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Table 2 Comparison statistics (p values and effect sizes (E.S and 95% CI) between field locations for phases of play

From: Physical and technical demands of offence, defence, and contested phases of play in Australian Football

Location comparison Comparison statistic Offence Defence
Dist/min HSR/min Accels/min Decels/min Dist/min HSR/min Accels/min Decels/min
F50 v AMID P value
E.S
95% CI
< 0.001
− 1.56
(− 2.12 to − 1.00)
< 0.001
− 1.19
(− 1.73 to − 0.66)
1.000
− 0.02
(− 0.51 to 0.47)
0.280
− 0.16
(− 0.65 to 0.33)
< 0.001
− 1.06
(− 1.59 to − 0.54)
< 0.001
− 0.59
(− 1.09 to − 0.09)
0.078
− 0.19
(− 0.68 to 0.30)
0.859
0.07
(− 0.42 to 0.56)
F50 v D50 P value
E.S
95% CI
< 0.001
− 0.60
(− 1.10 to − 0.10)
< 0.001
− 0.38
(− 0.87 to 0.11)
0.907
0.05
(− 0.44 to 0.54)
0.048
− 0.14
(− 0.63 to 0.35)
< 0.001
1.02
(0.50 to 1.54)
< 0.001
0.53
(0.03 to 1.03)
< 0.001
− 0.26
(− 0.76 to 0.23)
0.017
0.17
(− 0.32 to 0.66)
F50 v DMID P value
E.S
95% CI
< 0.001
− 1.51
(− 2.06 to − 0.95)
< 0.001
− 1.02
(− 1.54 to − 0.50)
< 0.001
0.27
(− 0.22 to 0.77)
0.866
0.09
(− 0.40 to 0.58)
< 0.001
− 0.80
(− 1.31 to − 0.29)
< 0.001
− 0.55
(− 1.05 to − 0.05)
< 0.001
− 0.38
(− 0.87 to 0.11)
0.998
− 0.03
(− 0.52 to 0.46)
F50 v FG P value
E.S
95% CI
< 0.001
− 2.04
(− 2.65 to − 1.44)
< 0.001
− 1.27
(− 1.80 to − 0.73)
< 0.001
0.32
(− 0.18 to 0.81)
1.000
0.01
(− 0.48 to 0.50)
< 0.001
− 1.63
(− 2.20 to − 1.07)
< 0.001
− 1.04
(− 1.57 to − 0.52)
0.997
0.03
(− 0.46 to 0.52)
0.038
0.17
(− 0.32 to 0.66)
F50 v MID P value
E.S
95% CI
< 0.001
− 1.20
(− 1.73 to − 0.67)
< 0.001
− 1.00
(− 1.52 to − 0.48)
1.000
0.00
(− 0.49 to 0.49)
0.329
− 0.16
(− 0.65 to 0.33)
0.132
0.16
(− 0.33 to 0.65)
0.931
− 0.07
(− 0.56 to 0.42)
< 0.001
− 0.32
(− 0.82 to 0.17)
0.399
0.12
(− 0.37 to 0.61)
AMID v D50 P value
E.S
95% CI
< 0.001
0.65
(0.14 to 1.15)
< 0.001
0.48
(− 0.02 to 0.97)
0.774
0.08
(− 0.41 to 0.57)
0.975
− 0.04
(− 0.53 to 0.45)
< 0.001
2.36
(1.72 to 3.00)
< 0.001
1.47
(0.92 to 2.03)
0.175
− 0.15
(− 0.64 to 0.34)
0.306
0.15
(− 0.34 to 0.65)
AMID v DMID P value
E.S
95% CI
0.457
− 0.13
(− 0.62 to 0.36)
0.967
0.07
