Giants’ Steps

6991570311_2aed76d5f5_oIntroduction

Earlier this week I wrote about Hawthorn’s performance in this season’s AFL competition.

In this post, I look briefly at the team at the opposite end of the AFL ladder, the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

The Giants

The Giants have played thirteen games this season. The team has lost all thirteen games.

In the data presented here, average profiles for Week 13 have been excluded as this was the GWS Bye Week.

The team’s performance against the Average Weekly Losing Profile is:

Lose GWS

To date Rounds 4 and 5 have been the Giants highest scoring Rounds (against Melbourne and Gold Coast respectively). The team scored 98 points against Geelong in Round 11. It is interesting to note that the team’s lowest score of the season came in game 13 (Round 14) after the Bye Week.

The team’s performance against the Average Weekly Winning Profile is:

Win GWS

Round 5 was the closest point of contact between GWS and the average winning profile. This was a home game against the Gold Coast.

Discussion

The Giants have had three peaks in their performance this season. Early in the season (Rounds 4 and 5) they sustained a two-week performance when they scored over 100 points in both games.

GWS led against Melbourne in Round 4 going into the final quarter of the game. Melbourne were a very vulnerable team at that time.

Rd4

The game was close at the end of the third quarter against Geelong in Round 11 too:

Rd11

GWS’ single digit score (one goal) in the fourth quarter against Geelong was one of twelve quarters this season when the team has scored single digit points in a quarter. In Round 3, GWS did not score a point in the first quarter of their game against St Kilda (at home).

This is the GWS performance (points scored) in the final quarter of their games this season to date:

GWS Q4

At the other end of the ladder:

Hawthorn Q4

Photo Credits

Richmond Tigers v GWS Giants (Aff, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Frame Grabs Fox AFL (Rounds 4 and 11)

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