There shouldn't be any element of surprise for North Melbourne when it faces a Sydney side without Franklin and Hannebery for the second consecutive week.
On exposed form in 2018, the Port Adelaide that arrives at Etihad Stadium on Saturday is an extremely different beast to the one North Melbourne faced at Adelaide Oval in 2017.
In Brendon Bolton’s first two seasons, Carlton’s focus was defence first, maintain possession second, then defence third, and to finish it off maintain possession for a little bit longer.
Interesting team selections from Melbourne on Thursday night: Sam Frost and Dean Kent are in for Cam Pedersen and Jayden Hunt. It’ll change things, as we’re about to get into here.
St Kilda's forwards, ball movement, and turnovers are all on the agenda today.
It’s almost a cliché using the word pressure at this point, but you can instantly see the difference it’s made to the way Gold Coast plays.