For a while I’ve been trying to figure out how to create as many impartial, simple-to-understand tools when attempting to analyse an AFL list. Things that you can look at and instantly glean unbiased knowledge from.
The halfway point of the season! It's a large edition of the Notebook to mark the milestone, with a number of topics covered.
After the first player progress report a few weeks ago proved to be popular, and given the requests for individuals since, it's now going to become a monthly thing for the rest of the season.
How Daniel Rich found so much space is on the agenda, along with what Sydney's win over Richmond means and a few mini-thoughts about Melbourne, Geelong and West Coast.
Halfway through FootyMania, there's plenty to take in as we approach the home stretch building towards finals.
This week on From The Notebook: Collingwood using 'the front of stoppages', Fremantle v St Kilda from both teams' perspectives, and explaining Sydney's tactics.
Welcome to what will ideally become a Monday night routine for the remainder of the season.
With the cavalry returning – unleashing Jordan De Goey and Jaidyn Stephenson in the first final is almost unfair – things are rounding into form at just the right time for Collingwood.
There are so many areas to highlight, but perhaps the best way to start is with a quote from Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley.
An unintentional side effect of success is how it shifts expectations. Sometimes they’re right to be shifted. Other times...