15 years of sustained, top-level success, culminating in both an unlikely and rightful premiership.
Leading into Saturday’s Grand Final, much of the chat about Geelong had centred on their ability to defend, particularly off turnover.
When a game is so close and so tense for so long, it all comes down to moments.
Riding into September on the back of a 13-game winning streak and two games clear on top, the Cats are well-deserved premiership favourites and the number one seed.
Every so often over the course of a season, it gets to the point where I have a bunch of stats and trends which don’t fit into a piece.
While Richmond’s collapse in a hail of errors took the headlines over the weekend, today’s Notebook also covers Adelaide’s style and wonders what to take out of Geelong v Melbourne and Brisbane v Essendon.