Adelaide 1st v Collingwood 5th
Have we overestimated Adelaide? Have we seen the end of Adelaide’s dream run?
They finally played a team within 5 places of them on the ladder (2nd placed West Coast) and lost by 82 points. Adelaide’s remaining draw is much tougher when you put their previous 12 matches into perspective by the ladder positions of their opponents.
From Round 6 to 16, Adelaide’s opponents were placed 12,11,13,16,10,7,11,6,14 & 13 – average 11.27
From Round 6 to 16, Collingwood’s opponents were placed 15,2,11,6,10,6,6,8,7,8 & 2 – average 7.18
So far 919,344 have attended their 17 matches. They won’t break the million mark at Football Park, but will definitely do so against Essendon in Round 19. In 2003, a club record total of 1,119,846 attended Collingwood’s 22 home and away matches. After Round 17, their attendance totalled 825,990. In 1998, a league record total of 1,169,551 attended Essendon’s 22 home and away matches. After Round 17, the total was 877,412.