Most of the time, 29 disposals (17 contested), 388 metres gained, 8 clearances, and 4 tackles would net you a pretty handy score. I can only assume that it’s the 66 percent DE (which isn’t that terrible, especially with such a high CP percentage) and 5 clangers which held Clayton Oliver back to 95 points on Friday night. It’s not a huge discrepancy, but from looking at the stats sheet, I can’t help but feel that Oliver might have been short-changed by around 10 or 15 points on the weekend.
Speaking of being short-changed, one can’t help but think that 21 disposals (10 contested) at a very impressive 86 percent DE, 6 tackles, and 5 clearances, along with completely nullifying Dustin Martin, should have earned Matt De Boer a tad more than 71 points on Saturday.
Meanwhile, in the same match, Sydney Stack racked up 108 points for 17 disposals (6 contested) at 82 percent DE, no clearances, 3 tackles, and a goal, which does seem a little high. Still, those who watched the game seemed to be very impressed with the young man, so perhaps Champion Data awarded him points for some stats we don’t have access to?
Matt Parker is getting good at this – two Scoring Anomalies appearances in a row! In round 2, he had 11 disposals (4 contested), along with 3 marks, and 5 tackles for 89 points; in round 3, he had a very similar 11 disposal (4 contested), 2 mark, and 4 tackle game, for just 47 points. He did have 2 clangers and 0 clearances on the weekend (these stats were reversed the previous week), and his disposal efficiency was down from 91 percent in round 2 to (a still pretty solid) 73 percent in round 3; even so, the dropoff in points does seem a bit sharper than you would normally expect. Perhaps Champion Data further penalized him only gaining half as much metreage as the week before (83 compared to 168)? Or perhaps it was due to him only having 2 score involvements compared to the previous week’s 5.
For our final scoring anomaly of the week, I thought I’d shed some light on Jaeger O’Meara’s 31 disposal (11 contested), 12 tackle, 9 clearance game only being awarded 86 points. At 65 percent, his disposal efficiency wasn’t awful, but a whopping 11 clangers brought his score right down. This could have been a huge score, had he just kicked the ball to his teammates instead of the opposition. It’s the second week in a row his score has been brought down this way; if he could iron this out of his game, he would elevate himself to premium status very quickly.
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