Can a season be good – but not a success, and bad – but not a failure – at the same time?
After a first half which could charitably be described as ‘tame’, things exploded into life after the main break.
St Kilda’s season can only be described as topsy-turvy.
At the start of 2022 I was adamant Port Adelaide were on the right track with their list build, but with external expectations being too high they were in the perfect place for criticism.
Normally when a side begins life under a new coach, there are early teething problems as a playing group adjusts.
It was fitting to see a hectic week of finals end with a wild comeback that felt improbable at stages and then inevitable by the end.
When a game is so close and so tense for so long, it all comes down to moments.
There’s a fine line between Melbourne losing due to their flaws and Sydney winning because of their strengths.
Adelaide are at an intriguing place with their list build.