GVL Data | B.J. Squire: The GVL’s Mr Consistent
That is the only way you can describe the recent form of Shepparton Swans skipper B.J. Squire, whose exploits through the midfield have lifted his team to an impressive past month.
So through the power of GVL Data, let’s delve a little deeper into just how dominant the long-sleeved Swan has been and the overall influence he has had on what is one of the GVL’s most exciting young teams.
Beginning in round nine, Squire is on a streak of 30-plus disposal games that currently sits at seven, with opposition teams simply unable to stop him getting his hands on the football.
Mr Consistent - B.J. Squire’s hot patch of form
Round 9 v Benalla: 32 disposals
Round 10 v Mooroopna: 31 disposals
Round 11 v Shepparton United: 31 disposals
Round 12 v Echuca: 32 disposals
Round 13 v Seymour: 40 disposals
Round 14 v Euroa: 36 disposals
Round 15 v Shepparton: 39 disposals
His past three matches have been particularly impressive, registering 40 touches in the Swans’ stunning upset over Seymour, 36 in a hard-fought loss to Euroa and another 39 in last week’s triumph over Shepparton.
These numbers show the man is truly on a tear, with his three-round disposal average sitting at a ridiculous 38.3.
But as all good midfielders do, his impact on the game far exceeds just his ability to win the football.
Focusing on his most recent performance against the Bears, Squire was at his lethal best, finishing with 30 uncontested possessions, 23 handball receives, eight ground-ball gets, five inside 50s and three score assists to go with his 39 disposals.
At a glance
B.J. Squire v Shepparton round 15
Uncontested possessions: 30
Handball receives: 23
Ground-ball gets: 8
Inside 50s: 5
Score assists: 3
Data points: 129
This indicates just how dangerous he is on the spread, and the confidence his teammates have in giving him the ball out in space.
And for all you fantasy football heads out there, these numbers translate into Squire being an absolute lock.
Going above 125 in his past five games, Squire sports an average of 136.8 over that period, and if you remove the round two clash in Mooroopna where he got injured in the first term, he has a season average of 123.
This would see him come in at second of all players to have featured on more than 10 occasions in 2022.
So as the young Swans continue to grow, expect to keep seeing Squire dominate, with his form vital to his team’s hopes of returning to September in 2023 and beyond.