One of my favourite tools to use, highlighting how minutes played are broken down by age.
It’s a great insight to which parts of the list are given responsibility, and digs past the standard ‘average age’ and ‘average games’ stats to unveil a little more info.
The first 2023 update will come after Round 4, and then every month afterwards. The original plan was every fortnight, but it turns out the changes are too small to matter much.
League Wide Comparisons
2022: Minutes played by age 22 year and under
2022: Minutes played by age 23 to 25 year
2022: Minutes played by age 26 to 28 year
2022: Minutes played by age 23 to 28 year
2022: Minutes played by age 29 year and over
How a season evolves
This is more of a ‘watch this space’ as teams evolve in the back half of 2023.
The goal here is to show how teams either consolidate and focus on experience – potentially a greater focus for finals teams – compared to those on the lower rungs who give more opportunities to youth.
We can see some injury-enforced changes to teams so far in these two blocks. Ideally there’ll be more to assess in six more weeks, otherwise I have wasted my time setting these up.