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AFL: Head of Football Program

David Rath has been appointed Head of Football Program at the St Kilda AFL club (link). The announcement of David's appointment confirms that in his...

Using quantiles to explore AFL performance

I have been exploring the quantile function in R as a way to explore AFL performance. The generic function quantile produces sample quantiles corresponding to...

Winning outcomes after five rounds of #AFL 2018

Round five of the 2018 AFL season concluded with Collingwood's win over Essendon. There has been one tied game in the competition to date (St...

Dogs, Tigers, Medians and Moments: Reflecting on the 2017 #AFLGF

Introduction Richmond Tigers have won the 2017 AFL Grand Final. They defeated Adelaide by forty-eight points. Two days ago, I used median scoring profiles to suggest,...

Profiling the 2017 #AFLGF Teams

Introduction I have kept a record of each quarter played in this year's AFL competition. My data are compiled manually from the official AFL site. On...

Performance after a Bye Week in the Regular AFL 2017 Season

Each team had a bye week in the regular AFL 2017 season. My visualisation of the momentum of the teams from their Bye Week is: The...

Pathways to and from the AFL 2017 Finals

Each AFL season I monitor the progress of teams in the regular season towards the end of season finals. I have a very basic measurement...

Western Bulldogs in the 2016 #AFL Finals

Western Bulldogs played in each of the four weeks of the 2016 AFL Finals. My record of their performances is: Week 1 v West Coast: A...

What kind of game? #AFL Grand Final 2016

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...

#AFL Semi-Finals 2016

The Semi-Finals of the 2016 AFL Season resulted in wins for the Western Bulldogs (v Hawthorn) and Sydney (v Adelaide). I thought the Western Bulldogs'...