TOPIC: Can't pick your family

Docker by the Sea Can't pick your family 4 years 3 months ago #1

Docker by the Sea
Matthew Lloyd now wins my award biggest moron in the game, just pipping Anthony Hudson. Named Masten in his All Australian team ahead of Mundy or Dangerfield. Glad we only employ his brother.
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DockerKnockers Can't pick your family 4 years 3 months ago #2

DockerKnockers
I regularly hear ML make statements as though it is fact ... like Freo can not win a premiership unless they can kick 100 points.

Well I'm not sure where he (and others) get their data from, because in the past 5 years, 81 points has been the biggest losing score (in 6 Grand Finals). So by my reasoning, 82 points would have been enough for all of the past 5 premiers.
In the last 5 years, there has been 46 Finals in which the winners have scored 100 points or more 19 times, less than 100 points 27 times.
In fact, a score of 99 points would have beaten the losing score in 46 out of 46 of those finals.
(NB: in case there is some confusion with the above stats, in 2010 there was 2 Grand Finals)

Maybe ML is just a fan of Goebbels "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."
Gone to bigfooty where there's fewer Docker Haters.
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Noddy Can't pick your family 4 years 3 months ago #3

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I'm assuming Harry high pants thinks there's an All Austrailan team for front runners, Masten would be in the top ten along with Shuey.
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Duges66 Can't pick your family 4 years 3 months ago #4

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Ironically if people continue to credit that quote to him then some will come to believe it as being his.
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DockerKnockers Can't pick your family 4 years 3 months ago #5

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On Footy Classified, ML once again made mention of Freo's lack of scoring.
He posted some stats of points scored by teams since Round 10. The Hawks (no surprise) on top with an average 120.3 points per game, The Slime second with 101.5, Sydney 10th with 80.3 and Freo 16th with 70.8. His comments "...the two, they are a class above over the 100's in the last six weeks. Look at Sydney and Fremantle. That is why we've had concerns on them over six weeks. This isn't just a one or two week knee jerk reaction, this is over six weeks where they have to start scoring 'cause you can't hold Hawthorn and West Coast".

ML's theories presented as facts continue to frustrate me.
He picked the last six games where the Hawks won all six with points over 100. But in round 8, they were beaten by Sydney who kept the Hawks to 69 points. The week after the Hawks scored 93 points to beat the Gold Coast in Tassie.
The West Coast have scored over 100 points twice in those last six games. Once vs Melbourne and the other vs Adelaide (at Subi the week after they lost their coach). Norths beat them by scoring 85 points. The Slime won last week kicking 87 vs Collingwood.

Why does this frustrate me ... because Freo are on top of the ladder because we are the best defensive team in the competition. Everybody seems to be forgetting that ... or wanting to ignore it. I am still confident that Defense is more important than Offense in the modern game.

To further make my point, go to the AFL ladder and click on the points against column and see how the ladder ends up sorted ... 1,2,3,4,5 will remain accurately in the correct positions ... meaning the defensive points against is a very good indicator for how well a team is travelling. Now click on the points For column and see what happens ... that ladder has far far less correlation to the actual current positions of teams.
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pollyanna Can't pick your family 4 years 3 months ago #6

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As Shane would say, the only points that matter are the 4 pts. It seems reasonable to me that Matty Lloyd, Darcy, Garry, Huddo, Hutchy and all the others aren't in a position to say 'I dunno'.
Well, I know - we're going to win it this year. Full stop, Wee-Poos or no Wee-Poos.
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R34 Can't pick your family 4 years 3 months ago #7

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Well I hope we are there on GF day.
My Birthday today and the missus gave me flights and two weeks accommodation in Melbourne for us either side of the GF weekend .
Just need tickets that don't cost an arm and a leg.
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