Higgins and Isaac Smith to Geelong’s already talent laden side. Combined with Duncan, Guthrie, Selwood, Menegola, Blicavs being squashed into the midfield rotation, it’s fair to say that it’s likely we see Dangerfield getting pushed out of the midfield and more into the forward line, affecting his CBAs and potentially his SC average.

Gold Coast

Centre Bounce Attendances

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Useful Stats 

Players Used in 2020: 16 (15th)

Most Used Ruckman: Jarrod Witts (323 centre bounces attended)
Most Used Midfielders: Hugh Greenwood (282), Touk Miller (238), David Swallow (200)

Predictability: 71.4% (3rd)

Centre Clearance King: Hugh Greenwood (36 centre clearances won)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Individual): Noah Anderson (15.4%)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Team): 10.82% (14th)
Centre Clearance Differential: -0.51%

Biggest Rise: Matt Rowell (+55%)
Biggest Fall: Sean Lemmens (-50.5%)

Player to watch in 2021: Matt Rowell ($495,100 MID). Rowell started his AFL like a house on fire, delighting fans across the country until he was cruelled by a season ending injury. But he’s back, and word is his shoulder is stronger than ever…how high can Rowell go in 2021?

GWS

Centre Bounce Attendances

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Useful Stats 

Players Used in 2020: 19 (Equal 9th)

Most Used Ruckman: Shane Mumford (190 centre bounces attended)
Most Used Midfielders: Jacob Hopper (270), Stephen Coniglio (234), Josh Kelly (135)

Predictability: 57.5% (15th)

Centre Clearance King: Jacob Hopper (33 centre clearances won)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Individual): Jacob Hopper (12.2%)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Team): 11.11% (10th)
Centre Clearance Differential: -0.24%

Biggest Rise: Tom Green (+38.6%)
Biggest Fall: Matt de Boer (-50.6%)

Player to watch in 2021: Tom Green ($351,400 MID). This one’s for you @ThePhantomSC. I’m yet to believe there is a Green breakout looming, but it’s hard to go against the stats. And the stats are pointing to a potential breakout. A great debut season saw Green average 72.7 from the 6 games he played, including a 119 in Round 17 where he registered 30 possessions and 48.1% CBA, his 2nd highest for the season.

Hawthorn

Centre Bounce Attendances

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Useful Stats 

Players Used in 2020: 23 (1st)

Most Used Ruckman: Jonathon Ceglar (208 centre bounces attended)
Most Used Midfielders: Tom Mitchell (284), James Worpel (217), Jaeger O’Meara (172)

Predictability: 57.6% (14th)

Centre Clearance King: Tom Mitchell and Jaeger O’Meara (26 centre clearances won)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Individual): James Cousins (16.2%)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Team): 9.75% (17th)
Centre Clearance Differential: -1.60%

Biggest Rise: Finn Maginness (+52.4%)
Biggest Fall: Ben McEvoy (-37.6%)

Player to watch in 2021: Ben McEvoy ($456,000 DEF/RUC). Before the captaincy announcement, I didn’t have McEvoy in my best 22 at Hawthorn in 2021. Ceglar had taken the #1 ruck mantle from him, and Hawthorn recruited Kyle Hartigan to fill the key defender role McEvoy was undertaking last season. So, where does that leave McEvoy to play? If he’s back into the #1 ruck position over Ceglar, that could make him a very interesting pick given his DEF/RUC status.

Melbourne

Centre Bounce Attendances

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Useful Stats 

Players Used in 2020: 17 (14th)

Most Used Ruckman: Max Gawn (267 centre bounces attended)
Most Used Midfielders: Clayton Oliver (277), Jack Viney (259), Christian Petracca (235)

Predictability: 72.4% (2nd)

Centre Clearance King: Clayton Oliver (41 centre clearances won)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Individual): Clayton Oliver (14.8%)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Team): 11.03% (11th)
Centre Clearance Differential: -0.32%

Biggest Rise: Christian Petracca (+45.1%)
Biggest Fall: James Harmes (-49.0%)

Player to watch in 2021: James Harmes ($344,700 DEF). The rise and rise of Christian Petracca in 2020 saw James Harmes move into a different role across half back, a move that clearly affected his EC output. The change in position and loss of midfield minutes saw his SC average drop from 95.1 in 2019, to 64.2 in 2020. But 2021 is a new year, and Harmes is back into the midfield group, as reported by himself in an interview in late January. This can only spell good news for SuperCoaches, especially in a season where mid-price players are going to be extra valuable.

