There’s just no comparison (that Rohan Connolly won’t irrelevantly make)

Factually, you can’t fault Rohan Connolly’s article in this morning’s Age, drawn fastidiously from the genre: “here are the random stats that turned last year’s ordinary team into this year’s amazing team”. His key points, summarised and / or (sometimes ironically) rebutted:

Connolly: “Last season, as injuries cut a swath through the list, Carlton was forced to call on 41 players. This year, it has used 38, and five have played three games or less… Five players have played every game this season. Significantly, all of them have been defenders.”

Statsman: “This season, as injuries cut a swath through the list, Carlton was forced to call on 38 players. Last year, it used 41, but five played two games or less… Three Blues played every game last season. Significantly two of them were gun super-barometer excitement machines Eddie Betts and Jeff Garlett.” Continue reading

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