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.
Hawthorn brutally exposed what happens when Richmond is off its game totally, so surprising to watch given how rare it has been over the last three years.
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.
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?
In the lead up to the 2019 finals series, I’ll be delving into the top five teams and their style of play. How they attack, how they defend, their strengths, weaknesses, and much more. Today it’s everything West Coast.