The best way to predict your future is to create it.
I need to vent about footy and it's a week when my team has had the best win of their year!!!!
I've been listening with patience all year about how good the Demons are going to be and how their young brigade of players will hold them in good stead in the years to come.
Well I'm going to drop some statistical knowledge on you and you be the judge.
The Demons are playing so well!?!?!? or so it seems!!!! They are currently 4 wins and a draw from 12 games. The 4 wins have been Adelaide and Richmond (Bottom 2), Brisbane and Port Adelaide (Bottom 8). Nuff said!!
The Kangaroos are 6 wins from 12 games and touted as having a shocking year. Sure I'll admit we have had a couple of blow out losses but that is to be expected with the youngest list in the comp.
As Janet and Luthur put it 'check this out!'
I was lurking through the dark murky sewers or the 'net' and stumbled across http://www.livewire.com/ and found a fantastic resource for AFL stats!!!!
I noticed Ryan Bastinac our star recruit at pick #21 in the 09 draft is the #1 Rising Star in the AFL for disposals. I thought this was a good endorsement that he was travelling well so I sluthed further and found this:
Rising Star Total Disposals
#1 Ryan Bastinac 236
#5 Jack Ziebell 194
#26 Sam Wright 121 (11 Games played out of 12)
#31 Ben Cunnington 99 (8 Games played)
Rising Star Total Kicks
#1 Ryan Bastinac 121
#2 Jack Ziebell 117
#19 Sam Wright 73
#27 Ben Warren 60 (8 Games played out of 12)
Rising Star Total Goals
#8 Ben Warren 10
#11 Sam Wright 8 (Both not even Forwards!)
Rising Star Tackles(Probably the most impressive stats for rookies!)
#2 Jack Ziebell 58
#7 Ben Cunnington 47 (#1 avg per game at over 5!!!!)
#9 Ryan Bastinac 38
#22 Sam Wright 28
#24 Cruize Garlett 24 (4 Games Played)
#40 Ben Warren 14
I started off comparing 'our' young group with Melbourne's but have gone with a focus on The Roos group to point out the brightness of our future and where we are (hopefully) heading as a club on the field.
Nth Melb are 6-6 sitting in 9th position equal to Hawthorn who are 6-6 in 8th. A must win game this Sunday against The Power could find the Roos in the 8 at the end of the week??
Potential is a finicky game but I honestly believe that if the Roos miss the finals this year, they should make it next!!
One final look at the guns at our club who have played less than 100 games