#AFL 2016 Finals Week 1: Winners’ Profiles

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Introduction

I have been tracking winners’ performances during the 2016 AFL season.

I have been using median points differences by quarter to compare performances. My data for the season can be found here.

The games in Finals Week 1 were completed on Saturday evening with Adelaide’s win over North Melbourne.

Finals Week 1

In Finals Week 1, the winning teams’ performances compared to the median profile of all winners during the regular season were:

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I have used a taxonomy to describe winning performances this season. In finals Week 1, I characterised the games as:

  • Western Bulldogs v West Coast: Contested 1Q
  • Geelong v Hawthorn: Contested 4Q
  • GWS v Sydney: Contested 2Q
  • Adelaide v North Melbourne: Contested 2Q

Taxonomy

My visualisations of these performances in relation to the median profile of each game type:

Western Bulldogs

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Geelong

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GWS

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Adelaide

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Photo Credit

Geel v WCE, May 2016 (Rhondda, CC BY-NC 2.0)

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