Clanger (Australian rules football)
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A clanger in Australian rules football is a term coined by Champion Data founder Ted Hopkins which refers to a turnover or a silly mistake made by a player. Its vague description in statistical tables is "errors including frees against".
Examples of clangers include,
- Any disposal or deliberate knock-on that goes directly to an opposition player.
- Any free kick conceded
- Dropped marks or fumbles under no pressure
- 50-metre penalties conceded
- A Ball-Up Kick In (Stepping over the line when kicking in after a behind)
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