Bottom six players decide your club’s fate
Who are the bottom six players in your club’s best 22? They could be the difference between your club being a finals team or a Premiership team.
Jon Pierik from The Age wrote an article analysing Richmond’s list using Champion Data numbers.
This is what it showed up.
CHAMPION DATA RANKINGS
Elite (top 10 per cent in that position in the league): Brett Deledio, Jack Riewoldt, Shane Edwards, Alex Rance Above average
Above average (top 35 per cent): Ivan Maric, Trent Cotchin, Bachar Houli, Dustin Martin, Chris Yarran, Ty Vickery, Nick Vlastuin, Anthony Miles Average
Average (middle 30 per cent): Troy Chaplin, Shaun Grigg, Brandon Ellis, Reece Conca, Sam Lloyd, Kane Lambert Below average
Below average (bottom 35 per cent): Taylor Hunt, Steven Morris, Shaun Hampson, Jake Batchelor, Dylan Grimes, Ben Griffiths, David Astbury, Kamdyn McIntosh, Ben Lennon Source: Champion Data AFL Prospectus 2016.
Listen to him talk about his article and West Coast and Fremantle’s bottom six:
When asked about our Western Australian team’s bottom six these are the names Jon Pierik threw up…
Eagles bottom six: Lewis Jetta, Liam Duggan, Dom Sheed, Mark Hutchings, Scott Lycett, Jack Redden.
Dockers bottom six: Matt Taberner, Alex Pearce, Michael Apeness, Anthony Morabito, Zac Clarke, Hayden Ballantyne.
Keep in mind these are stats-based.
Karl Langdon who watches both West Coast and Fremantle week-in week-out as a commentator for 882 6PR listed his bottom-six as…
WCE: Liam Duggan, Xavier Ellis, Jackson Nelson, Wil Schofield, Brad Sheppard, Josh Hill.
Fremantle: Zac Clarke, Hayden Crozier, Zac Dawson, Matt de Boer, Tendai Mzungu and Clancee Pearce.