Conversion is critical in the AFL. Whether you're seen as a premiership contender or a cellar-dweller, the stat that matters is how you impact the scoreboard.
The ability to utilise possession when moving forward is an art. Even some of this season's best sides were unable to capitalise at times - and it cost them their campaign.
The chain between midfield and attack must be in sync, with both inside 50 delivery and goal accuracy playing part in 'getting the job done'.
A forward feeds off his teammates. Spearing at a pass into the hot spot or managing to get out the back of a contest and onto a long kick over the top. A forward can make or break your premiership dream.
But in order to have these barometers giving your side a chance at all, the battle in the engine room must be won.
Clubs can dominate the midfield week-in, week-out and come to no avail in the premiership points column.
First use of the ball is key. But the best use is paramount.
With this in mind, we've taken a look into the TOP THREE clubs that were able to capitalise most on their forward 50 entries and turn those opportunities into goal.
1. Brisbane (24.49%)
1,360 inside 50s
The Lions ranked 2nd in the league this season for inside 50 entries while amassing the most goals by any side throughout the year - capitalising on an influx of attack.
Brisbane's ability to quickly turn from defence to attack is what had them placed among the top four at season's end, while their goalkicking accuracy was the final blow to their opponents.
The aforementioned Daniher (46 goals, 32 behinds), Cameron (55, 33) and McCarthy (36, 15), as well as spearhead Daniel McStay (28, 10) and young gun Zac Bailey (31, 18), were pivotal in having the Lions convert their chances.
A smooth transition from midfield through to their forward-line had the Lions humming throughout 2021.