(− 0.42 to 0.56)
< 0.001
0.62
(0.11 to 1.12)
0.014
0.44
(− 0.06 to 0.94)
< 0.001
0.36
(− 0.13 to 0.86)
0.983
0.06
(− 0.43 to 0.55)
0.034
− 0.31
(− 0.80 to 0.19)
0.599
− 0.19
(− 0.68 to 0.30)
AMID v FG P value
E.S
95% CI
< 0.001
− 0.95
(− 1.47 to − 0.44)
< 0.001
− 0.58
(− 1.08 to − 0.08)
< 0.001
0.57
(0.07 to 1.07)
0.202
0.22
(− 0.27 to 0.71)
< 0.001
− 0.91
(− 1.42 to − 0.39)
< 0.001
− 0.71
(− 1.22 to − 0.21)
0.022
0.27
(− 0.22 to 0.77)
0.456
0.18
(− 0.32 to 0.67)
AMID v MID P value
E.S
95% CI
< 0.001
0.43
(− 0.06 to 0.93)
0.043
0.29
(− 0.21 to 0.78)
1.000
0.04
(− 0.45 to 0.53)
1.000
0.01
(− 0.48 to 0.50)
< 0.001
1.60
(1.04 to 2.17)
< 0.001
0.79
(0.28 to 1.30)
0.304
− 0.22
(− 0.71 to 0.27)
0.975
0.09
(− 0.40 to 0.58)
D50 v DMID P value
E.S
95% CI
< 0.001
− 0.70
(− 1.20 to − 0.19)
< 0.001
− 0.40
(− 0.90 to 0.09)
0.023
0.20
(− 0.29 to 0.69)
< 0.001
0.23
(− 0.26 to 0.72)
< 0.001
− 2.10
(− 2.71 to − 1.49)
< 0.001
− 1.44
(− 1.99 to − 0.89)
0.991
− 0.04
(− 0.53 to 0.45)
0.004
− 0.26
(− 0.76 to 0.23)
D50 v FG P value
E.S
95% CI
< 0.001
− 1.30
(− 1.84 to − 0.76)
< 0.001
− 0.85
(− 1.36 to − 0.33)
< 0.001
0.24
(− 0.25 to 0.73)
0.030
0.16
(− 0.33 to 0.65)
< 0.001
− 2.61
(− 3.28 to − 1.95)
< 0.001
− 1.52
(− 2.08 to − 0.96)
< 0.001
0.32
(− 0.17 to 0.82)
1.000
− 0.02
(− 0.51 to 0.47)
D50 v MID P value
E.S
95% CI
< 0.001
− 0.34
(− 0.84 to 0.15)
< 0.001
− 0.29
(− 0.79 to 0.20)
0.918
− 0.06
(− 0.55 to 0.43)
0.959
0.05
(− 0.04 to 0.54)
< 0.001
− 1.09
(− 1.61 to − 0.56)
< 0.001
− 0.96
(− 1.48 to − 0.44)
1.000
0.02
(− 0.47 to 0.51)
0.771
− 0.10
(− 0.59 to 0.39)
DMID v FG P value
E.S
95% CI
< 0.001
− 0.78
(− 1.29 to − 0.27)
< 0.001
− 0.61
(− 1.11 to − 0.10)
0.928
0.11
(− 0.38 to 0.60)
0.929
− 0.10
(− 0.59 to 0.39)
< 0.001
− 1.17
(− 1.70 to − 0.64)
< 0.001
− 0.75
(− 1.26 to − 0.24)
< 0.001
0.50
(0.01 to 1.00)
0.009
0.31
(− 0.18 to 0.81)
DMID v MID P value
E.S
95% CI
< 0.001
0.51
(0.01 to 1.00)
0.286
0.19
(− 0.30 to 0.68)
< 0.001
− 0.60
(− 1.10 to − 0.10)
0.019
− 0.45
(− 0.94 to 0.05)
< 0.001
1.27
(0.74 to 1.81)
< 0.001
0.74
(0.23 to 1.24)
0.942
0.09
(− 0.40 to 0.58)
0.174
0.27
(− 0.22 to 0.76)
FG v MID P value
E.S
95% CI
< 0.001
