A final round game with nothing on the line sometimes feels like an episode of Whose Line Is It Anyway.
The afternoon at the Adelaide Oval played out as a 120-minute confirmation of everything we’ve learned and known over the course of 2018.
What we’re going to avoid today is delving into the normal clichés which make appearances like clockwork after a disappointing loss. What we are going to tackle is why the third quarter played out the way it did.
Can you be very lucky and still deserve to win at the same time?
Games tend to move at a slower pace in Hobart. Whether you think that’s a good thing or a bad thing depends on personal preference. But it does fundamentally change how the game is played.
It was an afternoon of experimentation at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
Everyone who entered Etihad Stadium on Sunday knew how Essendon was going to attempt to play.