Instead of the usual team focus in the Notebook, today's edition will be all about some individual player analysis.
At the halfway point of North Melbourne's season, it feels like a natural time to reset and reflect on what we've learned so far.
The halfway point of the season! It's a large edition of the Notebook to mark the milestone, with a number of topics covered.
For the game which marked the halfway point of 2021, a focus on three topics – Bailey Scott’s role, Tom Campbell v Tristan Xerri, and what the forward setup could (or should) look like down the road.
How do you defend against fast play? That was the task which confronted North Melbourne on Sunday, and one they ultimately failed on route to a 72-point loss against Essendon.
On the agenda this week: Gold Coast's terrible third quarter, the Western Bulldogs' maturity, and a starting point for Melbourne's forward trio.
Forgive me if I’m a little bit rusty today, I looked up the manual on how to write about a North Melbourne win and it had been so long all the ink had faded out.
A slight detour from the script for this week's Notebook, with a single-topic focus on Geelong's method of moving the ball against Richmond.
After the first player progress report a few weeks ago proved to be popular, and given the requests for individuals since, it's now going to become a monthly thing for the rest of the season.
As promised last week, it's an all-positive edition of the Notebook, featuring Richmond and Liam Baker, the Suns and Izak Rankine, along with Brisbane's favourable matchup against Port Adelaide.