Just to get the obvious out of the way first, yes this is a post about Melbourne on a North Melbourne blog.
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.
When 6-6-6 was introduced for 2019, the cue card talking points centred around it being an attempt to create space and promote attacking play.
It’s that time of year again – plan the away trips, block out the days in the calendar – the 2019 fixture is here.
The definition of chaos is every AFL club’s social media mentions over the next two weeks.
A lot has changed in 12 matches.
With a 5-4 record and nine of the remaining 13 matches against teams outside the top eight, it may be time to reassess what North is capable of in 2018.
11 wins from the last 13 matches at Blundstone Arena qualifies the ground for fortress status; it’s not an exaggeration to say it’s where North has played best in recent years.
While a centre bounce is in the air, there is so much happening at ground level.
The mood in the outer seems restless after Wednesday night’s performance. But this isn’t going to be a doom and gloom post.