It’s an all-positive edition of the Notebook this week, because there are too many of them to ignore.
Sometimes there’ll be games with plenty happening both on and off the ball. On other occasions – Sunday night for instance – it’s all quite simple.
It’s much easier writing these things after a win, let me tell you.
Make it 11 wins from North Melbourne’s last 13 games at Blundstone Arena, with a never troubled, almost wire to wire 86-point victory over Carlton on Saturday night.
It’s game day in the Apple Isle. The weather forecast calls for rain at times and … here’s the big one … becoming windy.
In Brendon Bolton’s first two seasons, Carlton’s focus was defence first, maintain possession second, then defence third, and to finish it off maintain possession for a little bit longer.