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Sport By the numbers: The stat which proves West Coast are a serious AFL contender in 2018

07:56  04 june  2018
07:56  04 june  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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In 2018 , their contender status is as was intended. There is nary a weakness in their game. The most staggering stat is that in the last 11 rounds Mumford played he took only one contested mark. West Coast are primed for a premiership (133). Don’t worry about the state of the game (112).

AFL Stats Pro, a player statistics platform, has opened up a trove of new information about the quantitative performance But for now, this proves to be a revealing activity. Talking points: Sydney vs Carlton, Round 11, 2018 (1). West Coast Eagles vs St Kilda Saints: AFL live scores, blog (99).

Josh Kennedy (centre) of the Eagles celebrates a goal during the Round 11 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the St Kilda.© AAP Image/Richard Wainwright Josh Kennedy (centre) of the Eagles celebrates a goal during the Round 11 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the St Kilda.

West Coast's defeat of St Kilda at Optus Stadium on Saturday made it ten wins in a row as they continue to take the competition by storm, sitting on top of the ladder as we head into the halfway point.

They're only loss came against the Swans in round one - since then they have defeated defending premiers, Richmond and the likes of Geelong, Port Adelaide and both the Giants and Hawthorn away from home.

Since 2000, only 13 other teams have put together 10 victories in a row including Geelong on four occasions.

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His position as #1 on the Demon’s club lists is unassailable with the only serious contender being Nathan Jones who has yet to play his 250th game and goal West Coast are primed for a premiership (133). AFL Power Rankings: Round 10 (103). Talking points: Sydney vs Carlton, Round 11, 2018 .

The Cats actually won the flag in three of those years, while three others sides also managed a premiership in the same season as their string of victories.

History also suggests that even if you don't win a flag, a ten-game winning streak will likely see you make it to the decider with another four teams making the grand final after winning 10 in a row.

TEAMS WHO HAVE HAD A 10-GAME WINNING STREAK

Assistant coach Sam Mitchell has also credited the success of coach Adam Simpson's new playing style from 2017.

YearTeamEnd of season result
2000CarltonPreliminary Final
2000EssendonPremiers
2001BrisbanePremiers
2005AdelaidePreliminary Final
2007GeelongPremiers
2008GeelongGrand Final
2009GeelongPremiers
2009St KildaGrand Final
2011GeelongPremiers
2011CollingwoodGrand Final
2012CollingwoodPreliminary Final
2013HawthornPremiers
2014SydneyGrand Final
2018West CoastTime will tell.

At the start of the season, West Coast was considered a strong chance to miss the eight with the likes of Matt Priddis, Sam Mitchell, Drew Petrie and Sam Butler all retiring.

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AFL Sports. The 5-5 Hawks and the 6-4 Power meet in Tasmania on Saturday afternoon, a match which is proving to be a nightmare for tippers around the country. In Round 9 they suffered a 10 goal loss to West Coast before being pushed to the brink a week later against the lowly Saints.

Sunday, 3 June 2018 . West Coast sit a game clear atop the AFL ladder at the halfway point of the season after they overcame a dogged challenge from St Kilda at Optus Stadium.

However, after their first-start loss, they have not looked back, dominating the rest of the competition.

The Eagles lead the competition for marks taken this season, 66 clear of any other side. Shannon Hurn is ranked first with 94 marks.

The likes of Josh Kennedy and Jack Darling have also been central inside 50 taking marks and kicking goals with both forwards in the top five goalkickers for 2018.

The return of Naitanui in the ruck has also been crucial to West Coast's success with the side ranked second for hitouts giving the Eagles mids a strong chance to clear the ball.

Assistant coach Sam Mitchell has also credited the success of coach Adam Simpson's new playing style from 2017.

A key part of this was the club's improved ball movement through training on and utilising the new, wider Optus Stadium which has helped their game not only at home but also interstate.

As they head into the bye this week, the Eagles only play five teams currently sitting in the eight in their remaining 11 games home and away season.

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