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.
If you ever wondered how opposition sides feel when they come down to play in Hobart, Saturday provided plenty of insight.
Game day in Geelong, and North Melbourne’s first trip down there since 2015.