The 2022 Free Kick Ladder after Round 20 – Michmutters

The 2022 Free Kick Ladder after Round 20

We are 20 rounds through the 2022 season and as always, the Free Kick Ladder provides plenty of fascination.

It’s been a big year for the Western Bulldogs who remain on top of the differential standings at +85 having granted the fewest free kicks (324) while receiving the equal fourth most (409).

They are +28 clear of Carlton in second on +57 due to the second most frees (424) and the least against (367).

Collingwood are third on +23narrowly clear of the fourth-placed Adelaide Crows, who have received the most frees in the league (433) to sit on +21.

A group of three clubs- Brisbane, gelong and Essendon – share a differential of +12while GWS (+5) and Melbourne (+2) make up those in the positive.

down the other end, Richmond remains rooted to the bottom of the ladder with a negative disparity of -69. The Tigers have received the third least frees for (367) while giving away the most (436).

They are -27 clear of second bottom st kilda on -42 largely due to the Saints giving away the equal third most frees (420), which they share with North Melbourne who happens to be third bottom with a differential of -39.

Port Adelaide are next on -27 with the second fewest frees for (364).

Gold Coast (-13), Sydney (-13), Hawthorn (-12), West Coast (-11) and Fremantle (-3) are all in the red.

See the Free Kick Ladder after Round 20 below:

FK Ladder Round 20

Also on the agenda are the individual accounts.

Most free kicks for:
44 – Patrick Cripps (CAR)
40 – Dylan Moore (HAW)
35 – Darcy Cameron (COL)
34 – Josh Dunkley (WB)
34-Rowan Marshall (STK)
34 – Harry McKay (CAR)
34 – Jarrod Witts (GCS)
33 – Matt Rowell (GCS)
32 – Max Gawn (MEL)
31 – Tim English (WB)
31 – Isaac Heeney (SYD)
31 – Lachie Neale (BRI)
31 – Joel Selwood (GEE)

Most free kicks against:
52 – Toby Nankervis (RIC)
42-Sam Draper (ESS)
42 – Matt Rowell (GCS)
35 – Tim Kelly (WCE)
34-Rowan Marshall (STK)
32 – J. Simpkin (NM)
31 – Zac Bailey (BRI)
30 – Taylor Adams (COL)
30-Patrick Cripps (CAR)
30 – Jay Newcombe (HAW)
30 – Chad Warner (SYD)

Note: Hawthorn’s Dylan Moore has a handy free kick differential of +31 with 40 frees for and nine against.

Richmond’s Toby Nankervis has a differential of -28having given away 52 frees and received 24.

Perhaps the final Free Kick Ladder of 2022 will come after Round 23…


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