Long-term readers will remember this concept from last year, and today we're going to dig deeper into team-by-team comparisons.
9-0 in 2022. 16 wins in a row stretching back to late 2021. 31 wins and a draw from their last 36 matches. Melbourne are a juggernaut.
Sometimes it's easy to spot the potential of a slow start. Then there are instances like Port Adelaide.
Today's focuses are the Bulldogs and Gold Coast for one of my favourite parts of the season; attempting to nail predictions based on one weekend of action.
Why sort teams into tiers and not a ladder like normal people? Well, two reasons...
This is either going to end up being fun or embarrassing.
At this time of the year, with season previews popping up left, right and centre, there tends to be a few trusty cliches involved.
For a while I’ve been trying to figure out how to create as many impartial, simple-to-understand tools when attempting to analyse an AFL list. Things that you can look at and instantly glean unbiased knowledge from.
Three weeks ago the Western Bulldogs were in trouble. Big trouble. A midfield, supposed to be their edge over the competition, was falling apart and much of their hard work earlier in the season had been squandered.
6-0 for the first time since 1965, comfortable wins over last year’s premiers and runner up, a defensive setup humming in all areas and genuine belief coursing through the playing group.