Originally this post was supposed to specifically focus on Butters, Rozee, and Horne-Francis.
For all the focus on Carlton’s ball movement this year, what has gone largely unmentioned is how it was hiding in plain sight last year.
Ultimately it comes down to this: if your team has a flaw, playing St Kilda will expose it.
Parts of Collingwood’s game were excellent in 2022. Parts of Collingwood’s game were poor in 2022.
While everyone is making ladder predictions, I’m taking the easy way out and grouping teams into tiers.
Long-term readers will remember this concept from last year, and today we're going to dig deeper into team-by-team comparisons.
9-0 in 2022. 16 wins in a row stretching back to late 2021. 31 wins and a draw from their last 36 matches. Melbourne are a juggernaut.
Sometimes it's easy to spot the potential of a slow start. Then there are instances like Port Adelaide.
Today's focuses are the Bulldogs and Gold Coast for one of my favourite parts of the season; attempting to nail predictions based on one weekend of action.