North Melbourne

Centre Bounce Attendances

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Useful Stats 

Players Used in 2020: 22 (Equal 2nd)

Most Used Ruckman: Todd Goldstein (309 centre clearances attended)
Most Used Midfielders: Jy Simpkin (257), Jed Anderson (200), Trent Dumont (171)

Predictability: 65.8% (7th)

Centre Clearance King: Jy Simpkin (34 centre clearances won)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Individual): Trent Dumont (15.8%)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Team): 11.80% (6th)
Centre Clearance Differential: +0.45%

Biggest Rise: Trent Dumont (+43.2%)
Biggest Fall: Jack Ziebell (-30.9%)

Player to watch in 2021: Luke Davies-Uniacke ($432,800 MID). Is this the year? The year we’ve all been waiting for? An LDU breakout? *shakes Magic 8 ball* All signs point to yes.

In the latter part of the 2020 season, LDU joined the main midfield rotation alongside Dumont, Anderson and Simpkin, averaging 72.3% of CBAs which saw a marked improvement in his SC output including a career high score of 129 in Round 16 against Port Adelaide. With a permanent move beckoning in this new look North Melbourne side, and an increase in CBAs, TOGs, PPMs, this could very well be the year many North Melbourne fans have been waiting for.

Port Adelaide

Centre Bounce Attendances

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Useful Stats 

Players Used in 2020: 15 (Equal 16th)

Most Used Ruckman: Scott Lycett (225 centre bounces attended)
Most Used Midfielders: Travis Boak (242), Tom Rockliff (206), Ollie Wines (203)

Predictability: 61.7% (10th)

Centre Clearance King: Travis Boak (36 centre clearances won)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Individual): Travis Boak (14.9%)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Team): 13.17% (2nd)
Centre Clearance Differential: +1.82%

Biggest Rise: Peter Ladhams (+20.7%)
Biggest Fall: Willem Drew (-42.1%)

Player to watch in 2021: Connor Rozee ($377,200 FWD). Another SuperCoach player that is setting the pre-season alight and giving SuperCoaches out there goosebumps. In Rounds 1 and 2 of 2020, we really liked what we saw from Rozee – midfield time and huge scores of 125 and 145 SC respectively. But sadly, concussion and an ankle injury impacted his season and saw him bumped from the midfield in favour of the forward pocket where he struggled. 2021 beckons as a huge year for Rozee, and if his pre-season form is anything to go by, SuperCoaches are in for a treat.

Richmond

Centre Bounce Attendances

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Useful Stats 

Players Used in 2020: 21 (Equal 4th)

Most Used Ruckman: Ivan Soldo (187 centre bounces attended)
Most Used Midfielders: Dustin Martin (250), Trent Cotchin (201), Shai Bolton (178)

Predictability: 58.2% (13th)

Centre Clearance King: Dustin Martin (29 centre clearances won)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Individual): Shane Edwards (19.5%)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Team): 10.43% (16th)
Centre Clearance Differential: -0.92%

Biggest Rise: Thomson Dow (+25.8%)
Biggest Fall: Toby Nankervis (-13.2%)

Player to watch in 2021: Shai Bolton ($462,400 FWD/MID). With Dion Prestia and Shane Edwards were out of the side for most of the 2020 season, Shai Bolton seized the opportunity to join the main midfield group, even registering the most CBAs at Richmond after Round 6. This led to a decent uptake in his SC average, but be wary when Prestia and Edwards return.

