chapter  29
Analysis of a 16-Game Winning Streak in Australian Rules Football
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Despite a good deal of notational and/or statistical analysis of football matches (of all codes) which have been presented at the four previous Science and Football Congresses, very few prior analyses of a prolonged winning streak by a single side have been reported. For example, previous studies have investigated factors such as home ground advantage (Nevill and Holder, 1999), travel and time zone shifts (Jehue et al., 1993), patterns of play of successful and unsuccessful teams in tournament play (Hughes et al., 1988) and goal scoring patterns (Garganta et al., 1997), but not the winning streaks of successful sides.