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.
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.