St. Kilda

Centre Bounce Attendances

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Useful Stats 

Players Used in 2020: 20 (Equal 6th)

Most Used Ruckman: Paddy Ryder (184 centre bounces attended)
Most Used Midfielders: Jack Steele (306), Zak Jones (212), Seb Ross (193)

Predictability: 60.0% (11th)

Centre Clearance King: Jack Steele (35 centre clearances won)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Individual): Jade Gresham (16.5%)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Team): 12.06% (4th)
Centre Clearance Differential: 0.71%

Biggest Rise: Jack Bytel (+64.3%)
Biggest Fall: Rowan Marshall (-41.2%)

Player to watch in 2021: Rowan Marshall ($557,200 RUC/FWD). The club confirmed last week that the gifted ruckman will be out on the sidelines with a stress fracture for the coming months. There will be question marks about his preferred playing position when he returns, especially if Ryder takes full hold of the #1 ruck spot as he did in the 2nd half of 2020. Between Rounds 13 and 18, Marshall averaged just 19.8% CBAs as the 2nd playing ruckman and saw his average drop in the process. 

Sydney

Centre Bounce Attendances

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Useful Stats 

Players Used in 2020: 22 (Equal 2nd)

Most Used Ruckman: Callum Sinclair (202 centre bounces attended)
Most Used Midfielders: Luke Parker (281), Oliver Florent (180), Josh Kennedy (180)

Predictability: 62.0% (9th)

Centre Clearance King: Luke Parker (40 centre clearances won)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Individual): Nick Blakey (15.1%)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Team): 10.96% (13th)
Centre Clearance Differential: -0.40%

Biggest Rise: Sam Naismith (+79.1%)
Biggest Fall: Hayden McLean (-42.5%)

Player to watch in 2021: Callum Mills ($544,800 DEF). Did someone say “more midfield time”? With Sydney set to reinvigorate their defence with Tom McCartin, Will Gould and Braeden Campbell joining Jake Lloyd, Jordan Dawson and Dane Rampe, it has allowed Sydney to give Mills an opportunity to step up into the midfield. He’s already a premium SC defender, but with extra midfield time and more opportunities to score more points, he might just enter the fabled top 6 midfielders for 2021.

West Coast

Centre Bounce Attendances

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Useful Stats 

Players Used in 2020: 15 (Equal 16th)

Most Used Ruckman: Nic Naitanui (270)
Most Used Midfielders: Tim Kelly (270), Elliott Yeo (179), Luke Shuey (179), Dom Sheed (179)

Predictability: 63.6% (8th)

Centre Clearance King: Nic Naitanui (41 centre clearances won)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Individual): Dom Sheed (16.2%)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Team): 13.24% (1st)
Centre Clearance Differential: +1.89%

Biggest Rise: Bailey Williams (+24.0%)
Biggest Fall: Jack Redden (-28.2%)

Player to watch in 2021: Liam Duggan ($448,600 DEF). Unleashed into the midfield in the final two matches of 2020 when the Eagles were missing key midfielders Yeo, Shuey, Sheed and Redden, Duggan registered 94.4% and 46.7% CBA respectively. With Yeo still on the sidelines, Shuey and Gaff on light duties, Duggan has been called up to midfield again and is by all accounts “flying”. He could be an astute POD if he capitalises on extra midfield minutes, given he is currently only in 4% of SC teams.

Western Bulldogs

Centre Bounce Attendances

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Useful Stats 

Players Used in 2020: 18 (Equal 11th)

Most Used Ruckman: Tim English (320)
Most Used Midfielders: Marcus Bontempelli (287), Jack Macrae (276), Bailey Smith (231)

Predictability: 74.9% (1st)

Centre Clearance King: Marcus Bontempelli (46 centre clearances won)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Individual): Marcus Bontempelli (16.0%)
Centre Clearance Winning % (Team): 11.02% (12th)
Centre Clearance Differential: -0.33%

Biggest Rise: Bailey Smith (+35.1%)
Biggest Fall: Josh Dunkley (-40.6%)

Player to watch in 2021: Josh Dunkley ($560,200 FWD/MID). Dunkley saw it all in 2020, deployed in every position including the ruck to the absolute amazement and bewilderment of SuperCoaches. Will we see more of the same erratic stats in 2021 or will he make a return to his preferred position in the midfield in an attempt to keep him at the Dogs? Only time will tell, but if we take a look back at 2019, Dunkley averaged 79.4% CBA in Rds 15-22 and during this time averaged 132.5.

