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In the Spotlight: Draft bolters and sliders

As we converge on the national draft in less than two weeks, In the Spotlight takes a look at the draftees whose names are set to be called out on November 27th. In our first edition, we take a look at the bolters and sliders – those who have either shot up the draft order […]

End of season draft power rankings

Grading draft hopefuls is a very subjective process. What one person may like in a player, may be seen as a flaw by another draft watcher. As a result it is very difficult to compare players as many people will have different perspectives and ratings of players. As a way to combat this I have […]

Caleb Daniel, a young man with a big future

  The final two games of the recent under-18 championships saw a young man in the number one guernsey for South Australia impress a lot of good judges, attracting an impressive amount of the football for the carnival-winning Croweaters. Caleb Daniel certainly garnered a lot of attention with both his lack of size and helmeted […]

Under 18 National Championships player rankings

The championships are over for another year and we witnessed another great series of matches, with some fantastic talent showing what they could do on the big stage. To analyse who the best performers were over the course of the carnival, I have applied my power rankings formula to every player after every game to […]

AFL Bloodlines: Round 10

The sons, brothers, nephews, cousins and relatives of yesterdays and today’s heroes are the players who make up AFL Bloodlines. Collectively, after each round of TAC Cup football, I’ll be providing statistical updates and game notes on each individual player so that you can track their process this season. If you missed the overviews of eligible […]

Vickers-Willis is any club’s dream

Ed Vickers-Willis. By the end of the year, he might only be the fourth or fifth-highest rated midfielder at the Sandringham Dragons, but that speaks volumes about their depth. Angus Brayshaw is the “second best player, besides Josh Kelly” whom Vickers-Willis has ever played with. Josh Clayton might be off to Brisbane at the end […]

How injuries affect draft stock

Calder’s Jake Lever is, in my mind, the most intelligent key defender to come through the TAC Cup in many years. He reads the play like Harry Taylor, intercepting everything, and then sets up the play as a backline general. He also has the athleticism and talent to set up rebounds and find plenty of […]

AFL Bloodlines: Round eight

The sons, brothers, nephews, cousins and relatives of yesterdays and today’s heroes are the players who make up AFL Bloodlines. Collectively, after each round of TAC Cup football, I’ll be providing statistical updates and game notes on each individual player so that you can track their process this season. If you missed the overviews of eligible […]

Under 18s Power Rankings: Pre-champs edition

We have seen some great footy in the first part of this season as this year’s draft crop have shown their skills in the TAC Cup, SANFL and WAFL. As we head in to the Under 18 Championships it is a great time to see where they compare statistically. Using the BFGN rankings formula, players […]

AFL Bloodlines: Round seven

The sons, brothers, nephews, cousins and relatives of yesterdays and today’s heroes are the players who make up AFL Bloodlines. Collectively, after each round of TAC Cup football, I’ll be providing statistical updates and game notes on each individual player so that you can track their process this season. If you missed the overviews of eligible […]

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