North Melbourne’s noteworthy experiment lasted about two and a half quarters against GWS on Sunday at Blundstone Arena.
There was an element of the unknown walking into Marvel Stadium on Friday night.
Let’s set the scene for what we watched unfold at Blundstone Arena on Saturday night.
Some games are relatively by-the-book and there’s not a lot which stands out to catch the eye. Sunday was not one of those days.
It’s so relaxing being able to sit back and enjoy the last quarter with a result already in hand.
With any lingering, last-gasp optimism for North’s 2019 snuffed out by yet another loss in Adelaide, now seems like an unfortunately perfect time to chart how it all came to this just six rounds in.
Today’s tone is of frustration, exasperation, and most of all – repetition. Because this has all happened before; too many times.
It’s much easier writing these things after a win, let me tell you.
There are … so many things we could go in-depth with today. So many.
At the moment the midfield mix isn’t right. Or to be more accurate, it’s not complete.