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dontblushbaby

Excellent work Azza,real trouser stretching stuff maaate

Lekdog

Trouser arousal is real!

Jrussell

For Collingwood there’s no Josh daicos on the spreadsheet, does this mean he attended 0 centre bounces?

david

yes

Lekdog

I believe so

Russty_

Great stuff Azza much appreciated.

Lekdog

He’s good!

Ad Leonard

Makes me wonder about starting Gaff now :/

Lekdog

We had him as a lock in the WCE podcast, if he has been injury free in the offseason he is still a good pick

david

The button don’t work
the sheet it wont download
but I can get a general idea from the images showed.

But the data in the images it doesnt show
The unit number of CBA’s for a player you know.
Where is the data that has unit numbers to show?

Without those numbers
I can’t confirm data
That has some questions
regarding pro rata

Rhys Mathieson only played the 1 game
His season average is 22% CBA
Thats 20 times higher than Daniel Mc Stay
Dan had CBA’s in 2 games he played.

I don’t think it’s possible for Ryhs to attend
20 times more CB’s that his much taller friend.
For that to happen
for that to be fact
Rhys would need more than 60 centre bounce acts.
60 is a lot, in fact it is plenty
but if it’s only 22% the game had more than 270

Lekdog

You’re really on a Dr Seuss wavelength right now aren’t you :’D

David

4 players for each team at a centre bounce that’s a fact
That means a team total 400% for Centre Bounce acts

The total % for each teams CBA 
should be 400% for every game played

So shouldn’t a teams total season average of CBA
also be 400% as it’s for every game played?

When I analyse Brisbane as detailed above
the 400% mark gets an almighty shove
The difference is so large
it gives to me
questions of data integrity.

The % above the 400 mark
Brisbane does hit it out of the park
The Brisbane Season average for CBA
is 40% higher than the data should say

563% is the Brisbane total score
how can it 163% more?

If each game is 400
then the average must be, only 400
more or less it can’t be

Dr Seussing is an afffliction I currently can’t overcome I am seeking help to get the job done.

Last edited 3 months ago by David
David

The button doesn’t work for the data download
can you post a link to source and I’ll hit the road

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David

Way too many data errors for this to be used with any confidence

David C

Just on Geelong … Scott has already said Danger will be spending more time (not less) in the midfield this season after the acquisition of J. Cameron.

Lekdog

Hopefully that groin holds up!

Russty_

Makes sense David, with Duncan going down also, hopefully Dangermouse gets back to a 120+ average.

Derek

Danger said on radio (didn’t hear just read) that his injury has put his pre season behind about 4 weeks.

Does this mean he will play forward at the start and work into guts after a few weeks?

I’m thinking I’ll start Dusty instead of danger and watch him close for a few weeks, maybe get him a couple of bucks cheaper

Russty_

Yeah that’s possible Derek, Dusty’s reliable, I think Danger also overplays his injuries a bit, not sure why but it’d be nice to see him in the mids mostly again, thing is with him, no matter where he is he scores.

Derek

Champion Data does love him

Lazza

Hey Russty, agree with you re Danger hamming it up a bit… with Cameron up FWD surely Danger will spend less time there… I’m thinking he’ll have more mid time this year vs last

David C

Dusty usually starts slow but this year he is apparently “burning up the track”. I think I’ll start with him this year, usually he’s an upgrade target for me.

Noirlust

I can confirm this,
Danger is looking to be past his groin issue that has plagued him the past 2 seasons, also the main reason for him playing forward.
Expect to see him be a big midfield presence this year.

Keep up the Great work Lek and crew.

Last edited 3 months ago by Noirlust
holty01

Hi Community. Been a while but great to be back and this is a great write up.

Lekdog

Welcome back my man!

holty01

Cheers Lek. Hopefully a better year for us Blue Boys this year

Derek

How is the team looking Holty?

holty01

Not completed yet mate. Just started the research on the rookies. Will start my usuals in Gawn, Neale, Laird etc. Marshall was a lock but not certain anymore.

Derek

I started early, just to have my first 3 lock and throw away the key players; Titch, Whitfield and Marshall get injuries.

