For a while I’ve been trying to figure out how to create as many impartial, simple-to-understand tools when attempting to analyse an AFL list. Things that you can look at and instantly glean unbiased knowledge from.
A two-topic Notebook this week. First it’s all about Brisbane’s forward spacing, and then a dive into what’s changed at Richmond over the last month.
As promised last week, it's an all-positive edition of the Notebook, featuring Richmond and Liam Baker, the Suns and Izak Rankine, along with Brisbane's favourable matchup against Port Adelaide.
This dossier is a little different to the previous three. There’s next to no point detailing how Richmond plays, because everyone knows that.
We’re at roughly the halfway mark of this topsy-turvy season and the ladder is starting to take shape.
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.
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.
It’s been a fascinating season for Richmond. On the surface, it appeared their extensive injuries up until the bye would cruel any chances of a premiership tilt.
We’ve heard plenty about how Richmond is currently cutting a swathe through the league, and with good reason.