It's In The Numbers
- Wednesday, 30 April 2014
The Subiaco Lions have demolished the standards left in 2013.
With a dominant 5-0 start to the WAFL season the Lions sit atop the ladder.
The lightning start has seen a massive change in the statistics and how the Lions key players are positioned amongst the league.
As it stands after Round Five the 2014 Lions have overhauled their efforts in the points department; scoring 560 points compared to 396 last year.
This could be contributed to an increase of talent in the forward line with the introduction of Shane Yarran, Matt Boland and Frank Stockley as well as better delivery by Subiaco’s flowing midfield.
Key ball-getters Jason Bristow and Chris Phelan have increased their workload Incrementally in 2014 with Bristow bringing his disposal average up to 24.2 a game and Chris Phelan’s average disposal rising almost ten touches to 25.4 a game.
These numbers leave both amongst the top ten ball-winners in the league, a category that Subiaco barely touched in 2013.
One of the most mind-blowing stats to emphasise Subiaco’s 2014 turn-around lies within the amount of disposals per goal.
In the first five rounds of 2013 the Lions were averaging 38 touches before recording a major which has been cut by more than half this year; with the Lions scoring a goal between every 15 disposals.
This means Subiaco’s forward entries have been better constructed and better executed and a major part of this incredible ratio lies within the capable hands of young George Hampson.
Hampson has slotted 14 goals withing the first five rounds, which is remarkably only six less from last year’s leading goal scorer Brad Stevenson.
The 23 year old is now tied second in the Bernie Naylor medal race; a prize that Subiaco didn’t have a single player within the top 25 last year.
The signs are looking good for the 2014 Lions and we can’t wait to see how this season unfolds.