My three issues are:
1. First Quarter performance across the year.
Q1 - W11, L11 75.7% (ranked 11)
Q2 - W12, L8, D2 116.8% (ranked 3)
Q3 W13, L9 121.7% (ranked 4)
Q4 W13, L9 110.1% (ranked 6)
When we win a first quarter, it's by average 11 pts. When we lose, it's by average 23 pts.
Pre-bye rounds: Our cumulative points differential from rounds 1-10 (points for - points against) was -96 for first quarters. Biggest positive qtr time margin pre-bye was 6 pts (out of 4 wins), biggest deficit 27pts (out of 6 losses).
Post-bye rounds: Our cumulative points differential post bye was -31 for first quarters. Biggest positive margin post bye was 32 pts (Saints), notable 25 pt margins v WB and Port. Nothing else to write home about. Biggest qtr time deficit was 36 pts (GWS), 35 pts (Adel), 32 pts (Coll). Better than pre-bye performance but wildly inconsistent.
Only against St Kilda (R1), GCS (R10) and Carlton (R16) did we turn a deficit at qtr time into a win.
2. Our coaching staff, with all their access to stats, did nothing visible to improve first quarter performances across the year. Need to change something up fellas.
3. Suspensions. Bernie needs to take a good hard look at himself. Lewis same, you're both supposed to be leaders FFS. Bugg has a bit to answer for. Carlton medical staff can GAGF.