With two Marsh Series clashes and one scratch match in the books, it’s time to take stock and look ahead to North Melbourne’s season opener against St Kilda at Marvel Stadium on March 21.
Before we get to North’s style of play against Fremantle, let’s take a step back and look at AFL trends. More specifically, how teams defend.
Let me get the obvious out of the way first – I’m just as surprised as anyone that Paul Ahern wasn’t picked.
The best laid plans, they can all be thrown out the window pretty quickly. Or to be more accurate when talking about Saturday night, they can be drowned in the downpour.
What we’re going to do on The Shinboner this season is pose five questions in our game day preview, and touch on them 24 hours later in the game review.
It’s almost a cliché using the word pressure at this point, but you can instantly see the difference it’s made to the way Gold Coast plays.