It was 25 years ago that I began developing a model for analysing footy squad lists for the purpose of improving those lists into a premiership window. Since then, the model has been used to successfully predict premiership clubs and to improve either lop-sided or underdeveloped lists into premiership lists. Indeed, the model was used for an article that I had published as a double page spread in The Age 2005 Pre-Season magazine.
Some clubs still use the redundant spread by position, which is flawed for a number of reasons:
1. A player's position can change many times over a match, let alone their career, but their key parameters are quantifiable over the long-term.
2. Clubs often take the flawed approach of listing in a position a player that does not have the physical characteristics for that position.
Over the 25 years, I have analysed the annual lists of one particular club but have used it for other clubs upon request. It has always been on my bucket list to display the lists of all the clubs, using the model, although I will only display a small portion of the data fields, as these are constantly changing. I will also give a brief summary of what each list looks like, where I think it's positioned, and what their immediate draft needs are.
This site will not discuss club football departments, junior development programs, nor their off-field hierarchy.
Also, I will only display lists from 2021, as this site started from then.