How things can change for North Melbourne in the space of three weeks.
It’s an all-positive edition of the Notebook this week, because there are too many of them to ignore.
Sometimes there’ll be games with plenty happening both on and off the ball. On other occasions – Sunday night for instance – it’s all quite simple.
Today in the Round 3 Notebook; Hawthorn, Carlton and Adelaide, all alongside the usual video clips for explanations.
In comparing Round 2 to Round 3, North Melbourne received a valuable learning experience of what happens when not executing the system which can serve it so well.
Hawthorn brutally exposed what happens when Richmond is off its game totally, so surprising to watch given how rare it has been over the last three years.
Welcome to what will ideally become a Monday night routine for the remainder of the season.
We’re back! Football is just a few days away, so it’s time to refresh our memory with what was learned from North Melbourne’s Round 1 win against St Kilda.
Although this tends to be a near-forgotten match from North’s season, how it unfolded provided a glimpse of what would pop up repeatedly as the year rolled on.
Of all the years in Brad Scott’s tenure as coach of North Melbourne, I believe 2013 was the one which produced the best week-to-week football … for about 80% of a game.