A theory can – and often does – sound great on paper.
The afternoon started with so much promise.
In recent weeks, posts have usually focused on big-picture takeaways and items to build on in the future. Today’s a little bit different because it’s purely about single-game decisions.
Two weeks ago, I delved deep into my worries with North Melbourne's ball movement. Against Melbourne, there appeared to be a few adjustments and the results looked much better to the eye.
In the absence of Jy Simpkin, Jason Horne-Francis, and Hugh Greenwood, it was a different looking North Melbourne midfield on Saturday.
As a teenager, I spent plenty of winter Saturday afternoons at Vermont Reserve, watching the Eagles kick goal after goal and notch win after win.
What a difficult game to form a conclusive opinion on.
Today’s post is going to focus on a common theme in this matchup, but so rarely do we get two complete opposite quarters to illustrate several key points.
There is a hell of a lot to talk about today, thankfully much more positive than last week.
The general tone for the first two-thirds of this post may not match the mood in the outer, so let’s start with an explanation for why.