The Josh Schache marking file: an AFL Stats pro adventure
Here are the facts:
Took 8 marks
All but one was uncontested
His one contested mark was excellent and was taken on OMac
He only had one mark after half time
3 of his marks were inside 50 - none were contested
Omac was not on him for 2 of the 3 inside 50 marks Schache took
The other occasion Omac was on him but could not be blamed as Tmac turned the ball over (poor kick to Vince) and Schache was gifted a goal with an easy mark running back into the goal square
5 of his marks were across the middle of the ground (wing or in the centre square), including his 1 contested mark
OMac was playing well off Schache and of the 4 uncontested marks he took up around the middle of the ground was playing 10 metres in front of Omac who sagged off him and let him take the marks unopposed (as per coaching direction no doubt)
So in summary Omac was beaten once in a marking contest by Schache, which was the one contested mark he took all day.
The majority (five of eight) of his marks were well up the ground which no doubt our coaching staff loved seeing given he is a key forward. And none of the his 3 inside 50 marks were the fault of Oscar.
Here are some of the facts about Omac's game, courtesy of AFL stats pro:
9 Contested Defence One On Ones (season average 4.1)
11 one per centers (season average 6.8)
(A note on 1 percenters - they include marking contest spoils. Stats pro records a marking spoil as a spoil AND as a once percenter. Not sure why, but in the advanced stats in the match report, which is how stats pro is structured, they don't list spoils, just 1 percenters. But most 1 percenters are actually spoils, so really good stat to use to compare defenders playing similar roles. As an example of Omacs 11 1 percenters 9 were spoils)
9 spoils (season average 6.4) with 6 against Schache and 3 against Cordy who was the main dogs deep KPF in the second half
Took a nice intercept mark in their goal square when he out read and out marked Schache
91.7% disposal efficiency (season average 70.4) - by the by ANB had 17 disposals at 100% which is pretty impressive
So in summary, whilst you could argue with some justification he was no star it is very difficult to mount a credible argument that he was 'loose and unconvincing', particularly if that assessment was partly based on Schache getting 8 marks (by the by his other opponent, Cordy, had 2 marks for the day). Easier to argue he had his best game since Lever went out.
I think it was H T who suggested there might or should be a discussion about Omac being replaced by a Keilty or Pedo (i think or perhaps he said Smith?).
Apologies to H T if someone else but there is zero chance Omac gets dropped this season. Zero.
Indeed as i argued at the beginning of the season it will be a long, long time before he plays another games at VFL level. Dr Cool will play 200 plus games as a key defender for the dees.