Articles by Analysis of AFL

More Data on fitzRoy – As featured on ABC

June 10, 2020 | Analysis of AFL

Recently you might have seen an interesting ABC piece on Dustin Martin In it it features some graphs built using data that has just recently become available in fitzRoy thanks to fryziggg who has kindly made it available for fans of afl statistics everywhere. So what are the new things, ...
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Improving AFL articles

August 26, 2019 | Analysis of AFL

So you might have seen an article from someone who has a weird simpsons display picture about the sorry state of AFL analytics. This isn’t saying that AFL work is poor as a whole or that people within AFL circles aren’t capable of good work. This just points ...
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Couting Pairs

April 25, 2019 | Analysis of AFL

Saw a tweet from [@matt_pavlich]( asking twitter roughly how many games he and David Mundy have played together. Thankfully, you don’t have to wonder anymore and you can reproduce the results yourself and do running counts for your favourite players!
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Control Charts Another Package

April 19, 2019 | Analysis of AFL

I got an email from Alex Zanidean, who runs the xmrr package “You might enjoy my package xmrr for similar charts – but mine recalculate the bounds automatically” and if we go to the vingette, “XMRs combine X-Bar control charts and Moving Range control charts. These functions also will recalculate the ...
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Quick Control Charts for AFL

March 29, 2019 | Analysis of AFL

Who doesn’t like a wikipedia entry control chart If analysis of the control chart indicates that the process is currently under control (i.e., is stable, with variation only coming from sources common to the process), then no corrections or changes to process control parameters are needed or desired ...
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Best Fantasy Player of All Time

March 19, 2019 | Analysis of AFL

One of the things I have always wondered about AFL fantasy is just who is the best fantasy player of all time? Not the fan who wins the most but who is the best player. So one possible idea would be to work out the fantasy scores of players going ...
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Tipster Season

March 16, 2019 | Analysis of AFL

So it is approaching AFL mens season, which means that soon everyones twitter feed, Facebook and emails will get clogged up with various tipsters. People saying they have won at 60% of the time over last season and therefor you should pay them money and follow their tips! But how can ...
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Scraping old player data

March 15, 2019 | Analysis of AFL

As its been pointed out to me on that it would be handy if within fitzRoy that it should contain past players data from footywire. So here is roughly how to do that. Step 1 - get all the packages you need
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## ✔ tidyr   0.8.3       ✔ stringr 1.4.0  
## ✔ readr   1.3.1       ✔ forcats 0.4.0
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## ✖ purrr::pluck()          masks rvest::pluck()
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Fantasy Tips From the Fantasy King

March 9, 2019 | Analysis of AFL

Selby Lee Steere has won AFL fantasy two years in a row. He is the coach of Moreiras Magic and through selling his fantasy guide donates a lot of money to the Starlight foundation. I was lucky enough to do an interview with him talking about his strategies in winning ...
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February 11, 2019 | Analysis of AFL

Something that has been talked a bit about recently on twitter is the the use of unique playerIDs so that fan analysts, punters and bloggers can track players through time. There are some things that need to be thought about when creating unique playerIDS for analysis. Do you want your ... [Read more...]

Poor Tom Mitchell

January 10, 2019 | Analysis of AFL

Today unfortunetely one of the games best players and the current Bronwnlow Medalist Tom Mitchell has been injured and will probably miss the whole 2019 AFL season. This is horrible news as he was just coming off arguably his best season (winning the Brownlow Medal). He’s an incredibly gifted inside ...
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Making a one pager

January 8, 2019 | Analysis of AFL

Why might having a one pager be handy. You might be really into fantasy sports so want to keep information like points given up by position handy. Lets say you are playing a mate in your favourite fantasy league, having information like points given ... [Read more...]

Make your own PAV

January 8, 2019 | Analysis of AFL

The idea behind the description recreate to create is that to make your own rating system be it a player one or a team one, a good first step is to recreate what you see and then add in your own opinion to create your own system. The guys over ... [Read more...]

Age a factor?

January 3, 2019 | Analysis of AFL

fitzRoy is as always a work in progress and I know that James and I are always keen on getting ideas on how to encourage users to produce great content that hopefully we all love to read, learn and debate. One of my personal favourite bloggers Tony over at matterofstats ... [Read more...]

Getting player information

November 23, 2018 | Analysis of AFL

So its draft time in AFL at the moment and being a keen fan on all drafting I was a little disappointing with the coverage. Not because there were not people doing some interesting work. We had a great article on ABC by the guys over at HPN who were ...
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Do Ruckman Mature later

November 23, 2018 | Analysis of AFL

Recently I saw this tweet at James Coventry the author of footballistics. It got me thinking that this would be an interesting example now that we have players heights, position and weight to answer this kind of question. This by no means is meant to be a rigorous statistical analysis ...
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November 22, 2018 | Analysis of AFL

This part of the blog, I will try to recreate papers using freely available data. The reason I am doing this is because I love AFL and enjoy doing modelling, seeing graphs and reading peoples takes on the numbers behind the game. Numbers add yet anothe... [Read more...]
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