Another two excellent matches in Round 11, even with the compressed schedule, leads us into a handful of vital clashes in Round 12. But before then, what caught the eye over the last few days.
Halfway through FootyMania, there's plenty to take in as we approach the home stretch building towards finals.
As we hit rotation season, with games being played nine times a week and broadcast for 37 hours a day, individual performances become tough to judge.
We’re at roughly the halfway mark of this topsy-turvy season and the ladder is starting to take shape.
It turns out when your opposition is extremely poor, there’s plenty of insight for what the optimum version of your own side looks like.
Let the madness begin. In 20 days we’ll likely have a clear view of what separates the top four from the top eight, and the race for the eight from the also-rans.
It’s interesting the different perspective you can have on a game when watching with a long-term view.
In today’s Notebook there’s a look at how the Bulldogs beat Essendon’s pressure, Brisbane’s movement around stoppages and all the what ifs in the final stages of Carlton v Port Adelaide.
Against Richmond, in an attempt to rectify recent ball movement woes, the dial was pushed way too far towards attack.
Throughout North Melbourne’s last month, the common thread – apart from four losses – has been ball movement. Or to be more accurate, the lack of.