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.
Forgive me if I’m a little bit rusty today, I looked up the manual on how to write about a North Melbourne win and it had been so long all the ink had faded out.
We’re at roughly the halfway mark of this topsy-turvy season and the ladder is starting to take shape.
Let the madness begin. In 20 days we’ll likely have a clear view of what separates the top four from the top eight, and the race for the eight from the also-rans.
Sometimes there’ll be games with plenty happening both on and off the ball. On other occasions – Sunday night for instance – it’s all quite simple.
Today in the Round 3 Notebook; Hawthorn, Carlton and Adelaide, all alongside the usual video clips for explanations.
Hawthorn brutally exposed what happens when Richmond is off its game totally, so surprising to watch given how rare it has been over the last three years.
Friday night wins are always fun. It just sets up the entire weekend perfectly.
There were too many giffable moments from Sunday's win to pass on the opportunity for a GIF roundup.
Whenever you wonder how North wants to play, how it wants to move the ball and how it wants to defend, roll the tape of the first half against Hawthorn on Sunday.