There was an element of the unknown walking into Marvel Stadium on Friday night.
There may be medium and long-term questions still to be resolved around the list structure, but today we focus on an undeniable truth through eight rounds of 2018:
The test to see just where North Melbourne is at is only a few hours away at Etihad Stadium.
We’ve heard plenty about how Richmond is currently cutting a swathe through the league, and with good reason.
The mood in the outer seems restless after Wednesday night’s performance. But this isn’t going to be a doom and gloom post.