Your club’s midseason report card

With the home and away seasons half over and lots of teams competing for the top four and top eight positions, we can create the first detailed report card for each team so far for their campaign.

This report card is based on the expectations of each team’s position at the beginning of the season.

Adelaide Crows: 4.5 / 10

Adelaide has reasonably performed with three wins and eight losses. There have been some good performances, including a stunning win against Richmond. They have competed in several games that have not been able to break down completely.

Brisbane Lions: 8/10

They are in a tough position. Nine out of 11 have won. It looks like they could rise to the top four at the end of the season. Hawthorn damage can come though bites.

Carlton Blues: 7.5 / 10

They have been impressive. Eight of the 11 have won, including several close runs. The list of injuries continues to grow, especially defensively, which can disrupt the rhythm. Collingwood’s loss can also be said in the final analysis.

Collingwood Magpies: 7/10

At this stage, where most commentators were Collingwood, the Magpies did well in the first half of the season, winning 11 of six. A much more interesting play style is a key factor in the change of seasons of the past. Their victories against Fremantle and Carlton were very impressive, but they could be deprived of final action due to a weak rate near the West Coast.

Ascendant Bombers: 2/10

It was a very bad first half of the season compared to many early-season fans, with only two wins and nine losses. Lack of confidence, injuries and lack of ‘brand’ in their game plan are all responsible factors.

Fremantle Dockers: 8/10

Fremantle’s win over Melbourne was the best in the club’s 27-year history after two consecutive drops. They are in a good position to start bids for the top four with eight wins and three losses. They show a well-balanced aspect to the experience of youth as well as height and speed experience.

Will Brody celebrates a goal with his Fremantle teammates.  (Photo: Paul Kane / Getty Images)

(Photo: Paul Kane / Getty Images)

Geelong Cats: 7/10

Sitting at Geelong 7-4, has been patchy from good. The best of them is still strong when the forward line fires. They have had some very good wins, including against Collingwood, but weak rates to Hawthorne and Fremantle have hit their cause. As always, they’re on track for the finals, but one suspects they’re not the top-four element.

Gold Coast Sun: 6/10

They have certainly improved in 2022, especially towards the end, and are now on the edge of eight with five wins and six defeats. A great win against Fremantle indicates their improved performance and condition.

Greater Western Sydney Giants: 3/10

With three wins and eight losses the coach left, the final is good to watch and really out of reach. The wheels seem to have fallen off in recent weeks.

Hawthorn Hawks: 5/10

Despite their four wins and seven defeats, there is a lot to like about Hawthorn. They have had great wins against Brisbane and Geelong and have run very close to Melbourne. The rate near the Gold Coast highlights the inconsistency of the team at its development stage.

Hawks' Ben McEvoy is celebrating a goal

(Dylan Burns / AFL photo via Getty Images)

Melbourne Demons: 9.5 / 10

Eventually they had to suffer that loss. Defeat to Fremantle will probably be a good encouragement for the rest of the year, and any seemingly self-indulgence in a timely reminder is unreasonable. It remains to be seen whether the necklace to Fremantle was just a holiday or whether the chinchillas of the armor were exposed. Ten wins and one defeat in the first half of the season is outstanding.

North Melbourne Kangaroo 1.5 / 10

For the Kangaroos, the situation on and off the field is getting worse and worse, with bad losses increasing, coaches between the walk-outs of their recruiting staff and the increasing pressure. From here it is much longer, with only one win to show from 11 outings.

Port Adelaide Power: 5/10

After a bad start to the season, Port Adelaide is gaining some momentum and is now sitting on five wins and six losses. With the logjam of the teams in front of them, it is quite possible that they will be deeply remorseful for their late start.

Richmond Tigers: 6/10

Richmond is somewhat inconsistent, with some good wins – for example, against the West Coast – non-stop due to some bad defeats to Adelaide and Carlton. Their loss to Sydney could be costly. And similarly the loss of Tom Lynch, who was in red-hot form. Their four-week winning streak was a reminder of how good they could still be. With six wins and five losses, one would think a place at the bottom of eight would be clearly possible.

The Tigers are disappointed after losing to Sydney for the last time

(Photo via Cameron Spencer / AFL Photos / Getty Images)

St. Kilda Saints: 8/10

The Saints Hall is another surprise packet of the season. They are performing well with eight wins and three losses. They are coming together, playing with confidence and they have a lot of talent, especially in the big-man division led by Max King. The Sterner test would seem to be ahead.

Sydney Swans: 7.5 / 10

The Swans have been leveling up a bit late, though their win over Richmond was brilliant. With seven wins and four losses they are still a threat for the top four. The combination of their youthful vigor and wise old heads is working well.

West Coast Eagle: 1/10

They are having a terrible season on almost all fronts. With one win and ten losses, their season was nothing short of train wreck. Injuries, illness and lack of discipline of the players have played a role. The coach is under a lot of pressure.

Western Bulldogs: 5.5 / 10

With six wins and six defeats, the Bulldogs are not where they thought they would be at the start of the season. Their campaign has been punctuated by inconsistencies, and they are now looking for a place in the eight as part of the team’s logjam.

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