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.
Today's post is all about midfield structure; unfortunately one which broke down far too often for North Melbourne against Fremantle around stoppages and contests.
On the agenda for Round 5: West Coast's efficiency, Josh Kelly's game-winning goal, and Fremantle's adjustments against Adelaide.
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.
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.
Let’s take a trip to Imaginationland for a moment. Picture the following happening in a North Melbourne game...
Game day in Perth, where North Melbourne can potentially jump as high as fifth with a win against Fremantle at Optus Stadium.