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Chad 2013 v Chad 2015

Andrew Fuss and Chris Sheedy  July 23, 2015 5:53 PM

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 19: Chad Wingard and Robbie Gray of the Power celebrate a goal during the 2015 AFL round 16 match between Port Adelaide Power and the Adelaide Crows at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia on July 19, 2015. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media)

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 19: Chad Wingard and Robbie Gray of the Power celebrate a goal during the 2015 AFL round 16 match between Port Adelaide Power and the Adelaide Crows at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia on July 19, 2015. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media)

IS Chad Wingard headed for another All-Australian berth?

The stats say yes.

Wingard had a breakout season in 2013, winning the John Cahill Medal and earning his first All-Australian spot.

Not only was he miraculous, he was also very, very consistent. And despite a slow start to 2015 that was in part due to pre-season knee surgery, Wingard’s form is now on par with 2013.

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This is not to disregard his 43-goal 2014 season (where he also took Mark of the Year), but in 2015 Wingard has kicked at least three goals in each of his past six games, taking his season tally to 35 majors.

His average numbers for disposals, marks, clearances, contested, score involvements and tackles have all remained consistent or improved. Wingard’s metres gained are down, but he’s on track to kick 50+ goals – which would be his best return in any of his four years.

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Take a look at the stats below and have your say – is Chad headed for All-Australian honours in 2015?

Chad Wingard – 2013 v 2015

Disposals per game

2013: 21.2

2015: 20.7

Goals per game

2013: 1.8

2015: 2.3

Marks per game

2013: 4.3

2015: 4.2

Chad Wingard's 2014 Mark of the Year (Picture: AFL Media)

Tackles per game

2013: 2

2015: 2.7

Inside 50s per game

2013: 4.4

2015: 3.6

Clearances per game

2013: 2.5

2015: 2.8

Contested possessions per game

2013: 7.9

2015: 8.7

Metres gained per game:

2013: 454.2

2015: 377.7

Score Involvements per game: 

2013: 8.0

2015: 7.8

Chad Wingard in 2015 (Picture: AFL Media)

Accuracy on goal:

2013: 67.8%

2015: 66%

20+ disposals in a game

2013: 17 out of 24 games 

2015: 11 out of 15 games 

Forward of Centre turnovers caused – pressure in the forward half

2013: 1.5

2015: 2.3

3+ goals in a game

2013: 6 times

2015: 6 times

25 games straight with at least one goal