Congratulation to the Adelaide Crows.
|PREDICTED RESULT||ACTUAL RESULT||RATINGS ADJUSTMENTS|
|Brisbane Lions||by||4||pts||Adelaide||by||6||pts||Brisbane Lions||-4||Adelaide||+10|
While the above tip was for Brisbane, the HGA was the factor that tipped the Lions to favouritism. The HGA used in this first short season was a fairly arbitrary one. Also a good deal of teams had not played competitively on those venues, as well as playing 'home' games at different venues dilutes the HGA value.
Removing a HGA on the above tip would have Adelaide getting the nod.
And while a case could be mounted for that as the game was played in Carrara, this system will award a HGA due to the travel required of the interstate team.
So the final rankings are:
The best ranked team won, and extended their lead at the top of the table.
Further tonight, the best player in the competition also plays for the top team
Erin Phillips has done what no man has ever done. Brownlow equivalent, Norm Smith equivalent, AFLPA MVP, All-Australian and flag in one year— Daniel Cherny 📰 (@DanielCherny) March 28, 2017
And for the previously undefeated Lions, your fans are still feeling the loss.
Which is great because it means your games have real meaning.Man, the AFLW loss still hurts.— The Hand Of Fear (@TheHandOfFear) March 28, 2017
Congratulations on a great first season of Women's football.
The world has changed on your deeds.
Dreams have been played out, while the seed of others has also been planted.
The challenge for the fans now is to back up again next year, become members, and also support your local state leagues this winter.