A slight detour from the script for this week's Notebook, with a single-topic focus on Geelong's method of moving the ball against Richmond.
As promised last week, it's an all-positive edition of the Notebook, featuring Richmond and Liam Baker, the Suns and Izak Rankine, along with Brisbane's favourable matchup against Port Adelaide.
Six weeks into the season, we're at the stage where trends we see are more likely to be legitimate. Today it's all about West Coast, set shots, Carlton's defence and St Kilda's form.
On the agenda for Round 5: West Coast's efficiency, Josh Kelly's game-winning goal, and Fremantle's adjustments against Adelaide.
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.
A fortnight in to 2021 and we’ve already been gifted a contender for match of the season, Sunday afternoon’s clash between the Western Bulldogs and West Coast a pulsating encounter.
One of the most enjoyable parts of Round 1 is looking at trends to figure out what will stick, and what’s a mirage.
Schedule losses, an unusually deep defence and contrasts between good and bad kick-mark feature in Round 13's Notebook.
Unbelievably, we now have to endure three whole days without football, which is disgraceful. But at the end of 20 consecutive days with football, we may be starting to see some ladder separation.
Another two excellent matches in Round 11, even with the compressed schedule, leads us into a handful of vital clashes in Round 12. But before then, what caught the eye over the last few days.