So, it must be time to review and update our earlier blog post; With Or Without New, which has received a lot of hits today on the back of a few re-tweets,
So, to the update:
As of Round 19, the AFL ladder is at left, and extracting any games played against the development teams produces the table at right.
Again, there are minor changes to the order, with North Melbourne dropping out as the key change. Fremantle are the beneficiary, so they can rightly feel hard done by.
Poor North... the most affected, yet barely mentioned in The Age' article. Seemingly easier to pot Adelaide, we guess.
Adelaide and Collingwood swap positions 2 and 3, which affects no-one as both retain the double chance. It is possible that swapping those two teams would affect where the finals are played, but knowing that the AFL play fast and loose around finals fixtures, who can say where the finals will be scheduled this far from the date?
Again, percentages are the big changes: Sydney (-15%), Collingwood and Adelaide (-14% each of two), West Coast (-13%), Brisbane (-12%), St Kilda (-11%), and Hawthorn (-10%) the biggest losers.