Here we go again. A fortnight where most logic goes out the window in pursuit of new shiny toys and as many clicks as possible.
When was the last time a minor premier had such pessimism surrounding them heading into September?
Friday night wins are always fun. It just sets up the entire weekend perfectly.
North Melbourne’s noteworthy experiment lasted about two and a half quarters against GWS on Sunday at Blundstone Arena.
10 years. 211 matches. Four finals series. Two preliminary finals. The Brad Scott era at North Melbourne has ended to a decidedly mixed reaction.
Let’s set the scene for what we watched unfold at Blundstone Arena on Saturday night.
Some games are relatively by-the-book and there’s not a lot which stands out to catch the eye. Sunday was not one of those days.
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.