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What about being scored against in the first minute of a quarter . 

We seemed to have owned that title a few years back and have welcomed it back with open arms this year. 

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What about the Dees kicking a goal followed immediately by the opposition kicking a goal?

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No better illustration of the impact of an interrupted preseason and the resulting inability to get close to the necessary fitness level.

For the same reason I'll bet we are at the bottom of the tables for score against in the last quarter and second half

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21 minutes ago, binman said:

No better illustration of the impact of an interrupted preseason and the resulting inability to get close to the necessary fitness level.

For the same reason I'll bet we are at the bottom of the tables for score against in the last quarter and second half

I'll bet we're close to last for both inaccuracy for and accuracy against. Poor tired legs. 😛

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1 minute ago, Demonland said:

I'll bet we're close to last for both inaccuracy for and accuracy against. Poor tired legs. 😛

I bet we are last for 1 percenters

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14 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I'll bet we're close to last for both inaccuracy for and accuracy against. Poor tired legs. 😛

This isn't silly. Fine motor skills like kicking accuracy would improve with decreased heart rate etc. Low fitness therefore affects this. 

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1 minute ago, deanox said:

This isn't silly. Fine motor skills like kicking accuracy would improve with decreased heart rate etc. Low fitness therefore affects this. 

I am aware. I was being a little bit facetious. A decade plus (minus our gap year) will do that to a person.

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Complete lack of fitness. 

Darren Burgess start your engine 

Ramp it up

i do wonder whether Dave Misson has taken his eye off the ball even slightly, after announcing he was leaving. Doesn’t take much

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22 minutes ago, deanox said:

This isn't silly. Fine motor skills like kicking accuracy would improve with decreased heart rate etc. Low fitness therefore affects this. 

And as i posted on another thread fatigue exposes poor technique and we have a surfeit of players with poor technique

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I'm not denying we may be unfit to run out quarters but surely if a team is not scoring much generally then it is likely to be at the bottom of any table showing low scoring at any period in a quarter, not just the end.     That data doesn't necessarily show that we are worse in those 5 minutes than in any other 5 minutes.  Perhaps it should be normalised by the total a team scores?  Or am I missing something?

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38 minutes ago, sue said:

I'm not denying we may be unfit to run out quarters but surely if a team is not scoring much generally then it is likely to be at the bottom of any table showing low scoring at any period in a quarter, not just the end.     That data doesn't necessarily show that we are worse in those 5 minutes than in any other 5 minutes.  Perhaps it should be normalised by the total a team scores?  Or am I missing something?

Yes ... Mental weakness.

 

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3 hours ago, sue said:

I'm not denying we may be unfit to run out quarters but surely if a team is not scoring much generally then it is likely to be at the bottom of any table showing low scoring at any period in a quarter, not just the end.     That data doesn't necessarily show that we are worse in those 5 minutes than in any other 5 minutes.  Perhaps it should be normalised by the total a team scores?  Or am I missing something?

That's an interesting point. Our points against this year is 1,907 so the time-on against score of 635 represents 33%. Let's say there's on average 30mins of game time in a qtr, so that means there's close to 33% of our scores against us happen in the last 10 mins of play. 

Comparing to Geelong who's total points against is 1,401; their 471 scores conceded also represents 33% - so it's all relative really.

Bottom line: Points conceded in time on is basically an exact mirror of the points conceded as a whole - therefore this analysis doesn't really provide any different insight. 

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Melbourne’s overall percentage for the season is 77.9%.

It’s percentage in time on is 77.2% so there’s no significant difference.

The stats that I would be interested in would be our scores for and against (and percentage) in final quarters this year and also our relative shooting accuracy percentage (last week 29 v 75 for the Swans).

 I suspect both figures will go a long way to help us understand what ailed the club in 2019.

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