I have been monitoring winning performances in the 2016 AFL season.
Western Bulldogs’ win in the Grand Final had the characteristics of a Contested 3 Quarter Game.
Their performance against the median for this type of game was:
I thought this was the only game of its type in the Finals rounds in 2016. I had recorded 21 examples during the regular season. One of these games was Western Bulldogs’ round 10 win over Collingwood. The Bulldogs had lost one of these games as well (round 23 v Fremantle).
The Bulldogs’ fourth quarter performance against Sydney in the Final was, I thought, a great demonstration of resilience at the end of a long season. It reminded me of the energy displayed by Leicester City in their EPL success.