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.
Before we get to North’s style of play against Fremantle, let’s take a step back and look at AFL trends. More specifically, how teams defend.
A final round game with nothing on the line sometimes feels like an episode of Whose Line Is It Anyway.
The afternoon at the Adelaide Oval played out as a 120-minute confirmation of everything we’ve learned and known over the course of 2018.
What we’re going to avoid today is delving into the normal clichés which make appearances like clockwork after a disappointing loss. What we are going to tackle is why the third quarter played out the way it did.