A slight detour from the script for this week's Notebook, with a single-topic focus on Geelong's method of moving the ball against Richmond.
After the first player progress report a few weeks ago proved to be popular, and given the requests for individuals since, it's now going to become a monthly thing for the rest of the season.
As promised last week, it's an all-positive edition of the Notebook, featuring Richmond and Liam Baker, the Suns and Izak Rankine, along with Brisbane's favourable matchup against Port Adelaide.
Although wind in Hobart makes for an exponentially funnier game, from a long-term development perspective it was great for it to take a rare Sunday off.
6-0 for the first time since 1965, comfortable wins over last year’s premiers and runner up, a defensive setup humming in all areas and genuine belief coursing through the playing group.
Six weeks into the season, we're at the stage where trends we see are more likely to be legitimate. Today it's all about West Coast, set shots, Carlton's defence and St Kilda's form.
Today's post is all about midfield structure; unfortunately one which broke down far too often for North Melbourne against Fremantle around stoppages and contests.
On the agenda for Round 5: West Coast's efficiency, Josh Kelly's game-winning goal, and Fremantle's adjustments against Adelaide.
A change of pace today, with the Round 5 post focusing on a handful of individuals and their progress...
It’s fair to say coach David Noble is firmly in experimental mode, and will be for some time yet. On Sunday we saw the newest lever pulled.