Like every year it comes down to rookies and how many we have, not looking great in defence this year, might only have 2 cheapies for the bench.

Same as last year, had to change structure late and go deep in defence

Are you spending big in the rucks?

Russty_

Hey Holty how are ya mate?…you were in my JR Mega league last year weren’t you? Holler back and I’ll shoot you the code, there’s still 6 coaches who haven’t joined up yet.

holty01

Big fella, I’m good mate. Keen to join the league. I think I need to complete my team first but will have it done today.

Russty_

No worries mate I’ll check in later.

Shake n bake

Still spots to be filled in up there cazaly league hopefully the guys that were in last year who are yet to jump in still do. Let me know if you need the league code.

Lekdog

I wasn’t in there was I shake?

Shake n bake

704565 cheers Lekdog

Russty_

I think I was in there last year Shake? Think I need the code as it changes every year doesn’t it?

Shake n bake

704565 cheers Russty

holty01

I’ll grab it off you tonight mate when I complete my team

gator59

Hi Holty, You was in the Magnificent 7 and The Rat Pack Leagues last year, Give me a hoi and I’ll give you the codes to join , Would love to have you back,, Cheers Gator

Derek

Can you hoi me as well Gator

gator59

Cheers Mate

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Derek

Thanks G

holty01

Hi mate, hope your well. I’m keen to join mate. My team is complete now

Shake n bake

704565 cheers Holty

gator59

Hi Holty I need you to join The Rat Pack League that you was in last year, Please jump in mate, code is 506942, cheers gator

Derek

I honestly can remember so long ago.

I know we played in 3 GF and you were slightly worse than me. Was Cazaly one of them?

If not I’d love to jump in

gator59

Hi Derek Are you in contact with Trigga at all , Aint seen him around much and would love him to jump back into The Rat Pack league , cheers mate

Shake n bake

704565 Derek cheers buddy p.s l have McEvoy in def for now!

Derek

Apparently Big Boy looked good today. 50% ruck time

Impey had a nice game as well

gator59

lol already in

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holty01

My team is setup now Shake so if you have a spare spot, I’m keen

Shake n bake

Just posted code Holty. Welcome

Shake n bake

704565. Jump in Lekdog Holty Derek Rusty!!!

Russty_

I’m in thanks Shake.

Derek

Thanks Shake

Floyd

Have a few spots left in a top 100 league, if you’re up to the challenge feel free to join. League code 197165

Lekdog

Jump in folks!

Russty_

Hey guys, message for Derek (Bundeena Bunnies), Mav (Shin BONERS), Matthew (shinboners), Lazza (Raw Tigers), and Andy-(Rick Grimes/Jorg Ancrath),
JR Mega-League code is 627486 if you want to go around again fellas, cheers.

Lazza (RawTiger)

Thx Russty, I’m in.. cheers Lazza

Shake n bake

Only few spots left in up there cazaly Lazza if you want to join ur welcome 704565

Lazza

Ripper.. thanks David .. I’m in..

Shake n bake

Nice

Russty_

Nice Lazza good to have you back.

S C tragic

magnificent body of work Azza, great info thanks.

Lazza

Interesting discussion on SEN today with Matt Rendell, who was saying that many of the VIC rookies will be eased into the season due to the fact that apart from practice matches they won’t have played any football for the past 18 mths.
A bit more homework required by me on those interstate recruits..

Russty_

Hey Larry, an article on Sen yesterday is a bit deflating…they don’t seem to think many of our currently held rookies are best 22 material. It’ll all boil down to the teams day I guess.

S C tragic

perhaps I should post under the guise of silverseas travel or argyle diamond mines to be heard.?

Russty_

Perhaps you should, supercoach champion discount code jr2021 😉

David

This data is totally wrong. I alerted people to that fact when it was posted. It doesn’t pass the simplest of validation checks because it doesn’t add up.
Also Callum Mills played all of round 12 in the middle starting at the first bounce and this data gives him 0% CBA for that round.
The disappointing thing is that this data has the exact same errors that appear in a similar spreadsheet posted on an alternative site in January. The alternative site didn’t have the audacity to ask for money with a “Buy me a coffee” line though