I made a rash promise today. So here we go… a graph of today’s Match Day thread.
I went through all posts and assigned them as positive about us, negative about us, neutral, or anger (vs GWS, the AFL, maybe even the umpiring). “Sentiment” is positive posts minus negative posts, and relatively well follows the margin of the time.
(The timing of scoring, especially behinds, is approximated at times. No one ever gives the damn score in the non-VFL threads.)
The funny bit is when we unite: the red anger line goes vertical and even the gloomers are distracted from their glooming.
YOU MAY OR MAY NOT NEED TO CLICK ON THE GRAPH TO SEE IT ALL.
Interesting that the “sentiment” line correlates so closely to the score line. You could infer that as supporters we cut the team no slack for the events of the last 4 years and rate them entirely in results.
Pls do a comparison of match day threads from last year to see if this trend holds. Ta.