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.
A change of pace today, with the Round 5 post focusing on a handful of individuals and their progress...
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.
As we hit rotation season, with games being played nine times a week and broadcast for 37 hours a day, individual performances become tough to judge.
When diving back into North Melbourne’s 2013 to figure out what happened, there’s no better place to start than a game which spawned the absolute height of AFL comedy.
The fun part about the early stages of AFLW is watching how the on-field product evolves from infancy to fully rounded competition.
It was an intriguing battle between two systems; the fine-tuned chaos of Richmond against a Geelong outfit having to adjust to the biggest match of their season without their fulcrum.
When was the last time a minor premier had such pessimism surrounding them heading into September?
Some games are relatively by-the-book and there’s not a lot which stands out to catch the eye. Sunday was not one of those days.