It was largely blowout city or thrilling finish in Round 7, with three topics picked out for this week’s Notebook.
Round 7, 2023 v Melbourne: Time for stage two
Really, how much can you say about a game like that?
St Kilda, an AFL team’s litmus test
Ultimately it comes down to this: if your team has a flaw, playing St Kilda will expose it.
Fortnightly Focus: Sam Taylor, Esava Ratugolea, Noah Cumberland
The player fortnightly focus is back for its next edition. This week it’s nearly a key defender trifecta...
From The Notebook, Round 6: Status updates
At about this time of year there are a few teams I haven’t checked in on properly.
Round 6, 2023 v Gold Coast: A flat milestone
Right from the outset, it looked like a flat North Melbourne outfit on the Gold Coast.
Round 5, 2023 v Brisbane: Domino effect
Sometimes these match analysis pieces jump around from topic to topic, and sometimes they go in-depth on multiple topics.
Learning from the first month of the Alastair Clarkson era
At the moment, every North Melbourne game feels like information overload.
From The Notebook, Round 4: Trends from the first month
A month into the season feels like enough time for some trends to be established.
Round 4, 2023 v Carlton: Zoning
For the second year in a row, North Melbourne went into a game against Carlton missing their best two key defenders.