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  1. One curious statistic on the weekend was the 16km differential between the total team distance run (Data curtesy of the Telstra Tracker - Swans 287.5km v Dees 271.6km.) Despite the Dees having 3 of the top 4 runners on the night for every player on the field the Swans ran about 1km more than their opponent. This is usual and as there were only a handful of games in the AFL this year which had a greater differential although of these examples, the team that ran less did not always lose.
  2. Maybe we should offer to pay all of Grundy’s salary in exchange for a fourth round draft pick. Then the Pies free up more salary and we head into the draft with two first round draft picks.
  3. Just on game day “entertainment”, has anyone ever actually won a prize for one of the competitions on the field at quarter time or half time?
  4. Another great piece of analysis on our game from the ABC for all of you data nerds - this time on clutch players and the art of winning close games. A glowing endorsement to Cameron Zurhaar who tops the league table in terms of % of his team's close fourth quarter scores. Imagine what he could do at the Dees! Though not mentioned, Petracca and Oliver rate amongst the best in the league for share of first possession at stoppages, with Petracca lifting significantly in final quarters. Also interesting to read that this year for every 100 times a team wins the ball in a game, they score about 71 points. That rises to 91 points from 100 won centre clearances. It goes to show the importance of our contested game style. Inside the Game: Taylor Walker, Patrick Cripps, Cameron Zurhaar, Liam Baker — the clutch players of the AFL - ABC News https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-11/who-stands-up-in-clutch-time-in-the-afl/101317946
  5. Last year one of our greatest strengths was our ability to finish games strongly. This article explains how this has dropped off over the past 10 weeks. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-10/melbourne-demons-need-to-fix-their-second-halves-afl-finals/101313826
  6. Last year one of our greatest strengths was our ability to finish games strongly. This article explains how this has dropped off over the past 10 weeks. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-10/melbourne-demons-need-to-fix-their-second-halves-afl-finals/101313826
  7. Why Petracca, Oliver and Gawn could just be the best Demons yet
  8. An interesting article on the abc website today dissecting the funding of AFL clubs and the impact of prime time matches on finances, crowd attendances and sponsorships. Lots of data to unpack. It’s easy to understand the logic as to why the popular Victorian clubs get the blockbuster time slots. Fun fact. The Dees had the third highest memberships in 1988… just 2,000 off Collingwood who had the most. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-14/are-afl-clubs-getting-a-fair-deal-off-field-finances-money-footy/100987862
  9. I hadn’t thought about that but it is a great idea. Potentially you could have both – a tighter arc that rolls into Punt Road heading north and a fork to some traffic lights at the bridge to turn south as well. Win-win all round!
  10. I wonder if any thought has been given to extending the bypass arc into the empty land to replace the road next to Gosch’s paddock? It could be done without any significant traffic disruption and could connect the facilities to the oval.
  11. How about these stats for Langdon. More than 50% more sprint efforts than the next best person on the ground.
  12. According to Cal Twomey’s late mail on the AFL website.... Melbourne has an eye on Werribee VFL defender Kye Declase, who trained with the Dees over summer, and has also shown some interest in marking defender Daniel Turner. Does anyone know much about these guys?
  13. How about Toby Bedford for Langdon. He has the tank and has been in good form.
  14. According to Pert in the article below the Dees will be training all year at Casey. I thought it was just for the preseason? “So we’ll train all of the pre-season and all of next year out there. The ground is MCG-sized and in amazing nick.“ (Gary Pert.) AFL club Melbourne welcomes A-League’s Melbourne City to Casey Fields https://www.news.com.au/sport/football/a-league/aleague-southeast-melbourne-to-become-the-new-home-of-melbourne-city/news-story/a2797f235610c79d22d1d0a391246806
  15. I’d be curious to know where he ranked our three picks overall. Presumably higher than what we got them for but by how much?
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