1.26
(0.72 to 1.79)
< 0.001
0.75
(0.25 to 1.26)
< 0.001
− 0.55
(− 1.05 to − 0.05)
0.243
− 0.22
(− 0.71 to 0.28)
< 0.001
2.03
(1.43 to 2.63)
< 0.001
1.14
(0.61 to 1.67)
< 0.001
− 0.44
(− 0.93 to 0.06)
0.890
− 0.10
(− 0.59 to 0.39)
Location comparison Comparison statistic Contested
Dist/min HSR/min Accels/min Decels/min
F50 v AMID P value
E.S
95% CI
< 0.001
− 0.46
(− 0.96 to 0.03)
< 0.001
− 0.47
(− 0.97 to 0.02)
0.341
− 0.22
(− 0.71 to 0.27)
0.936
− 0.08
(− 0.57 to 0.41)
F50 v D50 P value
E.S
95% CI
0.014
− 0.26
(− 0.75 to 0.23)
0.031
− 0.23
(− 0.72 to 0.26)
0.371
− 0.15
(− 0.64 to 0.34)
0.999
− 0.03
(− 0.52 to 0.46)
F50 v DMID P value
E.S
95% CI
0.997
− 0.02
(− 0.51 to 0.47)
0.617
− 0.19
(− 0.68 to 0.31)
0.990
− 0.05
(− 0.54 to 0.44)
0.852
0.08
(− 0.41 to 0.57)
F50 v FG P value
E.S
95% CI
F50 v MID P value
E.S
95% CI
0.921
− 0.02
(− 0.51 to 0.47
0.702
− 0.28
(− 0.77 to 0.22)
0.973
0.00
(− 0.49 to 0.49)
0.999
− 0.04
(− 0.53 to 0.45)
AMID v D50 P value
E.S
95% CI
0.006
0.15
(− 0.34 to 0.64)
0.015
0.21
(− 0.29 to 0.70)
0.934
0.03
(− 0.46 to 0.53)
0.966
0.04
(− 0.45 to 0.53)
AMID v DMID P value
E.S
95% CI
< 0.001
0.39
(− 0.10 to 0.88)
0.006
0.32
(− 0.17 to 0.81)
0.650
0.14
(− 0.35 to 0.63)
0.615
0.16
(− 0.33 to 0.65)
AMID v FG P value
E.S
95% CI
– 
AMID v MID P value
E.S
95% CI
< 0.001
0.53
(0.03 to 1.02)
< 0.001
0.37
(− 0.12 to 0.87)
0.153
0.25
(− 0.24 to 0.74)
0.964
0.05
(− 0.44 to 0.54)
D50 v DMID P value
E.S
95% CI
0.193
0.21
(− 0.28 to 0.71)
0.902
0.09
(− 0.40 to 0.58)
0.869
0.09
(− 0.40 to 0.58)
0.744
0.10
(− 0.39 to 0.59)
D50 v FG P value
E.S
95% CI
– 
D50 v MID P value
E.S
95% CI
< 0.001
0.28
(− 0.22 to 0.77)
0.416
0.11
(− 0.38 to 0.60)
0.082
0.17
(− 0.32 to 0.66)
1.000
0.00
(− 0.49 to 0.49)
DMID v FG P value
E.S
95% CI
– 
DMID v MID P value
E.S
95% CI
0.846
0.00
(− 0.49 to 0.49)
0.993
0.02
(− 0.47 to 0.51)
0.869
0.06
(− 0.43 to 0.55)
0.742
− 0.13
(− 0.62 to 0.36)
FG v MID P value
E.S
95% CI
  1. Key, Dist: distance; HSR, high-speed running; Accels, accelerations; Decels, decelerations; F50, forward-50; AMID, attacking midfield; DMID, defensive midfield; MID, midfield; D50, defensive-50; FG, full ground