Cricinfo Australia has learned that the ‘Cats’ are no longer the dominant force in the AFL.
Despite their best efforts to maintain the ‘bigger the better’ mantra, the Cats are now the second-best side in the competition, behind the ‘Power’.
In 2016, the Crows played three games in two weeks, while the Cats won three games and the Bulldogs one.
The Cats are in a much better position than they were in 2016, and they are just two wins away from making the finals.
That said, there is still a lot of work to do.
In fact, Crows fans should be asking themselves why the Cats have not improved on their 2016 season, given they are now one win away from the top spot.
What they did in 2016 The Crows were never able to repeat their 2015 season.
They were able to win only six games, which is a pretty good season average.
While the Crow side struggled to defend a high scoring game, they were also able to produce a number of key performances from their backline.
Their defensive performance was outstanding, with the Crowing defence ranking third in the league in tackles per game, while their goal kicking was also very strong.
However, there was a significant drop off in the Cats attacking performance in 2016.
For starters, the average number of goals scored per game dropped from 10.9 to 7.3.
And, as noted above, the number of contested possessions dropped from 16.2 to 12.7.
These drops in attack output meant that the Croydon side was unable to generate consistent scoring chances.
This was an area where the Crazies could have improved significantly, but instead, they produced very little.
It was a frustrating season for the Cribs, who lost seven of their last eight games and were one win from the finals for the first time in their history.
A similar situation was seen in the Bulldogs.
At the start of the season, the Bulldogs were able avenge a disappointing season in 2016 by winning 10 of their next 12 games.
Unfortunately, their play fell off a cliff after their season-ending loss to Hawthorn.
After a difficult start to the season in 2017, the Dogs were one of the most improved teams in the CBA and were able make the finals with a record-breaking 11 wins.
But that was a disappointing result.
With a number to consider, the team will be looking to continue their improvement and establish themselves as a better side in 2017.
Key player: Matthew Boyd (Crows) The Crows midfield has been the biggest strength of the side in recent seasons.
He has been able to get the ball in his hands much more often, which helps to make him a more prolific goal scorer.
His ability to play the ball around the field has also been crucial to the success of the Curnow side.
Matthew Boyd has been rewarded for his efforts in the midfield this season.
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Matt Frawley is expected to play his last game for the Bulldogs in Round 10.
How the season has gone so far, so far: In the past, the ‘Bulldogs’ were a top-heavy side in terms of scoring and goal output.
So, what has happened so far?
The ‘Crows have now won four of their past five games and are one win off the finals spot.
They have also made the finals four times in a row, including last season.
They will be hoping to replicate that form in 2017 as they seek to secure the title.
Where do the Colds fall in the standings?
If you want to put the Coldes in the same category as the ‘Fremantle’ or ‘Gold Coast’, then they are a solid side in front of the goal, but they will be playing against the Power and their top-four rivals.
Port Adelaide 4.
Western BulldogsThe Crazys are now in a similar position as the Bulldogs, but there are a few key changes.
Firstly, the Power have fallen out of the top four, meaning they will play the ‘Naughty Crows’ for the last time.
Secondly, the Saints will have a tough battle against the Lions in the final week.
Thirdly, the Eagles will face their arch-rivals in the first round of the AFL finals.
Fourthly, Melbourne has slipped down the ladder to fifth.
Fifth, the Blues have fallen back to the bottom.
Sixth, there will be plenty of excitement as they host the ‘St Kilda’ in round two.
Seventh, the Bombers will face off against their former opponents, the Suns.
Eighth, the Dockers