Following on from yesterday's P.S. that North Melbourne has 'improved' because it has mostly eliminated its 'very bad' performances in 2013, I thought it would be interesting to break down the performances of every AFL club.
Performances are rated according to relative adjusted net margin (net margin adjusted for home ground advantage and strength of opposition) as follows:
Very Good - RANM above +40
Good - RANM above +15 and below (or equal to) +40
Very Bad - RANM below -40
Bad - RANM below -15 and above or (equal to) -40
Fair - Everything else
These performances are summarised for each team in 2013 up to Round 18 and for each team's last 22 games of 2012 (including finals) below, along with their change in ranking points in 2013 - click to enlarge:
Of the big improvers in 2013:
- Gold Coast has considerably reduced its incidence of very bad performances in 2013.
- Port Adelaide has increased its incidence of good performances and reduced its incidence of very bad performances.
- North Melbourne has increased its incidence of fair performances and reduced its incidence of very bad performances.
- Essendon has reduced its incidence of very bad performances.
- Western Bulldogs' have more bad performances rather than very bad performances.
Of the teams taking major steps back in 2013:
- St. Kilda has significantly less good and very good performances and significantly more bad and very bad performances in 2013.
- Melbourne has reduced its incidence of fair performances; that is, almost all of its performances in 2013 are bad or very bad rather than just most of them as in 2012.
- West Coast has reduced its incidence of good and very good performances and increased its incidence of bad performances.
- Adelaide has considerably reduced its incidence of very good performances.