The highlight of being able to sit through a match review was learning about little intricacies which have a major effect on results.
The fun part about the early stages of AFLW is watching how the on-field product evolves from infancy to fully rounded competition.
With two Marsh Series clashes and one scratch match in the books, it’s time to take stock and look ahead to North Melbourne’s season opener against St Kilda at Marvel Stadium on March 21.
What can you take out of a pre-season game when both sides are missing key players?
Here we go again. A fortnight where most logic goes out the window in pursuit of new shiny toys and as many clicks as possible.
It was an intriguing battle between two systems; the fine-tuned chaos of Richmond against a Geelong outfit having to adjust to the biggest match of their season without their fulcrum.
Like clockwork, there’s always one surprise packet each season.
It’s been a fascinating season for Richmond. On the surface, it appeared their extensive injuries up until the bye would cruel any chances of a premiership tilt.
With the cavalry returning – unleashing Jordan De Goey and Jaidyn Stephenson in the first final is almost unfair – things are rounding into form at just the right time for Collingwood.
When was the last time a minor premier had such pessimism surrounding them heading into September?