Of all the times for a strength to turn in to a weakness, a fortnight out from finals is no-one’s choice and out of nowhere that's where the Western Bulldogs find themselves.
A slightly different structure to today’s edition of the Notebook, with two main observations followed by a string of mini-thoughts...
Today’s Notebook covers Patrick Dangerfield, Melbourne’s continuing forward dilemmas and what to make of West Coast away from home.
A two-topic Notebook this week. First it’s all about Brisbane’s forward spacing, and then a dive into what’s changed at Richmond over the last month.
For how the round looked on paper leading in, it turned out to be quite entertaining in reality. A draw, two more games decided by a kick, Nathan Buckley’s Collingwood farewell and a ripper in Adelaide which kicked things all off.
Instead of the usual team focus in the Notebook, today's edition will be all about some individual player analysis.
The halfway point of the season! It's a large edition of the Notebook to mark the milestone, with a number of topics covered.
On the agenda this week: Gold Coast's terrible third quarter, the Western Bulldogs' maturity, and a starting point for Melbourne's forward trio.
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.