Finding a spot to start for beaten Grand Finalists is always a little tricky.
Leading into Saturday’s Grand Final, much of the chat about Geelong had centred on their ability to defend, particularly off turnover.
There’s a fine line between Melbourne losing due to their flaws and Sydney winning because of their strengths.
Only four teams hand a greater percentage of minutes to players aged 22 and under than Sydney.
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.
Today’s Notebook touches on the possession game in Fremantle v Sydney, Richmond’s stoppage defence, and finishes with quick hits on Melbourne, Hawthorn, and Gold Coast.