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#AFL 2016 Finals Week 1: Winners' Profiles

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...

The Colours of the 2014 AFL Season

This year's AFL competition started on Thursday with the opening game between Carlton and Richmond. Richmond won the game 105 v 78. In doing so,...

Fremantle's Path to the 2013 AFL Grand Final

Fremantle have won their way to their first AFL Grand Final after defeating Sydney. During the regular season, their scoring performance compared to the weekly...

Visualising Actual Performance Compared to Predicted Performance

Introduction The Sydney Moderns Exhibition in general, and Roy de Maistre in particular, have sent me off thinking about visualisation this week. I have been wondering...

Pathways to and from the 2013 AFL Finals: Winning and Losing

Yesterday, I wrote about visualising performance in the 2013 AFL Competition. Today, I have some data to share about winners and losers. During the 2013 season,...

Pathways to and from the 2013 AFL Finals: Visualising Performance

I have been monitoring winning and losing performances in the 2013 AFL competition. My starting point was the rankings of the teams at the end...

Coach as Leader

This season's AFL competition has taken place against the backdrop of ASADA investigations into the use of supplements in the sport. The Essendon club has...

Goal-Line Technology Update: July 2013

There have been some interesting news items about goal-line technology this week. The GoalControl system was used in all six stadia in the FIFA Confederations...

The Hawthorn Effect 2013

Introduction Last weekend, Hawthorn defeated Brisbane in Round 14 of the 2013 AFL Competition. The win extended Hawthorn's undefeated run this season to twelve games. Their...

AFL 2013: Profiling Winning and Losing After Five Rounds

Five rounds have been completed in the 2013 AFL season. Geelong, Essendon and Port Adelaide have won all five of their games to date. GWS...