Although wind in Hobart makes for an exponentially funnier game, from a long-term development perspective it was great for it to take a rare Sunday off.
6-0 for the first time since 1965, comfortable wins over last year’s premiers and runner up, a defensive setup humming in all areas and genuine belief coursing through the playing group.
Just to get the obvious out of the way first, yes this is a post about Melbourne on a North Melbourne blog.
Almost 12 years of beating Melbourne ended with a reminder of where our midfield mix stands at the moment, and what has to be done to get it where it needs to be.
Here are our five key questions heading into today at the MCG against Melbourne. We’ll look back on how these played out in our Sunday morning review, along with everything else to come out of the game.
Interesting team selections from Melbourne on Thursday night: Sam Frost and Dean Kent are in for Cam Pedersen and Jayden Hunt. It’ll change things, as we’re about to get into here.
Winning and losing streaks change expectations while affecting teams and people in different ways.