For how the round looked on paper leading in, it turned out to be quite entertaining in reality. A draw, two more games decided by a kick, Nathan Buckley’s Collingwood farewell and a ripper in Adelaide which kicked things all off.
It’s fair to say coach David Noble is firmly in experimental mode, and will be for some time yet. On Sunday we saw the newest lever pulled.
It turns out when your opposition is extremely poor, there’s plenty of insight for what the optimum version of your own side looks like.
Today in the Round 3 Notebook; Hawthorn, Carlton and Adelaide, all alongside the usual video clips for explanations.
Welcome to what will ideally become a Monday night routine for the remainder of the season.
It’s much easier writing these things after a win, let me tell you.
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.
One key result has gone North Melbourne’s way this week. One hasn’t.